Is your dog Northern Ireland’s Dog of the Year 2020? Enter our virtual dog competition online – Up to £1000+ worth of prizes to be won!





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You can enter the following categories:

  • Best Puppy
  • Best Groomed
  • Best Oldie
  • Best Rescue
  • Most Gorgeous Eyes
  • Best Action Dog
  • Best Fancy Dress
  • Best Scraggly Dog

All entrants get a voucher for a FREE pet photo shoot with Belfast’s most popular pet photographer Graham Crichton

Prizes – Over £1000 worth to be won!

Category Winners

One dog will be picked as the winner from each category

The prize includes:

  • A printed winner’s certificate
  • £75 of vouchers for Graham Crichton Photography
  • A dog toy for the winner!

Rufts Dog of the Year – Overall Winner

One dog will be picked to be crowned the 2020 Rufts NI Best Dog the Year

The prize includes:

  • The Rufts 2020 engraved trophy cup & overall certificate
  • The winner’s dog basket including:
  • £500 of vouchers for Graham Crichton Photography
  • A dog toy for the winner
  • Plus other prizes from our sponsors Hiker Hounds, Frozzy’s, Robin Bates Dog Training and more…

Enter your dog free here!

Just fill in the entry form below and upload a photo of your dog

Remember to tell your groomer to share the competition too, as they are in with a chance to win a £50 M&S voucher for the most number of entries!

Sadly, due to the Covid19 global pandemic, Rufts 2019 has had to be cancelled. We will be back next year, bigger and better and look forward to seeing you in 2021. Best wishes and stay safe, The Team at Rufts.

Proudly supported by the following local dog friendly businesses:

Terms & Conditions

Please take a moment to read these:

  • You must be 18 or over to enter
  • Friendly house trained dogs only with some degree of obedience
  • One dog per entry (one dog per session)
  • One entry per household/family (e.g. you can only enter one dog per household and attend your free shoot once)
  • Entrants (human and/or pet) who have had a pet photo shoot with Graham Crichton Photography in the past (or have scheduled another pet shoot for the future or arranged a shoot they did not attend) are not eligible for the free photo shoot, free print (or digital print) or doggie bag however they will still be entered in the competition with a chance to win the overall prize
  • Competition only open to entrants (human and pet) who have not entered the competition previously
  • You must attend the photo viewing (usually a week after the shoot) to get your complimentary photograph
  • No cash alternative
  • Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offers
  • Badly behaved dogs (or humans!) will be disqualified (without receiving your complimentary photograph)
  • The judges decision is final
  • Entrants (or their humans) who are believed not to be playing fair or believed to be circumventing the rules will be disqualified without explanation
  • * Prize portrait vouchers are valid for 6 months and can be redeemed against photography products including USBs, slideshows, framed wall and desk portraits and loose prints and cannot be exchanged for cash
  • Entry and prize is non-transferrable
  • Offer subject to availability and can be withdrawn or changed without notice
  • Other usual portrait Ts & Cs apply – these are available at the time of booking your free portrait
  • The Rufts logo, Rrrufts, Rrufts & Rufts are trademarks