A SEARCH has been launched for Barry dogs that scrub up a treat or hounds with personality.

Owners whose canine pals fit the bill are invited to walk the dog along for a photo shoot at Pet Hut, Barry Waterfront, with The Dog Portrait Company as quest for Barry’s top dog begins.

Dogs will be photographed free of charge and there will be a chance to win a large framed photograph in the Dog Portrait Competition.

Dog Portrait Director Adrian Fuller said: “We are looking for all sorts of dogs to enter.

“The main criterion is for the resulting picture to bring a smile. This is a fabulous opportunity for dog owners to meet up, new puppies to socialise and generally have a good time. Our events are extremely popular and it is quite a while since we were last in Barry.”

Dogs can be taken to The Pet Hut Unit 4, Waterfront Retail Park Barry, from 10am to 4pm on Saturday, June 21.