THURSDAY, August 26, you may be thinking today is just an average day as you anxiously await the weekend, but think again as today is International Dog Day. 

As a nation of dog lovers, we take any opportunity to show off our precious pooches and today is no exception. 

That is why when we asked our readers on Facebook to share their cute and funny dog pictures, we had over 1.2k comments!  

If there's one thing we're more than happy to be inundated with, it's a Facebook feed of ADORABLE.  

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However, here at The Northern Echo HQ we were faced with the difficult challenge of whittling down these pet pictures to just 70 snaps. 

But fear not as you can see all the fluffy friends shared on our Facebook post below...


Thank you to everyone who submitted a photo, from Chihuahuas to German Shepherds, Cockapoos to French bulldogs, we've genuinely loved seeing them all. 

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