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.
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."
Ray being captured after a long woodland walk.
It was when Petey jumped into the water clumsily with joyful sparkles in his eyes.
Faye is a cheeky, tiny boxer puppy with innocent looks.
This was the moment when Joshua discovered that he was finally home.
12-year-old Kelly had behavioural issues prior to being adopted but now she has found a rejuvenated life.
On the day when Leica enjoyed a lot and went back home all yellow, smelling like a chamomile.
This magnificent Afghan is very expressive and emotional.
Rita on her training day in February.
Fenrir's owner finds him a perfect model.
It was when Aiko was running and playing at a beach in Holland.
This photo was taken on a long stormy November day.
Bella is always ready for posing.
Just look at her loving eyes that has caught attention of something.
This dog was named Red by his owners who has now give him a luxurious life filled with love.
This picture of Fly was taken at sunset on a family trip to Hunstanton beach.
Mosey is very funny, gentle and sleepy.
A worth capturing moment of Whippet Gus with his owner.
Marley enjoys a chase in the fields.
Tyson sat down giving an all-attention glance at his owner.
This image was captured during a private commission.
Cuteness accompanied with playfulness.
Reno's owner, who is a double amputee, has trained Reno to assist him in his everyday life.
The dog Rex spending his day motionless in his doghouse.
Purdey playing with her toy bunny.
A perfect snap of this special moment between Chloe and her care taker.
This picture of Earl was taken during a family summer holiday.
This picture was captured on New Year's eve, the day when Asa was brought home.
Milo shares a very close bond with his owner.
This dog Cuddles is a cheerful and friendly companion to have by your side.