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Dagenham pupil scoops dog photography prize

PUBLISHED: 07:00 17 July 2018

Sienna Wemyss, 11, from Dagenham, has scooped second prize in the Young Pup category of The Kennel Club's annual dog photography competition. Pic: SALLY MILLWARD

Sienna Wemyss, 11, from Dagenham, has scooped second prize in the Young Pup category of The Kennel Club's annual dog photography competition. Pic: SALLY MILLWARD

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A budding snapper is celebrating after scooping second prize in an international dog photography competition.

Sienna Wemyss' prizewinning photo of her Whippet puppy Dallas took second place in an international photography competition organised by The Kennel Club. Pic: SIENNA WEMYSSSienna Wemyss' prizewinning photo of her Whippet puppy Dallas took second place in an international photography competition organised by The Kennel Club. Pic: SIENNA WEMYSS

Sienna Wemyss, of Reed Road, Dagenham, took the pic on her iPhone as pet Whippet pup Dallas sat on the sofa pining for his dinner.

The 11-year-old George Carey Primary school pupil then sent the portrait length photo to dog show organisation The Kennel Club for its annual search for the best dog photographers.

On the news, proud mum Sally Millward said: “Sienna was overjoyed, absolutely over the moon. She couldn’t believe it.”

Talented Sienna’s photo was one of 10,000 sent in from 70 countries and entered in the Young Pup Photographer category.

Sienna Wemyss, 11, from Dagenham, has scooped second prize in the Young Pup category of The Kennel Club's annual dog photography competition. Pic: SALLY MILLWARDSienna Wemyss, 11, from Dagenham, has scooped second prize in the Young Pup category of The Kennel Club's annual dog photography competition. Pic: SALLY MILLWARD

The shot is now on display at The Kennel Club’s Mayfair art gallery with copies on sale. The delighted youngster, who wants to be a fashion designer when she grows up, will pick up her award at a ceremony in October.

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