COULD your pooch sniff out the best dog-friendly days out and holidays?

Travel company Canine Cottages are looking for four-legged critics - and their owners - to join the team.

The lucky pups will receive free UK holidays, days out and products to review.

Applications open today and will close at midnight on June 23, with successful applicants being named as four-legged ambassadors of the brand, responsible for reviewing holiday cottages and living the doggy dream.

The Very Important Pups will each receive one free cottage holiday, access to local dog-friendly days out and a selection of free products to review.

The successful dogs will be profiled on the Canine Cottages website and appear regularly across the company's social media platforms.

The selection panel, which includes last year’s Canine Critic, will be looking for dogs with personality and an obvious love of travel and adventure.

Canine Cottages PR Manager, Jo Price said: “Due to the overwhelming success of Canine Critic 2018, with the recruitment of the adorable Poppy the Cockapoo who went on to become an invaluable member of our team, we have decided to maximise the fun this year and recruit no less than ten new furry members of staff who we hope will become the beating heart of this unique brand.

“This is a fantastic opportunity for the UK’s most faithful friends and we’re looking for a diverse selection of ‘real’ dogs with character who love to travel, are not camera shy and who have a willing human who can accompany them on their adventures.”

However, competition for one of the coveted positions will be tough, as over twenty thousand hopeful hounds have already pre-registered in a bid to be one of the first applicants to be considered.

Former Canine Critic pup-parent, Cara Whitehouse, offered this year’s applicants the following advice: “Pick a photo that shows off exactly why you think your dog would be the perfect Canine Critic; it’s the first thing the judges will see. We used a picture that really showed off Poppy’s love for exploring; she’d already done lots of travelling with us, so we tried to get that across in our application as well as showing off a bit of her personality through some of our answers.”

Full details can be found on the Canine Cottages website