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.
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.
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.
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.
Here’s the next installment of dog photographs from the Diva Dogs Show event at the weekend.
There’ll be more coming tomorrow and at the end of the week I shall upload all the pics to my Online Shop where you’ll be able to buy prints etc.
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On Monday’s dog photo session for Percy and Oreo, the two Hamiltonstovare, they were joined by many other dogs that were using the dog walking area on the corner of Forest Road and Farmcombe Road in Tunbridge Wells.
Most notably there was Duke, a handsome six month old Pointer, who took a particular liking to Percy.
Percy and Oreo’s dog photo shoot will feature here shortly.
Percy, a Hamiltonstovare (left) and Duke, a Pointer
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
Had a mooch around The Pantiles last weekend. There was lots going on with people Christmas shopping and visitors to The Farmers’ Market, which takes place every first and third Saturday of the month.
First up is Chas, a Shar Pei
Alfie, is a German Shepherd/Siberian Husky cross who was keeping watch amongst the veg on the Bishop’s Green Grocers stall. Apparently Alfie is scared of butchers shops which can’t be easy when your green grocers is positioned up in the top of the town near the Opera House, right next to a butchers. But he does like cake.
Next up is Ruby, a Cockerpoo.
I photographed Banjo last time the market was on as the owners have the Strange Fruits stall. The Strangefruits Band were performing to a gathered audience at the bandstand and were playing good music. Great to see young musicians playing live with talent and confidence. Even Banjo joined in.
Last up, is the very handsome Harvey, a Pointer.