Today I had the opportunity to photograph a very unique breed of dog. A Spinone Italiano rescue named Dug. Dug is a big boy; nearly as tall as his human sister and ever so friendly. Dug's coat is wiry and has little strands of hair sticking up off his muzzle semi-blocking his eyes making for and adorable look.
According to the ever wonderful Wikipedia, Spinone Italiano's are easy going, gentle, and affectionate. I would absolutely put Dug in this category. Whenever his mom or sister would sit down, Dug had to be there, in their laps.A Dog Named Dug
Go ahead, imagine a dog the size of a small horse (ok not really that big), attempting to sit on your lap. You kind of get lost in the hair and the weight. This ain't no chihuahua boys and girls. It was extremely comical to watch. Ever watchful, even when you didn't think he was paying attention, he knew every move they made.
We operated on Dug's time, whenever he was ready to sit or lay down and have his photograph taken is when we would accommodate him. After all, that is what it is all about; making sure the animal is comfortable and calm before attempting to shoot.
Dug's mom says she wouldn't trade him for anything in the world. And I think Dug and his family are very lucky to have each other. There are trials (sneaking snacks behind mom's back isn't a good idea), but there is a lot of love that radiates off of Dug and his family. You can feel it just by being near them. Absolutely heartwarming.