A salty dog by Alan Mattison
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this springer spaniel, which is home bred, is out enjoying his first swim in the sea this year.
The water temperature doesn’t bother him as long as there is a bird to retrieve. Even though the pheasant is made of plastic he loves retrieving it anyway , it is after all a bird!!
the title is inspired by the old procol harem hit “a salty dog”

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dog, gundog, pet, springer spaniel


Comments

  • AuntDot
    AuntDotalmost 5 years ago

    Wonderful clarity! This dog is enjoying life for sure!

  • just call me sharp shooter!! thank you Dottie!
    alan

    – Alan Mattison

  • Carla Maloco
    Carla Malocoalmost 5 years ago

    Lovely to see this springer doing what he was bred to do.

  • thanks Carla! yes, working dogs should work.They are bred for that sole purpose and love it!!
    alan

    – Alan Mattison

  • Sara-Jane  Keeley
    Sara-Jane Keeleyalmost 5 years ago

    great shot looks like he loving his swim

  • might have been a fish in another life!! thanks a lot sara!!
    alan

    – Alan Mattison

  • LisaBeth
    LisaBethalmost 5 years ago

    lovely! dog.

  • thanks LisaBeth!
    alan

    – Alan Mattison

  • juulz
    juulzalmost 5 years ago

    Beautiful shot Alan, Don’t they love the water :)

  • don’t you remember the song a salty dog?(same LP as a whiter shade of pale)- perhaps you are too young!!!!!!!!! thanks anyway!!it’s true they are nuts about swimming!!
    alan

    – Alan Mattison

  • greenstone
    greenstonealmost 5 years ago

    stunning loving catch of a beautiful breed! not the plastic duck kind!

  • thank you for your great interest and support!! you are quite right springers wre gods gift to man!!
    alan

    – Alan Mattison

  • juulz
    juulzalmost 5 years ago

    Alan, I remember it too well! :P

  • PhoenixArt
    PhoenixArtalmost 5 years ago

    Nice shot, Alan. I think we need one of those ducks for our dogs :o)

  • thank you Tina,I can see that your dogs too ,love the water!!
    alan

    – Alan Mattison

  • Susanne Correa
    Susanne Correaalmost 5 years ago
  • Alexandra Wise-Brogna
    Alexandra Wise...almost 5 years ago

    Great capture and congrats on your feature!

  • thanks so very much Alexandra!!!
    alan

    – Alan Mattison


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