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The Pugs of Westeros: A Fancy Photo Shoot and Video Has 3 Pugs Re-enacting Game of Thrones

Thursday 06.26.2014 , Posted by
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If you’re a fan of Game of Thrones and/or a fan of adorable dogs, then you are going to love this series by Sue and Phillip Lauer. The couple has transformed their 3 precious pugs into the characters of the hit HBO series for a photo shoot and video of the opening sequence. The pups, Roxy, Blue and Bono, have been playing dress-up since they were puppies and take a lot of pride in these photo shoots, as you can see below. Sue Lauer is a professional photographer and designer and designed all of the costumes and sets for these little superstars. [Read more...]

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This German Pointer Wears Wild Outfits

Friday 05.16.2014 , Posted by
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There are few things that inspire photographs like a pet… especially one with loads of character. Lal is a German shorthair pointer with character in spades, and a lot of patience too. He sits through loads of photo shoots with his owner (who goes by ma_hovina on Instagram), making images from the theatrical to the surreal. Get a load of all the bizarre hats, objects perfectly balanced on his head and even a few cased where he’s sprouted wings. [Read more...]

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How Dog Breeds Have Changed in Just 100 Years

Monday 05.12.2014 , Posted by
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When we hear old stories of giant St. Bernards racing over the snowy alps to rescue some lost soul with the famous brandy barrel around their neck, it’s easy to imagine they looked just like St. Bernards today… but we’d be wrong. In fact, it’s a common misconception that dog breeds look the same as they did even 100 years ago. Doctor Caen Elegans has compiled a side-by-side comparison of some famous breeds with older images from a 1915 book, Breeds of All Nations by W.E. Mason. They show how breeders have been further changing the appearance of these dogs, and as Elegans’ points out – unintentionally introduced a number of defects and maladies. [Read more...]

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A Rescue Dog and Her Little Boy Share Hats

Monday 04.14.2014 , Posted by
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Meet Zoey and Jasper – a rescue dog and her little boy. The duo are quickly making friends around the internet with their quirky collection of matching hats and the attitudes to match. Jasper is a spunky little 10 month old Chinese-Korean kid with loads of character and a big happy smile. Zoey is a rescue dog that had a rough start. Born in front of a small store in Taiwan, she was literally washed into the gutter before a schoolgirl rescued Zoey and her siblings and put them up for adoption with Animal Rescue Team Taiwan. Soon she was transported to Los Angeles and a happy new life, with a new mom – commercial photographer Grace Chon. [Read more...]

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This Two Legged Boxer Has a Great First Day at the Beach

Tuesday 04.01.2014 , Posted by
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A boxer going by the name Duncan Lou Who was born with only two legs… but that’s not slowing him down one bit. This video of Duncan’s first trip to the beach isn’t sped up, it just shows how incredibly fast he is, and the amazing balance he uses to get around on just his two front legs. [Read more...]

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These Dog Portraits Have Major Personality

Wednesday 03.26.2014 , Posted by
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When I ran across Elke Vogelsang’s dog portraits recently, I couldn’t get over how perfectly each one captured the close bond we can have with these canine friends – and the incredibly goofy moments they share too. Using mostly a wide angle lens to capture close ups, she has created an impressive collection that includes her own dogs; Noodles, Scout, and Loli – and now many from clients eager to have her reveal their dogs inner personality. [Read more...]

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This Guy Recreated Famous Movie Romance Scenes With His Boss’s Dog

Wednesday 02.26.2014 , Posted by
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Chris Naka has been reenacting famous romance movies with his boss’s dog. Yeah, we know that sounds suspect… but the results are hilarious, and hilariously awkward.

“My boss brings her dog Wrigley to work every day, and for the past month we’ve been reenacting romance scenes from movies. It all started with a stupid Titanic photo, but things escalated quickly…”

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The Pointer Brothers: 2 Very Handsome Dogs Spreading Christmas Cheer

Sunday 12.22.2013 , Posted by
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They might not have any Grammy Awards like The Pointer Sisters, but the Pointer Brothers are so excited for Christmas. Don’t be fooled by their nonchalant appearance, they just take modeling very seriously. Also known as Gus and Travis, the two German Shorthaired Pointers have quite a following on their @ifitwags Instagram account at almost 50,000. The canine models, who kicked off the pet lovers’ popular #peanutbutterseries hashtag, live with owner, photographer Steph McCombie in Vancouver, Canada, which has been the perfect setting for their holiday photo shoots. [Read more...]

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It’s A Bird, It’s A Dog, It’s BOTH! How Dirds Are the Greatest Things in the History of Photoshop

Sunday 12.01.2013 , Posted by

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If you have always wanted a dog, but hated the fact that they can’t fly, or wanted a bird that can wag its tail, then we have just the thing for you: dirds! Dirds, also known as birddogs, are an amusing new species so high in demand that you can’t find them at pet stores anywhere! The dog head/bird body variety offers that loyal, confidant aspect that you want in a dog and there are no front paws in the way of easy belly rub access. You can live out your pirate dreams with one of these bad boys on your shoulder. Be careful with which secrets you share with the parrot head/dog body variety because they just might let them slip. [Read more...]

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These Adorably Unhappy Dogs are Getting a Bath. Wet Dog Photographs from Sophie Gamand

Monday 11.25.2013 , Posted by

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Being a dog is tough: just when you think you’ve gotten to the perfect level of smelliness, some human comes along and gives you a bath! Ok, we’re not sure if that’s really what dogs think, but it’s certainly the kind of look these dogs are giving the camera in the latest series, Wet Dog, from photographer Sophie Gamand. Some of these little pooches look like they’re about to bite your hand off, others look absolutely forlorn, and some have simply resigned themselves to waiting until this whole wet mess is over. [Read more...]

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