Three young dog lovers have been crowned winners following an online competition to celebrate the bond between owners and their canine companions and how this has helped them through lockdown, winning prize money of £100 in each age category.
The entries were varied in their format, from slideshows to photo montages and even videos captured from the dog’s point of view, showcasing the talent and creativity of the youngsters and celebrating the positive role that our four-legged friends play, not only during lockdown but as lifelong companions.
Alexandra Morgan, a 20-year-old from Caversham, Berkshire, and Ollie, a five-year-old Labrador Retriever won the 18-24 category, with their very funny video captured from Ollie’s point of view, teaching Alexandra ‘how to be a dog’.
“The lockdown has brought a lot of change and uncertainty with me having to leave university and miss my graduation, but spending so much time with Ollie has made the whole experience a million times better. I could not ask for a better companion, not just for lockdown, but for life.”
6-11 years winner
Elsie Bradley, aged nine, from Marske-by-the-Sea, North Yorkshire, and Daisy, a four-year-old Pomeranian/Chihuahua cross won the 6-11 category, with their slideshow comprised of snapshots of all the fun activities the pair had been up to, keeping active and sharing laughs.
Gerald King, Chairman of the Kennel Club Educational Trust said: “It was a real delight to see so many YKC members submitting entries for the Life in Lockdown competition. Dogs have played a really supportive and important role to their young owners during such a difficult time and they have certainly put a smile on our faces!
“It was really hard choosing just three winners amongst so many impressive entries, but we felt that the submissions from Elsie and Daisy, Susanna and Teasel and Alexandra and Ollie really summarised the strong bond between the young dog owners and their four-legged-friends and highlighted how beneficial dog ownership can be.”
养犬俱乐部教育信托成立in 2007 with the initial aim to help advance the education of the public, dog owners and trainers in responsible dog ownership, including public safety, obedience training and the health and welfare of dogs.
More information for parents and/or young dog lovers who are interested in joining the Young Kennel Club is available atwww.ykc.org.uk.。