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PERFECTLY posed pooches became stars for the day as they shot a doggy calendar.

From cocker spaniels to cockapoos, more than a dozen dogs took part in the shoot at Port Solent yesterday to raise money for charity.

Nathan Clifford takes Kaydee's photo with owner Mike Austin holding the lead. ''Picture: Paul Jacobs (142753-1)

Nathan Clifford takes Kaydee's photo with owner Mike Austin holding the lead. ''Picture: Paul Jacobs (142753-1)

It was organised by Karen Hassan, owner of Bow Wow at No. 7.

She ran a competition to find handsome hounds for a 2015 calendar which will raise money for Hearing Dogs for Deaf People.

Karen said: ‘I was thinking about putting together a calendar for a while and then one day Jamie walked into the shop.

‘He is a hearing dog and was trained in Fareham. He stole my heart and that’s when I decided to do it for his charity.’

20/9/14  ''Bow Wows shop at Port Solent dog calendar photoshoot. Pictured is Alex Mead getting her dogs attention,  Hudson''Picture: Paul Jacobs (142753-2) PPP-140921-172509001

20/9/14 ''Bow Wows shop at Port Solent dog calendar photoshoot. Pictured is Alex Mead getting her dogs attention, Hudson''Picture: Paul Jacobs (142753-2) PPP-140921-172509001

Fifty pence from each of the calendars sold goes to the charity.

Kaydee, the Boerboel – a South African mastiff – scored more than 80 votes in an online poll on Facebook meaning she gets her own page in the calendar.

And she took to the photoshoot with ease.

Owner Karen Cowley, 45, of St Albans Road, Havant, said: ‘Kaydee’s votes came from all over the world.

20/9/14  ''Bow Wows shop at Port Solent dog calendar photoshoot. Pictured is Charlotte Flew 20 with Maisie the Shih Tzu''Picture: Paul Jacobs (142753-3) PPP-140921-172520001

20/9/14 ''Bow Wows shop at Port Solent dog calendar photoshoot. Pictured is Charlotte Flew 20 with Maisie the Shih Tzu''Picture: Paul Jacobs (142753-3) PPP-140921-172520001

‘As soon as her picture went up on the voting page we contacted everyone we knew – and people as far away as Denmark, Holland and South Africa voted for her.

‘She is four-and-a-half now. She has an absolutely lovely temperament.

‘Kaydee is just fantastic. She loves kids and other dogs. We get stopped in the street everywhere we go with her.

‘An hour walk takes about two hours because everyone wants to talk to her.

‘Last year we took her on a Hounds for Heroes sponsored walk. She is a real community dog!’

Another star was Megan the lurcher, owned by Lily Appleton, 15, from Romsey Avenue, Fareham.

She said: ‘I’m really excited about seeing her in the calendar.

‘She is such a sweet dog. I think she’ll make a great addition to the calendar.’

The calendar will be available from mid-October, on sale for £12.

Hearing Dogs for Deaf People is a national charity and centre of excellence in training dogs to alert deaf people to important sounds and danger signals in the home, work place and public buildings.

Go to hearingdogs.org.uk