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The Winning Photos of Dog Photographer of the Year 2015

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The Kennel Club, the official kennel club of the UK and the oldest kennel club in the world, has just announced the winning photos for the Dog Photographer of the Year 2015 contest, the largest dog photography competition in the world.

Here are the 24 winning shots — the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place photos in each of the 8 categories:

Assistance Dogs and Dog Charities

Assistance Dogs and Dog Charities 1st Place Winner, Michael Higginson, UK. "The Watchdog"
1st Place Winner, Michael Higginson, UK. “The Watchdog”
Assistance Dogs and Dog Charities, 2nd Place Winner, Diana Andersen, Australia.  “Happy to Help”
2nd Place Winner, Diana Andersen, Australia. “Happy to Help”
Assistance Dogs and Dog Charities, 3rd Place Winner, Ed Felker, USA. “Comfort”
3rd Place Winner, Ed Felker, USA. “Comfort”

Dogs at Play

Dogs at Play 1st Place Winner, Tom Lowe, UK. “Baxter’s Highland Adventure”
1st Place Winner, Tom Lowe, UK. “Baxter’s Highland Adventure”
Dogs at Play 2nd Place Winner, Elouise Leland, USA. “Brothers: forever buddies”
2nd Place Winner, Elouise Leland, USA. “Brothers: forever buddies”
Dogs at Play 3rd Place Winner, Daniel Nygaard, Sweden. "Lennon"
3rd Place Winner, Daniel Nygaard, Sweden. “Lennon”

Dogs at Work

Overall Winner / Dogs at Work 1st Place Winner, Anastasia Vetkovskaya, Russia. “Foggy Morning”
Overall Winner and 1st Place Winner, Anastasia Vetkovskaya, Russia. “Foggy Morning”
Dogs at Work 2nd Place Winner, Robert James Dray, UK. “Kai / Fire Investigation Dog”
2nd Place Winner, Robert James Dray, UK. “Kai / Fire Investigation Dog”
Dogs at Work Category 3rd Place Winner, Kristi Oikawa, Canada. “Going Quackers”
3rd Place Winner, Kristi Oikawa, Canada. “Going Quackers”

I Love Dogs Because…

I Love Dogs Because ...1st Place Winner, Jade Hudson, UK. “Sleeping Beauty”
1st Place Winner, Jade Hudson, UK. “Sleeping Beauty”
I Love Dogs Because ... 2nd Place Winner, Advait Huggahalli, USA. "Puppy Sandwich"
2nd Place Winner, Advait Huggahalli, USA. “Puppy Sandwich”
I Love Dogs Because ... 3rd Place Winner, Jasmine Ottley, UK. "Couch pup-tato"
3rd Place Winner, Jasmine Ottley, UK. “Couch pup-tato”

Man’s Best Friend

Man's Best Friend 1st Place Winner, Fiona Sami, UK. "The Journey"
1st Place Winner, Fiona Sami, UK. “The Journey”
Man's Best Friend 2nd Place Winner, Bruce Lehman, USA. "Companions"
2nd Place Winner, Bruce Lehman, USA. “Companions”
Man's Best Friend 3rd Place Winner, Polina Ulyanova, USA. "Home is where the dog is"
3rd Place Winner, Polina Ulyanova, USA. “Home is where the dog is”

Oldies

Oldies 1st Place Winner, Kevin Smith, UK. 'Fireside Lizzie'
1st Place Winner, Kevin Smith, UK. ‘Fireside Lizzie’
Oldies 2nd Place Winner, Adriana Bernal, Colombia. "Maldy"
2nd Place Winner, Adriana Bernal, Colombia. “Maldy”
Oldies 3rd Place Winner, Jonathan Yearsley, UK. “The Elderly Statesmen”
3rd Place Winner, Jonathan Yearsley, UK. “The Elderly Statesmen”

Dog Portrait

Dog Portrait 1st Place Winner, Jamie Morgan, UK. “The Dogs that Rocked - Elvis & Ozzie”
1st Place Winner, Jamie Morgan, UK. “The Dogs that Rocked – Elvis & Ozzie”
Dog Portrait 2nd Place Winner, Andrey Ershov, Russia. "Under the Northern Sun"
2nd Place Winner, Andrey Ershov, Russia. “Under the Northern Sun”
Dog Portrait 3rd Place Winner, Rogerio Arajuo, Brazil. “Max’s look”
3rd Place Winner, Rogerio Arajuo, Brazil. “Max’s look”

Puppies

Puppies 1st Place Winner, Linda Storm, USA. “Snack time”
1st Place Winner, Linda Storm, USA. “Snack time”
Puppies 2nd Place Winner, Cat Race, UK. "The world awaits"
2nd Place Winner, Cat Race, UK. “The world awaits”
Puppies 3rd Place Winner, Monika Madi, UK. "Skye-Rea"
3rd Place Winner, Monika Madi, UK. “Skye-Rea”

You can see a full gallery of the winning images alongside details about each of the photos over on the Dog Photographer of the Year website.


Image credits: Photo copyrights owned by their respective photographers, and images courtesy Dog Photographer of the Year

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