French bulldog with his owner

Henry, a French Bulldog

Henry is a 1½ years old French Bulldog. His mouth is at least as big as his head. It’s huge. He doesn’t bite, but he drools. When the drool is long enough, he shakes and his drool flies everywhere, including the ceiling. Henry loves people, especially if they pay attention to him. As long as there are people around, he goes running around.

After this photo, he went to …

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Agility Racing: The Beagle

Beagle doing agility racing

Agility Racing: The Beagle

Beagles are terrible dogs for agility racing. Beagles are kind of agile dog, but they are not dogs. Beagles are noses on 4 wheels legs. So even during agility races, the only thing a beagle is really interested is sniffing and tracking some smell.

So this beagle found a way of doing his agility run and sniff at the same time. He slows down on the landing and drops in nose …

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Agility Racing: The Jump

Dog jumping at agility racing

Agility Racing: The Jump

Dogs have to move fast and work hard on these races/competitions.

They know the type of obstacles they will have to navigate, but they don’t know the order of the obstacles. Their owners are being told of the order just before the actual competition category starts. They know the start, they know the end but then don’t know the in-between order. So the owner has to run with …

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Frenchie at the Beach: Vancouver, BC

French Bulldog at the beach in the sand

French Bulldog at the Beach

Walter is a 3 years old French Bulldog, aka a Frenchie. He’s nice and sweet. He likes the sand, but he doesn’t like the sea or the water.

He’s at the beach without a leash. What you do not see is that his owners are just outside of the image. He never strays away, he always stay close to his owners. It’s most likely due to …

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Another Hard Working Doggy: Vancouver, BC

doggy guarding the entrance of the kitchen

Doggy guarding the entrance of the kitchen

This is a hard working doggy. It doesn’t look like it, but he’s waiting for his biscuit. He’s owed a biscuit but his owner is “derelict” in his duties of providing the biscuit immediately.

He’s laying there at the top of the stairs to make sure that nobody can pass by and forget that he is owed a biscuit.

He looks like a German …

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Henry: the Modern Dog

Henry is a very well read and sophisticated dog

Henry is a very well read and sophisticated dog

Henry is a very well read and sophisticated dog. He even reads the magazine: Modern Dog.

He’s been caught a few times hoarding the magazines in his bed and using the flashlight in the middle of the night to look at the photos of other dogs…


Before (left) and after (right) as processed with Darktable 2.2.5

Before (left) and After (right)

Camera: Canon 7D ISO 400 and 1/80
Lens: Canon 40mm f/2 …

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Almost There: Vancouver, BC

boxer mix about to catch his ball

Harley, a boxer mix, about to catch his ball

Harley is a boxer mix. He loves chasing the ball. The problem is that his favorite park is an on-leash park only, and the park is not far from city hall, so his owners have to dodge the city employees. Harley’s owners already had a couple of tickets from the city-hall employees.

When I started making photos, they thought that I also was a city …

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Mouthing Around: West Vancouver, BC

2 dogs mouthing around

Two Dogs Mouthing Around: Vancouver, BC

Lizzy, the white dog, is playing with a Shiba Inu, the brown dog. It looks fierce, but they are just playing.

Usually, when a dog doesn’t like it anymore, that dog starts whimpering and the other dog usually stops.

What makes the difference between playing around and getting ready to attack? Directions and tensions.

  1. Direction: They are not facing each other, they are running in the same direction …
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Photographing in the Fog: West Vancouver, BC

Photographing in the fog with his dog and a smartphone

Photographing in the fog with his dog and a smartphone

This guy is using his smartphone to photograph the fog. I’m using a ‘real’ camera to photograph him photographing in the fog.

The fog was starting to lift and some of the sun started to shine through the fog.

Earlier, it used to be fairly heavy fog. A quick breeze with the warming sun and the fog started to lift. We went from “pea …

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Oscar, the 13 years old: Old English Sheepdog

Old English Sheepdog: 13 years old

Scruffy/Wet Old English Sheepdog

Oscar is a 13 years old, Old English Sheepdog. He looks scruffy because in spite of being 13 years and a cold foggy winter day, he went to play into the sea.

Like all people that walk with their dog, they walk in sync and at the same pace.

I’m not talking about people that walk against their dog. That’s the ones on the fishing line where the …

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The Flying Locca: Vancouver, BC

Jack Russell that needs to run

Flying Locca: Crazy Jack Russell

This Jack Russell’s name is Locca. It’s the Spanish name for crazy. Translated, it’s the “Flying Crazy”.

Her owner is a lady from Nicaragua who just had a baby. She’s pushing her stroller with one hand and throwing the ball with her other hand and she said:

Locca goes crazy if she doesn’t run or chase the ball at least an hour and half.

Manuella …

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