What if you spent every day looking for One Beautiful Thing?

Who’s a Good Boy??



Maria Davison Ramos, Overall Winner and Man’s Best Friend 1st Place Winner

Every year, the Mayfair, London-based Kennel Club holds a competition for Dog Photographer of the Year. The competition is open to photographers from all over the world, and this year’s 12th annual competition included 10K entries from 74 different countries. It seems the word is spreading, and the competition was fierce.

Here are a few of my favorites. I think you’re going to love them. You can check out all the winners on The Kennel Club’s website.

All images property of The Kennel Club and the photographers.

Man’s Best Friend Category 2nd Place Winner Emma Williams, UK

Man’s Best Friend Category 3rd Place Winner Annemarie King, UK

Oldies Category 1st Place Winner John Liot, UK

Dogs at Play Category 1st Place Winner Kaylee Greer, USA

Dog Portrait 1st Place Winner, Anastasia Vetkovskaya, Russia

Dogs at Play Category 3rd Place Winner Will Holdcroft, UK

Dogs at Work 2nd Place Winner Lucy Charman, UK

Dogs at Play Category 2nd Place Winner Rodrigo Capuski, Brazil

Dog Portrait 2nd Place Winner, David Yanez, UK

Rescue Dogs Charity Category 3rd Place Winner Kaylee Greer, USA

Assistance Dogs Charity Category 2nd Place Winner John Ferrett, UK

I Love Dogs Because… (Ages 11 to 17) 2nd Place Winner Summer Clark, UK

Oldies Category 2nd Place Winner Igor Abramovich, UK

Judges’ Special Mention Rescue Dog Charity Category Victoria Watts, UK

Puppies Category 2nd Place Winner Tracy Kirby, Ireland

Judges’ Special Mention Puppies Category Katrina Wilson, UK

Judges’ Special Mention Rescue Dog Charity Category Julian Gottfried, USA



Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

33 thoughts on “Who’s a Good Boy??

  1. They touched my heart.

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  2. What wonderful photos to see first thing on a Monday morning. No matter how tough the day is, I will keep in mind Katrina Wilson’s photo!

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  3. What a bunch of awesome photographers!! I just was oooh and aww (ing) the whole time 🙂 Happy Monday!

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  4. These are awesome!

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  5. Kim often shares your MY OBT with me, and I always forget one can comment….so for all the times I have gotten pleasure, or been moved, or smiled, or laughed, or shed tears….I am grateful….for you and for beautiful things you find. Some days it must be difficult to weed through the crap that surrounds us, but the ease and frequency with which you post these beauties speaks to your devotion to find the good in life. Thanks for your optimism and your love for humanity

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    • Oh, Kathe, thank you! I’m thrilled to hear you enjoy my discoveries. It was difficult at first, but I’m happy to report that no matter how grim the news is, I still find way more beautiful things than I can ever post about. The blog has really shifted how I look around me. Give my love to Kim!

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  6. Wow…Truly amazing photographs…I think i fell in love with each photo

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  7. What fantastic images. I loved each and every one of them.

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  8. what amazing little faces! I adore the bassett running full out, ears flowing behind…wonderful! You have been nominated for the blue skies award. check it out here:

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    • I tried and tried to reply to your post, but I couldn’t get it to work. Here are my answers:
      1. What is the weirdest scar you have and how did you get it? I have nearly identical horizontal scars under my eyes, and people have mistaken them for permanent eyeliner!
      2. What is the most random thing you’ve ever watched all the way through on Netflix? Fuller House. Absolute dreck, but I couldn’t look away.
      3. If you could trade lives with one person for an entire day who would it be and why? Tina Fey, for the obvious reasons.
      4. Do you believe in ghosts? Maybe…
      5. Shark diving, bungee jumping, or sky diving? Day drinking.
      6. Which would be harder for you to give up: coffee or alcohol? Alcohol, by a nose.
      7.What accomplishment are you most proud of? I gave up my first daughter for adoption. Horrible. Hard. And the right thing.
      8. If you were going to go to the movies alone, what would be the perfect film for you to watch by yourself? Sunset Boulevard
      9. What is your favorite Wikipedia article? (oh hush!Everyone has one.) Sorry. I have no idea I actually don’t have one.
      10. What is your favorite physical attribute about yourself? The gay boys 👾(whose compliments I trust) tell me my ass still be bangin’. So there.
      11. Tell me about the best vacation you’ve ever taken. No contest. Paris with Beloved.


  9. These are great!

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  10. Some beautiful shots of our loyal friends.

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  11. These are so great! love.

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