15 cute dog pictures to brighten your day

animal category dogs from CEWE Photo Award 2023
Camera shy – a shy dog hides in the bushes (Image credit: Anita Papp/CEWE Photo Award 2023)

There’s nothing quite like a series of cute dog photos to put a smile on your face, and CEWE has released a collection of new images from the animal category of its CEWE Photo Award – one of the world’s largest photo competitions. Hopefully, they'll inspire you to take more photos of your furry friend, with one of the best cameras of even a camera phone.

The 15 snaps have been submitted in this year’s competition, which launched in May and aims to celebrate the best in photography across the globe. The competition is open to everyone – from keen amateur photographers to established professionals.

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Lauren Scott
Freelance contributor/former Managing Editor

Lauren is a writer, reviewer, and photographer with ten years of experience in the camera industry. She's the former Managing Editor of Digital Camera World, and previously served as Editor of Digital Photographer magazine, Technique editor for PhotoPlus: The Canon Magazine, and Deputy Editor of our sister publication, Digital Camera Magazine. An experienced journalist and freelance photographer, Lauren also has bylines at Tech Radar, Space.com, Canon Europe, PCGamesN, T3, Stuff, and British Airways' in-flight magazine (among others). When she's not testing gear for DCW, she's probably in the kitchen testing yet another new curry recipe or walking in the Cotswolds with her Flat-coated Retriever.