Kennel Club Announces Dog Photographers Of The Year

This year, The Kennel Club’s Dog Photographer of the Year competition brought in almost 10,000 entries of amazing pup photography. Here’s are the winners.


Each year, the Kennel Club sponsors a global photography contest in search of the Dog Photographer of the year. Participants were encouraged to submit pictures earlier in the year, and there are even categories for those ambitious and budding little photogs under the age of 11! The winning images will be displayed at the London Kennel Club until August 31.


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The overall winner, Maria Davison of Portugal, will have her precious picture displayed at the Kennel Club Art Gallery in Mayfair, London as well as receive a mentoring day with famed dog photographer Andy Biggar. Davison says she wasn’t necessarily looking to win awards with her picture of her friend’s adopted pup Yzma, but she’s supremely proud of how it turned out.

Other categories included Assistance Dog and Rescue Dog Charities, as well as Young Pup Photographers, Dogs At Work, Portrait, Puppies, Man’s Best Friend, Oldies and I Love Dogs Because… The category winners and runners up received various awards, including monies donated to their charities, courses with Nikon School London and exhibition prints, trophies, rosettes and certificates.


Without further ado, here are some of our faves:


Kaylee Greer from the United States submitted this stunning beach portrait of Petey, a Wheaton Terrier won 1st place for the Dogs At Play Category. We love Petey’s playful romping captured so beautifully!

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Mirjam Schreurs from the Netherlands submitted this photo she calls “Full Concentration” in the Puppies category and was the first place prize winner with this gorgeous boxer Tyson.

The Rescue Dogs category was won by Alexandra Robins, who took this touching shot of a Brindle Greyhound named Chloe who’d been left at the shelter. Chloe was rescued, and this is a shot of her showing her rescuer some puppy appreciation.

My favorite of the whole series is this 1st place winner in the Oldies category by USA photographer John Liot. The Oldies category is for dogs who are at least eight years old, and I have always been a sucker for good, boys like Kelly, here, just catching some sun as she rests. Awwww…..

If you’d like to see all the entries and winners of each category, you can check them out at the Dog Photographer Of The Year Site.

Lori Ennis
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