If you spend much of your afternoon looking through doggo videos on the Dodo, this one goes out to you… The prestigious Dog Photographer of the Year awards have just announced their winners for 2018, with categories including ‘Oldies’, ‘Puppies’, ‘Dogs at Work’ and ‘Dogs at Play’!

Dog Photographer of the Year 2018 Winners Announced

Yes, The Kennel Club has announced the winners of its Dog Photographer of the Year competition with categories ranging all walks of doggo life. Monica van der Maden took the prize of Overall Winner as well as the Oldies category with an image of her Great Dane, Noa, the Great Dane alone in a mystery forest.

According to van der Maden, ‘This picture was made in the early morning in the forest. I wanted to photograph her in a position where she was sitting relaxed next to a tree. When I wanted to make the shot she turned her head to the left to her owner and this was the moment where you could see her soul.’

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First place in the Puppies category went to German Klaus Dyba who took a photograph of Ceylin, a three-month-old Italian greyhound, while first place in the Dog at Work category was awarded to Tracey Kidd for her shot of a group of spaniels and retrievers after a hard day’s work for Wayne’s Team.

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Other highlights from the competition include Jonathan Yearsley’s image of Tatti the English cocker spaniel and Carol Durrant image of three flat-coated retrievers – Crew, Darcie and Pagan – both in the Portrait category. But our personal favourite is from the Man’s Best Friend category, with Joana Matos’ photo of Godji and her owner.

Check out the full list of winners over at the Dog Photographer of the Year Website.

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In other photography news, last week the winners of the 2018 iPhone Photography Awards (IPPAWARDS) were announced.

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