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These are our two dogs, and my daughters dog… our granddog, Buddy.
Jack, on the right, is our oldest… he’ll be 5 in July. Cooper, on the left, is our baby. She’s a 6-month-old Great Dane, Mastiff and Labrador cross. We seem to prefer mongrels for some reason. Buddy is in the middle. He’s my daughter’s dog… he’s a Miniature Fox Terrier, but we’re not really sure how old he is.

Featured in
Man’s Best Friend group – 15 Apr 2010

Top Ten in
Mans Best Friend’s (Dogs only) group’s’
Sitting on the ground looking up’ challenge – 14 Apr 2010

“You Big Softy” group’s ‘Friends’ challenge – 11 May 2010

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Tags

dog, portrait, nature, animals, dogs

Comments

  • RichardKlos
    RichardKlosover 4 years ago

    Excellent capture !!

  • Thanks Richard. We bribe them with food. :oD
    No, not really. They’re pretty well behaved when they want to be. I’m glad you like this. :o)

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  • Alex Preiss
    Alex Preissover 4 years ago

    Nice looking dogs!

  • Thanks Alex. I love them to bits :o)

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  • hereforfun
    hereforfunover 4 years ago

    Awww cute canine capture, what little sweeties !

  • Thanks Trudi. I think so. :o)

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  • AliceDoodles
    AliceDoodlesover 4 years ago


    Your cohosts Cee and Chris

  • Thank you, Chris. :o)

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  • pix83
    pix83over 4 years ago

    I love them!! Great shot too, must’ve been hard getting them to stay still for that long :)

  • Not really. They’re well trained. Thanks for your comment pix :o)

    – PhoenixArt

  • Meg Hart
    Meg Hartover 4 years ago

    Wonderful capture of these beautiful canines…obviously focussed on something very interesting or tasty..!!!

  • Just Dad… although I suppose he’s pretty interesting. We don’t reward with food… just love and praise… and stern talks when they’ve done something wrong. In my experience, dogs seem to respond better and more consistently that way… if you reward with food they will respond well when they can see the reward in your hand. But if they don’t see that you have food they’re not as eager to please.
    Thanks for your comment Meg. :o)

    – PhoenixArt

  • Mika
    Mikaover 4 years ago


    15th April 2010 – Congratulations on your challenge placing and feature :) :). Lol! That is so cute!

  • Oh, thank you so much Mika. They are gorgeous :o)

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  • Alexandra Wise-Brogna
    Alexandra Wise...over 4 years ago

    Great looking family! Congrats on your feature!!

  • Thanks Alexandra. I think so… :o)

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  • Alex Gardiner
    Alex Gardinerabout 4 years ago

    Woof.
    Faithful and loyal to the very end.
    My demands, those of a friend.
    My wide dark eyes will let you see.
    My love for you will always be.
    The Auld Yin.

  • Thanks Alex. That’s a lovely poem, and how true the sentiment is. Sometimes I think I’d rather be surrounded by animals than people. All the best :o)

    – PhoenixArt

  • Heidi Mooney-Hill
    Heidi Mooney-Hillabout 4 years ago

    Really sweet, are the all being told…“.okay if you all stay that way, you’ll get a yummy?”
    wonderful shot

  • Lol… no, this is normal. We make them stop and sit before they get anything they want… be that food, play or walkies. If they’re good they get what they want. As kids’ dogs they need to know how to calm themselves on command, so they learn this early… and as photographers’ dogs, that trick often comes in handy too.
    Thanks heaps Heidi. They’re great dogs :o)

    – PhoenixArt

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