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Winners 2014 Fidose Dog Holiday Photo Contest

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The Fourth Annual Fidose of Reality Holiday Dog Photo Contest with over $700 in prizes has come to a close, and bow wow wow, did you all set the bar(k) high for adorable photos: From dogs playing with toys to puppies on Santa’s lap, one thing’s for sure: Dogs are family and we include them in all our holiday traditions. Time now to announce the winners of the 2014 Fidose Dog Holiday Photo Contest!

Our judges had over 200 entries to pour through, and their job was the toughest ever, especially this year. Of course, ALL dogs are winners, so we thank every single one of our entrants for sending in photos. In January, we have a $400 value prize to give away that involves dog lovers and diamonds, and here’s a clue:

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Here are the winners of the  Fourth Annual Fidose of Reality Holiday Dog Photo Contest and their respective prizes. Thanks to all sponsors and your prizes will be sent in January. Remember, the 25 winning photos were based on photos that best exemplify the spirit of the holidays this time of year (examples: Hanukkah, Christmas, New Years, snowy days, etc).

View all photo contest entries here: Fidose of Reality Photo Contest Entrants

View prizes here: Fidose of Reality Contest Prizes

FIRST PLACE: Powder, submitted by Susan A. Malinao, wins the GRAND PRIZE: One 20×16 inch archival pigment ink on canvas print in an antique gold wood frame (24×20 inches including frame). Photography by Andrew Darlow. Print title: “NOT Elwood’s First Kiss.” Hand signed by Andrew Darlow. Retail value: $395.

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SECOND PLACE: Gretta (left, Age 3) and Grahame (right, Age 7 Months) from Tina Gillen wins a Silver Paw Pet Tag: Stainless steel. High quality, thick, stainless steel, deeply engraved, life time guaranteed, pet id tags. Ideal for salt water dogs! Engraved and shipped within 24 hrs of order receipt! Made in Maine! Coolest tags on the market today. Customized for your dog. Retail value: $24.95 – $32.95

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Gretta and Grahame


THIRD PLACE: Debbie Weddle with Little Miss Missy wins a copy of Vaccines Explained book by Dr. Laurie Coger and a Luv and Emma’s Dry Pets Towel

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Little Miss Missy

FOURTH PLACE: Zeelo of Tobi West wins a copy of Vaccines Explained book by Dr. Laurie Coger and a Luv and Emma’s Dry Pets Towel

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FIFTH PLACE: Sweet Sundance of Lindsey Bonner wins a Winter Warmers Set of Three – Chicken Consommé, Beef & Bone & Turkey Stock from The Honest Kitchen

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Sweet Sundance



THESE TEN WINNERS WILL RECEIVE: Fruitables limited edition Vanilla Snowflake treats made with real snow. 

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Amber Watts’ dog caught the gingerbread man
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Siva (brown and white) and Shelby (black and white) of Trish Bunnell


Santa Dog
Flicka of Greg Webster
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Coco Chanel Bella of Christine Aiello
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Suzanne Frain shares Lola B. Boston


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Martina, Diego, Pascal and Coco of Norma Gabriella Parson


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Twinkle of Melissa Cardano
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Rufus of Lorena Reyes
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Farley of Kelly Ladouceur


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Sophie, Sadie, Cassie, Cutter, & Kippy of Judi Gullickson


WINNER: Bonnie and Beth Abelew share Phoenix and Gryphon aka Heat Miser and Snow Miser – they win a copy of the book The Adventures of Coco Le Chat featuring Coco The Couture Cat of Teri Thorsteinson: Limited edition and will be paw-tographed for the winner by Coco the Couture Cat!

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WINNER: Chico of Stella Panzarino wins the book Rescue Me, Maybe, by Jackie Bouchard: A USA TODAY, Amazon Women’s Humorous Fiction, and Amazon Dogs bestseller and the GOLD MEDAL Readers’ Favorite award winner in the category Fiction-Animals!


WINNER: Zoey of Christy Graham wins Fuzzy Logic by Susan Daffron

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WINNER: Candy Canes girls are Cookie, Tiara and Lady, Reindeers are Panda and Caleb, Elves are Dash, Nitro and Harley and then there is Santa Harper of Janice Bryant who wins a copy of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation for Animals: A Guide for the Consumer by Susan Davis: One of our favorite books and has helped our mascot with his two ACL surgeries. A must have for any pet parent.

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WINNER: The firedogs of Kevin and Marsha Ernst win the book Iris the Architect by Debra Lampert Rudman: A fast favorite Cocker lovers and all dog parents in general. Beautifully illustrated with the author’s water color paintings, this delightful tale is set to become a favorite with dog lovers everywhere, whatever their age.

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WINNER: Stewart of Cheryl Baase wins the book Almost Perfect by Diane Daniels Manning: In Almost Perfect an old woman who has given up hope, and a boy who believes the impossible, wonder if life would be perfect at the Westminster Dog Show.

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WINNER: Oliver (black) and Maya (brown) of Linda Homishak win a copy of the book  Pet Fashion Almanac by Laurren Darr

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WINNER: Kramer (mini golden doodle) and Claire (wire fox terrier), of Lori Napoli who wins a copy of the book  A Biscuit for Your Thoughts: Philosophy According to Dogs by Andrew Darlow

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WINNER: Ashley Noris shares Kaia and wins a copy of the book  A Biscuit for Your Thoughts: Philosophy According to Dogs by Andrew Darlow

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WINNER: Enzo and Aria of Ashley Nastase wins the book Life’s a Bark: What Dogs Teach Us About Life and Love by Larry Kay

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(NOTE: We reserve the right to cancel the contest and/or substitute prizes; Fidose of Reality is not responsible for sponsor prize cancellation)


  1. Well I am bummed that neither of my photos of my collies won when they got so many LIKES but the winners you chose are wonderful! Congratulations everyone!!! Merry Christmas!

    1. Hi Dawn – Merry Christmas and thanks for being a Fidose fan. We never base our photos on LIKES or ask fans to LIKE – we turn all photos over to our judges and let them decide. (with yours truly recusing herself) – happy holidays!

  2. Thank you for honoring Chico as one of your winners! I have to say all the winners and entries are amazing this year!!! Every photo warmed my heart!! Merry Christmas, Happy, Healthy Holidays to All!! Peace on Earth, Good will towards men..and animals! <3

  3. Congratulations to all wiiners!
    Great photos and all cuties, I am sure judges had a difficult tine choosing, guess I need to get more creative, lol..well now I want more info on the pets and diamonds contest! Hope I don’t need to purchase diamonds from Zales lol. For her photos.

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