Rascal Portrait by SamTheCowdog


Small (15.4" x 23.2")

Available to buy on…

Rascal did not fail the shelter temperament test…they didn’t even start with him. He tensed up upon starting and they felt it may be unsafe. He’d been turned in at age 2 after a rough start and mistreatment. He’s turned out to be an amazing dog with a great temperament and he was adopted by a family who absolutely adore him.

A side note on the photo. This was spontaneous; I was on my way inside from shooting two other rescue dogs, and passing through the store Rascal visits on Saturdays. I just grabbed a few snaps of him on my way in, just for kicks. Of the few dozen of the other dogs outside, I got a couple mediocre. Of the 4 I took of Rascal, I got 3 I liked, including this one. :)

Rascal is a 3 years old mixed breed, my guess is mainly border collie, English Shepherd or Australian Shepherd.

Feel free to contact me at SamTheCowdog@gmail.co for direct purchases.

NIKON 18-200mm lens
Minor balance adjustments and light vignette


australian shepherd, barlees angels, border collie, cross, english shepherd, mutt, portrait, rescue dog, sam the cowdog


  • Eeva47
    Eeva47over 4 years ago

    Excellent portrait of Rascal. Beautiful dog.

  • Thanks for the comment Eeva and glad you liked it! He really is. :)

    – SamTheCowdog

  • freddybland123
    freddybland123over 4 years ago

  • Thanks so much, I am thrilled! :)

    – SamTheCowdog

  • S .
    S .over 4 years ago

    great shot !

  • Thank you!! :)

    – SamTheCowdog

  • danamh40
    danamh40over 4 years ago

    Congratulations! Featured 4-26-2010

  • Thank you, I liked how this one turned out and I love that it’s making others smile. Thanks! :)

    – SamTheCowdog

  • danamh40
    danamh40over 4 years ago

    Rascal is a BEAUTIFUL dog…and I’m so happy that a family adopted him and gave him a place in this world! All animals deserve to be loved… :o)

  • I agree to both! Thank you! :)

    – SamTheCowdog

  • Barb Leopold
    Barb Leopoldover 4 years ago

    Fantastic pawtrait of one beautiful dog…. glad he found a home where they could appreciate him!

  • Thanks! They definitely do! :)

    – SamTheCowdog

  • RRoca
    RRocaover 4 years ago

    What a beautiful dog and story. Congratulations on your feature!

  • Thanks so much!! :)

    – SamTheCowdog

  • Julie-Anne Wagner
    Julie-Anne Wagnerover 4 years ago

    Beautiful portrait of Rascal ! :)

    What a wonderful happy ending story ! :)

    Congratulations on being featured! :)

  • Thanks so much!! :)

    – SamTheCowdog

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

    What a great looking dog! Beautiful photo and even better story!! Congrats on your features!

  • Thanks so much, I’m so happy that it touched you! :)

    – SamTheCowdog

  • lorilee
    lorileeover 4 years ago

    S W E E T

  • Thank you!! :)

    – SamTheCowdog

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