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Sunday afternoon snow dogs

January 21, 2013 Leave a comment

About this time last year, we had snow and I managed to photograph a few dogs on the Common and over at the bomb crater where loads of people were sledging.

One of the dogs I photographed last year was Nelson the Pointer and he was the first dog I came across again yesterday. He’s such a handsome chap and I love his black coat with grey flecks down the front.

Dogs in snow

Nelson, Pointer

Dogs in snow

Nelson, Pointer

I met a couple who had four rescue dogs from GRWE Greyhound Rescue (here’s the link to their Facebook Page Greyhound & Lurcher Rescue in the South East). From left to right they are Poppy and Tully (Whippet Xs), Lenny and Stanley (Lurchers). This charity does great work in rescuing, rehabilitating and rehoming abused and abandoned greyhounds and lurchers. These four were such lovely dogs and were being very good considering all the fun that was going on around them. I love the way these jacketed dogs on different coloured leads are all looking out the picture the same way.

Dogs in snow

l to r: Poppy and Tully (Whippet Xs), Lenny and Stanley (Lurchers)

Leya is a Spanish Water Dog and I always like seeing breeds that don’t crop up that often. This is a breed of dog developed by shepherds in Spain as a multi-purpose herder. They’re sometimes used as a gundog, as well as an assistant to fishermen.

Dogs in snow

Leya, Spanish Water Dog

Dogs in snow

Leya, Spanish Water Dog

Others photographed were Hattie, the Border Collie, an unknown Weimeraner and of course a few shots of my Barney who raced around on the slopes dodging the sledgers.

Dogs in snow

Hattie, Border Collie

Weimeraner

Dogs in snow

Barney, Working Cocker Spaniel

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Dogs In The Snow

February 6, 2012 2 comments

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.

Barney, Working Cocker Spaniel
Barney in Snow

Dizzy, Dalmatian
Dizzy, Dalmatian

Dizzy, Dalmatian
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.

Bridie, Bernese Mountain Dog
Bridie, Bernese Mountain Dog – fantastic, a real live mountain dog comes along just when you need her!

Chance, Labrador
Chance, Labrador

Chance, Labrador
Chance, Labrador

Chance, Labrador
Chance, Labrador

Gizmo, Shih Tzu
Gizmo, Shih Tzu

Gizmo, Shih Tzu
Gizmo, Shih Tzu

Gizmo, Shih Tzu
Gizmo, Shih Tzu

Fred, Labrador
Fred, Labrador – that’s definitely the best way to get a sledge back up to the top of the hill

Fred, Labrador
Fred, Labrador

Fergus, Labrador
Fergus, Labrador (only 5 months old)

Nelson, German Sort-haired Pointer
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.

Nelson, German Sort-haired Pointer
Nelson, German Sort-haired Pointer – this dog had the most amazing black coat, with this fantastic lighter marking on the underside as though he had been dipped in ash.

Murphy, Miniature Schnauzer
Murphy, Miniature Schnauzer

Murphy, Miniature Schnauzer
Murphy, Miniature Schnauzer – was quite at home been pulled along on the sledge (as well as going down the hill with the owner)

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