100 Dog Strangers ~ Irish Wolfhound


Thank you to Kim Klassen for her texture "Unleashed" - could it be named anything more appropriate for this photograph!

I found this dog in June at Woofstock in Toronto. If you don't know what that is, it is a street festival for humans and their dogs. 1,000's of dogs walk the streets shopping, frolick in the water fountains and share ice-cream cones with their owners. Not sure what I am talking about - here is a video I took in 2009!

I have seen about 3 Irish Wolfhounds in my life - all in the last 4 years. There is a good chance I just keep running into the same dog because they are a rare breed. There is one Irish Wolfhound always competing at the Purina Nationals during the Obedience and Rally trials.

During Woofstock many photographers have an outdoor studio set up. I just happened to be walking by and quickly took my shot using my 50mm. I really love the profile so

Adding to my
The Canine version of  "100 Strangers".
A photographic record of all the wonderful dogs I meet in my travels. 
Began in 2012 and ending... TBD.

Participating in: Textured Tuesday, Sweet Shot Tuesday, and Camera Critters.
Visit the Irish Wolfhound Club of Canada


Eija said...

What a great shot! I love how you textured it, too.

Must be an interesting event, this Woofstock. ;-) And I your idea of 100 dog strangers is beautiful... I think I'll have to start one of my own.

Sylvia said...

What a cute dog !
Great capture and texture work !
Nice week,

aenee said...

Beautiful profile and fantastic details in the fur and wonderful sharp eye !!! I love this breed but my first love is with Great Danes :)

Taryn said...

Such a gorgeous dog and photograph. Years ago an old boyfriend's family had two Irish Wolfhounds. Such gentle and kind creatures...but truly HUGE!

Margie said...

I heart Irish Wolfhounds. Love his eye and fur. Great capture.

Ruby said...

OMD!!! This is so weird, I saw one just Monday!!!! This man was walkin' three doggies, two small doggies and this huge Irish Wolfhound! It was quite the funny sight. I was gonna go overs and talk to thems, butt so many other peeps were stoppin' him, he probally just wanted to get on his way...
They are just such gentle giants.
Ruby ♥

Kathy said...

Stunning portrait.


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