BBC Countryfile Magazine
Dog of the year
Celebrate your canine friend and enter our competition for the chance to win a top prize
Would you like to see your dog crowned the BBC
Countryfile Magazine Dog of the Year?
We’ve relaunched our annual competition in association with Cottages.com to celebrate the dogs we love. Simply enter your favourite photo of your dog, and you and your four-legged companion could win wonderful prizes courtesy of Cottages.com.
WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FOR?
We want to see high-quality photos of dogs enjoying themselves outside – especially out in the countryside. Try to capture the character of your dog having fun and make your dog the focus of the image.
HOW TO ENTER
The competition opens for entries on
26 September 2022. Enter by heading to
countryfile.com/competitions/doty. Then simply input your details and those of your dog – and upload your favourite photo.
There are five categories you can enter. The Big Dog, Medium Dog and Small Dog categories are based on the Kennel Club ratings for breeds. If you’re in any doubt as to which category is the right one for your dog, visit the Kennel Club A–Z of breeds to find out more. thekennelclub.org.uk/search/ breeds-a-to-z/
There’s also a Working Dog category for traditional country breeds, such as border collies and golden retrievers, plus a special award for Best Rescue Dog. You may enter your dog into two categories (for example, Rescue Dog and Big Dog) if appropriate.
WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?
The deadline for entries is 25 October 2022. A preliminary judging round from the expert picture editors on BBC Countryfile
Magazine will create a shortlist for each category. The shortlisted images will then go to a public vote, from 1–15 November, on our website countryfile.com to find the winner in each category. We will then select a supreme champion Dog of the Year from the five category winners.
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