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Pawsome Pets

These dachshunds featured on Photobox’s Pawsome Gallery with their festive costumes (Picture: Facebook/Photobox)

In pictures: Here's a 'paw-some gallery' of some of Britain's most festive pets

Christmas is a time for loving, giving and… fancy dress.

And festive fancy dress isn’t limited to humans, with Brits getting their pets in on the action.

Digital photo printing site Photobox has compiled its ‘Pawsome’ gallery of the most adorable and hilarious pets celebrating the festive season.

Pet owners were encouraged to share their festive fish tank, Christmas canines and merry moggies and the Photo Science team at Photobox picked their favourites for the gallery.

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They include Indigo, a dalmatian dressed to the nines in tinsel and festive spectacles; Neil the rabbit wearing his best Santa hat; and Oliver, a cheeky Christmas elf.

The winning image was of Mikey-Geoff, a tortoise donning a knitted ‘shell-cosy’ in the shape of a Santa hat.

Rory Scott, Head of PR and Communications at Photobox, said: “We know the nation loves its pets and many of us have an affinity with dressing them up in clothing to take photographs. Our Pawsome gallery captures just that.

“From rabbits and tortoises in Santa hats, cats hiding in Christmas trees and horses wrapped in tinsel – we received lots of adorable entries showing how the nation and its pets get into the festive spirit!”