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Interesting Pictures of Dogs

Updated on June 24, 2012

So, you like dogs...

And who doesn't? They are pretty amazing, what with being man's best friend and all. They are, in essence, controlled wolves - and I need not explain our unending fascination with those wild beasts. Domesticated over 15,000 years ago, dogs have gained and maintained their position by our side as hunters, trackers, protectors, and companions.

The braveness of these animals has not gone unnoticed, and their loveliness is far from ignored. They are the stars of movies, the basis of stories, the inspiration of poetry and the role model for thousands of people across the globe. To be as the dog is to be humble, loyal, and honest. To be like a wolf is to be fierce in both love and war.

I am no exception when it comes to my appreciation for these magnificent creatures, in all their various shapes and states of wildness or domestication, and I am thrilled anew watching them behave as they do. Whether in the field or on the couch, these animals may never lose their charm in our eyes.

I have collected a few of my favorite canine photos for the purpose of easy recall and also to share with other dog lovers such as myself. These are not typical images one might find in a meme database, and I can't honestly describe why they strike me as emotional, inspirational, or otherwise, but they do. Perhaps they will for you too.

WARNING - Mild nudity may be seen below.

From the genius of William Wegman.
From the genius of William Wegman.
From the genius of William Wegman.
From the genius of William Wegman.
Another William Wegman.
Another William Wegman.
William Wegman.
William Wegman.
Following the same theme of William Wegman.
Following the same theme of William Wegman.
Should I just dedicate this hub to Willian Wegman?
Should I just dedicate this hub to Willian Wegman?
From the talented mind of Tim Flach.
From the talented mind of Tim Flach.
From the talented mind of Tim Flach.
From the talented mind of Tim Flach.
Another Tim Flach.
Another Tim Flach.
And yet another Tim Flach...
And yet another Tim Flach...
Tim Flach, is there anything you can't capture?
Tim Flach, is there anything you can't capture?
From the talented work of Shlomi Nissim.
From the talented work of Shlomi Nissim.
Another piece from Shlomi Nissim, who seems to fancy women and animals.
Another piece from Shlomi Nissim, who seems to fancy women and animals.
Photographer Ryan McGinley produces beautiful but racy-to-some material.
Photographer Ryan McGinley produces beautiful but racy-to-some material.
"A healthy woman is much like a wolf, strong life force, life-giving, territorily aware, intuitive and loyal. Yet separation from her wildish nature causes a woman to become meager, anxious, and fearful." - Clarissa Pinkola Estes
"A healthy woman is much like a wolf, strong life force, life-giving, territorily aware, intuitive and loyal. Yet separation from her wildish nature causes a woman to become meager, anxious, and fearful." - Clarissa Pinkola Estes
"Wolves and women are relational by nature, inquiring, possessed of great endurance and strength. They are deeply intuitive, intensely concerned with their young, their mate, and their pack." - Clarissa Pinkola Estes
"Wolves and women are relational by nature, inquiring, possessed of great endurance and strength. They are deeply intuitive, intensely concerned with their young, their mate, and their pack." - Clarissa Pinkola Estes
Willard R. Culver captured this amazing Doberman stunt.
Willard R. Culver captured this amazing Doberman stunt.
Carli Davidson's work.
Carli Davidson's work.
Another Carli Davidson masterpiece.
Another Carli Davidson masterpiece.
This photo is credited to the talented Paul Walker.
This photo is credited to the talented Paul Walker.
Seth Casteel has an affinity for underwater dog photos.
Seth Casteel has an affinity for underwater dog photos.
"Dumb dogs and still water are dangerous." - German proverb
"Dumb dogs and still water are dangerous." - German proverb
Deer and dogs often form unlikely relationships with one another.
Deer and dogs often form unlikely relationships with one another.
A desperate coyote is confronted by a dog, who gets a little more than he bargained for...
A desperate coyote is confronted by a dog, who gets a little more than he bargained for...
This image is terribly sad, and serves as a reminder that wild canines still need our support.
This image is terribly sad, and serves as a reminder that wild canines still need our support.
One of the greatest images depicting the loyalty and service of war dogs.
One of the greatest images depicting the loyalty and service of war dogs.
Another military dog in the field.
Another military dog in the field.
"Woah, hey wait a minute! Dude, it was just a joke!"
"Woah, hey wait a minute! Dude, it was just a joke!"
"I hate that guy..."
"I hate that guy..."

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    • LosAngelesNewborn profile image

      Jessica Cramer 

      4 months ago from Los Angeles, CA

      Awesome collection of canine shots- and not your cutesy or typical ones at that. great article!

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      Tristan 

      2 years ago from Indiana

      Artsy!

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      Shaddie 

      3 years ago from Washington state

      Thanks so much, I'm glad you liked them as much as I do :)

    • Julie K Henderson profile image

      Julie K Henderson 

      3 years ago

      Bravo! These images are fun and memorable. Thank you for sharing. Voted up.

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      Tolko 

      3 years ago

      I appreciate your kind and gounrees advice a lot!. I have been trying it hardly and did not get those amazing results!. It is nice to see that you got my comment in a good way!God bless you!VA:F [1.9.10_1130]please wait VA:F [1.9.10_1130](from 0 votes)

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      Sharilee Swaity 

      4 years ago from Canada

      What a great selection of pictures! I especially like the one with the dog and the tear. Adorable!

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      tmurphy 

      6 years ago

      Cool photos. I liked the two where the dogs are chasing the ball the best.

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      Ann1Az2 

      6 years ago from Orange, Texas

      Great photos of our beloved best friend! I'm with Nettle - I like the one of the komondor the best. It's so cool the way nature "braids" its hair! Voted up.

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      Alan R Lancaster 

      6 years ago from Forest Gate, London E7, U K (ex-pat Yorkshire)

      Nice one! I particularly liked the dog chasing the ball underwater. They have a capacity for the comic as well as for intimidation. I have a video with footage of a Border Collie opening a window to where some cakes sit in a farmhouse window. When he's taken what he wants he jumps back out again and shuts the window behind him.

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      Dr Mark 

      6 years ago from The Atlantic Rain Forest, Brazil

      Nice collection. There are quite a few I have never seen and you put them together well. Thanks.

    • Shaddie profile imageAUTHOR

      Shaddie 

      6 years ago from Washington state

      Indeed! I believe that one is a puli, he has also photographed black ones.

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      Nettlemere 

      6 years ago from Burnley, Lancashire, UK

      Great selection - I especially liked the puli or komondor (I think) by Tim Flach.

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