Snooze you lose? Not in this case as Slaithwaite-based Dragonfly Products launched a national search for the UK’s sleepiest dog. And we have a winner!

To celebrate National Dog Week, natural dog food retailer Dragonfly Products crowned Ringo, a three-year-old Cockapoo the nation’s ‘sleepiest’ dog following a national photo competition.

The dog food company asked people to submit photos of their four-legged friends getting a good old kip and their panel of judges chose the pups who looked the cutest – or the funniest – whilst having a nap to take away the winner’s medal.

In total, Dragonfly received over 250 entries from which one winner and two runners-up were chosen. With so many adorable dogs to choose from, this was no easy task!

Ringo, from Manchester, scooped a year’s supply of Dragonfly’s new Gourmet dry dog food range.

Ringo – the winner!

Caroline, Ringo’s mum, described the northern pup as “an absolute big sack of idiot” after explaining that this is how he likes to sleep after a long day. Despite his silly tendencies, Caroline says she “loves him so much.”

The first runner-up was 18-month-old Miniature Dachshund, Oskar, from London (below, left). Owner Mareen shared that the half German half English pup loves days out in the park and playing with friends. If this is Oskar’s favourite hobby, it’s no surprise he likes a good sleep!

Smudge (above, right), a 12-year-old Border Collie from Kent, was named as the second runner-up. According to his owner Jeanette, Smudge still acts like he’s four, and she says he’s loyal, energetic, and runs like the wind.

Other adorable pooches that made it into Dragonfly’s top 10 shortlist included Bella, Jasper, Roco, Tessa, Mabel, Rafa, and Winnie.

Laura Lambert, owner Dragonfly Products, said: “After careful consideration and hours of contemplation, we finally decided on Ringo as the winner and Oskar and Smudge as the two runners-up. All three of these dogs embody the cheeky and characterful personality traits that we love so much.”

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