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These 'Dog Photographer Of The Year' Pictures Will Aspire You To Get A Pooch      

The Kennel Club of UK is one of the oldest canine institutions in the world, which comes up with delightful pictures from its 'Dog Photographer Of The Year' competition held every year.This contest has been running for 12 years now and has attracted nearly 10,000 entries from 74 countries across the world. The competition comprises 10 categories. They include 'Assistance Dogs', 'Puppies',  'Dogs At Work' and 'Rescue Dogs'. Besides, there is a category that showcases deep bond between humans and dogs. Maria Davison from Portugal was awarded the overall prize this year with a picture of black puppy resting by her friend's feet. Davison said, "Winning not only the Man’s Best Friend category, but also the overall winner prize with this picture feels really good.”These award winning photographs will be exhibited at the Kennel Club in Mayfair, London. Source.  

#1 1st Place Winner in 'Man's Best Friend' and Overall category by Maria Davison Ramos, Portugal 

This picture was photographed when Yzma was just adopted.Davison, on winning, said, “This image was already close to my heart and it is one of the photographs I am most proud of. It was not only a beautiful, real and candid moment I got to capture, but also a demonstration of the strong bond between one of my closest friends and her dog, Yzma."

#2 2nd Place Winner in 'Dog Portrait'- David Yanez, UK

Ray being captured after a long woodland walk.

#3 1st Place Winner in 'Dogs at Play' category- Kaylee Greer, USA 

It was when Petey jumped into the water clumsily with joyful sparkles in his eyes.

#4 2nd Place Winner in 'Puppies' category by Tracy Kirby, Ireland 

Faye is a cheeky, tiny boxer puppy with innocent looks.

#5 3rd Place Winner in 'Rescue Dogs' category- Kaylee Greer, USA

This was the moment when Joshua discovered that he was finally home.  

#6 1st Place Winner in 'Oldies' category- John Liot, UK

12-year-old Kelly had behavioural issues prior to being adopted but now she has found a rejuvenated life. 

#7 2nd Place Winner in 'Dogs at Play' category- Rodrigo Capuski, Brazil

On the day when Leica enjoyed a lot and went back home all yellow, smelling like a chamomile. 

#8 1st Place Winner in 'Dog Portrait' category- Anastasia Vetkovskaya, Russia

This magnificent Afghan is very expressive and emotional. 

#9 1st Place Winner in 'Dogs at Work' category- Sarah Caldecott, UK

Rita on her training day in February.

#10 3rd Place Winner in 'I Love Dogs Because' category- Kirsten Van Ravenhorst, Netherlands

Fenrir's owner finds him a perfect model.

#11 3rd Place Winner in 'Puppies' category- Ruud Lauritsen, Netherlands

It was when Aiko was running and playing at a beach in Holland.  

#12 2nd Place Winner in 'Dogs at Work' category- Lucy Charman, UK

This photo was taken on a long stormy November day.

#13 3rd Place Winner in 'Dog Portrait' category- Noel Bennett, UK

Bella is always ready for posing. 

#14 1st Place Winner in 'Assistance Dogs' category-  Alasdair Macleod, UK

Just look at her loving eyes that has caught attention of something. 

#15 3rd Place Winner in 'Oldies' category- Tracy Kirby, Ireland

This dog was named Red by his owners who has now give him a luxurious life filled with love. 

#16 2nd Place Winner in 'Rescue Dogs' category- Martin Tosh, UK

This picture of Fly was taken at sunset on a family trip to Hunstanton beach. 

#17 1st Place Winner in 'Young Pup Photographer' category- Dylan Jetkins, UK

Mosey is very funny, gentle and sleepy. 

#18 2nd Place Winner in 'Man's Best Friend' category- Emma Williams

A worth capturing moment of Whippet Gus with his owner.

#19 3rd Place Winner in 'Dogs at Work' category- Peter Steffensen, Denmark

Marley enjoys a chase in the fields. 

#20 1st Place Winner in 'Puppies' category- Mirjam Schreurs, Netherlands

Tyson sat down giving an all-attention glance at his owner. 

#21 3rd Place Winner in 'Man's Best Friend' category- Annemarie King, UK

This image was captured during a private commission.

#22 1st Place Winner in 'I Love Dogs Because category- Julian Gottfried, USA

Cuteness accompanied with playfulness.

#23 2nd Place Winner in 'Assistance Dogs category- John Ferrett, UK

Reno's owner, who is a double amputee, has trained Reno to assist him in his everyday life.

#24 2nd Place Winner in 'Oldies' category- Igor Abramovich, UK

The dog Rex spending his day motionless in his doghouse. 

#25 3rd Place Winner in 'Dogs at Play' category- Will Holdcroft, UK

Purdey playing with her toy bunny.

#26 1st Place Winner in 'Rescue Dogs' category- Alexandra Robins, UK

A perfect snap of this special moment between Chloe and her care taker.

#27 2nd Place Winner in 'I Love Dogs Because' category- Summer Clark, UK

This picture of Earl was taken during a family summer holiday.  

#28 1st Place Winner in 'Young Pup Photographer category- Jay Case, UK

This picture was captured on New Year's eve, the day when Asa was brought home.

#29 3rd Place Winner in 'Assistance Dogs' category- Julie Morrish, UK

Milo shares a very close bond with his owner.

#30 3rd Place Winner in' Young Pup Photographer' category- Samantha Hung, USA

This dog Cuddles is a cheerful and friendly companion to have by your side.