During November 2016 I was lucky to have had the chance to photograph two Chihuahuas. It was the first time I had met these charming little dogs who have big personalities. We took them to a favourite outdoors walk where they very happily let off some steam. It was hard to photograph them as they were so quick but I feel we managed it without cramping their style too much !

Chihuahuas are known to form strong bonds with a particular person. They are affectionate, make good house pets, are intelligent and fast learners. Just a brief bit about their origins. They are thought to have originated in Mexico from a dog called a Techichis. The origins are a little hazy but they possibly go back as far as 300BC.

Now for a few images from the shoot with their proud owner.

 

 

 

 

Buster is a game little Jack Russell Terrier. We completed a shoot with him on a blazing hot day and I think we were all feeling the heat, Buster included. He demonstrated this by sensibly choosing the coolest spots to flop down and was not going to settle for anything less.  He is 10 years old and like so many dogs was rarely parted from his ball. Buster came from a rescue centre and was rehomed at one years old. The photo session was at Priory Park in Great Paxton.

It is so heartening to meet so many dogs that are rehomed and given such wonderfully loving homes.

 

Met Mac in May and we had a beautiful shoot at Odell in Bedfordshire. There was a large bluebell wood in bloom at the time and conditions were perfect.

There is a story attached to Mac’s arrival and his life. He is now a 16 year springer spaniel who came from a rescue centre. The owner’s parents brought Mac home rather quickly to help ease the loss for the owner of their much beloved labrador who had unfortunately to cross the ‘rainbow bridge’. Mac has been a wonderful dog, the kindest dog anyone could wish for and he even helped many others to overcome their fears of dogs since he was so gentle. Up to the age of about 13 he was very lively and full of fun but then he started to slow down and then that was compounded by a stroke. Thankfully he has bounced back from it  and apart from a few muscular hinderances, that he appears to ignore, he is obviously an extremely happy dog.

The last shot below is Mac with his lifelong friend Buster whom had to have a mention. Don’t want him to get jealous 🙂

 

 

Yes his full name but just called Buck for short ! Buck is a sprocker – cross between a springer and a cocker. Described by his owner as mad as a box of frogs but in a lovely way. He adores peoples and is a very sociable dog but typical of sprockers, all puddles and mud pools were there for him to jump into. Luckily we got the shoot completed before he did that. The shoot was at Rowney Warren in Bedfordshire.

 

Coco was  described as a slightly mad 10 month old Cockerpoo, who loves chasing squirrels and stealing other dogs balls ! The description was very accurate and she would bound off and disappear into the undergrowth in Bedford park. She never caught any squirels but it was not through want of trying. The day was perfect on a bright Spring morning.

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