A selection of heartwarming images that celebrate man’s best friend

 

Now in its 14th year the competition received nearly 7000 entries from over 70 countries from all around the world including Canada, USA, Brazil, New Zealand, Australia, Russia and China.

The fantastic winning dog photos were chosen from these categories:

  1. Portrait
  2. Man’s Best Friend,
  3. Dogs At Play
  4. Dogs At Work
  5. Puppy,
  6. Oldies
  7. Assistance Dogs
  8. Rescue Dogs
  9. I Love Dogs Because
  10. Young Pup Photographer

Denise Czichocki from Switzerland was chosen as the Overall Winner and 1st Place Winner in the Oldies category for her image, Dreaming Merlin. “It wasn’t easy to take photos of him because of his absolute deafness,” says Czichocki. “So I couldn’t work with noises to get his attention…afterwards it wasn’t necessary. He gave me so many beautiful moments as you can see in this picture. This is Merlin, beautiful, dreamy and kind of wise. A wonderful old dog with so much charisma.” Award-winning artist Sara Abbott will personally oil paint this stunning image for this year winner.

One of the best parts of the Dog Photographer of the Year competition is that kids can also apply. This year, 11-year-old Northern California Sabine Wolpert won 1st Place in the Young Pup Photographer category for her image titled Sea Dog, which features her pet Havanese (named Georgie) at the beach. “I took this picture on a beach near my home,” Wolpert said. “Georgie had been running around. She brought a clump of seaweed to me and I put it on her head. I expected her to shake it off but she seemed to like it so I took her picture.”

Find out more about the competition on the Dog Photographer of the Year website.

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** Pink Dream ** Der wunderschöne 14 Jährige Merlin in einem Meer aus Magnolien. Er hat fast sein ganzes Leben im Tierschutz verbracht und geniesst zum Glück seinen Lebensabend nun bereits seit einem Jahr hier in der Schweiz. Ich habe mich sehr gefreut, dass ich ihn heute morgen in der Magnolie fotografieren und solch wundervolle Momente von ihm festhalten durfte ❤️ Shootinganfragen: www.photo-passion.net #canonswitzerland #dogs #hunde #portraitphotography #dogportrait #dogsofinstagram #nationaldogday #bestwoof #dogphotography #dogphoto #ilovedogs #ilovepets #windhund #puppiesofinstagram #hundefotografie #hundefreunde #photopassionnet #hundeblick #podenco_power #sheltiesofinstagram #ilovemydog #podenco #lovelydog #isleofdogs #sigmadeutschland #windhound #meowvswoof #canondeutschland #thestatelyhound #dogsofswitzerland

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2019 Dog Photographer of the Year Dog Photos by The Kennel Club

“Young At Heart” by Cat Race, UK. “Oldies” 2nd Place Winner

2019 Dog Photographer of the Year Dog Photos by The Kennel Club

“Contented” by Susan Lang, UK. “Oldies” 3rd Place Winner

2019 Dog Photographer of the Year Dog Photos by The Kennel Club

“The Little Twins” by Monica van der Maden, Netherlands. “Puppies” 1st Place Winner

Now in its 14th year, the international competition received almost 7,000 entries from over 70 different countries around the world.

2019 Dog Photographer of the Year Dog Photos by The Kennel Club

“Father and Son” by Carlos Aliperti, Brazil. “Puppies” 2nd Place Winner

2019 Dog Photographer of the Year Dog Photos by The Kennel Club

“Dark dawn with Noah” by Lotte van Alderen, , Netherlands. “Puppies” 3rd Place Winner

2019 Dog Photographer of the Year Dog Photos by The Kennel Club

“Soul comforter” by Angelika Elendt, , Germany. “Assistance Dogs and Dog Charities” 1st Place Winner

The winning collection of dog photos celebrate man’s best friend.

2019 Dog Photographer of the Year Dog Photos by The Kennel Club

“Laying Down on the Job” by Tracy Allard, United States. “Assistance Dogs and Dog Charities” 2nd Place Winner

2019 Dog Photographer of the Year Dog Photos by The Kennel Club

“You’re safe with me” by Melissa Bastin, UK. “Assistance Dogs and Dog Charities” 3rd Place Winner

2019 Dog Photographer of the Year Dog Photos by The Kennel Club

“Dirty Dog” by Monica van der Maden, Netherlands. “Dogs at Play” 1st Place Winner

2019 Dog Photographer of the Year Dog Photos by The Kennel Club

“Let’s jump rope together!” by Zoltan Kecskes, UK. “Dogs at Play” 2nd Place Winner

2019 Dog Photographer of the Year Dog Photos by The Kennel Club

“The Joy of Living” by Angela Blewaska, Germany. “Dogs at Play” 3rd Place Winner

2019 Dog Photographer of the Year Dog Photos by The Kennel Club

“The loyal co-workers” by Dorine Scherpel, Canada. “Dogs at Work” 1st Place Winner

2019 Dog Photographer of the Year Dog Photos by The Kennel Club

“Among Hills and Heather” by Katie Behan, UK. “Dogs at Work” 2nd Place Winner

2019 Dog Photographer of the Year Dog Photos by The Kennel Club

“The Joy of Living” by Nadezhda Ivanova, Russia. “Dogs at Work” 3rd Place Winner

2019 Dog Photographer of the Year Dog Photos by The Kennel Club

“Connected” by Cat Race, UK. “Man’s Best Friend” 1st Place Winner

2019 Dog Photographer of the Year Dog Photos by The Kennel Club

“White Cheesecake” by Alexandra Novitskaya, Russia. “Man’s Best Friend” 2nd Place Winner

2019 Dog Photographer of the Year Dog Photos by The Kennel Club

“Meeting of the Minds” by Michele Mccue, Canada. “Man’s Best Friend” 3rd Place Winner

2019 Dog Photographer of the Year Dog Photos by The Kennel Club

“Honey saluki” by Anastasia Vetkovskaya, Russia. “Portrait” 1st Place Winner

2019 Dog Photographer of the Year Dog Photos by The Kennel Club

“Mirror” by Ria Putzker, Austria. “Portrait” 2nd Place Winner

2019 Dog Photographer of the Year Dog Photos by The Kennel Club

“Synchronicity” by Sheena Staples, Canada. “Portrait” 3rd Place Winner

2019 Dog Photographer of the Year Dog Photos by The Kennel Club

“Finntastic” by Anne Geier, Austria. “Rescue Dogs and Dog Charities” 1st Place Winner

2019 Dog Photographer of the Year Dog Photos by The Kennel Club

“Curiosity” by Tianhang Zhang, China. “Rescue Dogs and Dog Charities” 2nd Place Winner

2019 Dog Photographer of the Year Dog Photos by The Kennel Club

“A Look that Embraces” by Luciana Veras, Brazil. “Rescue Dogs and Dog Charities” 3rd Place Winner

2019 Dog Photographer of the Year Dog Photos by The Kennel Club

“Sea Dog” by Sabine Wolpert, USA, Age 11. “Young Pup Photographer (aged 11 years and under)” 1st Place Winner

2019 Dog Photographer of the Year Dog Photos by The Kennel Club

“Maisie’s Music” by Eilidh Shannon, UK, Age 7. “Young Pup Photographer (aged 11 years and under)” 2nd Place Winner

2019 Dog Photographer of the Year Dog Photos by The Kennel Club

“Mega Lilly” by Eve Garner, UK, Age 6. “Young Pup Photographer (aged 11 years and under)” 3rd Place Winner

2019 Dog Photographer of the Year Dog Photos by The Kennel Club

“Doggy Bed Time” by Mariah Mobley, USA, Age 12. “I Love Dogs Because…(ages 12 to 17)” 1st Place Winner

2019 Dog Photographer of the Year Dog Photos by The Kennel Club

“Peace and quiet” by Luca Gombos, Hungary, Age 17. “I Love Dogs Because…(ages 12 to 17)” 2nd Place Winner

2019 Dog Photographer of the Year Dog Photos by The Kennel Club

“Best Buddy” by Flora Wilson, UK. “I Love Dogs Because…(ages 12 to 17)” 3rd Place Winner

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