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Kennel Club’s Dog Photographer of Year: the winning pictures

Annual competition celebrates all things canine

The winners of the Kennel Club’s Dog Photographer of the Year competition have been announced - and a Great Dane called Noa is this year’s biggest champion.

 The canine governing body received around 10,000 entries from more than 70 different countries in the annual contest, now in its 13th year. 

The ten categories include Portrait, Man’s Best Friend, Dogs At Play, Dogs At Work, Puppies, Oldies, Assistance Dogs and Rescue Dogs. The final two categories are for images by teenage and child photographers.

Monica van der Maden, from the Netherlands, was chosen as the overall winner of the competition, with an image of Great Dane Noa in a forest.

The professional photographer said: “I always try to capture the image of a dog in a way that you can see the emotion in their eyes, when I took this picture in the forest early one morning, Noa looked at her owner and you could feel the love between them.”

All of the winning images will be on display, along with the photos that placed second and third in each category, at The Kennel Club’s Mayfair art gallery until 5 October.

You can also click on the gallery above to see some of the winning pictures.

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