Perfect pug pic makes Rylo top dog

Great picture: Rylo
Great picture: Rylo
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Whoever coined the phrase pug ugly hadn’t met Rylo from Rotherham.

A Sheffield photography company is celebrating after this dishy dog’s perfect pet ‘pawtrait’ taken in their studios won the canine subject a nationwide Prize Pooch award.

Venture Photography, in Woodseats, photographed Rylo, a Pug from Rotherham, and his owners Craig Howlett-Wright and David Birk, were so pleased with the results they decided to enter the posing pup in the company’s nationwide competition to find the UK’s Prize Pooch.

After seeing off stiff competition to take the crown as Sheffield’s finalist, Rylo beat 26 other dogs to be become the ‘furry face’ of the international photography firm.

The winning portrait will be displayed in Venture’s studios across the UK, USA and Hong Kong.

And lucky handsome hound Rylo wins a year’s supply of pet food from Pedigree, plus £250 to spend on accessories at Oscar and Hooch.

He also gets a VIP tour of Battersea Dogs and Cats Home, and £500 worth of further pet portraiture at Venture.