Broadsheet photographers spend a lot of time on the streets of Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth. And increasingly, in regional areas, too. When we're out shooting at cafes, farms, beaches and private homes, there's often someone furry running around, or watching quietly from under a table. Naturally, we can't resist capturing them alongside the other things we came to photograph.

This year we have covered sausage dog races, dog beaches and dog shows, but it's been four years since we compiled our favourite incidental dog photos into a gallery. So here they are, in all their joyous, slobbering glory. Young ones, old ones, big ones, small ones, fluffy ones and spotted ones. We only wish we knew more of their names.

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