Monthly Archives: September 2014

Met Dexter a couple of weeks ago. Dexter is a Poochon and for those that didnt know – like me – A Poochon dog is a cross of a Bichon Frise and a Toy Poodle. The word Bichon comes from the French meaning a small long haired dog. He was a beautiful little dog with a lovely nature and was very game. His breed also appeals to many owners due to his non-hair shedding characteristic. We took Dexter up to Willen Lake at Milton keynes and went for a long walk – he has short legs ! – which took in the Grand Union Canal. Luckily he decided not to take a dip although on occasions he looked close to it.  Thanks to Simone for helping guide Dexter in the right direction just when it was needed.

I really enjoyed the shoot and here are a few shots from the afternoon.

 

 

I was lucky to be able to photograph two King Charles Spaniels. One was a 13 year old male named Rupert and the other was a 2 year old female called Coco.  During our shoot near the River Ivel in Henlow, Rupert tended to take a very relaxed view on the proceedings and I think he felt he had done most of his running around during his life. That was more than made up for by Coco who loved barking and chasing birds.  Hope you enjoy some of the images and thanks to the owners for helping with the dogs.

As a bit of background, these generally excitable little dogs love people and enjoy companionship. Toy spaniels as they are often known as,  first appeared in the UK as early as the 16th century when they made their way here from Far Eastern countries. They were favoured by royalty in Tudor times and made popular by King Charles II.

 

 

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