15 Amazing Winning Entries to Dog Photographer of the Year 2017

If you’re lucky enough to have a four pawed friend in your life the chances are that 90% of the photos on your phone are of them doing pretty much the same thing – but you’re not alone. Whether you’re armed with a smartphone snapping a photo of your dog laying on the sofa or you’re a photographer with a DSLR the draw to photographer mans best friend is real and with one look at the stunning entries to Dog Photographer of the Year and it’s easy to see why.

The competition which is organised by UK-based animal welfare organisation Kennel Clu features dogs of all breeds, shapes and sizes and has 11 categories, from Dog Portrait to Puppies and Special Mentions.

Showcasing why dogs will always have a soft spot in all of our hearts this years competition winners captures each of the dogs personalities and characters, whether it’s a funny pose from a dog running through the great outdoors or a more intimate moment shared between dog and human. You can learn more about the competition here.

Man’s Best Friend Category, 3rd Place Winner

Annemarie King

Rescue Dogs Charity Category, 1st Place Winner

Alexandra Robins

Man’s Best Friend Category, 2nd Place Winner

Emma Williams

Judges’ Special Mention Puppies Category

Katrina Wilson

Oldies Category, 2nd Place Winner

Igor Abramovich

I Love Dogs Because… (Ages 11 to 17) Category, 1st Place Winner 

Julian Gottfried

Assistance Dogs Category, 1st Place Winner

Alasdair MacLeod

Judges’ Special Mention Rescue Dog Charity Category 

Victoria Watts

Puppies Category, 1st Place Winner

Mirjam Schreurs

Dog Portrait Category, 2nd Place Winner

David Yanez

Dogs at Work Category, 3rd Place Winner 

Peter Steffensen

Dogs at Play Category, 1st Place Winner

Kaylee Greer

Dogs at Play Category, 3rd Place Winner

Will Holdcroft

Dogs at Work Category, 2nd Place Winner 

Lucy Charman

Overall Winner and Man’s Best Friend 1st Place Winner

Maria Davison Ramos


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