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I love to see people out with their dogs having fun. Humans and dogs having fun together. That is one of the best things in life. I watch this dog down at Keuka Lake playing with their human. Rushing out into the water to retrieve what their human threw for them. Swimming and splashing in the lake water. I love the contrast between the brown fur of the Labrador Retriever and its… Read More

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… Read More

The Nova Scotia Duck-Tolling Retriever. I often think about finding a dog that I can run with. So part of the key to that is finding a dog that likes to be active. And it is important to find a dog that is trainable. Watching the Nova Scotia Duck-Tolling Retriever move through an agility course demonstrates taht this breed has both of those qualities. As evidenced by the mud spattered all over… Read More

The Labrador Retriever. Not sure I need to say much about the Labrador Retriever. Most of us have a pretty good mental image of a Labrador Retriever. The Labrador Retriever has been the most popular breed in America for 30 years according the to AKC. The representation of a Labrador Retriever that I always conjure is a happy go lucky dog. A dog that was always looking for a fun time. Just… Read More

Golden Retriever performing obedience trials. Of all the things I see dogs do at dog shows one that seems the most amazing to me is all the different tasks they can accomplish during obedience training. I think part of why it seems so remarkable is because it seems almost unnatural for a dog. Obedience is all cognition and learning for the dog and human team. In other activities a big part of… Read More

The first dog I ever had as an adult was a lab type dog. Black. Short fur. Body shape and size pretty close to what many labs look like. So it was really cool to see a Flat-Coated Retriever. They look very similar to the dog I had. The main difference is that the Flat-Coated Retriever has a longer coat. The long fur gives the dog an interesting look. Especially when contrasted… Read More

To me the Curly-Coated Retriever is one of the more surprising looking retriever breeds. I never expected the tight rings of curls across the entire body of the dog. Especially such a large dog. And it is really set of by how abruptly the curls cease right at the margins of the dogs face. The Curly-Coated Retriever has fur on its face that is short, straight, and flat. Unlike many other breeds… Read More

I have always liked Labrador Retriever type dogs. The Chesapeake Bay Retriever is so reminiscent of that type of dog. Except they have this extra. I remember the first time I saw a Chesapeake Bay Retriever. It wasn’t even at a dog show. Chesapeake Bay Retrievers were part of some exhibit or something that was happening at our county fair. I think I fell in love with them right there. There is… Read More

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