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DogFriendly’s Photo Competition 2021 closed on 30th June 2021. More than 3,000 photos were entered this year.

This stunning photo of Dora was the overall winner of the competition and chosen by our judge Bob Barrett (dog lover and star of BBC’s Holby City). Owner Mark Laslett gets to take Dora on an amazing stay at a dog friendly Hilton Hotel of their choice and will have a special feature in the September edition of DogFriendly Magazine.

Category winners, as below, were based on public votes of over 25,000. Thank you so much for everybody who sent in their wonderful pictures and also to those that voted.... we are looking forward to next year's competition already.

Here is the reason Bob picked the winning photo of Dora from the thousands of entries.

“If ever you wished to see something that epitomises the sheer joy of being a dog, and also the complete joy of loving a dog, it is encapsulated in this picture”

A little about Bob Barrett

He is best known for his role as Dr. Sacha Levy in the BBC One medical drama Holby City. This followed an extensive stage career beginning in 1991, and he has over thirty credits to his name in the West End and around the UK. As well as appearing in numerous television programmes.

Bob has a Working Cocker Spaniel named Lottie.

2021 Category Winners

Diego Click To View High Quality Image For Diego

What A Poser - Diego

Diego posing on a Diego size chair!

Owner: Kellie Delve

Winnie Click To View High Quality Image For Winnie

On My Holidays - Winnie

Winnie enjoying a walk by the Smardale Gill Viaduct on her first ever holiday in Cumbria.

Owner: Vicky Garland

Marley Click To View High Quality Image For Marley

Play Time - Marley

This was taken at East Runton beach in Norfolk - Marley loves his ball and we had thrown it a distance. I just captured him as he flew through the air after it. He’s our little rescue and we had only had him 3 months - this was his first trip to the seaside and you can see how much he loved it

Owner: Judy Butcher

Winnie & Fizzy Click To View High Quality Image For Winnie & Fizzy

Me & My Dog - Winnie & Fizzy

A selfie with my two puppy farm ex-breeder girls, loving the comfort and snuggles

Owner: Tracy Bliss

Tess Click To View High Quality Image For Tess

Puppy Love - Tess

We are very lucky to have bluebells grow on our garden each May and this coincided with us getting our new bearded collie, Tess. I thought what a perfect combination for a photograph. Her lovely blue eyes complement the backdrop of bluebells well

Owner: Scott Antcliffe

2021 Category Runners-Up

Stig Click To View High Quality Image For Stig

What A Poser - Stig

Stig is a rescue lurcher who is 5 years old. He loves being outdoors on big adventures and road trips. (As you can see from the huge smile on his face!)

Owner: Cheish Merryweather

Honey Click To View High Quality Image For Honey

On My Holidays - Honey

Taken on the beach at Exmouth when I was learning some pet photography techniques. Honey loves playing in the water anytime she is allowed.

Owner: Colin Haycock

Baxter, Winnie, Fizzy Click To View High Quality Image For Baxter, Winnie, Fizzy

Play Time - Baxter, Winnie, Fizzy

Baxter is younger but big Brother (3) to Winnie (5) and Fizzy (8), the Sisters are both ex-breeders, rescued from puppy farm about 2 years ago. They have lots of fun, living life to the full, with Baxter helping them overcome their fears.

Owner: Tracy Bliss

Peanut Click To View High Quality Image For Peanut

What A Poser - Peanut

This is peanut 'helping ' on my allotment....she loves posing.....

Owner: Amy Knight

Dotty Click To View High Quality Image For Dotty

Me & My Dog - Dotty

Taken in the village I live in called Newnham on Severn. Sitting by the river watching the sun rise with my dog Dotty.

Owner: Justine Soul

Lola, Beau & Bear Click To View High Quality Image For Lola, Beau & Bear

Puppy Love - Lola, Beau & Bear

Our 3 puppy Sharpei who are 6 months old and so much fun !!!!

Owner: Claire Beaumont

Lapsi Click To View High Quality Image For Lapsi

On My Holidays - Lapsi

Lapsi on holiday in the Lake District and sitting on a Steam train in Ravenglass and Eskdale with her hoomans.

Owner: Diviya Gosrani

Dylan Thomas - Aka Dylan the Villain Click To View High Quality Image For Dylan Thomas - Aka Dylan the Villain

Playtime - Dylan Thomas - Aka Dylan the Villain

I just luvs muddy water!

Owner: Hilary Backhouse

Chino Click To View High Quality Image For Chino

Me and My Dog - Chino

Love is.....looking like your dog.

Owner: Michelle Watson

Flossie Mae Click To View High Quality Image For Flossie Mae

Puppy Love - Flossie Mae

My puppy loves hunting for 'treasure' on our walks, she was particularly chuffed with this find.

Owner: Karen Palfrey

Professional Category

Alfie Click To View High Quality Image For Alfie

Professional - Alfie

Nick Haselwood won our professionals category for his excellent picture of Alfie which will feature on the front cover of our September Magazine. He also wins a contract to provide front covers for 5 further issues of DogFriendly over the next year. We look forward seeing them!

The Dogfriendly Photo Competition

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