Happy Staffy Harvey has smiled his way to the top after being named Britain’s smiliest pet.

The 10-year-old pooch from Horley in Surrey beat off smiley competition from hundreds of cats, dogs, parrots and even a sheep to win the title.

Pablo the guinea pig

Harvey’s proud owner, April Gargiulo, couldn’t be happier for her pet pooch who she claims is a fetch fanatic.

“We’re so excited that Harvey has won this prize and is getting some recognition for how amazing and happy he is – he really deserves it.

Gus the cat

“Even though he’s getting on a bit at the grand old age of 10, Harvey still runs around like a puppy and is in amazing shape for his age.”

“He is a ‘fetch’ fanatic and will keep going for hours if given the opportunity. He enjoys long walks and is also a fantastic swimmer, regularly fetching sticks from our local doggie-dip pond. Well done Harvey!”

The judging panel for the National Office of Animal Health award included celebrity vet Marc Abraham.

The award is part of the organisation's 'I heart my pet' campaign designed to encourage owners to think about the health of their pets and seek independent advice.