Dog of the Year Awards 2023
For the first time ever, we launched Benyfit Naturals 'Dog of the Year Awards'.
The awards recognise exceptional dogs who enrich our lives whether that's through being a fantastic working dog, companion or just for having the waggiest tail.
Dog of the Year 2023 Winners
We had hundreds of nominations for this years awards and you voted in your thousands for the winners of each category.
The Dog of the Year awards will be back in 2024...
COMPETING DOG OF THE YEAR
Eric's owner describes him as her 'heart dog'. He came at the time he was needed most. When he started misbehaving at 16 months, she started agility to find him an outlet.
He has since been the perfect first agility dog, with many National Finals and finally winning the large ABC final in 2022 at Crufts!
Eric was also voted as our 'Champion Dog of the Year' 2023 by you!
FAMILY DOG OF THE YEAR
Breed: Chocolate Labrador
A Labrador really is the family dog that everyone loves and Chief is no different. Nominated for being 'a human in a dogs body' we couldn't disagree.
A 10/10 good boy, and you thought so too, taking top spot in our Family Dog category.
FARM DOG OF THE YEAR
Breed: Lakeland Terrier
Gerald is a fantastic ratter around the farm and won lots of working terrier shows, qualifying for the countryman's weekly champion of champions show!
He's also a fantastic friend to his owners children and goes to prove that you can have a working dog that is still the most amazing pet!
SERVICE DOG OF THE YEAR
Breed: Golden Retriever
A very special dog indeed, Darcy qualified as an assistance dog in September 2022 after getting the perfect score!
She helps her owner with her chronic migraines, ME and alerts to POTS syndrome. What a super special dog she is.
GUN DOG OF THE YEAR
Breed: Cocker Spaniel
Moose is quite the character... full of fun, mischief and so much love he will smother you with it!
You can't help but love him and he always does the opposite of what you think he will! He's new to gun doggery but I am sure his first season will be a wild ride!
RESCUE DOG OF THE YEAR
Charlie's owner met him in Turkey whilst travelling. He was a street dog who loved the attention from tourists.
It was meant to be and his owner rescued him and brought him back to the UK after a hard life living rough.
Meet Our Judging Panel
We've pulled together a fantastic panel of judges to review all the nominations.
They will each choose their top 2 dogs to be shortlisted for each category. Not only are our judging panel huge dog lovers, they are Benyfit Natural ambassadors and each have their own vast experience working with or spending time with dogs.
Stephen has been a Benyfit Natural ambassador for years and has used his voice to advocate for raw feeding. He is a true dog lover who uses his platform to remove stigma around certain breeds.
Nick the Vet
Nick (aka The Holistic Vet) focuses on nutrition and natural remedies for treating all animals. He's spent time with thousands of dogs and is our go to for natural pet care advice.