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Josie was one of our sweet Bernese Mountain Dog tribe that we have gathered in our home over the years.

We were fortunate enough to adopt Josie from a rescue out in Ohio.

Josie was such a sweet and shy girl.

She loved to spend time with us.

Unfortunately we did not get to spend as much time with her as we would have liked, as is too often the case.

One thing we always wanted to do was take her camping.

We almost ran out of time. But, fortunately a good friend was able to arrange for us to camp locally and we enjoyed a night out in the woods with out dog.

This photo was from that camping trip we got to have after all.

Photo details: Nikon D300S. Nikon 60mm f/2.8. Focal length 60mm. ISO 1000. 1/125 sec. f/3.0.

Thank you for visiting the blog today and reading a little about our special dog Josie.

Here is a gallery of photos of Our Dogs.

Josie

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My family is full of dog lovers.

Dogs have come into all of our lives in a variety of ways.

Hiro was such an adorable dog who somehow ended up at our local shelter.

My wife worked at the shelter at the time.

We shared information about Hiro with people we knew.

It was so nice when Hiro was able to be adopted by members of our family.

That way a cool dog we met at the shelter found a good home and we were still able to see him.

Photo details: Nikon D300S. Nikon 60mm f/2.8. Focal length 60mm. ISO 400. 1/640 sec. f/2.8.

Hiro

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One thing I love about dog shows is discovering new dog breeds. Having the opportunity to be introduced to new dog breeds and learn more about dogs is one of the best things about dog shows.

I like to get the program for the dog show and looking at the Index of Breeds that lists all the different dog breeds that will be at the show and reading all the names to see if there will be a breed competing in the show that I have not seen before. Sometimes There are even dog breeds that I have never even heard of.

When I read through the list of dog breeds at this show today on day 2 of the Wine Country Circuit Dog Show there were two breeds I had never heard of before. Those two breeds get bumped to the top of my list of breeds I want to see and photography today.

Today I was able to see both the Barbet and the American Hairless Terrier. Both are breeds I had never heard of before let alone seen or photographed.

Barbet
American Hairless Terrier

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I will photograph dogs at any opportunity.

Show me a dog and I will take its picture.

In 2009 we visited Mount Desert Island in Maine. We 3were there camping at Acadia National Park.

All the natural beauties of the park and the island.

But there is always time to photograph dogs.

This pair of Golden Retrievers were out at the park in Bar Harbor with Their humans.

I couldn’t resist taking some photos.

Photo details: Nikon D300. Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8. Focal length 200mm. ISO 400. 1/3200 sec. f/3.2.

Thanks for visiting the blog. I hope you enjoyed this short post.

As is probably clear by now if you have been following the blog much, I enjoy photographing dogs. You can see more dog photos at my gallery of Dogs.

Golden Retriever Pair

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It is happily one of my favorite times of the year. It is Wine Country Circuit Dog Show week. I will be spending the next three days hanging out and photographing all the amazing dogs.

I will try to photograph a variety of dogs as I normally do unless someone asks me to photograph their dog for them. If you see me there feel free to say hi.

English Setter
Smooth Fox Terrier
Rhodesian Ridgeback

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Over the years we have had many fun experiences with dogs.

We have had the opportunity to have foster dogs pass through our homes.

It is always an interesting and often exciting time to have new dogs around.

So much fun and energy in the group of dogs that the dog featured in this photograph came to our home with.

The group of puppies got along so well. All the puppies even got along well with the dogs of our own we had at the time.

It is hard to know when or if we will ever have the opportunity to foster a new dog in our home, but the times we have always create indelible memories.

Photo details: Nikon D500. Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8. Focal length 70mm. ISO 400. 1/2000 sec. f/2.8.

Thank you for stopping by to see todays photo featuring a fun loving foster dog.

If you enjoy photos of dogs see my gallery of Assorted Dogs.

Foster puppy on the run.

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The Wirehaired Pointing Griffon.

Like many dog breeds, I have not seen much of the Wirehaired Pointing Griffon at dog shows.

I love the look of these dogs. Although I wouldn’t even know how to describe it.

Medium long wiry fur coat.

The fur is colored brown and gray. The dogs head is mostly brown.

This description really does not do the dog justice. I think this is just a breed of dog you have to see. It is hard to conjure up the appropriate image in ones mind with no frame of reference.

I love how the medium length hair flows and draped around the dogs face. The hair frames the eyes and mouth.

If you ever have a chance to see one definitely take the time.

Photo details: Nikon D300S. Nikon 300mm f/4. Focal length 420mm. ISO 640. 1/800 sec. f/5.6.

Thank you for joining me for a photo and some talk about the Wirehaired Pointing Griffon.

If you have been enjoying the photos from dog shows click the link for more of my photos from the Hickories Circuit Dog Shows.

Wirehaired Pointing Griffon

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The Windsprite (Whippet – Long Haired).

The Windsprite is a relatively newer breed. One I have been fortunate enough to spend some time with.

I was invited to photograph a breed specialty event.

I was able to watch these graceful animals compete in agility. They showed in conformation. And then they ran in lure coursing.

It was a really fun day.

I love the combination of coat length and color on this Windsprite.

Photo details: Nikon D500. Nikon 300mm f/4. Focal length 420mm. ISO 1000. 1/1250 sec. f/5.6.

I am glad you decided to check out the blog today. Enjoy.

I have a gallery featuring some photos from the INTERNATIONAL WINDSPRITES SPECIALTY.

Windsprites (Whippet – Long Haired)

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The Whippet.

I like this photo of a Whippet and their handler as they begin to move around the dog show ring during conformation.

Whippet’s are one of three dog breeds often at dog shows that have a similar look to them. The Whippet, The Greyhound and the Italian Greyhound.

The most noticeable difference between the three breeds is their size. The Whippet is the medium size between the larger Greyhound and the smaller Italian Greyhound.

I sometimes have a hard time distinguishing between the three breeds in my photography.

It can be quite challenging when the dog is isolated in the photo with no other referential items in view to give the viewer a sense of scale or size.

That is one of the benefits of this photo. It shows the dog, a Whippet, in reference tot he person walking with them and the fencing. This allows the viewer to have an idea how big the dog actually is.

Photo details: Nikon D300. Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8. Focal length 200mm. ISO 400. 1/5000 sec. f/2.8.

Thanks for checking out the blog today. I hope you enjoyed the photo of the Whippet.

If you want to see more photographs of show dogs check out my gallery from HICKORIES CIRCUIT DOG SHOWS.

Whippet

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The Welsh Springer Spaniel.

Trotting around the show ring at a state park in New York.

This Welsh Springer Spaniel look so happy.

So much energy expressed in this dog’s face.

I love the trail of spots up the dogs snout and onto its forehead as the brown migrates from its nose up the white stripe to the top of its head.

There the white stripe parts two beautiful rusty brown patches atop the head.

Such a beautiful dogs with its mouth open and tongue lolling out. Bright eyes looking ahead.

Photo details: Nikon D300S. Nikon 300mm f/4. Focal length 420mm. ISO 400. 1/3200 sec. f/5.6.

Thank you for visiting the photography blog today. I hope you liked the photo today featuring a Welsh Springer Spaniel.

Check out the Dogs of Wine Country for some more dog show photographs I have taken.

Welsh Springer Spaniel

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