Just look at this pampered pooch. Alfie, a Shih Tzu, gets to travel around with Jo from Southborough Carpets each day and has his own comfy cushion on the front passenger seat. Jo is a real talker so if she comes by, Alfie often has a long wait in the car.
Here he is as Jo is about to leave (Jo is one of these people that “doesn’t like having my picture taken”). So she hid while thrusting Alfie upwards so that he could say goodbye to Barney (in the last picture).
So I’m here and it’s huge and I didn’t know where to start.
There’s much grooming, clipping and general pampering going especially in the Poodle showing area. There truly are some wonderful pieces of sculpture going on here.
Here’s a few from Thursday.
Seven, Standard Poodle
Madison, Standard Poodle
Seven (left) and Madison, Standard Poodle
Pearl, Standard Poodle
Sailor, Golden Retriever (on the caninepartners.org.uk stand)
Baggins, Golden Retriever
A Manchester Terrier being photographed by Ponystep magazine
Elen Elf Addicted To Love, Toy Poodle
Spicer, German Spitz
Queenie, Toy Poodle
Drewe, Chow Chow
Suzi Q, (a very relaxed) Cesky Terrier
Orinell’s Ego Trip, Chow Chow
Change of scenery this week, with it being half term.
We all had a trip down to Bexhill and while Mrs Dog Snapper went in to the De La Warr Pavillion to have a look at the ‘Warhol Is Here’ exhibition, the three pups, Barney and myself had a stroll along the seafront.
Bexhill has some super dogs and so I had to approach some of owners about getting a couple of out-of-town dogs on the blog.
First up is Ruby, a four month old Dogue de Bordeaux. This breed always seems to get described as ‘like the dog from the film Turner & Hooch.’ I loved the out of season ice cream hut so Ruby was duly plonked in front of it to add a bit of seaside glamour.
The other dog that I can name is Saxon, a three year old Westie/Shih Tzu X, owned by a lovely lady who was just so friendly.
No big rambling post today. Obviously we had a good covering of snow yesterday and I just had to get out there and photograph some dogs as you never know how long the snow will last.
I snapped them on my way to the bomb crater where I was going to meet up with my kids who were sledging.
There’s seven new dogs that I’ve not come across before and one that I do know.
I was really pleased to come across Dizzy, as I’ve not yet featured a Dalmatian on this blog and this was the perfect day to photograph one. She was quite a little truffle pig with her nose very much in the snow most of the time, but looks great with her head up in a snowy backdrop. I’m not sure whether I prefer the original colour files or the black and white conversions. I like the way there’s a little splash of colour in the last remaining leaves, but having a white dog with dark spots on a largely white backdrop just works in b&w too.
Nelson, German Sort-haired Pointer – essentially this is nightmare to shoot – black dog on a white backdrop while trying to retain a bit landscape detail. Ends up looking like a studio shot. I ended up going in close to just shoot a portrait as the wider stuff didn’t work.
Managed to slip over on a slimy tree root before taking these. One minute I was standing there, the next I’m a pathetic mess on the floor. Most importantly though, I kept the camera up…hurray.
Once the dogs had stopped laughing at me, I got to work.
These two are Smudge, an 11 year old Shih Tzu and Meg, a 14 month old Border Collie.
Not sure if it’s still like this but the path linking Birchwood Avenue and the woods was a little waterlogged last Friday. Think the drain may need clearing.
Today’s top dog is Megan a two year old rescued Shih Tzu, with fantastic colouring to complement the fallen Autumn leaves.
Last dog photography post from Dunorlan Park and just look at these fantastic little dogs. Firstly, there is Harriet, a 14 year old Griffon Bruxellois with such a great face (that some would say only a mother could love).
Couple this with her “wonky back legs”, she just had to feature on the blog.
Also with her, was Poppy and really lively 2 year old Chihuahua/Shih Tzu cross, described by the only as being “a very masculine female.” She certainly gave Barney a run for his money.
Must get back to Dunorlan again soon as these last three posts have featured some great dogs.