25 Inspirational Dog Portrait Photographs

25 Inspirational Dog Portrait Photographs


Dogs Dogs Dogs. Earlier today a friend asked me for some ideas on how to photograph her Dog. I did point her to our How to Photograph Pets tutorial but also thought it might be useful to pull together a few Dog Photographs to give her a little extra inspiration. Here’s some of what I came across.

Image by Brian Hathcock

Image by Brian Hathcock

PS: I have a feeling that the cats are going to want a right of reply on this post.

Image by joshuahoffmanphoto

Image by joshuahoffmanphoto

Image by SARhounds

Image by SARhounds

Image by Amnemona

Image by Amnemona

Image by Bogdan Suditu

Image by Bogdan Suditu

Image by LunaDiRimmel

Image by LunaDiRimmel

Image by monitorpop

Image by monitorpop

Image by kimrose

Image by kimrose

Image by erban

Image by erban

Image by *OKsana*

Image by *OKsana*

Image by joshuahoffmanphoto

Image by joshuahoffmanphoto

Image by Darwin Bell

Image by Darwin Bell

Image by shashchatter

Image by shashchatter

Image by mommamia

Image by mommamia

Image by The Pack

Image by The Pack

Image by kern.justin

Image by kern.justin

Image by joshuahoffmanphoto

Image by joshuahoffmanphoto

Image by -=RoBeE=-

Image by -=RoBeE=-

Image by J. Star

Image by J. Star

Image by zenera

Image by zenera

Image by Ferdi's World

Image by Ferdi's World

Image by K iwi

Image by K iwi

Image by e³°°°

Image by e³°°°

Image by pixie led

Image by pixie led

Image by joshuahoffmanphoto

Image by joshuahoffmanphoto

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  • Louise Dolan February 17, 2013 08:00 am

    What a great collection of dog photos! I like to see dogs having fun and being snapped doing what they do best rather than being posed in shots or worst of all looking really miserable in dodgy outfits.

  • Paul March 3, 2012 03:13 am

    Wow, amazing photos. This was always going to produce a lot of comments and links

  • JJ Schmidt Photography November 26, 2011 08:31 am

    I just posted some of my favorite dog photos on my blog! Check it out:

  • Jamison A. Johnson November 21, 2011 05:07 pm

    I love photographing pets as well as families. Here are some photographs I did people seem to enjoy:



  • Amir Paz November 20, 2011 01:40 am

    Wow, What beatiful pictures

    My Wife is a proffesional dog groomer

    and i have many many pictures of dogs i photographed over the years.

    here are some of my more insperational ones:




    You are welcome to visit my flickr page to see more...


  • Jason November 15, 2011 07:15 am

    Joshuahoffman - what was your lighting set up. Looks fantastic!! If anyone knows please contact me at jfeldman@bestexposures.com


  • Ryan November 14, 2011 01:34 am

    Doxens always seem to be a popular subject of pet photography. This shot is one of my favorites. It took about 30 minutes and lots of dog treats. The whole thing was very Pavlovian!

  • myoung73 November 13, 2011 03:25 pm


  • myoung73 November 13, 2011 03:22 pm

    the neighbors pups came for a visit one day

  • Jeff November 12, 2011 04:22 am

    And for something different...


  • Rebecca Farr November 11, 2011 11:56 pm

    Luna DiRimmel:
    Pure Genius

  • Jenny November 11, 2011 11:08 am

    A couple more galleries to look at if you are interested in dogs.

  • Mike W November 11, 2011 09:02 am

  • Gleb Budilovsky November 11, 2011 08:21 am

    Excellent photos everyone! Here is a shot of my shar pei


  • Dave Ryan November 11, 2011 08:04 am


    My "best" friend, Scooter the Labradoodle

  • Linda November 11, 2011 07:53 am

    Adorable! Some days I'd much photograph my dogs than people ;-)

  • Alex November 11, 2011 07:35 am

  • George November 11, 2011 06:48 am



  • Cindy November 11, 2011 06:33 am

    Wonderful,all! Suggest some of u super photographers make a project of a rescue group's animals. They need them to post online and usually aren't the best at it. U can take credit too!

  • Gregory Davidson November 11, 2011 03:55 am

    A few Shiba Inu pictures can be found here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/gregoryhughdavidson/sets/72157604243631923/

  • G~ November 11, 2011 03:55 am

    Gotta love the frenchies .. : P

  • Mandy November 9, 2011 01:07 am

    Do you think they know how cute they are???

  • Rob Laster November 8, 2011 11:14 am

    A few of mine: My pugs, Ike, and Zuki, My friend's Boston Chloe, and a few Street Dogs of Bahia Brazil...
    Please have a look and tell me what you think...


    BTW: I tried a few times to get these to post as images- But had no luck. any advice on this?

  • Kathie M Thomas November 8, 2011 09:40 am

    Yes, the cats do need a right to reply. I have a few at http://www.flickr.com/search/?w=37325360@N07&q=cats

  • Jake November 8, 2011 08:11 am

    I like the second one. That's my favourite.

    Here are some of mine: http://usedglass.blogspot.com/search/label/Lotte

  • Rob Laster November 7, 2011 07:42 am

    I like these a lot

  • Tanya Peterson November 6, 2011 02:44 pm

    This is my girl Chey.

  • Paavo November 6, 2011 07:45 am

    One by me too

  • Robert Ash November 6, 2011 07:06 am

    I think the first image is one of the cutest images I've ever seen - animal or human :) I could write a paragraph about each of the images in this great collection, but I won't :) Just suffice it to say it's a great collection!! I also enjoyed all the images uploaded here by responders to this thread, some very creative eyes did them :)

  • Robert Ash November 6, 2011 07:03 am

    These are excellent, every one of them. Thanks for posting!

    Ilan, you have to be kidding (at least I hope you are kidding). These images are NOT cliche. They are very well done and executed, and at least 1/2 dozen of them are quite unique (the little newborn in the palm of the hand, the two poodles both baring their fangs at the same time, the guy and his dog under the street lights, etc.). Don't put down other peoples' great work because it's different from yours.

    Your images are well done, too -- all 3 of them. Sincere kudos. But the first one isn't even a photo of a dog at all. It's a photo of a very nice looking woman's body in a bikini juxtaposed against a poster with a dog photo in it. Very cool :) and very well executed, but not a photo of a dog. The one in the alley is a normal black and white street photo of some people who happen to have a few dogs.

    The third one, with the dog in one window looking across at the guy in another window - now that one is cool, and is definitely unique :) Peace, my friend.

  • Emilia Villanueva November 6, 2011 04:42 am

    Here are my little ones...


  • Doris Rudd November 6, 2011 04:13 am

    I love all these wonderful dog photos! The ones in the comment section are fantastic too!

    Here are a few favorites of mine:

    Puppy dog eyes: http://dorisrudddesigns.wordpress.com/2010/04/15/april-15-2010/
    Morning Play: http://dorisrudddesigns.wordpress.com/2010/11/09/november-8-2010/
    An out of focus favorite: http://dorisrudddesigns.wordpress.com/2011/04/10/one-year-ago-today/

  • Claire November 6, 2011 03:18 am

    Great pics, here's my best shot!

  • Acierman November 6, 2011 01:46 am

    i love pet shots ...wish i could do more of them http://www.flickr.com/photos/acierman/5202534083/sizes/l/in/photostream/

  • Acierman November 6, 2011 01:45 am

    i love pet shots ...wish i could do more of them

  • Mandeno Moments November 5, 2011 07:46 pm

    The last photo in the post conveys a lot of character.

    You can see my dog photos at http://mandenomoments.com/dogs and http://mandenomoments.zenfolio.com/kohimarama22-12-08

  • JesseAdams November 5, 2011 04:51 pm

    Here's my cute little girl :-)


  • charlie November 5, 2011 12:06 pm

    The shot of poodles bearing their teeth reminded me of one of my favorite comments by a stand-up - " I think there ought to be a hunting season for poodles". They are truly rediculous. Let's focus on real dogs...

  • Erik Kerstenbeck November 5, 2011 12:05 pm


    Love the shots here! We found an Aussie waiting patiently for Dad to come back from a Dive off Catalina Island in California....no leash, just patience and self control!


  • Alec November 5, 2011 12:03 pm

    I'm wondering if you can tell me the minimum speeds to freeze a dog running or to freeze a dog jumping up to grab something from their owner in mid air?

  • Robin Richmond November 5, 2011 09:53 am

    here are some of mine!


  • Bekah November 5, 2011 08:10 am

    My personal favorite is the one of the Boston Terrier by joshuahoffmanphoto

  • hansi trompka November 5, 2011 06:59 am


  • Arletha Holtzclaw July 27, 2011 10:22 am

    Stirring blog post you have hereabouts. I hadn't studied aforementioned.

  • Joe Sherrill October 16, 2010 04:59 am


    [eimg url='http://www.joesherrill.com/images/foxy4.jpg' title='foxy4.jpg']

    [eimg url='http://www.joesherrill.com/images/foxy1.jpg' title='foxy1.jpg']

  • David October 13, 2010 02:05 pm

    Here is another pro pet photographer.. Richie Schwartz I think one of the best in the business especially for studio style dog (and other animal) portraits.


    Check his youtube channel too ..it has a video of him working as well as a bunch of his pics set to music type videos

  • Ralph Jones June 19, 2010 04:45 am

    Recently I was asked to photograph a couple of dogs for one of our local Police Offiers. they are large breed dogs, I thought about using a backdrop to capture the perosnality of the dogs in a formal way. How do you maintane order on the set with large k nines. Ralph

  • alboehm January 25, 2010 07:17 am

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/45249613@N02/4232682332/' title='happy girl' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4070/4232682332_7f05a33fdd.jpg']

  • Alex January 25, 2010 07:16 am

  • David Hopson January 9, 2010 05:14 am

    just a few photos i gathered of my dogs in the past thought id share them :D

    [eimg url='http://www.photo4me.com/uploads/3396/48321_m.Jpeg' title='48321_m.Jpeg'][eimg url='http://www.photo4me.com/uploads/3396/48322_m.Jpeg' title='48322_m.Jpeg'][eimg url='http://www.photo4me.com/uploads/3396/48323_m.Jpeg' title='48323_m.Jpeg']

  • Brian Davis January 2, 2010 09:12 am

    I know this is a little late, but I couldn't help but want to post a few of my own dogs!

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/bezoing/4127137496/' title='Attentive... For once' url='http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2528/4127137496_039e870227.jpg']

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/bezoing/4127137576/' title='Anticipation' url='http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2698/4127137576_b1cd14d06c.jpg']

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/bezoing/4127137526/' title='Monkey Grass' url='http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2686/4127137526_7d42f497ec.jpg']

  • Yasmin Yanick December 31, 2009 11:31 am

    I was very pleased to find this blog.I wanted to thank you for this great read!! I definitely enjoyed every word of it and I have you bookmarked to check out new stuff in the future.

  • Photoconscient November 28, 2009 06:14 am

    Beautiful pictures, just a shame that most of the dogs are from breeds that possess terrible genetic related diseases and have to suffer so much only for "our" amusement

  • PHILIP MARTINI November 24, 2009 02:13 am

    [IMG]http://i593.photobucket.com/albums/tt16/PMartini44/002-3.jpg[/IMG] [IMG]http://i593.photobucket.com/albums/tt16/PMartini44/005-4.jpg[/IMG]

  • Marlon November 16, 2009 03:51 pm

    Its great see all of their different personalities. Here is a picture of my dog... she's a bit camera shy though.

  • Mildajo November 16, 2009 08:08 am

    We love all dogs on this photography this is so cute!

  • Michelle November 14, 2009 10:05 am


    i know its not the most technically sound picture, but I like the effect of the overexposure. All of these pictures above are great, very inspirational.

  • Kate November 14, 2009 04:57 am

    What a fun and inspiring collection of dog portraits!!

  • Julien November 14, 2009 01:08 am

    Great selection. It was a good inspiration for my studio session with my dog:

    You can sell all photos on my Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/JulienGillePhoto

  • Rachel T November 13, 2009 12:27 pm

    I've loved looking at this cool collection of dogs. here is my addition, my dog loopy loose

    the rest of the loopylooseyloo set on flickr

  • Gary Stafford November 13, 2009 10:30 am

    Thank you for sharing. Great collection of images, and I love the additional ones contributed by all the folks leaving replies. Here's my addition, Stitch, on flickr: [img]http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1156/3425748428_aef944f913.jpg[/img]

  • Bill S November 13, 2009 10:01 am

    Ozzy, doing what he does best.


  • Pam November 13, 2009 05:33 am

    These were very enjoyable. I have my own inspirational pet photos too--thank you for sharing what you found inspirational

  • edz November 13, 2009 03:58 am

    they are so cute.. makes me want to own one. :)

  • astoria-studio November 13, 2009 03:50 am

    I took this picture 1 year ago ! This dog was so cute !!


  • Celine~tian November 13, 2009 03:46 am

    wow~i love dog ~ ilike this kind of photography so much ><

  • Felipe Bastos November 12, 2009 11:51 am

    Nice pictures! I love dogs!
    My dog photos on Flickr - http://www.flickr.com/photos/lipelipidio/sets/72057594080925874/
    My favorites:

  • Lynn Sellers November 12, 2009 01:30 am

    the picture you took of them little dog were woundful I love animals very much keep takeing them picture so maybe poeple can look in there eyes and see how sweet they are

  • Noelette Pearson November 11, 2009 10:32 pm

    I needed some subjects to photograph a while ago, so my friend offered her dogs. It was great fun. i only used natural light from the window. let me know what you think!

  • lucky November 10, 2009 01:07 pm

    Good very nice.

  • Nacho_Momma November 10, 2009 09:48 am

    This is Speedy, doing the baby seal pose. :-)


  • Shannon November 10, 2009 01:33 am

    I'm loving the photo with the dog and his human jumping.

    I'm so glad to have found this. I'll be visiting my mom next week and ever since all of us kids have moved from home, her dog has become her best friend. Recently her dog, Jesse, has been sick and she was worried that he might not live long. I've made it my personal mission to get some really great photos of Jesse while I'm there and framing them for her. I've read the tutorial, not I have some really great shots in mind.


  • Albert R. November 10, 2009 12:38 am

    Check out some of my pics! Here are a couple!



    Check out the Flickr

  • Albert R. November 10, 2009 12:31 am

    Check out some of my pics! Here are a couple!



  • christina v November 9, 2009 09:37 pm


  • Liza November 9, 2009 11:10 am

    This one I took at a canine costume contest (it's not my dog):

    This is a favorite shot of my dog, Zelda:

  • mrsrobinson November 8, 2009 09:20 am

    You simply MUST check out this stream...especially if you love wiems!


    P.S. it's not mine

  • Nacho_Momma November 8, 2009 06:17 am

    here are my babies


  • Eyes November 7, 2009 11:07 am

    I love all of those; Here's one of the pictures I've taken of my dog;


  • tt November 7, 2009 10:20 am

    For truly inspirational dog shots, check out http://www.kuperberg.com/ click in the portfolio section til you get to Dogs. Anna Kuperberg (never met her) has a great eye and a wonderful sense of humor, and these dog portraits are works of love and art. You won't be disappointed.

  • irishmuth November 7, 2009 02:23 am

    My dog Colby:


    a handful more at http://www.flickr.com/photos/24656256@N06/sets/72157622084921806/

  • B McKown November 7, 2009 02:15 am

    I've really enjoyed the photos and have gotten a lot of ideas for the next time I photograph animals. A friend asked me to do their holiday photos with their pets. 5 yorkies and a kitty. I feel that I can capture more unique photos now. I am inspired !
    I do have a question.. How do I put my name on all of my images ? Can I do it at once or do I have to do it individually ?

  • lydia selk November 7, 2009 02:12 am

    forgot to add the picture...[img][/img]

  • lydia selk November 7, 2009 02:10 am

    These all had me squealing in delight! Thanks for such a sweet topic! I do not have dogs, my sister does.
    Here is her latest puppy, picked up this summer while on vacation in mexico, her name is Pinto Bean

  • travelgirl November 7, 2009 02:02 am

    about 30 new photos uploaded to the pet photography set at flickr last night:

  • Pigon November 7, 2009 12:36 am

    Great images, great inspirational material. The key success in dog photography is finding and showing the dog's true character. Unconventional composition helps to make unconventional portraits too :)



  • Tracey Grumbach 9AD November 7, 2009 12:18 am

    Two recent ones that I took of a friend's dog:
    Love all the photos! When is the cat section coming?!? ;0)[img]http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2549/4080574890_e8db7b746d_o.jpg[/img]

  • delio leon November 6, 2009 11:42 pm


  • delio leon November 6, 2009 11:38 pm

    [img]/Users/delio/Desktop/B&W/MAX IN B&W/images/20090924_DSC_0135.jpg[/img]

  • delio leon November 6, 2009 11:36 pm

    /Users/delio/Desktop/B&W/MAX IN B&W/images/20090924_DSC_0135.jpg

  • Mohamed Ramadan November 6, 2009 11:24 pm

  • sue coppola November 6, 2009 10:35 pm

    Unconditional loving eyes.[img]http://www.flickr.com/photos/25109380@N03/4079636011/in/photostream/[/img]

  • sue coppola November 6, 2009 10:33 pm

    The happieness of a Lab.[img]http://www.flickr.com/photos/25109380@N03/4079637041/in/photostream/[/img]

  • sue coppola November 6, 2009 10:32 pm

    Jack Russell pup experiencing his first fall.[img]http://www.flickr.com/photos/25109380@N03/4079642447/[/img]

  • sue coppola November 6, 2009 10:11 pm

    First Autumn[img]http://www.flickr.com/photos/25109380@N03/3291590358/in/set-72157613293893737/[/img]

  • zaug November 6, 2009 09:50 pm

    and the image:

  • zaug November 6, 2009 09:48 pm

    Fun post and comments.
    I really like this shot of our mbd (medium brown dog), too bad the setting is not so great:

  • Gina O November 6, 2009 01:21 pm

    oh how gorgeous!! Just makes me all gooey seeing such cute animals.........UNTIL......i saw, THE POODLES!!!

  • B McKown November 6, 2009 11:38 am

    Here are a few of my favorites.


  • Pihjin November 6, 2009 10:04 am

    Can I please warn all readers of this article that using ringflash on dogs/animals (and children under the age of 7 or so) is VERY DANGEROUS and harmful to their eyes!

    I just hope that joshuahoffmanphoto had his on a very, very low setting but unfortunately it looks like it was quite close up.

    Other than that great work on these photos. I love the jumping one!

  • jfdagohoy November 6, 2009 09:45 am

    i would like to share my shots..

  • Dana November 6, 2009 09:28 am


  • Dana November 6, 2009 09:27 am

    fun to be a dog.

  • Tea November 6, 2009 07:33 am

    here are my favorites =)

  • Mary K November 6, 2009 05:35 am


  • Andrea November 6, 2009 04:26 am

    Where are the really BIG DOGS?

  • Becky Colley November 6, 2009 04:18 am

    Not only technically superb but super cute each and every one!!

  • Gary Sprague November 6, 2009 04:06 am


  • Gary Sprague November 6, 2009 04:06 am

  • Ellie November 6, 2009 04:04 am

    Okay here is mine.
    My 2 dogs with a differnent persective.


  • Jason Neely November 6, 2009 03:51 am

    Here's one of my dog Sidney - He made it to National Geographic and the cover of Weezer's new album:


  • delio leon November 6, 2009 02:57 am

    My dog................ http://delioleon.com/miximiliano/Maximiliano.html

  • delio leon November 6, 2009 02:55 am

    Nice pics!!!!

  • Bryan Panting November 6, 2009 02:49 am

    Some great shots in here, I could look at dog photos all day. This is one of my favorites I took.

  • blb00a November 6, 2009 02:34 am

    I can't resist adding my pup in here. These pictures are great - very inspirational!

  • Simon Liew November 5, 2009 11:43 pm

    Oh No! This is so cute. I love dog!

  • Seth Casteel November 5, 2009 09:26 am

    Love the photos! Check out my work - would love to hear of your thoughts.


  • Shirley November 5, 2009 09:00 am

    Wow! Those are some awesome pictures! But you are right you'll have to do some cat ones now. Then maybe a few horse ones and then a few of other animals.

    Beautiful pictures!

  • derfasaurus November 5, 2009 01:12 am

    i don't know if i'd call any of mine from this last weekend inspirational but here are some:


  • minta November 4, 2009 07:32 pm

    ok....i'll play =)

    i have MANY fotos of puppers....but here is one that i especially like:


  • zoomyboy November 4, 2009 05:52 pm

    My Dog the Gorgeous, Border Collie Face: http://www.flickr.com/photos/zoomyboy1/2491455573

  • Sandy James November 4, 2009 07:51 am

    I definitely like the pictures that are in action. They are too adorable!

  • Kymora Simmons November 4, 2009 07:37 am


    This is a favorite of one of my puppy portraits - its been published in several books and calendars

  • Amandalynn Jones November 4, 2009 05:28 am

    I'm a bit disappointed at the "inspirational" selection provided in the article... it isn't, much. However, many of the comments and links that responders have left ARE, so I guess it came around to inspiration after all.

  • Ronald November 4, 2009 04:27 am

    Here is my new dog Toto:


  • Trapper November 4, 2009 03:42 am

    The first one by Brian Hathcock is adorable but I believe it's upside down.

  • amir November 4, 2009 01:45 am

    my dog is a certified world champion :)

    here, you can see for yourselves if you want:




    you can see alot more of many dog photos i took on my flickr website...


    feel free to come and visit :)

    here is a realy cool one, i realy like from today photosession i did with him

    i love his look in this photograph :)



  • amir November 4, 2009 01:41 am

    my dog is a certified world champion :)

    here, you can see for yourselves if you want:




    you can see alot more of many dog photos i took on my flickr website...


    feel free to come and visit :)

  • Janice Robertson November 4, 2009 01:07 am

    Stunning and amazing photographs. The photographers have really captured the essence of the dogs. Their eyes say it all. Quite moving.

    I particularly like the one of the puppy with the leaf in it's mouth by mommania. So playful and hopeful.

  • John M November 3, 2009 10:10 pm

    There are some sensational photos here. I particularly love the look of the "formal" portraits, complete with background lighting! How did these people get their dogs to sit still long enough? I have 2 dogs, and it's like they're both on speed! Super fast shutter?? :-)

  • The OmniCouple November 3, 2009 09:50 pm

    What wonderful shots! I want our pet children professionally photographed now. I especially love the one that says, "Image by mommamia." So cute!

  • gp sachs November 3, 2009 09:39 pm

    very nice photographs of dogs.... I usually shoot cats (if I see one and I'm with a camera, I'll shoot), but I have done shooting some dogs (very few) and one of my favorites (after heavy treatment on lightroom) is http://www.flickr.com/photos/gp-sachs/3903134559/in/set-72157622315837637/

    thanks for posting this one, and I'm waiting for the 'cats' gallery....

  • robb November 3, 2009 05:52 pm

    oh the famous flying dog with a leaf.

  • Michelle November 3, 2009 04:08 pm

    Since everyone seems to adding theirs, here are some of my own:


  • Jason Collin Photography November 3, 2009 03:08 pm

    Some of these are inspirational. I was kind of hoping to have mine chosen from flickr:


    I like the reflection/4th from the bottom photo best. Nice colors and very creative.

  • XposurePro Photography Community November 3, 2009 02:46 pm

    The first one has that newborn baby look about it

  • Peter November 3, 2009 01:38 pm

    Well, very nice dog portraits. Here I've a question is that how do you take a photo of a pet that will walk when it see you with a camera.

  • Rolling Stone November 3, 2009 01:27 pm

    All great., but the first one I keep going back to.
    I noticed all but 3 were taken at doggy level. Seems to make a big difference.

  • Victor Augusteo November 3, 2009 12:05 pm

    wow! makes me wish i have a dog now!

  • Mei Teng November 3, 2009 10:39 am

    Wow...lovely dog portraits!

  • Sid Ceaser November 3, 2009 10:27 am

    Here are my parents two pups; Roscoe and Fee Fee:



  • Aimee Greeblemonkey November 3, 2009 10:08 am


    Here are my faves of our pup, Poe.


    http://www.flickr.com/photos/greeblemonkey/3135350525/ (OK and Declan too!)



  • Nick November 3, 2009 09:52 am

    Really like the first portrait by Brian Hathcock. The dogs expression is great.
    Would appreciate any contstructive criticism of my latest dog portrait:

  • Greg November 3, 2009 09:32 am

    I cannot believe that you missed this one in your collection:


    pay me a visit at flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/43520295@N08/

  • Stephen November 3, 2009 09:01 am

    Oops, I forgot to give the address of Nikki's Blog, it is http://tenerifedogs.blogspot.com/

  • Stephen November 3, 2009 08:57 am

    There are some lovely photos here, I really like the Image by monitorpop. I have forwarded a link to this to a friend that runs a Blog for the Abandoned Dogs on Tenerife, I am sure she will love this.

  • Travelgirl November 3, 2009 08:57 am

    Technically-good shots, most of them. Inspirational? Not so much. As someone else pointed out, most are clichés and/or posed; the personality rarely shines through... Kiwi, MommaMia, and "pixie led" were among those that seemed to have allowed the dog's inner being to shine, and it shows in their photos (though the shots are very similar in nature).

    Without personality, it's simply a headshot. Take shots that show their individual souls...

    00 caren
    George Davis Creek, North Fork

  • Lori Ann Cole November 3, 2009 07:21 am

    I just took a series of photos from the Fresno Humane Society of a particularly inspirational puppy.

    I hope everyone who loves animals remembers the humane society and rescue groups when they go shopping for pets.

  • uncle wilco November 3, 2009 05:39 am

    my dog sprout loves the dogs on the beaches photos


  • Bob November 3, 2009 05:02 am

    A couple more great professional pet photographers:

    http://www.allearsphotography.com - my pet photography business (although I'm probably not on the same level as the three above)

  • Antoine November 3, 2009 02:13 am

    I have to admit that after looking at the first few photos I completely forgot what I was looking for. All of the photos are stunning and very well composed. I enjoyed just looking at the different "expressions" that the photographers have captured with the animals. Never mind how it was done. The beauty of each shot was just so ...
    I have to view them again for any critiquing, but for now I'll just smile and enjoy the show!!!
    @ ilan Bresler: Nice shot! The poster of the pooch entices one to be naughty in an abstract kind of way. It is funny to look at, yet the pooch has a point. "Great Shape".

  • JoelAnt November 3, 2009 02:11 am

    Very inspirational!

    Great photos all around.

  • Ramón November 3, 2009 01:49 am

    All of the photos are lovely, but the first thought I had as I was looking at them was of an I Love Lucy episode of the 1950s. Lucy makes Ricky promise that he isn't going to show the Applebys any pictures of Little Ricky when they come to visit that evening, but when Steve and Carolyn arrive, the first thing they do is whip out a handful of pictures of Little Stevie; an argument ensues over who is the cutest baby and the best photographer.
    The episode is hilarious, and so are these photos; because we all think that our photos of Fifi or Fido are the best.

  • Takashy November 3, 2009 01:45 am

    Fantastic and indeed inspirational. Thanks for this 25 great photographies.

    I'd like to share some of my own dogs portraits. Hope you all like them.


  • Chris Gampat November 3, 2009 01:41 am

    Mind giving me some constructive criticism on mine please: http://www.flickr.com/search/?q=dogs&w=28581186%40N02&z=m

  • pablo November 3, 2009 01:04 am

    ops, here it is again: http://www.flickr.com/photos/aravis121/4026434079/

  • pablo November 3, 2009 01:04 am

    This is one of my favorites [img]http://www.flickr.com/photos/aravis121/4026434079/[/img]

  • Ilan November 3, 2009 12:51 am

    Just realized I have few more dogs photos which are not necessarily on the 'cute' side - http://www.ilanbresler.com/2009/05/what.html and - http://www.ilanbresler.com/2008/06/neighbours.html - All are street related, less portrait maybe...

  • Ilan November 3, 2009 12:49 am

    All these photos are superb when you come to test quality, light, sharpness and many time 'cuteness' .
    However, I think, that except the photo by kimrose, all are pretty much 'cliche' (some more, some less).

    Here is a photo I took - http://www.ilanbresler.com/2008/07/great-minds.html - It's not a "dog portrait" per se, but I do use a dog for it. Bit more of on a street photography side maybe :)