Standing loyally by their master's side, tirelessly at work in the fields, or bounding through rivers with all the energy of a puppy, these images capture the very best of Man's Best Friend.
The series of pictures were picked from almost 8,000 submissions for the Kennel Club’s annual Dog Photographer of the Year Competition.
Roger Sjolstad from Norway has been selected as the overall winner of the competition with his dynamic image of a young girl and a Great Dane running through water, which was the winner of the ‘Man’s Best Friend’ category.
Speaking about winning the biggest canine photography competition in the world, Mr Sjolstad said: 'The photograph is of our ten year old daughter, Tea with our dog Robbie and was taken at a lake near our home outside of Oslo.
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