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Paint me like one of your good doggos 😌


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Look at this smile! 😋


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#Anjou, the #Weimaraner #dog of my #father (#yearofthedogs).
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#Hund


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Regrann from @vincentjmusi - Three Dog Nightmare, 2018

My father always told me that bad things came in threes, yet there are many examples of good if not great “threes” in history – your Stooges, your Amigos, the Tenors, Musketeers, Bears, Blind Mice and even Three Little Pigs.
All had nothing on Dove, Bullet, and Bliss: three lovely and talented Boykin Spaniels.
Two’s company and three’s a picture I guess. If you follow my work closely enough, I try never to photograph more than one of anything in a picture; it’s safer that way for all those involved.

Yet, it was my brilliant idea to follow a successful session of individual portraits with this trio. Callie and the patient and supportive owner of these pups seemed to think it was a good idea at the time as well.

I am often asked how we get our dogs to remain calm for these photographs. I am often vague and secretive in my responses because much of what I can share is restricted by non-disclosure agreements and other legal nonsense – Essentially it’s proprietary or everyone would be in the lucrative business of photographing dogs.

That said, in the spirit of the #yearofthedogs, I have prepared a few DIY tips for trying this at home.

First, begin with a strong elevator pitch. You must sell the dogs on this idea and never show weakness or self-doubt. Convince them that this will be “great.” Be flexible and humble. This is really not a good time to cry or spout-off about how you used to travel the world as a National Geographic photographer. Also shouting I DON’T NEED THIS ! does not work as a motivational tool at the canine or husband/wife level.

Know when you’re beat. When the dogs and your own wife turn on you, it’s time to put the camera down.

When it does work, take all the credit and write a pithy anecdotal @Instagram post about how you knew it would work the whole time.

Happy Fathers Day.
#boykinspanielsociety #boykinsofinsta #boykinspaniel #boykin #LBD #swamppoodle


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Norbs: I think I shall crane my neck and pretend that I'm being thoughtful. You know, like they show in the movies.
Me: thoughtful ? You are killing my neck.
#hecozesheposes #lifeofnorbu #necklace #yearofthedogs #yearofthedog #germanneckard #shahrukhkhanheisnt #tellhim


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#doglover Regrann from @vincentjmusi - Three Dog Nightmare, 2018

My father always told me that bad things came in threes, yet there are many examples of good if not great “threes” in history – your Stooges, your Amigos, the Tenors, Musketeers, Bears, Blind Mice and even Three Little Pigs.
All had nothing on Dove, Bullet, and Bliss: three lovely and talented Boykin Spaniels.
Two’s company and three’s a picture I guess. If you follow my work closely enough, I try never to photograph more than one of anything in a picture; it’s safer that way for all those involved.

Yet, it was my brilliant idea to follow a successful session of individual portraits with this trio. Callie and the patient and supportive owner of these pups seemed to think it was a good idea at the time as well.

I am often asked how we get our dogs to remain calm for these photographs. I am often vague and secretive in my responses because much of what I can share is restricted by non-disclosure agreements and other legal nonsense – Essentially it’s proprietary or everyone would be in the lucrative business of photographing dogs.

That said, in the spirit of the #yearofthedogs, I have prepared a few DIY tips for trying this at home.

First, begin with a strong elevator pitch. You must sell the dogs on this idea and never show weakness or self-doubt. Convince them that this will be “great.” Be flexible and humble. This is really not a good time to cry or spout-off about how you used to travel the world as a National Geographic photographer. Also shouting I DON’T NEED THIS ! does not work as a motivational tool at the canine or husband/wife level.

Know when you’re beat. When the dogs and your own wife turn on you, it’s time to put the camera down.

When it does work, take all the credit and write a pithy anecdotal @Instagram post about how you knew it would work the whole time.

Happy Fathers Day.


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Three Dog Nightmare, 2018

My father always told me that bad things came in threes, yet there are many examples of good if not great “threes” in history – your Stooges, your Amigos, the Tenors, Musketeers, Bears, Blind Mice and even Three Little Pigs.
All had nothing on Dove, Bullet, and Bliss: three lovely and talented Boykin Spaniels.
Two’s company and three’s a picture I guess. If you follow my work closely enough, I try never to photograph more than one of anything in a picture; it’s safer that way for all those involved.

Yet, it was my brilliant idea to follow a successful session of individual portraits with this trio. Callie and the patient and supportive owner of these pups seemed to think it was a good idea at the time as well.

I am often asked how we get our dogs to remain calm for these photographs. I am often vague and secretive in my responses because much of what I can share is restricted by non-disclosure agreements and other legal nonsense – Essentially it’s proprietary or everyone would be in the lucrative business of photographing dogs.

That said, in the spirit of the #yearofthedogs, I have prepared a few DIY tips for trying this at home.

First, begin with a strong elevator pitch. You must sell the dogs on this idea and never show weakness or self-doubt. Convince them that this will be “great.” Be flexible and humble. This is really not a good time to cry or spout-off about how you used to travel the world as a National Geographic photographer. Also shouting I DON’T NEED THIS ! does not work as a motivational tool at the canine or husband/wife level.

Know when you’re beat. When the dogs and your own wife turn on you, it’s time to put the camera down.

When it does work, take all the credit and write a pithy anecdotal @Instagram post about how you knew it would work the whole time.

Happy Fathers Day.


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Brian, 2018

Brian is a rescued Labrador, whose provenance is never questioned and always respected. At 15 years old, he holds the position of elder statesman to an ever-expanding quorum of 8 other adopted pups.
By the time I was born, both of my grandfathers had passed away, depriving me of any of the disciplinary regimen that grumpy old men who were related to me might bestow.

Which is to say I got away with a lot.

Brian has seen his share of the kind of nonsense that a guy who didn’t grow up with a grandfather can present.
Which is to say I got away with nothing.

And so our brief time together was punctuated with the kind of give and take that arthritic hips and years of good behavior can produce.

They say, when the student is ready, the teacher will appear. Thanks Grandpa.

from #yearofthedogs a personal project on the character and beauty of these amazing creatures we share our homes and families and lives with. More of this project can be seen in progress
#natgeo
#NationalGeographic
#nationalgeographicsindia
#naturelove
#naturephotography


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#Repost @natgeo with @get_repost
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photo by @vincentjmusi
Brian, 2018

Brian is a rescued Labrador, whose provenance is never questioned and always respected. At 15 years old, he holds the position of elder statesman to an ever-expanding quorum of 8 other adopted pups.
By the time I was born, both of my grandfathers had passed away, depriving me of any of the disciplinary regimen that grumpy old men who were related to me might bestow.

Which is to say I got away with a lot.

Brian has seen his share of the kind of nonsense that a guy who didn’t grow up with a grandfather can present.
Which is to say I got away with nothing.

And so our brief time together was punctuated with the kind of give and take that arthritic hips and years of good behavior can produce.

They say, when the student is ready, the teacher will appear. Thanks Grandpa.

from #yearofthedogs a personal project on the character and beauty of these amazing creatures we share our homes and families and lives with. More of this project can be seen in progress @vincentjmusi


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Please excuse my eye booger 😅😴


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Repost @vincentjmusi ••
Sammy, 2018

Here at The Unleashed Studio, the unverified and official home of our #YearOfTheDogs project, my staff and I (Callie and me) sort through the hundreds of comments, photographs, direct messages and e-mails we receive daily to create the engaging content that appears in this feed on a consistently occasional basis.

Many people make incredible claims about their dogs, yet not many will drive over a thousand miles to prove it.
Such is the case of Sammy, a cultured and wise 14 year-old yellow Labrador who visited us recently from the great state of Texas where he was born, bred, raised and still has voting privileges.

Among his many interests, Sammy has a soft spot for opera, loves it actually and with all due respect to Maestro Pavarotti, he prefers the sopranos to the tenors.
When you look into the eyes of an old dog, you can learn a lot of things, but none of those things have any thing to do with opera or even classical music.

So Callie and I “Spotified” up some Kiri Te Kanawa and Sammy was instantly mesmerized by her performance of O mio babbino caro from Puccini’s “Gianni Schicchi.” These photographs were made during the playing of this aria, I Schicchi you not.

Have a great weekend and thanks for following along..
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#labrador #labrador_lovers
@seraiinar 👀👀


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#repost from @natgeo - photo by @vincentjmusi
Brian, 2018
Brian is a rescued Labrador, whose provenance is never questioned and always respected. At 15 years old, he holds the position of elder statesman to an ever-expanding quorum of 8 other adopted pups.
By the time I was born, both of my grandfathers had passed away, depriving me of any of the disciplinary regimen that grumpy old men who were related to me might bestow.

Which is to say I got away with a lot.

Brian has seen his share of the kind of nonsense that a guy who didn’t grow up with a grandfather can present.
Which is to say I got away with nothing.

And so our brief time together was punctuated with the kind of give and take that arthritic hips and years of good behavior can produce.

They say, when the student is ready, the teacher will appear. Thanks Grandpa.

from #yearofthedogs a personal project on the character and beauty of these amazing creatures we share our homes and families and lives with. More of this project can be seen in progress @vincentjmusi.


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photo by @vincentjmusi
Brian, 2018

Brian is a rescued Labrador, whose provenance is never questioned and always respected. At 15 years old, he holds the position of elder statesman to an ever-expanding quorum of 8 other adopted pups.
By the time I was born, both of my grandfathers had passed away, depriving me of any of the disciplinary regimen that grumpy old men who were related to me might bestow.

Which is to say I got away with a lot.

Brian has seen his share of the kind of nonsense that a guy who didn’t grow up with a grandfather can present.
Which is to say I got away with nothing.

And so our brief time together was punctuated with the kind of give and take that arthritic hips and years of good behavior can produce.

They say, when the student is ready, the teacher will appear. Thanks Grandpa.

from #yearofthedogs a personal project on the character and beauty of these amazing creatures we share our homes and families and lives with. More of this project can be seen in progress @vincentjmusi


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photo by @vincentjmusi
Brian, 2018

Brian is a rescued Labrador, whose provenance is never questioned and always respected. At 15 years old, he holds the position of elder statesman to an ever-expanding quorum of 8 other adopted pups.
By the time I was born, both of my grandfathers had passed away, depriving me of any of the disciplinary regimen that grumpy old men who were related to me might bestow.

Which is to say I got away with a lot.

Brian has seen his share of the kind of nonsense that a guy who didn’t grow up with a grandfather can present.
Which is to say I got away with nothing.

And so our brief time together was punctuated with the kind of give and take that arthritic hips and years of good behavior can produce.

They say, when the student is ready, the teacher will appear. Thanks Grandpa.

from #yearofthedogs a personal project on the character and beauty of these amazing creatures we share our homes and families and lives with. More of this project can be seen in progress @vincentjmusi


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photo by @vincentjmusi
Brian, 2018

Brian is a rescued Labrador, whose provenance is never questioned and always respected. At 15 years old, he holds the position of elder statesman to an ever-expanding quorum of 8 other adopted pups.
By the time I was born, both of my grandfathers had passed away, depriving me of any of the disciplinary regimen that grumpy old men who were related to me might bestow.

Which is to say I got away with a lot.

Brian has seen his share of the kind of nonsense that a guy who didn’t grow up with a grandfather can present.
Which is to say I got away with nothing.

And so our brief time together was punctuated with the kind of give and take that arthritic hips and years of good behavior can produce.

They say, when the student is ready, the teacher will appear. Thanks Grandpa.

from #yearofthedogs a personal project on the character and beauty of these amazing creatures we share our homes and families and lives with. More of this project can be seen in progress @vincentjmusi
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Repost @natgeo


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#Repost @vincentjmusi with @get_repost
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Sammy, 2018

Here at The Unleashed Studio, the unverified and official home of our #YearOfTheDogs project, my staff and I (Callie and me) sort through the hundreds of comments, photographs, direct messages and e-mails we receive daily to create the engaging content that appears in this feed on a consistently occasional basis.

Many people make incredible claims about their dogs, yet not many will drive over a thousand miles to prove it.
Such is the case of Sammy, a cultured and wise 14 year-old yellow Labrador who visited us recently from the great state of Texas where he was born, bred, raised and still has voting privileges.

Among his many interests, Sammy has a soft spot for opera, loves it actually and with all due respect to Maestro Pavarotti, he prefers the sopranos to the tenors.
When you look into the eyes of an old dog, you can learn a lot of things, but none of those things have any thing to do with opera or even classical music.

So Callie and I “Spotified” up some Kiri Te Kanawa and Sammy was instantly mesmerized by her performance of O mio babbino caro from Puccini’s “Gianni Schicchi.” These photographs were made during the playing of this aria, I Schicchi you not.

Have a great weekend and thanks for following along.


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@natgeo
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photo by @vincentjmusi
Brian, 2018

Brian is a rescued Labrador, whose provenance is never questioned and always respected. At 15 years old, he holds the position of elder statesman to an ever-expanding quorum of 8 other adopted pups.
By the time I was born, both of my grandfathers had passed away, depriving me of any of the disciplinary regimen that grumpy old men who were related to me might bestow.

Which is to say I got away with a lot.

Brian has seen his share of the kind of nonsense that a guy who didn’t grow up with a grandfather can present.
Which is to say I got away with nothing.

And so our brief time together was punctuated with the kind of give and take that arthritic hips and years of good behavior can produce.

They say, when the student is ready, the teacher will appear. Thanks Grandpa.

from #yearofthedogs a personal project on the character and beauty of these amazing creatures we share our homes and families and lives with. More of this project can be seen in progress @vincentjmusi


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Repost @natgeo photo by @vincentjmusi
Brian, 2018

Brian is a rescued Labrador, whose provenance is never questioned and always respected. At 15 years old, he holds the position of elder statesman to an ever-expanding quorum of 8 other adopted pups.
By the time I was born, both of my grandfathers had passed away, depriving me of any of the disciplinary regimen that grumpy old men who were related to me might bestow.

Which is to say I got away with a lot.

Brian has seen his share of the kind of nonsense that a guy who didn’t grow up with a grandfather can present.
Which is to say I got away with nothing.

And so our brief time together was punctuated with the kind of give and take that arthritic hips and years of good behavior can produce.

They say, when the student is ready, the teacher will appear. Thanks Grandpa.

from #yearofthedogs a personal project on the character and beauty of these amazing creatures we share our homes and families and lives with. More of this project can be seen in progress @vincentjmusi


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Repost By natgeo: photo by #vincentjmusi
Brian, 2018
Brian is a rescued Labrador, whose provenance is never questioned and always respected. At 15 years old, he holds the position of elder statesman to an ever-expanding quorum of 8 other adopted pups.
By the time I was born, both of my grandfathers had passed away, depriving me of any of the disciplinary regimen that grumpy old men who were related to me might bestow.
Which is to say I got away with a lot.
Brian has seen his share of the kind of nonsense that a guy who didn’t grow up with a grandfather can present.
Which is to say I got away with nothing.
And so our brief time together was punctuated with the kind of give and take that arthritic hips and years of good behavior can produce.
They say, when the student is ready, the teacher will appear. Thanks Grandpa.
from #yearofthedogs a personal project on the character and beauty of these amazing creatures we share our homes and families and lives with. More of this project can be seen in progress #vincentjmusi (via #IG Capture)


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@natgeo - photo by @vincentjmusi
Brian, 2018

Brian is a rescued Labrador, whose provenance is never questioned and always respected. At 15 years old, he holds the position of elder statesman to an ever-expanding quorum of 8 other adopted pups.
By the time I was born, both of my grandfathers had passed away, depriving me of any of the disciplinary regimen that grumpy old men who were related to me might bestow.

Which is to say I got away with a lot.

Brian has seen his share of the kind of nonsense that a guy who didn’t grow up with a grandfather can present.
Which is to say I got away with nothing.

And so our brief time together was punctuated with the kind of give and take that arthritic hips and years of good behavior can produce.

They say, when the student is ready, the teacher will appear. Thanks Grandpa.

from #yearofthedogs a personal project on the character and beauty of these amazing creatures we share our homes and families and lives with. More of this project can be seen in progress @vincentjmusi


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photo by @vincentjmusi
Brian, 2018

Brian is a rescued Labrador, whose provenance is never questioned and always respected. At 15 years old, he holds the position of elder statesman to an ever-expanding quorum of 8 other adopted pups.
By the time I was born, both of my grandfathers had passed away, depriving me of any of the disciplinary regimen that grumpy old men who were related to me might bestow.

Which is to say I got away with a lot.

Brian has seen his share of the kind of nonsense that a guy who didn’t grow up with a grandfather can present.
Which is to say I got away with nothing.

And so our brief time together was punctuated with the kind of give and take that arthritic hips and years of good behavior can produce.

They say, when the student is ready, the teacher will appear. Thanks Grandpa.

from #yearofthedogs a personal project on the character and beauty of these amazing creatures we share our homes and families and lives with. More of this project can be seen in progress @vincentjmusi


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Yesterday I hiked 16 of my dogs on a portion of the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT), the 2600-mile trail that spans the US’s west coast from the Mexican border to the Canadian one.

Having just finished Cheryl Strayed’s book “Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail”, a woman’s account of the 1100-mile solo hike she took in the wake of her divorce and her mother’s death, I just had to get a piece of that experience for a few hours.

I pretended that I was in the midst of my own 2600-mile journey. I expect I will be one day. Completing that trail has been on my mind since first hearing about it as a teenager. At 19, after dropping out of college (the first time 😬) and having no direction in life, I considered embarking on the PCT, but decided instead on a cross-country bicycle trip.

After a hell of a first week due to under-preparations, miscalculations, naivete, and just plain bad luck, I swallowed my pride and returned home, vowing to come back to it one day. I still intend to, and I still wouldn’t prepare much or calculate much. It’s not my style, I like to just go and be surprised. But at least now I’m a tad less naive and I can endure bad luck because I’ve learned it makes for great stories, and great stories connect us to others.

So a cross-country bicycle trip and a 6-month hike are in my future. And yes, of course my pack of dogs are coming! I mean, look at these pictures, how could I leave them behind?! They didn’t wanna go home yesterday, they weren’t thinking of comfy beds, they wanted to continue on to Canada and so did I! #followthedogs #dogsknowbest #dogsjustwannahavefun

#pacificcresttrail
#pacificcresttrail2018
#pct
#pct2018
#cherylstrayed
#followthedog
#followdog
#followdogs
#dogsinnature
#dogsoutdoors
#hikingwithdogs
#hikingdogsofinsta
#packofdogs
#dogpacks
#yearofthedogs


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Always excited to spend the day outside ☀️


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Petunia's best "hang dog" look
#yearofthedogs


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Nothing is better than that first walk out onto the field as a team...well maybe crushing the game. But it’s close. First home game of the season is July 7th at Cranmer Park. Come join us on the field! #denverbulldogs #denverladybulldogs #usafl #homegame #bringthecupbackhome #sixtoseven #nationalchampions #yearofthedogs #ilovethisteam #ilovethissport #aussierules #footy #comehaveakick #growthegame #comebackkids #rivals #femaleathletes #womenwhotackle #teamworkmakesthedreamwork #newplayerswelcome


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What chu say?

Leaving this one and having to look at his sad puppy eyes as you close the door is definitely one of the top 3 saddest things ever.

#YearOFTheDogs #Puppy #PuppyLove #PuppyOfTheDay #PuppyFace #InstaPups #DailyWoof #InstaPuppers #Puppygram #DogsOfInstagram #HeadsUpForTails #PetParenting #ShihtzusOfInstagram #Shihtzus

@barked @vincentjmusi @natgeo @puppiesofinstagram @shihtzusgram


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Omg Shep dog joined us on #hogsback trail! 5th grade is over for my son and we were able to memorialize a teacher from Shasta! It was amazing! @cariberrypatz #amazingteacher #yearofthedogs


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I'm spoiled for a reason 😁


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#Repost @natgeo (@get_repost)
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photo by @vincentjmusi from my personal project #yearofthedogs

Daria, 2018

Daria was a flight risk. She’d already traveled across multiple state lines to get to us, yet we didn’t see it coming.
My studio lies within a patch of concrete in a very-active 43,000 square-foot open-plan warehouse, divided into territories like the strategy board game Risk. I currently have an alliance with a company that is renovating homes and they have amassed nearly one thousand, 38-gallon water heaters on our sovereign border to the South.
To the north, a formidable artillery of salvaged street bricks and stacks and piles of recycled wood. We are at peace.

Daria’s entrance, planned for weeks in advance, was greeted with the fanfare reserved for Chow Chows of her stature, like that of a head of state or other visiting dignitary. All seemed to be going perfectly as she reviewed the studio and personnel on hand when she somehow discovered a very lost squirrel behind the water heaters.
Daria launched an immediate and thorough investigation for the fugitive squirrel that by now had successfully navigated a labyrinth of reclaimed flooring and hand-hewn beams to the open front door and was eight miles away.
In her mind, Daria never let go of that squirrel and from this point on, my loyal assistant and trusting wife Callie and I were viewed as complicit in the escape and not to be fully trusted regardless of how many individually-wrapped slices of low-fat American cheese she might have folded up in her pocket.

No offense to smart dogs but they will exploit your insecurities, make you feel good about your photography and then bolt when you look at the back of the camera.
Just saying.

Leashes were used at times, photographs were made occasionally and the squirrel has not been seen since.

Thanks for following along with my #yearofthedogs adventures @vincentjmusi

#chowchow


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My favorite activity is cuddling ☺️


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Este es un #Bergamasco, te lo presentamos😉 #MiPerroEukanuba


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Nothing is better than that first walk out onto the field as a team...well maybe crushing the game. But it’s close. First home game of the season is July 7th at Cranmer Park. Come join us on the field! #denverbulldogs #denverladybulldogs #usafl #homegame #bringthecupbackhome #sixtoseven #nationalchampions #yearofthedogs #ilovethisteam #ilovethissport #aussierules #footy #comehaveakick #growthegame #comebackkids #rivals #femaleathletes #womenwhotackle #teamworkmakesthedreamwork #newplayerswelcome @bulldogsw


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Bow Wow!!


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Norbs: Such focus, much concentration. That treat will make it's way to me.
Me: Sir, i insist you step away from the drool puddle.
#lifeofnorbu #treats #nighttime #yearofthedogs #gsdsofinstagram


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Hot summer dog life, our big guy Ben lovesssss the hose. So much in fact that you cant feally use it in the backyard

#photography #doglife #pentaxk20d #pentaxdaily #WPGNow #highspeedphotography #crazyanimals #manitobasummer #mbsummer #pictureaday #shutterspeed #mustlovedogs #yearofthedogs


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Sweety from yesterday's The Norwegian Constitution Day...
#oslo #norwegianconstitutionday #17mai #17may #norge #norway


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