One fan and his dog: Battle to be Britain's most devoted football fido hots up
15:38 GMT, 25 March 2013
16:00 GMT, 25 March 2013
They say a dog is a man’s best friend, and he most certainly will be when one of the remaining 12 dogs in this competition manages to win their owner a season ticket to their favourite club.
Oh and it gets better for the modelling pooches, as they get the chance to grab a season ticket for themselves too!
In the UK’s first ever canine football supporter contest, sports website TVbet.co.uk launched a search to find the most devoted doggie in British football.
Hound Hammer: Miss Bear is a West Ham fan
Well wrapped up: Lucy supports Norwich City
Loyal supporter: Jaeger is a fan of Bournemouth
Great headgear: Louis, a Celtic fan
Loyal: Leo wears a Newcastle shirt
After hundreds of applicants, the competition has been whittled down to these 12 mutts, with the top prize being a season ticket for the winning dog and his owner.
A spokesman for Tvbet.co.uk said: 'We’ve been amazed at the number of entries. It seems that Britain’s dogs are all barking mad about football.'
Armchair fan: Lenny the Arsenal supporter
If the shirt fits… Jeter supports Chelsea
Rover(s): Sasha follows Blackburn
Royal rover: Cassie supports Reading
Following up from Sportsmail’s article earlier this month, the contest has got tongues and tails wagging with some on social media channels suggesting that one of the dogs – Chelsea fan Max the mongrel – could have a shot at becoming Rafa Benitez’s replacement.
Others have also poked fun at their respective clubs, claiming that the dogs would be better on the pitch than their players.
Devoted: Max the mongrel is a Chelsea fan
Gooner: Ginny the Arsenal-supporting dog
No1 fan: Villa following Luna
With the decision on Britain’s favourite football pooch imminent and the competition into the knockout stages, the contestants will be chomping at the bit to get their paws on the prize.