We've said it before and we'll say it again: We can't get enough of cute pictures of animals. And whether or not you call yourself a "dog person" or not, we can pretty much guarantee that you'll find yourself saying "awww" to at least one of the photos from the Kennel Club's annual Dog Photographer of the Year Competition. With a record number of submissions this year—nearly 8,000, the winners and runners-up all deserve a
paw hand for their work that's both inspiring and adorable.
Find all the adorable winners and runners-up here and on the Kennel Club's Flickr page. A few of our favorites? This handsome Bull Mastiff (runner-up in the Portrait category), this little Vizsla pup (winner in the Puppy category) and this smart Pointer (winner of the Dogs at Work category).
Images via The Kennel Club