It’s always exciting when you get an image published and this month I had an image published in the Digital Photographer Magazine with one of my Pet Portraits. The image is of Dash and Buzz, both are Mini American Shepherd Dogs, bred by Basileas Miniature American Shepherds. More information on the breed can be found on the Breed Website. http://www.mascgb.co.uk. The Miniature American Shepherd is a small size herding dog that originated in the United States.
These two gorgeous guys I am proud to say are mine. Buzz in a year old now and Dash is now 18 weeks which is a about two months since the image was taken. They both have the most wonderful temperaments, are very keen to learn and like to be kept busy. They have become best buddies and play all day and snuggle up together at rest time.
The image was taken in my studio.. and I have to admit a great amount of effort went in to getting the two of them to stay there, get the right expressions and take the image on my own. Usually I would have an owner in helping me. You can see more of my pet portraits on my website. http://www.meltaylorphotography.co.uk
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“What another”, many have said, as Buzz is only just turning 11 months. I made the mistake of going to the breeders http://www.basileas-minis.com to photograph the two litters she had there and just fell in love with this one. Sadly for my husband who thinks one dog would be one too many… the person who he was taken by pulled out…. Lucky me!!!!! How could I resist this little fella. (4 Weeks Old)
He is another Mini American Shepherd dog, the same breed as Buzz but different parents and he has now been at home with us for a week and a half and has settle in so well as did Buzz. He will probably be a little bigger than Buzz but smaller than Maya. His name is DASH..
I took several trips over to see this little fella and the rest of the pups. My next visit was at 5 weeks old, they do grow so quickly!
It was also nice to be able to get some images of the pups outside as well. Makes me laugh how short his legs are in these images.
Next visit was for a sneaky cuddle and of course some more pictures. All the pups had grown so much and at this point are 7 Weeks old and full of fun. Here is a picture of all the litter.
I collected him just after 8 Weeks and he soon got settled and to know the boys and his new playmate Buzz..
He has been a star, very clean around the house, had not chewed anything… YET… asks to go out… in fact he yells! He has formed a strong friendship with Buzz and they have great fun chasing each other and tugging. It’s so lovely to watch. Nothing seems to worry him, he has been to the shops, to school, and coped well with the massive thunderstorm we had.
He has not yet completely won over Maya my Boarder Collie but she is much more tolerant of him than she ever was of Buzz. You can see from this image she is not impressed to be put with the boys!
He is now 9 Weeks old…. and we are looking foward to our adventures together….
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I surprised myself when I saw I had not done a blog relating to my new pup and model! How could that have happened? It’s not as if I am short of a photograph or two of him!
So here I am introducing Buzz. Born in September 2014 and now nearly 6 months old. Can you guess what breed he is? He looks so much more grown up now than he does here but you will have to wait to see how handsome he is now in another post!