Winners of the Dog Photographer of the Year competition
We’re sure all your Instagram snaps of dogs you see on public transport are lovely, but they’re not a patch on these particular photos.
The winners have been revealed from the Dog Photographer of the Year competition, organised by the Kennel Club. Each year the Kennel Club receives thousands of entries from all around the world, carefully selecting he best dog photographs in ten categories: portrait, man’s best friend, dogs at play, dogs at work, puppy, oldies, young pup photographer (for entrants under 11), I love dogs because (for entrants between the ages of 12 and 17), assistance dogs, and rescue dogs.
The overall winner of this year’s contest was a snap of rescue dog Merlin in a field of flowers, by owner Denise Czichocki. Denise, from Switzerland, said: ‘I am really proud and overwhelmed, I still can’t believe it! There are so many good photographers out there and I won this title, it is absolutely amazing.
‘I have always loved to take pictures of everything, and my passion for dog photography started when I had my own, I wanted to create lovely memories of all of them. Over the years I have developed my photography to become more emotional.’
INTERESTING FACT ABOUT YOUR PET: Pets are a major source of support and increase the ability to cope, which contributes to keeping cholesterol and blood pressure down.
Take a look at a load of the other winners below.
First place in Man’s Best Friend – Connected
Second place in Man’s Best Friend – White Cheesecake
Winner of Portrait
Second place in Portrait – Mirror
Second place in Dogs At Work – Among Hills and Heather
Second place in Assistance Dogs – Laying Down on the Job
Pitter patter. A large breed dog’s resting heart beats between 60 and 100 times per minute, and a small dog breed’s heart beats between 100-140. Comparatively, a resting human heart beats 60-100 times per minute.
Third place in Assistance Dogs – You’re Safe With Me