Posted 5 months ago
From rolling around in puddles to playtime at the beach, our furry friends certainly love to get their fur wet when out and about.
And you can’t deny, our dogs look extra cute (and let’s be honest, funnier) when rocking a wet coat.
But which wet dog takes the crown as the cutest?
A new and un-fur-gettable competition by dog-friendly holiday specialist Canine Cottages reveals once and for all the UK’s best wet dogs!
The competition received more than 500 entries of owners showing off the best pics of their furry friends, and out of all the entries, Canine Cottages (somehow managed to) choose the top eight cutest wet pups.
The winner was then decided with a vote on social media.
Scooping the top spot, seven-year-old Arthur, was not only celebrated as the UK’s cutest wet canine but he also won £140 worth of Earth Animal No-Hide chews. What a lucky boy!
If you need cheering up, or you just want to coo over some absolutely adorable dogs, these entries will definitely put a smile on your face. They’re all so cute!
1.Arthur, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
It’s official, seven-year-old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Arthur is the UK’s cutest wet dog.
In this picture, Arthur is shaking himself off after having lots of fun in the river. His dedication to drying himself off is both iconic and heart-warming.
Arthur is a well-deserved winner, what a good boy!
What a paw-fect picture! In close second, this post-bath time picture is enough to make anybody say ‘aww’.
Posing after a clean in the bathtub, Jasper looks as innocent as ever whilst showing off his long Cavapoo tongue. Talk about puppy-dog eyes!
3.Skye, Cocker Spaniel
Covered in mud and placing third in the competition is working Cocker Spaniel, Skye.
It looks like Skye had a lot of fun out on her walkies and she did not hold back! There’s no doubt Skye will have needed a long scrub after this one.
4.Bonnie, Border Collie x Golden Retriever
Making Devon proud is three-year-old Golden Retriever-Collie cross, Bonnie!
Despite her being head to toe covered in mud, Bonnie’s smile is beaming and the energy behind her eyes is infectious. We won’t fur-get this picture any time soon.
5.Ruby, Cocker Spaniel
Dog or model? It’s hard to tell with this fetching picture of Cocker Spaniel, Ruby.
At only eight-months-old, Ruby’s beach waves are so cute - there’s no surprise she landed a place in the top five.
6.Peggy, Miniature Long Dachshund
Adorable Dachshund alert!
Six-year-old Peggy from Suffolk looks adorable in this mid bath time shot. She may be small in size, but this photo will definitely take a big place in our hearts.
7.Peggy, Schnocker and Maggie, Cockapoo
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Check out this doggy duo. Having fun splashing around at the beach, it’s clear that both Peggy and Maggie are big fans of the water.
This action shot makes you feel like you’re there playing with these gorgeous pooches…if only!
8.Rory, Shih Tzu Cross
Last but definitely not least is three-year-old Shih Tzu Rory.
Soaked right through, Rory looks to be embracing his bathtime, although he doesn’t look too pleased about the pup-arazzi taking his photo!
Commenting on the competition, Shannon Keary, Digital PR Manager at Canine Cottages, says: “It’s amazing to see how many people got involved with this competition. All the submissions were extremely cute, and it was so difficult to form a shortlist!
“It’s great to see dogs having fun both indoors and outdoors and the eight finalists are all worthy winners in their own right. Congratulations to Arthur and his owners on winning first place!”