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Those Puppy dog eye's

By Malc_V
During our walk today around the flooded fields this beautiful 6 month old puppy called Vesta joined us for a while and supplied us with endless fun as she chased around after sticks that Diem would throw for her.

The couple who were with Vesta are dog trainers for "Dogs for the disabled" and they take pups like this one and train them to work with disabled people.
We could only imagine how hard it must be to give Vesta up after the one year that they keep her for.

Thanks for looking and for all the kind comments on previous pics.


Tags: Dog General Puppy Working dog Dogs for the disabled Pets and captive animals Portraits and people

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Glostopcat 14 255 2 England
14 Oct 2006 5:57PM
A delightful canine portrait, like the fine detail and the expression you've captured. This image is so sharp and very impressive as it's often very difficult to photograph animals that are black
cats_123 Plus
17 5.0k 30 Northern Ireland
14 Oct 2006 6:13PM
beautiful shot..great detail
14 Oct 2006 6:17PM
A real cutey..Great image!!

AnnaBanana 14 119 1 United Kingdom
14 Oct 2006 6:18PM
She is simply delightful - looks full of fun and love! Beautiful portrait of a faithful friend-to-be.

Anna Smile
Rachy1821 14 3 England
14 Oct 2006 6:18PM
Hi Malc, Very cute image love the expression and detail!!

oppo 15 6 2 Scotland
14 Oct 2006 6:28PM
A brilliant portrait ! I like the wet look and the expression. One of the very best dog portraits I have seen recently.

Pogs 14 13 England
14 Oct 2006 6:38PM
Just fantastic. Great portrait.
bunbeam 15 2 United Kingdom
14 Oct 2006 6:52PM
what a lovely looking dog.. well caught.. love it
Alison_S 15 339 United Kingdom
14 Oct 2006 7:04PM
She's beautiful. It must be awful for them to have to part with her, but you can tell even from this and your description that she's destined to be a much loved and very special companion to somebody patiently waiting out there for her...

Blenkinsopp 15 320 4 England
14 Oct 2006 7:27PM
lovely detail in a black dog - excellent portrait
TerryBaxter 14 11
14 Oct 2006 7:47PM
Lovely photograph; great cause.
oldbiddy 15 4 United Kingdom
14 Oct 2006 8:06PM
Great portrait lovely shot

exposure Plus
16 6.0k United Kingdom
14 Oct 2006 8:27PM
Vesta Is beautiful and looks full of fun.
Best Wishes Pauline.
franken Plus
18 5.2k 4 United Kingdom
14 Oct 2006 9:18PM
Superb image. The pose and the detail are excellent.

jimbo75 14
14 Oct 2006 11:04PM
so alert - great portrait
chrissd 15 304 United Kingdom
15 Oct 2006 5:52AM
great shot, lovely expression, superb capture
mickf1 14 2 England
15 Oct 2006 8:53AM
A lovely expression captured well Malc.
vonny 15
15 Oct 2006 10:18AM
Lovely image ,beautiful eyes, great capture
AlanBW 15 20 England
15 Oct 2006 11:15AM
Beautiful portrait - well taken Malc
thorn 16 124 2 Scotland
15 Oct 2006 11:59AM
Hi Malc,although it must be hard to part with her it must be one of the most fulfilling jobs there are knowing that the dogs that you train do so much good work for so many people who really need them.A fantastic portrait of this beautiful lab.Perfect.Take care.AnnSmile
GeorgeRusky 15 1 4
15 Oct 2006 12:46PM
Lovely image.
Good colors and composition.
The description is interesting too.
Thank you for your expert comments, I'm impressed!
trissie 14 United Kingdom
15 Oct 2006 3:10PM
Hi Malc, a lovely capture with a great expression.

Trish x
JimV 14 6 3 Canada
15 Oct 2006 3:53PM
Hi Malc, great shot of a lovely dog, hope she finds a good home. Found your description very informative. Thanks for uploading. Regards, Jim
Thanks for your comments, much appreciated.
15 Oct 2006 5:01PM
Great capture, lovely concentration.
KBan 16 512 4 United Kingdom
15 Oct 2006 5:32PM
cracker Malc, super detail and pose
VNelson 16 3 United States
15 Oct 2006 6:24PM
So sweet, a perfect portrait.

phototime 14 8 United Kingdom
15 Oct 2006 6:34PM
What a beautiful dog with great pose,i love this, nice one.

beriah 14 1 Canada
15 Oct 2006 6:56PM
She's a beauty! love how you have filled the frame with her adorable wet little face! beautiful portrait Malc
pamelajean Plus
15 1.5k 2201 United Kingdom
15 Oct 2006 8:00PM
Perfect portrait of the pooch.
I think you have to be a very special kind of person to train a dog like this. The people who train guide dogs for the blind do the same thing, obviously, and I admire them so much that I consider that charity worthy of donations.
16 Oct 2006 3:18AM
Hi Malc - great capture of one of my favourite dog breeds! I grew up with black Labs and they have always been special to me, You have captured this one very well with great detail!

joseph 15 England
16 Oct 2006 7:45PM
What a beauty Malc!
Billies 16 7 Ireland
17 Oct 2006 10:45PM
Well captured. She has such beautiful soft eyes.
angelamary 15 6 England
18 Oct 2006 8:27AM
Lovely picture and a lovely story. Must be hard work too, always having the baby end of puppy-hood. Very rewarding though. Good catch!
14 13 1 United Kingdom
19 Oct 2006 8:04PM
Lovely image Malc and so sharp!
ChristineL 16 39 United Kingdom
20 Oct 2006 9:40AM
a lovely looking pup, I think it's great what they do,
SandyMiller 14 932 United Kingdom
20 Oct 2006 6:26PM
What a great picture - she's absolutely gorgeous. Those eyes are so 'labradorial', just to die for. I also have a black lab and he spends most of his time just as wet as this!
21 Oct 2006 11:18AM
Very cute Malc, smashing shot.
John (-:
29 Oct 2006 12:43PM
aww what a lovley animal just the thing to make my day great shot

17 Feb 2007 4:45PM
Great shot of the dog i bet he shook and got you all wet.

Georgia age 8
Libby_M 14 United Kingdom
4 Mar 2007 9:23PM
what a lovely shot so sharp and lots of detail
glyndwr 13 74 10 Wales
27 May 2007 3:17PM
Ridgeway 14 222 2 Ireland
26 Dec 2008 2:15AM
You wouldnt believe how much Vesta looks like my Baily around the same age to by the look of her.
Beautiful pup,like the wet look.
Great shot.

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