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Winners of Holiday Dog Photo Contest Announced


The Third Annual Fidose of Reality Holiday Dog Photo Contest winners have been selected!! We had almost 200 entries for the contest, and our judges had a VERY hard time selecting just ONE grand prize winner.

So, we had to up the bar(K) even higher. Not only was one grand prize winner selected who will receive the nearly $600 in goodies as the grand prize, but our judges convinced us to award prizes to an additional two runners-up!!!

You can view all the entries on the Fidose Facebook page.

Thanks to everyone who entered, and please know that ALL dogs are winners: They give us their love, companionship, and most of all: their unconditional devotion. The pictures this year have been phenomenal, so thanks to you and your dogs for being a part of the holiday fun. We paw-romise lots more contests and fun throughout 2014 and beyond.

With that, a big drumroll please, as here is our grand prize winner who wins a $600 goodie pack of prizes from our sponsors. That winner is:

Splash, aka “Santa’s Helper,” whose mom submitted this photo that won our judges’ hearts:


Splash will receive the items from our fabulous sponsors listed here and pictured below:


And here are the two runners-up:

This runner up will receive a SpotLite 2.0 GPS for dogs, and a copy of Nubs: The True Story of a Mutt, a Marine, and a Miracle

Matty, Jasmine, Sparky, & Brinkley


This runner up will receive a MultiVitamins from NoviPet and a copy of Nubs: The True Story of a Mutt, a Marine, and a Miracle:



And here are a few honorable mentions that made us wag furiously:

Bindy, Sage, Jack, Tango, Rabbie, Skip


Puck and Lucy discovering snow:


This is Phoenix and Gryphon dressed as characters from A Christmas Carol. Phoenix is Ebenezer Scrooge and Gryphon, only 8 weeks old at the time, is Tiny Tim. This is the part of the story where Scrooge changes his ways and helps Tiny Tim, who announces “God Bless Us Everyone!”


About Carol Bryant

A dog lover of the highest order is how Gayle King introduced Carol Bryant, when she appeared with her Cocker Spaniel, Dexter, on Oprah Radio’s Gayle King show to dish dogs. Carol created and owns the trademark, My Heart Beats Dog® and lives that mantra. A 30-year veteran of the Cocker Spaniel world, she is President of the Dog Writers Association of America (DWAA) and a frequently sought-after media contributor with over 15 years’ experience writing and blogging about Cocker Spaniels, dog trends, dogs, and the pet industry. She co-authored Pet Blogging for Love & Money and is the 2020 DWAA winner for Best Dog Blog.


  1. Ann Williams says

    Splash and I just wanted to thank you so very much for choosing her as your Holiday winner! We couldn’t be more excited being chosen amongst so many fabulous entries. Happy Holidays from Santa’s little helper and her Mom.

    • Carol Bryant says

      We are so happy for you and Splash – thanks for entering. We sent you an email, so please get back to us and many wags for a super holiday!

  2. Ann Staub says

    Oh my gosh, I don’t know how they picked from 200 adorable dog photos! The winner looks great – congrats to them! So does everyone else of course! 🙂

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