Saturday, June 25, 2011

The Photo Shoot

My pet sitter, when I go out of town, is also a talented professional photographer (Progressive Portraits). I asked her to take some photos of Chou Chou. Like children, puppies grow up so fast! 

It's difficult to get just the right light on a hot day in Sacramento. It was very bright and we were working around the shadows of the trees. So she took most of the photos in  front of my door. 

When the sun hits her hair, it glows. 

Briards come in several colors. The two most common, probably, are black and tawny, with tawny having many variations in shade, even within the same coat. Chou Chou is a tawny. The reddish color is often seen in the European bred briards' pedigrees. Around 18 months/2 years, she will go into a "light phase" and her hair will be pale, but she will return to her deep color for her adult coat. 

Just to give you an idea of Chou's size now, here is a photo of the two of us together. Such big bear feet! Love it.


("Do I look happy? I am not a teddy bear!")

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* Photos by Debbie Klenzman

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