Terry: Vancouver, BC

Anatolian Shepherd mix

Anatolian Shepherd Mix

Terry is mostly an Anatolian Shepherd mixed with who knows what (his owner is not sure). Terry is huge, close to 100lbs and over 6ft tall when he stands up, like in the photo. He’s the best security system, people are afraid of him just from his stare…

Terry lives in a “small apartment” facing the exit of the underground garage. So Terry passes most of his time on the balcony …

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Max the Mean Dog: Vancouver, BC

Max the Mean Lhasa Apso

Max the Mean Lhasa Apso

I know Max, we live a block away from each other, we cross each other’s path at least 4 times a week. He knows me. He knows my dog: Dodoïte (pronounced: Dodo ïte) https://www.sritch.com/tag/dodoite.html. I pet him fairly often…

And still each time we walk by, if he’s in the house, he barks at us from the living room window and he …

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Frank the Pug: Vancouver, BC

Frank the Pug

Frank the Pug

Pugs are one of the most popular purebred breed around. But this is a very recent surge in popularity that started 20 years ago, on July 2nd 1997. How precise is this? Before July 1997, very few people had Pugs, they were as rare as Italian Greyhounds.

On July 2nd, 1997, the movie “Men in Black“ came out and there was a 30 second clip of Frank the Pug at a small …

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In Control: Vancouver, BC

dog in control of the walk

Dog in Control of the Walk

This dog stopped, sat down, and refused to go any further even when her owner was pulling and wheeling in the leash (it was one of these fishing line…).

I don’t know if the dog was confused by me, kneeling on the ground with my camera or by my dog who was patiently waiting behind me.

She looked and looked, then I left. After leaving, I turned around …

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Walking on a Leash: Vancouver, BC

walking the dog

Walking the Dog

There’s a big difference between a dog walking on a leash and heeling.

Heeling is a very specific exercise. It’s walking with the dog close to the handler’s left leg and the head turned toward the handler. It’s not walking, it’s hard work for a dog and for the handler.

Dogs need to sniff around during the walk. It’s to know who’s territory they are …

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Puzzled: Vancouver, BC

Puzzled: Vancouver, BC

Dogs don’t care about how they look. They care about how they feel and how we feel about them.

This dog, Mick (I think that’s how it’s spelled) looks like he was wet and was dried with a hair dryer so now his hair stands up straight.

When I asked what type of dog it was, the lady didn’t know, she wasn’t the owner. She’s just …

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Another Sausage: Vancouver, BC

Another 'Sausage' Jogging

Another ‘Sausage’ Jogging

I have a soft spot for the Dachshunds, aka the sausages (that’s what I call them). I’m not the only one to call them this way. The more common Dachshund’s nickname is the ‘wiener dog’. The big ears and the eyes…

Her name is Charlie and it’s the female Charlie. It turns out that they didn’t know if their dog was going to be a male or …

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Clumsy: Vancouver, BC

Clumsy Dog

Clumsy Dog

Some people are very clumsy. It’s the same for some dogs, especially some older dogs. This is an older dogs are she’s starting to get some dementia. She forgets things, she forgets her biscuits, her food and occasionally she loose tracks of her legs. She fell a couple of times…

As some dogs get older, they will lose there sense of orientation even in familiar area like getting lost behind the …

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Happy Doodle: Vancouver, BC

Happy Doodle

Happy Doodle

Some dogs always look very serious, so dogs look like they are enjoying their life. This ‘Doodle’ looked like he was enjoying ‘his’ jogging. Actually, it was a lady and she wasn’t jogging, she was running.

Dogs, just like people, need to warm up before the run. This dog is not running yet, he’s just doing a fast walk. We can see that from the legs. For a dog to actually …

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Professional Hunter: Vancouver, BC

Weimaraner hunting in the forest

Weimaraner Hunting

Kurt is a professional hunter. Weimaraner are supposed to be hunting dogs, but in my neck of the woods, nobody (with these dogs) goes hunting. They just want that type of dog for the style and their good character. The Weimaraner became very popular with the general public after the William Wegman’s photos. That’s the photos of his Weimaraner dressed as a person.

Kurt is hunting dog and every winter he …

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Lilliputian v Gulliver

a puppy and his master

Lilliputian v Gulliver

There are many movies made from the book: Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift. My favorite version is the 1939 version with Jessica Dragonette and Lanny Ross.

When I look at the photo of this French Bulldog looking up to his owner, I think about the Lilliputians from Gulliver’s Travels.

Not exactly true, since he’s scratching himself while pointing his head up, but it still sounds good.

Technical

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

Before (left …

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