We’ve been very pleased with how the dogs’ category of our Cute Pets competition has gone – but it does now present us with a bit of a problem.

Entry to this stage of the contest is now closed, meaning we have to go through the 300-plus photos and try to whittle the massive field down to just a few of our favourites that will go through to the final.

We were originally going to only put five dogs into the final but, due to the quantity and quality of the entries, we’re now going to increase this to 10.

It’s still going to be a huge challenge selecting the furry friends we like the very best because we’ve fallen in love with so many of them.

But select them we will over the next few days, based on those we think are the absolutely most adorable, and we’ll announce the finalists soon.

If you want to see all the entries we’ve had, just flick through the gallery above. If any of the dogs particularly catch your eye, let us know in the comments below as that may help us with our decision-making.

If you’re more of a cat person than a dog lover, you and your pets will soon be able to take part in our competition too. When we announce the doggy finalists, we’ll be opening up the next Cute Pets heat that will be for the kitties.