Dog owners came out in Nigeria’s commercial hub, Lagos, to show off their pooches at the city’s fourth annual canine carnival at the weekend, Reuters news agency reports.
The dogs on show came out beautifully groomed and in fancy dress.
The aim was to break stereotypes that Africans mistreat their pets, Reuters says quoting organiser Jackie Idimogu.
“I have been able to make humans understand that dogs are not for guards, like they are not just to be kept at the gate or outside the compound,” she said.
Pasha (above) – dressed in sunglasses and an outfit to match the owner’s – was named dog of the year.