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Think your dog has that
certain “star quality”?
Are you an accomplished shutterbug (or aspiring to be one)?
Then we invite you to enter. Our theme this year is “Dogs in Action.”
As always, the entries are based solely on creativity, quality, and originality.
Well, there are a few rules, too.
For rules and additional details, go to
So start snapping!
The 2022 AKC Photo Contest began on April 15, 2022.
Entries must be postmarked by February 1, 2023, and received no later than February 8, 2023.
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