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Dog Joy

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Let the cuteness overload begin!

The UK-based organization known simply as The Kennel Club has announced it’s winners in the 2019 Dog Photos of the Year contest. This year marks the competition’s 14th annual contest, and they received almost 7,000 entries from more than 70 countries around the world. The competition is co-sponsored by Nikon School UK. In addition to the coveted title of best dog photographer of the year, the first-place winner will also receive an original oil painting of their photo by award-winning artist Sara Abbott.

The contest’s Instagram feed is so full of doggo joy, I hardly know what to do with myself. Most of their feed (and the Instagram embeds below) are of 2018 entries, but since I covered the competition in 2017 but skipped 2018, that’s okay with me! Cute, cute, cute!

You can see all this year’s winners on The Kennel Club contest website. You can also check out past entries on their Instagram. And if you find yourself in London, you can see the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prize winning photos from each category at The Kennel Club through October 3rd, 2019.

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✨Special Announcement!✨ World famous dog 🐕📷photographer 👉Elke Vogelsang 👈 aka @wieselblitz taking place at @thekennelclubuk ! When? Friday, 20th July at 11:00 AM What? Dogsonality: A creative guide to dog photography with Elke Vogelsang!! @elkevogelsang @threespanishmutts Elke Vogelsang will describe how she managed to change her life for the better and now spend her time with what she loves: dogs and photography. The professional dog photographer will explain how she managed to turn her camera shy dog into a supermodel and how she makes sure all dogs enjoy being in front of her camera. Learn the basics of dog photography, like shooting portraits and dogs in action, and get to know ways to take your dog photography to the next level and integrate creative ideas. Elke will also be signing her beautiful dog photography book, ‘Nice Nosing You’ following her talk! Bring your own copy or purchase one from Elke on the day. Tickets for the talk and book signing are priced at £10 and are available through The Kennel Club Shop https://www.thekennelclubshop.org.uk/collections/events/products/dogsonality-a-creative-guide-to-dog-photography-with-elke-vogelsang Price includes talk, gallery visit, coffee and tea ☕️ Hurry and book now! Contact The Kennel Club Art Gallery artgallery@thekennelclub.org.uk for further information about this talk 🤩 #dogphotographeroftheyear #dogphotography #dogsofinstagram #dogphotography #photographydog #fuji #portrait #talk #booksigning #nicenosingyou #thekennelclubuk #artgallery #we💙dog photographers

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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!

23 thoughts on “Dog Joy

  1. Thank you so much. 😀 The little Pomeranian chasing the soap bubble? I had a Pomeranian cross who used to chase waves at the beach. Made me smile all over. 🙂

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  2. Really good photos. I don’t think my Babe would ever be still long enough for a cute photo.

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  3. Very cute photos, Donna 🙂

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  4. Oh my Dog! There is nothing like looking into the eyes of a dog. The wisdom they posses with a single glance. These are amazing, Donna.

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  5. Great photos.The one with the soap bubble is extraordinary.

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  6. Oh what’s not to love about these! Dogs and cute and photography all rolled into one! Wonderful. (Don’t tell Katie I looked at other dogs.)

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  7. Had a dog in the house for over 70 years. Wife loved cats. Great pictures!! Hal

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  8. Superb photographs. There is no part of me that ever looks at portraits of an adorable baby human and feels broody (I am so over that phase of my life now) but I cannot look at beautiful photos of dogs without feeling some sort of tug to adopt a pupper.

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  9. You’re so right Donna, cuteness overload!

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  10. The dogs are all adorable or appropriately elegant like the “Small Lady in the cloud of ginger hair”. I can’t decide which one I would want to play with first!

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