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In February I was asked to photograph two Dalmatians in Clapham wood, Bedford. The difference this time was that Dooley is deaf but understood hand signals. He came from a Dogs Trust Rescue centre.  When shooting it took a little getting used to for me as I automatically called to Dooley to attract his attention. The other dog was Ruby who is 10 years old and never strayed too far from Dooley. Two very playful dogs and fun to photograph. Here are a handful of shots from the shoot.

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After three attempts to beat the weather, I finally managed to arrange a shoot with the owner of Dotty, a Dalmatian and Niah a Staffy.  The shoot was arranged for early afternoon and later that day Hurricane Gonzalo was forecasted to disrupt the Uk with high winds , so we were lucky to have caught the earlier sunshine. Dotty is 15 and is the most trusting and loving dog anyone could know. Dotty is blind and deaf but obviously very happy and content as anyone can see from her demeanour. With her utmost trust in her owner, she was happy to plod along relying on her familiarity with her walking route and her sense of smell for identifications.  She lives with her lifelong friend, 2 year old Niah, a staffy. The dogs get on famously and Niah more than makes up for any lack of energy in Dotty. It was so nice to see the great relationship the dogs had with each other. To attract Dotty’s attention we would give her a gentle touch on the back and then let her smell something familiar to get her to turn her head in a certain direction.


  • sally stoten - I’m so pleased with my photos done by Steve..He was so understanding as I have a much loved 15 year old Dalmation who was born deaf and she’s now slowly going blind,but she still enjoys her walks everyday and is a very happy loving dog.Niah the Staffy had fun keeping Steve on his toes by running around and being her normal fun mischievous self. Thank you Steve again and I would highly recommend this photographer to take care of any photos anyone would like doing of their much loved pets.
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