World's Ugliest Dog:

July 12, 2010

On 23 June 2007,Elwood, a two-year-old Chinese Crested and Chihuahua mix, was crowned the world’s ugliest dog. Elwood, dark coloured and hairless – save for a mohawk-like puff of white fur on his head – is often referred to as Yoda or ET, for his resemblance to those famous science fiction characters. He was placed second last year. Most of the competing canines were also Chinese Crested, a breed that features a mohawk, bug eyes and a long, wagging tongue. Beyond the regal title of ugliest dog, Elwood also earned a $US1000 reward for his owner.


Click here to see a Youtube video of Elwood!


Category: Dog Facts

World's Best Tracker Dog:

July 12, 2010

The best tracker was recorded in 1925, and the record is still held by the Doberman Pinscher named “Sauer”, trained by Detective-Sergeant Herbert Kruger. Sauer tracked a stock thief 100 miles (161 km) across the vast Great Karroo, in South Africa by scent alone. Did you know that a man named Louis Doberman, a German tax-collector, first bred the Doberman breed in the late 1860s to protect him while he worked?

Two stunning Dobermans…

Doberman Pinschers

Category: Dog Facts

Passion for dog photography

July 12, 2010
Sandor Fagyal

This journey of mine began when I started restoring photos about 5 years ago. I found joy in repairing memories that appeared beyond hope at first glance. I eventually expanded my restoration business to offer photography services as well, quickly learning that dog photography is my ultimate passion.

My heart is especially happy when I am documenting our furry friends and their innocent spirit, unconditional love and unique personalities. I have been an animal lover my entire life, growing up with Lhasa Apso’s throughout my childhood. I now have a Miniature Schnauzer, Remington, who is my furry best friend and daily inspiration. I am also an avid supporter of animal rescue organizations and no-kill shelters and will offer my photography services complimentary to any local organization who needs assistance photographing their animals up for adoption.

My hope is that I can portray each dogs true soul for the world to see. Even if my photos just speak to one person and leads them to adopt, it is worth every ounce of my time. I am a firm believer that every moment in life should be captured and preserved regardless of how insignificant it may seem, because someday these irreplaceable memories will be deeply treasured.


My main website is,
but you can find regular updates on my blog at
and lots of fun fan photos and updates on My Facebook page 

Category: Dog Art

Dogs of the Wicked Witch of the West

July 12, 2010
Sandor Fagyal

So who did the Wicked Witch of the West have to comfort her in her evil? Some say it must have been a cat, but why not a dog? A dog is much more interesting, and comes in many more shapes and sizes.

Here is what the witch must have looked like, with her dogs…

Dog Art

The drawing is one of Ink on Paper, which nicely brings out the black and white element in the drawing. The image of the witch is nicely done right down to her stockings, and the terriers are well represented too.

Category: Dog Art

Dog Art – Dussia the Smiling Dog

July 12, 2010
Sandor Fagyal

For those readers who liked Dussia, here she is again. This time in colored paper and colored pencils.

Smiling Dog Art

Elena claims she smiles sometimes! Try and see whether you feel the same way by looking at the photograph.

The major point when using colored paper in your artwork is to remember that the color of the paper sets the mood for the entire drawing. It’s almost as if the essence of your painting or drawing is set even before you lay pencil to paper.

In the picture above, Elena has neatly harmonized the color of the paper with that of the drawing itself, thereby giving a nice easy impression.

Category: Dog Art

Dog Art: Britas – The Lithuanian Show dog

July 12, 2010
Sandor Fagyal

This Scottish Terrier from Northeastern Europe has quite a reputation. Armed with several prizes and honorary titles, he could be said to be one of the foremost dogs in the republic!

By now you are familiar with the art work of Elena Adams whom we have featured for well over a month now. The owner of Britas – Joana had this box made through Elena who used a variety of techniques to complete it.

The details is marvelous and very realistic. A work of art that is a fitting tribute to Britas the Scottish Terrier from Lithuania.

Scottish Terrier Box

Dog Art

Find more of Elena’s Artwork on her website

Category: Dog Art

Introducing Dussia – The Scottish Terrier

July 12, 2010
Sandor Fagyal

Elena’s love affair with her Scottish Terriers continues as she introduces to us Dussia, Patrick’s Friend.

This sketch is done with a pencil. It occurs to me, that scottish terriers lend themselves very well to pencil sketches. Notice how the lines mesh with each other to create the picture with minimal shading.

Scottish Terrier drawing

Patrick himself must have taken quite a while longer to draw, with his black hair requiring much more time and effort than Dussia’s. So for beginners – If you want to draw a dog, start with a white one!

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