International Dog Day 2022: ES staff best, cutest, funniest pictures of furry friends

·2-min read
Bean is a five-year-old dachshund (Rachelle Abbott)
Bean is a five-year-old dachshund (Rachelle Abbott)

Celebrated 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...

Henry

Henry the cavapoo (Mark Wilkinson)
Henry the cavapoo (Mark Wilkinson)

Name: Henry

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.

Bean

Bean is a five-year-old dachshund (Rachelle Abbott)
Bean is a five-year-old dachshund (Rachelle Abbott)

Name: Bean

Age: Five

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.

Nancy

Nancy the West Highland Terrier (Ruby Lyle)
Nancy the West Highland Terrier (Ruby Lyle)

Name: Nancy

Age: Five

Likes: Being an agent of chaos and stealing unguarded cups of tea.

Dislikes: Foxes, and digestive biscuits (too plain, apparently).

Milo

Milo the lhasa apso (Simon Kurs)
Milo the lhasa apso (Simon Kurs)

Name: Milo

Age: Eight

Likes: Cheese, pork scratchings, and afternoon naps.

Dislikes: Bath time, loud motorbikes, and uninvited squirrels in his garden.

Chester

Chester is a German shepherd (Marc Mayo)
Chester is a German shepherd (Marc Mayo)

Name: Chester

Age: Nine

Likes: Tennis balls, beaches, and stealing cat food

Dislikes: The vets, the groomers, and being told what to do.

Wagatha Grizzly

Wagatha is a labradoodle (David Marsland)
Wagatha is a labradoodle (David Marsland)

Name: Wagatha Grizzly

Age: One

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.

Hywel

Hywel likes running (respectfully) around the allotment (Izzie Jones)
Hywel likes running (respectfully) around the allotment (Izzie Jones)

Name: Hywel

Age: One

Likes: Cheese, crackers, and running respectfully around the allotment.

Dislikes: Foxes and squirrels (mortal enemies).

Churro

Churro is a two-year-old chihuahua/terrier mix (Rhian Morgan)
Churro is a two-year-old chihuahua/terrier mix (Rhian Morgan)

Name: Churro

Age: Two

Likes: Treats, sleeping, long walks, people, eggs, and disgracing herself.

Dislikes: Cats, cats again, squirrels, dogs on the TV, and pet food.

Bella

Bella is a 16-year-old terrier cross (Seren Morris)
Bella is a 16-year-old terrier cross (Seren Morris)

Name: Bella

Age: 16

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.

Doom

Doom is an 18-month-old Huntaway (Barney Davis)
Doom is an 18-month-old Huntaway (Barney Davis)

Name: Doom

Age: 18 months

Likes: Catching, swimming, watching owner play video games

Dislikes: Kids or adults on scooters and being told to leave it