The Smirk: Vancouver, BC

To me, it looks like this Dachshund is smirking at me. It’s the smile, the tilt of the head and the ears that give that impression.

Doesn’t she look like a troublemaker?

The Smirk: Vancouver, BC

The Smirk: Vancouver, BC

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The Balloon and a French Bulldog: Vancouver, BC

This French Bulldog, aka Frenchie, is fixated on balloons. He chases balloons. He tries to grab the balloon but most of the times it explodes.

While I was at the beach, he must have popped at least 8 balloons. His owner had a full bag from one of these party supplies.

Frenchie following a balloon

Frenchie following a balloon

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The Leader of the Pack: Vancouver, BC

This Golden Retriever is the ‘brain of the operation’. He’s leading the way. All the other cyclists follow him, and he’s taking his job very seriously.

What makes this photograph different is that the dog is impassible and his mouth is closed.

Almost all dogs would be excited, stand up and down (btw the dog is sitting), stick their heads to one side or the other, the mouth open and the tongue sticking out. Not this Lab, he’s impassible and looks straight ahead along the cycle path.

Labrador Retriever in charge of group of cyclists

Labrador Retriever in charge of group of cyclists

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Handle Bars: Vancouver, BC

I still haven’t decided if the handle bars refer to either the man with the handle bar mustache or to the dog riding on the handle bar of the bicycle.

Man with handle bar mustache v dog on bicycle carrier

Man with handle bar mustache v dog on bicycle handlebar carrier

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Leave Me Alone: Vancouver, BC

This small Jack Russell is not happy to be sniffed by this “big monster”, a Mastiff. She’s trying to ignore him, but at 150lbs and in your face or up your butt to sniff you, it’s very difficult to refuse. If this was a workplace, this would be called bullying…

Leave Me Alone: Vancouver, BC

Leave Me Alone: Vancouver, BC

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Dodoïte — Clueless: Vancouver, BC

This is what happens when doggies are kept in cages, instead of going to school! They don’t learn how to read the big signs. My previous dog would have given his opinion by peeing on it!

Clueless about doggy daycare

Clueless about Doggy Daycare: Vancouver, BC

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Droopy: Vancouver, BC

This is Henri (that’s the French Henry with an i at the end), a Basset Hound. I like Basset Hounds. My own ‘beast’ is a furry Basset Hound. When Henri stands looking at me, he really looks like Droopy.

Droopy, basset hound: Vancouver, BC

Henri the Basset Hound, aka Droopy: Vancouver, BC

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Play With Me: Vancouver, BC

These two dogs are following the school of ‘doggie good manners’. Rusty, the boxer is asking the chocolate Lab if he wants to play. And the chocolate Lab says yes but be nice…

Two dogs checking and asking each other to play: Vancouver, BC

Play With Me: Vancouver, BC

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Running: Vancouver, BC

This dog kept on running and running…

I saw the owner throwing the ball and when I came back an hour forty-five minutes later, she was still throwing the ball. That’s when I started taking the photos.

Dog running while wearing a Seattle Seahawk tee-shirt

Dog Running: Vancouver, BC

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Golden Retriever Walk/Running: Vancouver, BC

Golden Retriever Walk/Running: Vancouver, BC

Golden Retriever Walk/Running: Vancouver, BC

When I spoke with the owner, she explained that she was walk-running.

I didn’t know that it was a sport. Walk/running is alternating walking for a few minutes and then running for a minute or two. Normally, she does the walk/running thing in a group on weekends, but this was a Monday.

She said that it was for her dog, he eats too much and had …

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Frenchie with an Attitude: Vancouver, BC

Frenchie is the nickname for French Bulldogs.

9 weeks old and he already had an attitude.

By the time he became a year old, he became a full time “goofy”. Now he either sleeps, runs around or goes to anybody that is ready to pet or play with him.

9 weeks old French Bulldog with an attitude

9 Weeks Old French Bulldog with an Attitude

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