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Basenji on snow

Posted in Photography, The Dog Models Project with tags , , , , , , on January 26, 2009 by mirkawolf

This year, we had surprisingly lasting snow here in Brussels. I think it was a record – snow lasting even in the city for a week. Ponds frozen to the point that people could go ice-skate. And what I did? I chased people and their dogs around for getting photos of dogs on snow. And so here they are – little African dogs – on snow 🙂

Basenji are small, elegant-looking, short-haired dogs with erect ears and tightly curled tail. The basenji is an athletic dog and is deceptively powerful for its size. This breed does not slobber or drool, and very rarely pants (as dogs do). The Basenji has the unique properties of not barking (it makes a low, liquid ululation instead) and cleaning itself like a cat. The Basenji is alert, affectionate, energetic, and curious.  It loves to play and makes a great pet, as long as it is handled regularly from an early age and the owners are very patient. It can be reserved with strangers.

Basenji running

Basenji running

Basenji in full flight

Basenji in full flight

Basenji play time!

Basenji play time!

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

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