The Winners of the 2016 AKC Publications Photo Contest

Water was a common theme among this year’s photo-contest winners—images of dogs on beaches, at dock diving competitions, and in snow. Others showcased canine beauty in nature, silhouetted against a blazing sunset or bright blue skies. Then there’s one that made us all smile—a gray-muzzled retriever and a gray-haired man exchanging a glance through a coffee shop window. What do you think they were trying to say to one another?


Winners, Color


Photo above
1st Place Color
Dan Dron
Seattle, WA
Braque du Bourbonnais


2016 color 2nd
2nd Place Color
David Monty
Romeo, Michigan
Labrador Retriever


2016 color 3rd
3rd Place Color
Kelly Lewis
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Golden Retriever


Winners, Black & White


2016 bw 1st
1st Place B&W
Chris Davis
Rock Falls, Illinois
Labrador Retriever


2016 bw 2nd
2nd Place B&W
Karl Noakes
Sammamish, Washington
Labrador Retriever


2016 bw 3rd
3rd Place B&W
Sarah Townsend
Demand, Florida
Golden Retriever


Honorable Mentions, Color


2016 color hm 1st
Jen Hawk
Gainesville, Virginia
Newfoundland


2016 color hm 2nd
John Hughes
Santa Monica
Boxer


2016 color hm 3rd
Jane Howard Lee
Baytown, Texas
Dalmatian


Honorable Mentions, Black & White


2016 BW hm 1st
Cindy Greenstein
Sharon, Massachusetts
Cavalier–Havanese mix


2016 bw HM 2nd
Cyril Place
Rehoboth, Massachusetts
Australian Cattle Dog–Border Collie mix


2016 bw HM 3rd
Dona Crotts
Fountain Hills, Arizona
German Shorthaired Pointers

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