The UK’s most photographic animal has been named – as this adorable pet PUG.
The dog, Rylo, beat 25 fellow finalists to be crowned the nation’s most photogenic creature.
In the competition, run by photography company Venture, the pug posed for the camera in a bid to win the top prize of the UK’s leading Prize Pooch.
Rylo’s owners Craig Howlett-Wright and David Birks have been awarded a bucket load of treats after he triumphed in the face of stiff competition.
Craig, of Rotherham, Yorks., said: “We can’t believe that Rylo has won the competition.
“He means such a lot to us so for the judges to choose him for the title is incredible.
“The photographer really captured his personality during our shoot, which is what makes the picture so special.
“The prize means we can have more of the pictures on our walls – we can’t wait to choose them and get them home.
“It’s incredible to think that Rylo’s picture will be in studios around the world – the news hasn’t sunk in yet.”
The couple have been handed a year’s supply of dog food from Pedigree and £250 to spend on stylish accessories at Oscar & Hooch.
They have also been given a VIP tour of Battersea Dogs & Cats Home and £500 to spend on pet ‘pawtrait’ products at Venture.
The competition was run in association with animal charity Battersea Dogs & Cats Home and Park Bench, with Venture donating #1 for each entry to Battersea.