March 2013 saw Best in Show at Crufts being won by Jilly, the Basset Griffon Vendeen who beat more than 20,000 dogs over the four-day competition to take the coveted title.
Meanwhile, in a quiet corner of a little park by the Great River Ouse in Bedford, Lorraine Lotan from Happy Dog Training in Clapham was deliberating over a very different ‘Best in Show’. She had kindly agreed to judge The Kiosk’s inaugural ‘Canines At The Kiosk’ competition and taking a break from her work with the charity Canine Partners, she headed to Russell Park to focus on her judging. While our photographic contest didn’t attract the same sort of numbers that entered Crufts, Lorraine’s task of picking winners for the six categories was nonetheless a difficult one!
“Thank you for asking me to judge – all the photos were great and all the dogs were winners” said Lorraine – but we managed to pin her down and after plenty of Lattes and a few of our signature Malteser Squares, she narrowed it down and has come up with the very deserving winners!
And, much as they do at other high profile awards ceremonies, we’d like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who took the time to email images and upload them onto facebook, we had a lot of fun and we hope you did too.
Congratulations if you are a winner, and commiserations if you haven't won a prize this time, but fear not, there will be other competitions to enter and other opportunities to win.
We’d also like to thank all those that have donated prizes – Pets at Home, Aspera Pet Services, Acorn House Vets Practice, Adrian Bullers Photography and KJ Photography. You can see the winning entries below, and all the others on our facebook page!
Look-A-Like: Gracie - Two Lambs in Honour of Easter, entered by Sara Gilbert
Let Sleeping Dogs Lie: Our Alfie with Bailey, entered by Karen Chamberlain
Man's Best Friend: Harley & Noodle in boat, entered by Kimberley Boreham
Top Dog & Best in Show: Yassko & Cerys, entered by Wendy Halling
In the Dog House: Baxter, entered by Alexandra Ward
Puppy Power: Heidi Trampolining, entered by Fiona Swift