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Scampi - Shih Tuz

By NDODS    
Good Day to you all at ePz.

Thank you all so very much for taking the time to view, comment and vote on my images of the Feral Pigeon which I uploaded yesterday. A further thank you goes to; Nishant101 (Nishant), dven(David), Doverpic (David), TreBatWCC (Trevor) and Lifesnapper (John).

I am taking a little break from my feathered friends for a while to start this little series which I hope that you will adore. We are a nation of dog lovers and are affectionately known as man's best friend.

Yesterday I came up with a rather mas idea to capture 30 Dogs in Worthing. Not a bad idea at first, but as the day started to get longer, and I was getting tired, the challenge was becoming a greater challenge than I first anticipated.

Anyway enough of the logistics, today's images are the first from yesterday, and they show are rather beautiful little dog called Scampi who is a pure bred Shih Tzu

The Shih Tzu is a small dog whose lavish coat can be almost any colour. It is considered prized to have the white blaze on the forehead and white tip to the tail. Its coat is long on top and dense underneath. When the dog is full-grown the undercoat helps give an overall graceful appearance to the coat. Their head and tail are carried high, which brings a feeling a confidence in this breed.

The body is compact and slightly longer than it is tall. It has a very sturdy body structure hidden beneath its mantle of luxurious hair. The hair on the bridge of the nose grows upwards giving the distinctive "chrysanthemum" look. The head is rounded with a beard and moustache look covering a short, squared shaped, hairy muzzle. It has large, wide-rounded eyes that express the impression of trust and friendliness. The ears are covered in long straight hair extending to the front legs. The teeth usually form an undershot bite. The tail is long but carried high and curled over the back. It is common to have the hair on top done up with bows or clips to be able to have the face show. They shed little to no hair and make is a great choice for allergy suffers.

I hope that you all have a fantastic Day whatever yo may be getting up to. As for me I am taking things a little easy after a rather torrid night.

Regards as always Nathan GrinGrinGrin

Tags: Female Pets Pedigree Breed Shih tzu Pets and captive animals

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Brilliant dog portraits, excellent captures, beautiful photography, Nathan.
ddolfelin Plus
9 103 3 Wales
9 Mar 2016 6:18AM
Looks a good little companion, Nathan
Ted447 Plus
7 216 1 United Kingdom
9 Mar 2016 7:35AM
Brilliant set Nathan Ted. GrinGrin
Good set with V1 showing a good cut. Well done Nathan.
CarolG 14 199 20 Greece
9 Mar 2016 7:57AM
Excellent images, Nathan. You don't say if you completed your challenge?
franken Plus
18 5.2k 4 United Kingdom
9 Mar 2016 8:07AM
Wonderful portraits, Nathan, especially version one.

9 Mar 2016 8:15AM
Excellent well detailed set Nathan, lead image my favourite,
barbarahirst 12 27 12 United Kingdom
9 Mar 2016 8:51AM
how wise this one looks...
mex 13 27 3 United Kingdom
9 Mar 2016 9:06AM
V3 Nathan what a mush.
cheers Phil.
mex 13 27 3 United Kingdom
9 Mar 2016 9:08AM
View large deffo a selfie Nathan.Smile
Bantu 7 7 1 India
9 Mar 2016 9:12AM
Very good detail,excellent capture Nathan.

9 Mar 2016 9:18AM
Lovely pictures, Natham, and a good idea for a series. Can we have a Saluki please?Grin
Mollycat Plus
7 21 2 United Kingdom
9 Mar 2016 9:26AM
Excellent start to your series Nathan. Beautifully detailed captures.
Peter GrinGrinGrin
Looking forward to the next 29 captures Nathan.

Three excellent detailed captures.

nonur 12 18 13 Turkey
9 Mar 2016 10:01AM
Fantastic expression in these fine portraits, Nathan.
Irishkate Plus
10 44 118 United Kingdom
9 Mar 2016 10:20AM
A very appealing chappie Nathan.
I'm not good on dog breeds so hopefully I'll learn something form your series!
Kate Grin
ade123 8 285 1 United Kingdom
9 Mar 2016 10:37AM
Excellent images of a very cute looking dog Nathan

9 Mar 2016 10:39AM
Excellent set Nathan super expressions captured
TrevBatWCC Plus
12 13 17 England
9 Mar 2016 10:55AM
A wonderful trio of this lovely little pooch, Nathan! Smile Very well captured Smile
Trev Smile
9 Mar 2016 11:28AM
Just adorable Nathan. Beautiful portraits Grin

jocas 6 6 United Kingdom
9 Mar 2016 11:57AM
Lovely portraits Nathan . My favorite dog such a beautiful temperament- a very informative write up - i have learned more about this super breed.
9 Mar 2016 12:09PM
Great portrait of a cute little chap Regards Dave Smile
9 Mar 2016 12:26PM
Cutie of the week award for sure Nathan well captured and presented

Lillian Plus
11 23 17 United Kingdom
9 Mar 2016 12:32PM
wonderful portrait here Nathan
be proud of your efforts... and have fun
nikon 17 146 1 England
9 Mar 2016 12:34PM
Excellent portrait Nathan. Pin sharp and Great use of DOF.

Regards. Dave
Nikonuser1 Plus
8 166 16 United Kingdom
9 Mar 2016 1:32PM
A excellent set of doggy images NathanGrinGrinGrin

9 Mar 2016 2:07PM
A lovely dog image , Nathan ! SmileSmileSmile --- Jukka.
9 Mar 2016 2:07PM
Beautiful dog portraits
9 Mar 2016 2:47PM
These are just so lovely, what a gorgeous dog Scampi is. Shih Tzu are very intelligent dogs.

Patty SmileSmile
A superb set, Nathan. Great photography.
JawDborn 9 1.3k 1 England
9 Mar 2016 4:07PM
Lovely colours on this portrait, Beautifully presented.

bill33 Plus
10 52 1 Scotland
9 Mar 2016 4:28PM
Superb capture of this wonderful little Dog Nathan, the detail is amazing, very well done, Bill.
SUE118 Plus
12 8 1 United Kingdom
9 Mar 2016 4:56PM
Gorgeous captures.
9 Mar 2016 5:00PM
An interesting project Nathan, and this shot is terrific.

A friend of mine has 2 Shih Tzu, one with a lovely character - the other more of a challenge. He introduces them as one Shih-Tzu and one ****-zu. You have to be listening carefully to catch the difference....

David GrinGrinGrin
JuBarney Plus
9 33 5 United Kingdom
9 Mar 2016 5:15PM
A terrific set of this fine good looking dog.
9 Mar 2016 5:16PM
A great start to the series Nathan and well done for setting yourself such a task. ( Mad ) Wink

John Smile
taggart Plus
16 47 14 United States
9 Mar 2016 6:55PM
Hello again!
Madoldie 6 586 United Kingdom
9 Mar 2016 7:45PM
Great project idea Nathan, can't wait to see some more of you're finds. Lovely set of portraits of a very special looking dog. Good luck over the next few days, will be checking in.
All the best,
Mat SmileSmileSmile
Hope you find a boxer
netta1234 8 382 2 Wales
9 Mar 2016 7:52PM
Beautiful set NathanSmile
9 Mar 2016 8:11PM
Stunning detailed dog portrait Nathan, excellent presentation..Lin
amazin 11 Ireland
9 Mar 2016 8:24PM
that for sure is one of the best dog portraits iv ever seen Excellent
9 Mar 2016 9:13PM
Superb set Nathan. What a cutie. Cathy
Nouche 5 4 Switzerland
9 Mar 2016 10:47PM
Delightful set of images of this gorgeous little dog. Great expressions.
cbrundage 7 4 United States
10 Mar 2016 12:48AM
Fabulous detail, Nathan! He looks like a little schemer.
10 Mar 2016 2:54AM
such a great set/ a cutie...can I take her for a walk too??? Wink
ColleenA Plus
8 470 7 Australia
10 Mar 2016 4:08AM
He is just too cute and his name suits him...a great shot Nathan
fotobee Plus
7 4 3 South Africa
10 Mar 2016 5:17PM
Lovely photo,Nathan. Regards Martin
Mike_Smith Plus
13 708 1 United Kingdom
10 Mar 2016 8:37PM
Cracking sharp and detailed portrait capture Nathan
Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
10 Mar 2016 11:11PM
Simply gorgeous!

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