Farmers’ ever-faithful, four-legged friends are as keen to keep an eye on the action at harvest as they are at any other time of year.
From collies in the corn to spaniels on the straw, Farmers Weekly readers have shared a selection of photos of their pooches – here are just a few to enjoy.
Meet Wispa, the chocolate Lab, “having some fun in the wheat”. Photographed by Vicki Watt.
And, if you love taking photos, why not enter our 2020 Harvest Photography Competition?
All you need to do is capture an image that encapsulates the spirit of harvest 2020 in an impactful and memorable way. And if you manage to catch the eye of the judges, you could see your photo appear on the front cover of your favourite farming magazine.
You can find inspiration and full details of how to enter the Harvest Photography Competition here
Titled “Bouncer”, this photo – submitted by Rachel Collinge – shows “Lola, loving life in the oat straw”.
“We managed to cart the hay in before the rain came at Wick Street Farm for our Aberdeen Angus beef suckler herd in Stroud, Gloucestershire – with a little help from Roo, the fly-catching collie!” says FWi user Ellie.
Glen having a well-deserved rest after a long day harvesting. Thanks to Amy Barnet for sharing.
Laura Edwards submitted this picture of Winston, keeping a watchful eye on baling in south Shropshire.
Mungo, a two-year-old Cocker Spaniel cross Hungarian Viszla, on “quality control” duties, according to Freya Shuttleworth.
“Paws” for thought
This one came from Rach Donger, from Farnsfield, Nottinghamshire – she called her shot “Paws for thought”.
“I take the same picture each year as I believe they are better than school pictures,” says FWi user Kirsty. “The dog is our new pup, so he obviously likes to get involved. It’s taken behind our house in Lincolnshire.”