elebrated annually on August 26, International Dog Day is a chance for dog parents everywhere to celebrate their beloved companions.
It’s an opportunity to spoil them rotten and show them off to anyone who will listen—like we do the other 364 days of the year.
Here at the Evening Standard, we love our dogs—so we’ve rounded up our collective cutest canines.
From 16 months old to 16 years old, get ready to meet our furry friends this International Dog Day…
Age: 16 months
Likes: Sausages, cucumber, Piggy toy, other people’s picnics, and Otis the dog next door.
Dislikes: Squirrels, baths, people enjoying their gardens, and being sat on by Frank the pug.
Likes: All the love, music, treats (chicken), the seaside (but the sand gets up her nose), and her best friends Blue (Dalmatian), Basil & Loki (King Charles Spaniels), and Teddy (her ‘boyfriend’, aka the wire-haired sausage dog who lives next door.)
Dislikes: Being alone, rainy weather, and the doorbell.
Likes: Being an agent of chaos and stealing unguarded cups of tea.
Dislikes: Foxes, and digestive biscuits (too plain, apparently).
Likes: Cheese, pork scratchings, and afternoon naps.
Dislikes: Bath time, loud motorbikes, and uninvited squirrels in his garden.
Likes: Tennis balls, beaches, and stealing cat food
Dislikes: The vets, the groomers, and being told what to do.
Name: Wagatha Grizzly
Likes: Cucumbers, Nirvana’s Unplugged album, eating guests’s shoes, and catching tennis balls.
Dislikes: Getting wet, walking through mud, and camping in a tent.
Likes: Cheese, crackers, and running respectfully around the allotment.
Dislikes: Foxes and squirrels (mortal enemies).
Likes: Treats, sleeping, long walks, people, eggs, and disgracing herself.
Dislikes: Cats, cats again, squirrels, dogs on the TV, and pet food.
Likes: Tuna, socks, squeaky toys (ripping them apart), and paddling in the river.
Dislikes: Loud noises, cats in the garden, and not being the centre of attention.