The Sausage: Vancouver, BC

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Sausage, aka a Dachshund

A Sausage, aka a Dachshund

This is a sausage, aka a Dachshund. Dachshunds are supposed to hunt badgers, prairie dogs… Many are fierce like they are supposed to be, but the majority of the Dachshunds, that I know of, are shy and afraid of the world. But, somehow the Dachshund remains one of the most popular dog.

The Dachshund is not a “manly” dog, but I like them. It’s …


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Old English Sheepdog: Delta, BC

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old english sheepdog

Old English Sheepdog Waiting Patiently

This female photographer (Ursula) is hand holding a Sigma 50-500 at 500mm. It’s very impressive. Yes, there is some kind of stabilization built into the lens, but Sigma has never been known for making outstanding lens stabilization. The other thing is that the Sigma 50-500 is a very economical/budget lens with a 10x magnification. At the time, it was impressive and one of …


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Another Halti: Vancouver, BC

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dog using a halti

Dog with Halti: Vancouver, BC

Rosie’s a ‘puller’ during the walks. She wears the leash on her nose. It’s called a Halti. Rosie’s learning not to pull on the leash.

The theory is:

  1. The dog has less strength to pull when the leash is on the bridge of the nose.
  2. If the dog pulls, it will hurt a very sensitive part of the their body. So they …

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Lizzy: Vancouver, BC

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Lizzy is a 9 month old 'terror'

Lizzy: Vancouver, BC

Lizzy, is the short for Elizabeth. She’s a 9 month puppy and she’s already a ‘terror’.

She doesn’t look like a terror right now. It’s only because there are strangers around (like me) but then she quickly forgets… After that she starts ripping things, chewing branches, furniture, books… Who knows what she’ll destroy next. There are two big problems:

  1. The home (her …

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Jumping Around: Vancouver, BC

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charlie is always trying to be higher

Charlie is always trying to be higher up

Charlie, a mostly a mini pittbull. She’s small and short. She loves jumping. Always trying to be higher than the ground. The only reason that she’s not on the top stair is because of her owner.

In spite of her size, she can jump and is very athletic. Her owner told me that she can easily run 5 kilometers (around …


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In Training: Vancouver, BC

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puppy labrador in training

Puppy Labrador in Training

This black puppy Lab, Marnie, is in training to become a guide dog. Will she succeed and graduate?

Right now, she’s not doing well. She pulls too hard on the walk and she has to wear a haltie over her nose because of the pulling.

She only has 3 month to stop pulling. She’s only in the first part of the training. She doesn …


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Photographing Black Dogs

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black dog running

Black Dog

It’s never been easy being a black dog. Most people do not like black dogs. Light colored dogs get adopted at the rate of the 3 to 1 compared to the black dogs.

One of the reason that black dogs are badly viewed is because of Hollywood. But it didn’t start with Hollywood, we had Sherlock Holmes and the Hound of the Baskerville…

Whenever they need …


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Lisa, the Greyhound: Vancouver, BC

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Older Greyhound with foot injury

Older Greyhound With Foot Injury

Lisa is an older Greyhound from a racing track in Mexico. She’s had a foot injury during one of her races and that ended her ‘racing career’. She was transferred from Tijuana to Los Angeles for adoption, then from the US to Canada where she went through Edmonton Alberta and finally, she came to Vancouver BC.

Most of her transformation from a caged dog …


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