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WIN a fabulous painting of your dog! - The Entrants

Pet Portrait artist Katherine Cromwell offered Dorset Dogs members the chance to win a fantastic painting of their dog.  The theme for the painting was 'Your Dog & Water'.

View Katherine's work at https://www.facebook.com/KatherinesPaintings or at https://instagram.com/katherine.cromwell/

The Entrants...

I don't envy the judge - do you?! What a brilliant assortment of amazing, beautiful, happy and funny and endearing soggy dogs! The winner has now been announced - if you don't already know take a look at all the entrants - who do YOU think won?

click here to find out if you are right!

Many of these photos can also be enjoyed at a larger size on www.facebook.com/dorsetdogs

Wookie at Studland

Wookie at Studland

Elsa enjoying the surf at Worbarrow Bay

Elsa enjoying the surf at Worbarrow Bay

Beautiful Brandy

'Beautiful Brandy'

Marley enjoying his cool bath

Marley enjoying his cool bath!

Sandy wet happy doggy

Sandy wet happy dog!

Snoopy Saluki enjoying his time in the floods in the Crown Meadows in Blandford last year

Snoopy Saluki enjoying his time in the floods in the Crown Meadows in Blandford last year

Jesse doing his Timotei advert audition

Jesse doing his Timotei advert audition!

Jesse Poo

Jesse cockerpooooo

 

Tommie from Holland who says the Dorset coast is a great place to be

Tommie from Holland who says the Dorset coast is a great place to be

Gizzmooo

Gizzmoooo!

Gizmo Shih Tzu

Gizmo Shih Tzu

from Louise

from Louise

This makes me smile every time Snoopy Saluki dive bombing the photographer love him

'This makes me smile every time Snoopy Saluki dive bombing the photographer - love him'

Beautiful Saluki Brody

Beautiful Saluki Brody

from Jill

Brody

Brody having fun in the winter sun at Sandbanks

Brody having fun in the winter sun at Sandbanks

Brody loving the beach

Brody loving the beach

from Jill 2

Brody - wow

Relaxing Budo style

Relaxing Budo style!

Budo on target

Budo on target

Beautiful Bonnie - sadly no longer with us the beach was her favourite place and where she had her last walk Missed every day

'Beautiful Bonnie - sadly no longer with us - the beach was her favourite place and where she had her last walk
- Missed every day'

Dougie the labradoodle res

Dougie the labradoodle..

Dougie res

.....yes he definitely loves water!

and Noodles res

...and Cockerpoo Noodles too!

Archie res

Archie alert in the water!

Something interesting in there res

Something interesting in there!

Pippa on the beach res

Pippa on the beach

Pache res

Here's a trio of Pache splashing..

Pache 2 res

...splishing

Pache 3 res

...and sploshing!

Milo our black lab on his 1st birthday enjoying the beach

Milo the black lab on his 1st birthday enjoying the beach

Chip and Belle res

Chip and Belle

Our Lenny after a dip at Hengistbury Head

Lenny after a dip at Hengistbury

Muffin on the beach res

Muffin on the beach

My Springer Mick loving all the water after a downpour

Springer Mick loving all the water after a downpour

Belle res

Belle

Fergus res

Fergus

Elsa enjoying the harbour waters at Ham Common res

Elsa enjoying the harbour waters at Ham Common

Noble Chip res

Chip being noble by the sea!

My two Bulldogs enjoying an evening at Sandbanks res

Two bulldogs enjoying an evening at Sandbanks

Jodies dog res

Jodie's dog in the foam

Jodies dog 2 res

Jodie's dog (Hazel or Bramble?) even more in the foam!

Belle and Chip res

Belle and Chip

Millie drying off beautifully after playing in the paddling pool res

Millie drying off beautifully after a dip in the paddling pool

Chip in the sea waiting for his ball res

Chip waiting for his ball

Luca at Sandbanks

Luca at Sandbanks

Toby 3 res

Toby

Wicked res

Wicked!

Toby res

Toby

YeahhhhhhhhhWahooooSea res

Yeahhhhhhhh! Wahoooooooo! Seeaaaa!

Toby 2 res

Toby - I spy a ball in there somewhere?

Etive Havoc Jim and Tyson 1 res

Etive, Havoc, Jim and Tyson now with a little series...!

Etive Havoc Jim and Tyson 2 res

 

Etive Havoc Jim and Tyson 3 res

Etive Havoc Jim and Tyson 4 res

Etive Havoc Jim and Tyson 5 res

Etive Havoc Jim and Tyson 6 res

Wow, surely a merdog!

Ginny in her paddling pool     

    Ginny in her paddling pool - the first one to enter!           

German Shepherd water shake

    Love that Scrappy shake!

Sandy and Sherbert

  Soggy Sandy & Sherbert!

Water dogs Teasel and Friend

  Water dogs Teasel & friend

Wet Pippa!  Pippa loves the sea!

  Wet Pippa! Pippa loves the sea!

Barley at Peveril Point her fave walk Sadly no longer with me

Barley at Peveril Point, her fave walk.  Sadly no longer with me

Bracken for water comp

Bracken!

Clover and Teasel at Studland

  Clover and Teasel at Studland

Baileys favourite place by the sea - drying off after a swim

Bailey's favourite place by the sea - drying off after a swim

I am Pippa and I love swimming

  I am Pippa and I love swimming!

Hengistbury Head Joes fave place although any water will do apart from a bath obviously

Hengistbury Head, Joe's fave place although any water will do - apart from a bath, obviously!

Got my ball now dont throw it in there anymore

  Got my ball... now don't throw it in there again!

My little muddy hugo after splashing in muddy puddles

  My little muddy hugo after splashing in muddy puddles!

Phew nothing like myown pool to cool off in

  Phew nothing like myown pool to cool off in!

 

Nothing beats the wind in my fur by the sea         Pippa loves streams and rivers wet ears

Nothing beats the wind in my fur by the sea!                                      Pippa loves streams and rivers! Wet ears!

Who put this silly jumper on me wet Pippa             I had to leave my mark love the beach and sea
 

Wet Pippa!  Who put this silly jumper on me                        I had to leave my mark!!  Love the beach and sea!

I suspect I know who, Pippa!

My beautiful Blossom for the water dog comp

 My beautiful Blossom

Ernie 2

Here's three year old rescue Lurcher,  Ernie, letting off steam at various beaches!

Ernie 3

Helen says "He loves the water but won't go out of his depth or take his feet off the bottom. Just like me! Lol"

Ernie 7

Ernie...

Ernie 4

"We often go to his favourite beach, Hengistbury Head, as a rewarding walk after he has done his volunteer duty as a Caring Canine."

Ernie 5

Ernie...

Ernie 6

Guess who?

Ernie 1

He visits patients at a local dementia care home & also accompanies Helen to school to "listen" to low ability readers, to help build their confidence & enthusiasm for reading.

Cocker Spaniel Freddie

Working Cocker Spaniel Freddie jumping off a jetty into the Fleet

Clover doing Baywatch only better

Clover doing Baywatch, only better!

Bengy Tilly Mae and their mate Bilbo Baggins

Bengy (black and white), Tilly Mae (brindle) and their mate Bilbo Bagins, happy again. Their favorite water hole has filled after all the rain - time to get wet and dirty!

Honey 11 year old cocker spaniel enjoying a beach gallop

Honey, 11 year old cocker spaniel, enjoying a beach gallop

Surfs up dudes Maize

Surf's up dudes! - Maize

Milo enjoying his holiday in Devon

Milo enjoying his holiday in Devon

Prue rescue boxer enjoying beach and sea

Rescue boxer Prue enjoying the beach and sea

Prues big brother Hemlock rescue Doberman Enjoying splashing in the puddles up on the hills

Prue's big brother Hemlock, a rescue Doberman. Enjoying splashing in the puddles up on the hills.