Each year, The Kennel Club, maybe the oldest recognized dog Organization in the world delights us with the pictures from their Dog photographers of the year competition – and makes us fall in love with these man best friends even more…
This important competition has started 12 years ago. It has received almost 10,000 entries from 74 countries around the world. The competition has 10 categories, including “puppies,” “Rescue Dogs,” “Assistance Dogs,” and “Dogs At Work.” There is also a category of “A Man Best Friend,” which shows the photo that captures the deep bond between humans and dogs.
This year, Maria Davisson of Portugal won the overall prize with an image of a black puppy resting her boyfriend off her feet. Said Davison: “This picture was close to my heart, which is one of the pictures that I feel proud of. It was not only very real, beautiful and sincere moment I got to capture, but also a demonstration of the strong union between one of my best friends and her dog, Yzma. Winning not just the Man’s Best Friend category, but also the overall winner prize with this picture feel truly good.” The winning photos will be shown at the Kennel Club in Mayfair, London.
This image of Yzma, a golden retriever cross, was taken by Maria Davison from Portugal and came first in the ‘Man’s Best Friend’ category.
Overall competition winner
This image of Yzma, a golden retriever cross, was taken by Maria Davison from Portugal, and came first in the ‘Man’s Best Friend’ category
Photograph: Maria Davison
First place, Young Pup Photographer (11 years and under)
Eight-year-old Dylan Jenkins, from Swansea, who has autism, won for this photo of the family pet Mosey