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Australian Shepherds

Posted in Photography, The Dog Models Project with tags , , , , , , , , , on January 21, 2009 by mirkawolf

Today is the time to present dogs, that despite to their name, don´t come from Australia, but from United States of America. As the standard says: “Australian Shepherd is an intelligent working dog of strong herding and guarding instincts. He is a loyal companion and has the stamina to work all day.”

Translated into plain English, that means that if you don´t have a herd of sheep, agility course at hand or several hours daily to excersise your super active working dog, better don´t get one, even though he´s pretty 🙂

Australian Shepherds

All the three color varieties

Always full of energy!

Always full of energy!

Sunday with dogs and a hamster

Posted in Photography, The Dog Models Project with tags , , , , , , , , , on May 7, 2008 by mirkawolf

I was very busy last weeks and I did not have time to be adding posts about my last photosessions. One memorable photo event happened to me in April, when I was invited to Antwerp to photograph 12 different dogs for their owners, and also one little hamster 🙂 That day brought many very nice shots, and I´ve made a little album for those who would like to see a few of them.

Click here to see some of the best pictures.

For the calendar project, I also photographed very nice rhodesian ridgeback of Czech owner Ivona Brynova 🙂

rhodesian ridgeback

rhodesian ridgeback

Crazy Easter

Posted in Photography, The Dog Models Project with tags , , , , , , , , , , on March 27, 2008 by mirkawolf

I don´t recall such cold and snowy Easter for years. One day I was in Huizingen park, photographing some flowers (finally!), next day I photographed dogs on snow. So much for spring photos for the dog calendars – we got winter one´s! On the pictures is labrador retriever Elis and puppy border terrier Biba.

Blue Bell

Labrador retriever

Border terrier puppy

The day of flying dogs

Posted in Photography, The Dog Models Project with tags , , , , , , , , on March 1, 2008 by mirkawolf

 I had the opportunity to photograph three different dog breeds in one day – a beagle, three cockerspaniels and two bichons. As all the dogs knew each other, we could let them run and play – and appart of classical portrait shots, I got plenty of photos of happily running dogs. Some of them seemed almost flying.. 🙂 

beagle

cockerspaniel

bichon

Entlebuch Cattle Dog (Entlebucher Sennenhund)

Posted in Photography, The Dog Models Project with tags , , , , , , , , , on February 16, 2008 by mirkawolf

The “Entlebucher” is the smallest of the four Swiss Mountain and Cattle Dogs. He originates from Entlebuch, a valley in the region of the Cantons Lucerne and Bern. It is less popular and less known, than his bigger “brothers”, but neverthless very interesting, smart, lively and great looking dog. Used originally as farm dog, today´s “Entlebucher” can be used as versatile working dog or even family dog. On the picture is “Entlebucher” Fido of owner Helena Zacharova. 🙂

Etlenbucher Sennenhund

Australian Cattle Dogs

Posted in Photography, The Dog Models Project with tags , , , , , , , on February 4, 2008 by mirkawolf

First weekend in February was exceptionally sunny, so it was only appropriate that I got to photograph Australian Cattle Dogs. What a pity, that we could not feel as warm as if in Australia, when on the photo session! My thanks to Nicole Friedenberg for allowing me to photograph her fantastic dogs. 🙂

Australian Cattle Dogs

New Season starting

Posted in Photography, The Dog Models Project with tags , , , , , on January 10, 2008 by mirkawolf

It has been very quiet here recently, but it´s not because I was not doing anything. On the contrary, I´ve been so busy, that I did not have time for updating the news blog. Also, I am recently working on a new, better look for the photography website, with faster loading galleries etc. It takes huge amount of time, so please bear with me a little longer.

However, I need pictures of dogs from all seasons, so I was not laying down relaxing during the Christmas holidays. No, I actually managed to find some victims willing to let me photograph their dogs. In this post, I want to present Czech Mountain dogs. It is Czech national breed, not known very much outside of the country, and its numbers even in Czech republic are small. These dogs are larger than middle sized dogs and they originally served as sledge dogs, but they can also be used as guardians of the house, dog-trekking companions, for canicross or such.