Dancer, the Duck Trolling Retriever

duck trolling retriever

Dancer, the Duck Trolling Retriever

Dancer is a 15 years old Duck Trolling Retriever. He had to work hard for this photo session. This was his last photo session. He passed away 3 weeks later.

He worked very hard, but he was tired and very quickly had to rest.

In his days, Dancer won “conformation” competitions, which is the “catwalk” for dogs. The conformation competitions do not compare one dog …

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Running with Small Dogs

small dogs at agility races

Great Dogs at Agility Races

When I think agility racing, I think Border Collies and Pitbulls. They are both fast, very energetic dogs and willing/eager to work. Over 90% of the agility overall champions are either the Border Collies or the Pitbulls.

Agility racing is for all kind of dogs, including the small and the very small dogs. It’s amazing how quick these small dogs can be. The …

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What Next? Let’s Get Moooving…

dog at agility race

Agility Racing: What next

This dog was looking at her owner to find out what to do next. Agility is a team sport. It’s both the person and the dog that runs the agility course.

Every course is different, so the organizer shows the people (no dog allowed) the order of the course, which obstacles to go through and the order of these obstacles.

The person runs with the …

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Dogs and the Totem Pole

dog being petted

Dog Being Petted

Dogs live in a hierarchical society. So everybody and that means both humans and other dogs are ranked on a totem pole. The one on top is the “top banana”. The “top banana” gets all the extras including the better food.

One of the way dogs show that you are the boss, is by licking you and cleaning you. This Labrador Retriever is enjoying her work of …

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Dog at Granville Island: Vancouver, BC

dog on owner's lap

Dog on Owner’s Lap

This lady was waiting with her dog and finally her friend came. The dog staid at the table.The dog was well behaved and calm but she made sure that she was the center of the attention. After all she’s the boss since she’s in the middle.

Technical

Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mark II ISO 500 and 1/1250
Lens: Canon 70-200L/f4 …

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Waiting by Terra Breads

dog waiting

Dog Waiting

This photo was taken just off the Vancouver Seawall, at one the busiest coffee/bakery place: Terra Bread.

This black dog was waiting without being leashed. He staid there. He didn’t move, he didn’t go around sniffing or whatever. He waited.

I was there for about 5 minutes and he made sure that he would ignore people or other dogs. There’s a lot of pedestrian …

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Dog Waiting

dog waiting

Dog Waiting

This dog is not worried, but he’s waiting. I don’t know what he’s waiting for, but he thinks that something is coming. I’m sure that he thinks that he’s earned a biscuit but the incompetents human (me, in this case) either doesn’t understand or can’t remember. So eventually, I gave up and gave him his so-called “hard-earned” biscuit.

He looks like …

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XMas Gathering: Vancouver, BC

group photo of dogs: Vancouver, BC

Dog Group Photo

This photo was made after the Vancouver Emily Carr “petting’athon” for Emily Carr students. It’s not easy to get so many people and dogs ready at the same time, especially with a dozen people jumping in front of me to make a photo.

Technical

Camera: Canon 7D Mark II ISO 400 and 1/30
Lens: Canon 24-70L/f4 @97mm and f/7.1
Processed with …

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