The Dogvine

9 Of The Best Alternative Great Hampstead Bark Off Awards 2017

Last weekend, Hampstead Heath was taken over by London’s humans and hounds for the annual Great Hampstead Bark Off, raising much-needed funds for London Rescue & Rehoming Charity, All Dogs Matter.

FB The Great Hampstead Bark Off (1)

Each year this event gets bigger and better and this year didn’t disappoint. The dog show categories of Best Pup, Golden Oldies, Best Rescue, Best Child Handler and Mr & Miss Heath were all packed with pups and owners hoping their pooch would wow the judges and be the star of the show.

Celebrity judges Alan CarrMarc AbrahamAnneka SvenskaMichelle Collins, Plum Pudding (holding the torch for Lucy The Rescue Cavalier), James WhalePeter Egan and Kevin O’Sullivan certainly had their work cut out choosing the winners with so many gorgeous pups…we most definitely did not envy being in their shoes!

The Great Hampstead Bark Off 2017 Judges_0965

Anneka Svenska with Golden Oldies Winner Pippa and Nina

The Great Hampstead Bark Off 2017 Judges_0571 1

Alan Carr with the Cutest Pup Winners

The Great Hampstead Bark Off 2017 Judges_0559 1

Alan Car, Marc Abraham and Michelle Collins with two young winners

The Great Hampstead Bark Off 2017 Judges_0385

Alan Carr with the K-9 Angels

The Great Hampstead Bark Off 2017 Judges_0221

Judges Peter Egan, James Whale and Anneka Svenska

As well as the judges’ choices for winners (with the true caveat from judge Peter Egan that every dog is a winner), we couldn’t help but fall in love with some of the pups who were there to show their suppawt. So following on from our Alternative Bark Off Awards last year, here are our nominees for The Dogvine Best Alternative Great Hampstead Bark Off Awards 2017….

1. Best Dressed Dog

These dogs certainly came dressed to impress and were winning with both style and elegance.

Best Dressed - Great Hampstead Bark Off 2017

2. Best Human & Hound Bond

It was clear that the bond between these humans & hounds is truly special and we were lucky enough to be able to share in some of their special moments during the day…

Best Human & Hound Bond 2 - Great Hampstead Bark Off 2017

Best Human & Hound Bond 3 - Great Hampstead Bark Off 2017

Best Human & Hound Bond 1 - Great Hampstead Bark Off 2017

3. Most Engaging Eyes

‘Eyes are the window to the soul’ and that’s certainly true in the case of these pups…

Most Engaging Eyes - Great Hampstead Bark Off 2017

4. Best Name

Some people clearly like to choose unique names for their dogs. Meet Halloumi (left), Beyonce (top right) and Plum Pudding (bottom left). Probably not on The Kennel Club most popular dog names list but absolute winners for us.

Best Name - Great Hampstead Bark Off 2017

5. Most Colour Co-ordinated Human & Hound

This glamorous pair is definitely winning at #twinning. We’re loving the South American vibe too!

Great Hampstead Bark Off 2017 Most Colour Co-ordinated

6. Best Bark Off Tongue-Out

For some it’s a case of permanent tongue-out don’t care, for others it’s a one-off. Either way, these pups made us smile, a lot.

Best Tongue Out - Great Hampstead Bark Off 2017

7.  Best Bark Off Stare

If there had been a staring category, these would have been the winners. These dogs made sure they kept their eyes on the prize (my treat bag) with a laser like focus!

Great Hampstead Bark Off 2017 Best Stare

8. Best Don’t Care Dog

To some pups it’s clearly not a big deal to get snapped by pro-puparazzi Ian McGlasham. In fact if a good sniff reveals nothing of interest act like you don’t care and casually move on…

Best Don't Care Dog - Great Hampstead Bark Off 2017

As for those that come dressed to impress in the dog show like Jessie, sometimes you’ve just got to let go no matter if it messes up your outfit…

Best Don't Care Dog 2 - Great Hampstead Bark Off 2017

9. Best Adopt Me Face

Some of the current All Dogs Matter residents made an appearance on the day in the hope that someone might give them the best prize of all, a forever home. Meet the gorgeous Ned, Sid and Pico who are all hoping to find their special human…

We just heard that the Great Hampstead Bark Off 2017 raised a record-breaking £2370.61 which will go to helping more dogs in need like Ned, Sid & Pico…what absolutely pawsome news!

The Great Hampstead Bark Off 2017 Mr Heath Winners

Mr Heath Winners

Mr Heath - The Great Hampstead Bark Off 2017

Harris the staffie, winner of Mr Heath 2017 being interviewed by Anneka Svenska and Peter Egan for Green World TV

If you think we papped you or your pooch at The Great Hampstead Bark Off 2017 but haven’t seen it yet, we’ve got more photos  over on our Facebook Page
We Love The Great Hampstead Bark Off 2017

A picture speaks a thousand words…see you next year!

4 CommentsLeave a comment

  • What a lovely blog! Thank you so much for the very special photos. Really lovely day out and wonderful to see so many people support a great charity!

    • Thank you Tess! It was an absolutely wonderful day & lovely to see so many gorgeous dogs like Raffy, Kratu & Maya showing their support for All Dogs Matter! More photos coming shortly…x

  • Pawsome photographs and write-up.. We really must make the effort to attend this next year as it looks a super fun day out and for a great charity too. xxx

Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: