These are the best dog photos of 2018 and there are SO many good boys and girls.

best dog photos 2018

This is very important. The best photo of a dog, taken this year, has been announced.

Prepare yourself for an overload of cuteness, because these photos are the most adorable images we’ve ever seen and you just won’t be able to help but smile looking at them.

The Kennel Club announced the winners of their annual Dog Photographer of the Year competition, and the photos are just as pawsome as you would expect.

The international competition received 10,000 entries – yes, that does mean someone’s job was to go through thousands of photos of our loveable furry friends – from over 70 countries.

The competition consists of ten categories: Portrait, Man’s Best Friend, Dogs At Play, Dogs At Work, Puppy, Oldies, I Love Dogs Because… (for entrants aged between 12 and 17 years old), Young Pup Photographer (for entrants aged 11 and under), Assistance Dogs and Rescue Dogs.

These are the photos that won each category.

best dog photos 2018
Lili the Pomeranian chasing a giant bubble on the beach. Winner of "Dogs at Play" category. Photographer: Elinor Roizman. Image supplied.
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Rocko comforts his ex-soldier owner who suffers from PTSD. Winner of "Assistance Dogs" category. Photographer: Dean Mortimer .
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Spaniels and retriever dogs after a day of working hard. What good dogs! Winner of "Dogs at Work" category. Photographer: Tracy Kidd. Image supplied.
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Winner of "Portrait" category. Photographer: Carol Durrant. Image supplied.
best dog photos 2018
Winner of "I Love Dogs Because..." category. Photographer: Tamara Kedves. Image supplied.
best dog photos 2018
Oh. We really love this one. Winner of "Man's Best Friend" category. Photographer: Joana Matos. Image supplied.
best dog photos 2018
Winner of "Rescue" category. Photographer: Sonya Kolb. Image supplied.
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This is Ceylin. He is a 3-month old Italian Greyhound and is a very good boy indeed. Winner of "Puppies" category. Photographer: Klaus Dyber. Image supplied.
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Winner of "Young Pup Photographer" category. Photographer: Mariah Mobley. Image supplied.

The overall winner of the competition was in the "Oldies" Category, awarded to Monica van der Maden from the Netherlands, with a photo of Noa, a Great Dane, who is seemingly alone in a forest.

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"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," Maden said of her award-winning photo.

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Overall winner from "Oldies" category. Photographer: Monica van der Maden. Image supplied.

Dogs are the best. There's just no question.

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