I realize that sometimes I post things which aren’t exactly hiking related… well, this is another one of those times. These are some photos I’ve taken of my family’s 3 Scottish Terriers. From left to right, Rufus(youngest and permanently excited), Angus(oldest and always stressed) and Lily (Middle and very sneaky). I have also included a shot I took of a friend’s puppies.

By | 2013-04-26T09:15:07+00:00 October 4th, 2012|Animals|0 Comments

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  1. Simple Heart Girl October 4, 2012 at 1:08 pm - Reply


    Oh, I love dogs. I know I have a cat, but before the cat there was a dog named Maggie. She was a Border Collie mix. I had her for 12 years. She was such a great dog! Dogs are wonderful!

    • Sharon October 5, 2012 at 1:48 pm - Reply

      I love them! They remind me of our black mini-schnauzer, Bocce. Thanks for sharing.

  2. heather isaacs October 4, 2012 at 1:08 pm - Reply

    They are such cute dogs! The bottom picture is my favorite with those sweet little faces!

  3. newsferret October 4, 2012 at 1:09 pm - Reply

    And he/she who loves hiking are infatuated with dogs and cats – just look at how they welcome you back!

  4. crazytraintotinkytown October 4, 2012 at 1:09 pm - Reply

    Think you’ve captured your guys’ characters really well – bet they’re a bit of a handful

  5. Lyndah Malloy-Glover October 4, 2012 at 1:09 pm - Reply

    Wow … Adorable

  6. Shonnie October 4, 2012 at 1:09 pm - Reply

    These are GREAT photos.

  7. newsferret October 4, 2012 at 1:10 pm - Reply

    Ooops, forgot to mention those pooches can buy me without money!

  8. Dip It Black October 4, 2012 at 1:10 pm - Reply

    The last ones are too cute!

  9. George Weaver October 4, 2012 at 1:11 pm - Reply

    Wonderful portrait of the Scotties! They are such interesting dogs. These photos make me smile. πŸ™‚ Thanks!

  10. fransiweinstein October 4, 2012 at 1:14 pm - Reply

    OMG! Fabulous shots! Fabulous! They are all adorable but Angus has the most amazing face I’ve ever seen!

  11. susielindau October 4, 2012 at 1:14 pm - Reply

    I love the camera angle. You must have been laying on the ground!

  12. artzent October 4, 2012 at 1:15 pm - Reply

    Really great photos of the dogs!

  13. cathy October 4, 2012 at 1:16 pm - Reply

    Love these shots! I have two dogs and love photographing them! thanks for posting these guys!

  14. Cynthia Reavis October 4, 2012 at 1:17 pm - Reply

    Oh they are so precious! And I love their temperaments. Of course the puppies just steal my heart. You can post pics of animals anytime. You won’t hurt my feelings!

  15. all our good days October 4, 2012 at 1:18 pm - Reply

    love it! we had a westie named Angus who lived to be 18! he was my big brother for all my childhood!

  16. Carol Welsh October 4, 2012 at 1:18 pm - Reply

    Love…just…love. πŸ™‚

  17. poojycat October 4, 2012 at 1:22 pm - Reply

    so beautiful shots! πŸ™‚

  18. Kathleen Hoffman, PhD October 4, 2012 at 1:24 pm - Reply


  19. writerwannabe2011 October 4, 2012 at 1:25 pm - Reply

    Ooooooh . . . now I want a little Scottie — I shall name him Seamus or Duncan . . . oh, what the heck, I’ll need two. Wait, my grandmother was from Scotland . . . I need an even three and I will call her Sadie πŸ˜€

  20. dogacres October 4, 2012 at 1:28 pm - Reply

    Great photos, love the black and white!

  21. celder70 October 4, 2012 at 1:31 pm - Reply

    Love, love, love!!! Best subjects in the world are dogs.

  22. pomegranatehouse October 4, 2012 at 1:33 pm - Reply

    Wonderful photos. You affection for them is obvious ans so sweet.

  23. John October 4, 2012 at 1:34 pm - Reply

    Beautiful! The Scotties have such personality!!

  24. amberafrica October 4, 2012 at 1:38 pm - Reply

    Super!!!! πŸ™‚

  25. Pierre October 4, 2012 at 1:40 pm - Reply

    Excellent ! The first one is awesome !

  26. edithlevyphotography October 4, 2012 at 1:40 pm - Reply

    So cute. Angus is looking a little stressed in the first image πŸ™‚

  27. jessicamccarnun October 4, 2012 at 1:43 pm - Reply

    These are fantastic what a cute bunch. May I suggest when you are on your travels next maybe closer to home. I lived in Lochinver for 15 years and the mountains are stunning along with the vast panoramic views. A must if you climb. Thanks for sharing, Lovely dogs

  28. Running from Hell with El October 4, 2012 at 1:43 pm - Reply

    You capture the Scottie’s personality so well — and I dig the camera angles!

  29. poppytump October 4, 2012 at 1:44 pm - Reply

    oh that middle for diddle one sure knows how to pose ! WONDERFUL !!! it sometimes is wonderful to go off piste πŸ˜‰ x

  30. positivelybeaming October 4, 2012 at 1:46 pm - Reply


  31. Christina October 4, 2012 at 1:47 pm - Reply

    Thanks for tagging my blog! Your pictures are an amazing display of God’s wild imagination for our world! Thanks, again!

  32. LaDona's Music Studio October 4, 2012 at 1:47 pm - Reply

    Not a pet person – but that last photo could soften my hear!

  33. myritingboard October 4, 2012 at 1:48 pm - Reply

    The puppies are so cute . . .The picture of the middle dog is funny looking . . .Could be why It’s sneaky.

  34. April L Lyon October 4, 2012 at 1:49 pm - Reply

    awwww… so cute! ! πŸ™‚

  35. Sandy Allen October 4, 2012 at 1:51 pm - Reply


  36. Christina October 4, 2012 at 1:51 pm - Reply

    Thanks for liking my blog! Your pictures are an amazing display of God’s wild imagination for our world! Love the puppies!

  37. Christopher Colby October 4, 2012 at 1:53 pm - Reply

    great pics reminds me of the scottie that my parents had. Funny looking dog with an attitude.

  38. Rachel October 4, 2012 at 1:53 pm - Reply

    I LOVE these. I’ve always wanted a Scottish Terrier and these shots make me want one even more!

  39. Moses October 4, 2012 at 1:54 pm - Reply

    These pics are glorious. πŸ™‚

  40. authorlisaadams October 4, 2012 at 2:00 pm - Reply

    Ah, Mel and I are dog people, too. We have four-all mutts- and an assortment of cats. These photos are lovely, Patrick. Thanks for sharing. πŸ™‚

  41. Jennie October 4, 2012 at 2:01 pm - Reply

    incredible photos! I love them!!

  42. Inked Pen October 4, 2012 at 2:10 pm - Reply

    The pictures are vibrant and memorable of innocent times.

    Good photography good sir.

    – Inked Pen

  43. Michelle Gillies October 4, 2012 at 2:11 pm - Reply

    Adorable. Just makes you want to run and play with them.

  44. Teresa Cleveland Wendel October 4, 2012 at 2:14 pm - Reply

    I have a Scottish terrier, wheat-colored. He’s an Angus too (AC/DC).

  45. Ruth Layne October 4, 2012 at 2:16 pm - Reply

    Anyone else hear the voice of Jack from “Lady and the Tramp”?

  46. Naomimgruer October 4, 2012 at 2:37 pm - Reply

    I love the personality descriptions that go along with your photos. My little angel/ fifth child/ thief/ nuisance/ high energy Border Collie/ Black Lab mutt, aka Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds (Lucy for short) joined our family less than a year ago. My first dog. My life has been transformed!

  47. Corinne Shields October 4, 2012 at 2:38 pm - Reply

    Hi Patrick

    You are a very versatile photographer. These are beautiful. I have a Cavalier King Charles, Charlie, very handsome and much loved.

  48. brocasvennerwheeler October 4, 2012 at 2:42 pm - Reply

    Great work again Patrick….please, please keep the day job!!

  49. now at home mom October 4, 2012 at 2:49 pm - Reply

    Oh! I love your dogs and pictures! Your dogs are adorable! πŸ™‚

  50. Jana Marie October 4, 2012 at 2:50 pm - Reply

    Oh my gosh! I wish you could take pics of my dogs! Adorable! Love your work!

  51. Melodie Elaine Estes October 4, 2012 at 2:51 pm - Reply

    Beautiful shots of beautiful dogs!

  52. Jane October 4, 2012 at 2:51 pm - Reply

    Well that just stoked the fire of wanting a dog again! Love these, especially the one on the bridge.

  53. Robin Bartlett October 4, 2012 at 2:53 pm - Reply

    Those are adorable. I just love your photos. very talented.

  54. mckellegeorge October 4, 2012 at 2:58 pm - Reply

    Oh my gosh. Those puppies. I’m dying.

  55. Anita C. Miller October 4, 2012 at 2:59 pm - Reply

    You’ve caught your family’s dogs personalities perfectly! Lily looks like she’s about to be bad… those eyes are really something! Beautiful image.

  56. NZ Cate October 4, 2012 at 3:00 pm - Reply

    Actually these are just what I needed to see. Thank you for sharing them Patrick. πŸ™‚

  57. shazzarob October 4, 2012 at 3:06 pm - Reply

    what great pics! We have a labrador who is always pleased to see us.Its hard to get a good pic of him though.

  58. Love Loulabel October 4, 2012 at 3:09 pm - Reply

    Oh I love this Patrick! Angus totally looks the oldest and most stressed lol Could I have him? Really wonderful images that capture true motion in such compelling ways! I LOVE dogs and animals in general, but dogs (and those puppies!!!) are so special! xx

  59. Letisah Grosvenor October 4, 2012 at 3:24 pm - Reply


  60. fredodonnellphotography October 4, 2012 at 3:25 pm - Reply

    Excellent shots!!

  61. terrypetersen October 4, 2012 at 3:31 pm - Reply

    I’m allergic to fur-bearing creatures, but when I go hiking on trails I have to greet them all. The open air makes it easier to say hello without a problem. I just wish I could translate their responses. Lovely dogs in these photos!

  62. Cathy Ulrich October 4, 2012 at 3:40 pm - Reply

    Especially love the B & Ws, Patrick!

  63. tebbysdiary October 4, 2012 at 3:46 pm - Reply

    Love the last little doggies πŸ™‚

  64. escapingdarkness October 4, 2012 at 3:46 pm - Reply

    Gorgeous dog pics. Do you have any posts with cats? Kat πŸ™‚

  65. staciasalvatore October 4, 2012 at 3:48 pm - Reply

    These pooch dogs are adorable! Love your pictures!

  66. Allyson Mellone October 4, 2012 at 3:49 pm - Reply

    They’re not hiking? You have captured adornment!

  67. Ruth Rainwater October 4, 2012 at 3:55 pm - Reply

    Scotties are adorable! I always think of a British Sergeant-Major when I see them.

  68. fynralyl October 4, 2012 at 3:57 pm - Reply

    I love Scotties and those are some adorable dogs!

  69. honeywata October 4, 2012 at 3:58 pm - Reply

    Cute as heck..

  70. ladybethsblog October 4, 2012 at 4:14 pm - Reply

    Awwwww love these pictures <3 I have a Westie and we love her so much <3

  71. RoSy October 4, 2012 at 4:19 pm - Reply

    A most adorable post. Cute dogs & darling lil pups!

  72. Chris Griffin October 4, 2012 at 4:23 pm - Reply

    Hey Patrick, Thanks for following my blog. I love the dog and puppy shots almost as much as your other work!

  73. lovelifelaundry October 4, 2012 at 4:33 pm - Reply

    Gorgeous dogs. Fabulous photos. I love the one with the headst poking out

  74. Brandon Lord Design October 4, 2012 at 4:38 pm - Reply

    Freaking beautiful photos. Great work. Thanks for the follow, means a lot especially from an extremely talented photographer like yourself. All the best.

  75. The Truth Bowl October 4, 2012 at 4:50 pm - Reply

    Reblogged this on The Truth Bowl.

  76. Anne October 4, 2012 at 4:53 pm - Reply

    Really cute dogs! Gorgeous photos too!

  77. MALLORY HOLLEY PHOTOGRAPHY October 4, 2012 at 4:54 pm - Reply

    Fantastic images!

  78. THE VIBE 101 October 4, 2012 at 4:54 pm - Reply

    Oh so cute!!! Absolutely adorab

  79. ljr3 October 4, 2012 at 5:06 pm - Reply

    Dogs/puppies rule.

  80. mudlips October 4, 2012 at 5:06 pm - Reply

    I love that b & w with the bridge. Great composition; it really captures a mood.

  81. vengeance4 October 4, 2012 at 5:08 pm - Reply

    I love puppies!!! They make me so happy!!! Thanks so much sharing! It really made what would’ve been a horrible and stressful day a million times better!

  82. daniellellanes October 4, 2012 at 5:12 pm - Reply

    Puppy dogs! Just too cute. Looks like you had a lot of fun with them.

  83. Aerykah October 4, 2012 at 5:14 pm - Reply

    Great shots — so cute! I especially like the first one!

  84. peaches+gingham October 4, 2012 at 5:16 pm - Reply

    How cute! I am an animal lover through-and-through. I have a mini schnauzer, which is similar in energy level and temperament to Scottish terriers. Job well done on capturing not one but THREE in a single shot.

  85. Heather October 4, 2012 at 5:26 pm - Reply

    I think I am in love with your dogs! I had my heart set on owning a Springer Spaniel one day, but I think I have just change my mind πŸ™‚

  86. artisticmilestone October 4, 2012 at 5:34 pm - Reply

    Gorgeous! I wish my dogs are this photogenic. I have a chihuahua who looks like Yoda from starwars, so not pretty.

  87. Melissa October 4, 2012 at 5:36 pm - Reply

    Wish you could take photos of my hamsters!!!! (sorry about strange request)


  88. Ed October 4, 2012 at 5:36 pm - Reply

    I love Scotties!!! My grandma had one when I was a kid and he was hilarious…. a very gassy fella..:-))

  89. YellowCable October 4, 2012 at 5:54 pm - Reply

    They are so cute.

  90. keepcalmandloseon October 4, 2012 at 5:57 pm - Reply

    Your photography is absolutely beautiful. I can only hope that my images turn out like this one day!

  91. Corner of Confessions October 4, 2012 at 6:07 pm - Reply

    Glad my dog isn’t in the room with me, cause she wold be jealous of how much I awe-d at these pictures.

  92. Jae October 4, 2012 at 6:30 pm - Reply

    IDK if anyone else here has noticed, but these dogs remind me so much of Toto, Dorothy’s dog from The Wizard of Oz!

  93. joyswordsofencouragement October 4, 2012 at 6:35 pm - Reply

    Hi Patrick! Thanks for liking and following my blog. I love your photos of the Scotties, I used to have Westies (West Highland White Terriers) many years ago and loved them dearly I now have a Chihuahua Shitzu mix named Tessa who is the delight of my life. I must say your Bermuda photos are amazing! My love and I enjoy taking photos everywhere we go and I will be sure to show him your post of IR photography. I’m sure it is something that he could do with his fancy camera mine has more limitations. Look forward to seeing more of your photos.

  94. petit4chocolatier October 4, 2012 at 6:46 pm - Reply

    Great photos!

  95. bluerabbit October 4, 2012 at 6:58 pm - Reply

    What cuties! Great shots! I’ve tried pet portraiture and can appreciate how difficult it can be,

  96. deadmousediaries October 4, 2012 at 7:29 pm - Reply

    Fabulous capture; beautiful family! Your description of their personalities will resonate with pet-owners everywhere. It also reminded me of an ancient SNL “commercial” (back in the old days with Aykroyd, Chase and Belushi)… perhaps Rufus needs some “doggie downers” and Angus could benefit from some “puppy uppers.” ; ) Mitchell Kyd

  97. bamamagput October 4, 2012 at 7:33 pm - Reply

    I knew we were kindred spirits! I have two Scotties, one black and one wheaten. Your photos are wonderful, your dog choice superb!

  98. hermitsdoor October 4, 2012 at 7:57 pm - Reply

    Your low shooting perspective is great for getting into your dog’s world.

  99. Anna Scott Graham October 4, 2012 at 8:05 pm - Reply

    Oh those pups!!! So so adorable. πŸ™‚

  100. Brittney October 4, 2012 at 8:06 pm - Reply

    Awww, beautiful! The puppies and the photos. πŸ˜‰

  101. firebrightyoga October 4, 2012 at 8:40 pm - Reply

    The cuteness meter just went off the charts!! I love Fred’s puppies!

  102. John October 4, 2012 at 8:45 pm - Reply

    Too cute!

  103. foodiefashionist October 4, 2012 at 9:13 pm - Reply

    Reblogged this on foodiefashionist and commented:
    It has been my dream since I was a 5 or 6 year old kid to have a dog of my own. But my parents were adamant not having furry animals around the house. D: I’m definitely going to get one when I have my own apartment next time. πŸ™‚

  104. lynnwyvill October 4, 2012 at 9:25 pm - Reply

    These dogs are so cute and they look like they could all get into mischief!

  105. VerΓ³nica October 4, 2012 at 9:33 pm - Reply

    I love Scottish Terriers! Great shots.

  106. Teeny Bikini October 4, 2012 at 9:45 pm - Reply

    Sooooooo adorable!

  107. mindinterrupted October 4, 2012 at 10:03 pm - Reply

    That first photo with the three and your description of their personalities… and they all have the expressions to match, oh so adorable.

  108. girlswritingcrazy October 4, 2012 at 10:23 pm - Reply

    Beautiful work, and some of my favorite subject matter. Thanks for sharing!

  109. noordinaryjoy61 October 4, 2012 at 10:30 pm - Reply

    I absolutely love dogs! Great photos!!

  110. indahjonasson October 4, 2012 at 10:36 pm - Reply

    sooo cuteee!

  111. shovonc October 4, 2012 at 11:33 pm - Reply

    Hi! You could have a variety of careers, but shooting rich people’s pets is certainly one of them!

  112. masadiso79 October 5, 2012 at 12:05 am - Reply

    Hi, Patrick! First of all I’d like to thank you for following my blog. I really hope you like it. I must say that I’m not that much into animal photos, but these ones are…. wow!!!! Thanks for sharing!

  113. Nadia October 5, 2012 at 12:19 am - Reply

    Cute overload, fantastic shots

  114. Carrie Yang October 5, 2012 at 12:23 am - Reply

    awesome photos! i love it.

  115. flujan October 5, 2012 at 12:36 am - Reply

    I love those pictures! Great Patrick!

  116. JoJo Kelmer October 5, 2012 at 1:00 am - Reply

    sooooo love dogs!they’re so cute!

  117. sheof108names October 5, 2012 at 1:51 am - Reply

    They are ridiculously cute. Amazingly captured, as always.

  118. mississhippi October 5, 2012 at 2:28 am - Reply

    The personality of each dog really shows in your photograph – they are beautiful animals. They would be fun to paint.

  119. Gregoryno6 October 5, 2012 at 3:08 am - Reply

    There’s a white Scottie a few doors down, and he always comes running to the fence for a scratch when I go by.
    Very friendly, and not at all noisy. If I had a dog…

  120. ramblingsfromamum October 5, 2012 at 3:08 am - Reply

    What can I say Patrick but love love love they are beautiful – so much personality in their eyes and Lily pretending to be ever so cool πŸ™‚

  121. reocochran October 5, 2012 at 3:12 am - Reply

    Everyone loves dogs! Great photos and fun comments!!

  122. cookiesrainandlove October 5, 2012 at 3:17 am - Reply

    They are adorable! Love the pictures, especially the last one. πŸ™‚

  123. preethit October 5, 2012 at 3:19 am - Reply

    that is sooo cute… they are so pretty

  124. Naomikko October 5, 2012 at 3:47 am - Reply

    i just love this animals..and your photos are so so so so beautiful…lovely

  125. kathibook October 5, 2012 at 3:55 am - Reply

    If you ever loose your hiking bones you could always fall back on animal photography! Adorable!

  126. alissea October 5, 2012 at 4:51 am - Reply

    Oh, just look the last picture with the puppies! Cute! πŸ™‚

  127. beautygal01 October 5, 2012 at 5:03 am - Reply

    Wow. Really neat photography work there! πŸ™‚ Loving the dogs. <3

  128. alpheba October 5, 2012 at 5:36 am - Reply

    Oh, they’re adorable!
    We don’t see them in Israel :/

  129. paperportraiture October 5, 2012 at 5:47 am - Reply

    Hi, thanks again for your likes πŸ™‚ these puppies are just goregouuuuusssss!!!!!!! they’re so cute πŸ™‚

  130. Jayne October 5, 2012 at 6:04 am - Reply

    All of the photos are just wonderful and the dogs are soooo cute!

  131. lawrenceez October 5, 2012 at 6:16 am - Reply

    Love the bottom photo!

  132. Andrea October 5, 2012 at 6:51 am - Reply

    the puppies are really cute, but I also really love the top photo, I wonder how you got them to sit so perfectly..

  133. nightlake October 5, 2012 at 6:57 am - Reply


  134. nataliedouglasphotography October 5, 2012 at 7:03 am - Reply

    Brilliant, I love the three together, and the description of their personalities!

  135. A Table in the Sun October 5, 2012 at 7:24 am - Reply

    I used to have a scottie, so you have utterly captured my heart today. I think I feel the tears coming for the passing of Lord Ian Dundee McDivet. He was hilarious, silly, and oh so smart.

  136. tifoli October 5, 2012 at 7:41 am - Reply

    They are soooooo cute!

  137. howtoonlinedate October 5, 2012 at 7:47 am - Reply

    i actually see their personalities as described come out in your photos!

  138. jonathanhoog October 5, 2012 at 7:52 am - Reply

    Bro! Just wanted you to know that of the blogs I follow, you are my favorite. You have some seriously fascinating stuff. Love your posts.

  139. Astha-The Frozen Vividity October 5, 2012 at 8:18 am - Reply

    Ammmazzzing!!!! πŸ™‚

  140. h0tchocolate October 5, 2012 at 8:30 am - Reply

    ah, the last picture is so cute! πŸ™‚

  141. Deacon Paul O. Iacono October 5, 2012 at 8:42 am - Reply

    Hi Patrick,

    Thanks for liking my posts. You are a talented photographer/artist. I really appreciate the photos of your Scotties. My family has owned Scotties since the 1960″s. Our current Scottie is a Cancer survivor. He has an enormous heart and will to live. We are so proud of him.
    Love your “guys”, too. Be careful of what you feed them. My dog developed bladder stones and we had to have an expensive operation when he was about two years old. He is now on the vet approved “Science Diet – C/D.” At ten years old he has not had a reoccurrence of the stones. Praise God!

  142. fatimasaysell October 5, 2012 at 8:53 am - Reply

    Beautiful topics!

  143. J. Stimpson October 5, 2012 at 10:06 am - Reply

    Your photography is amazing

  144. kelihasablog October 5, 2012 at 10:06 am - Reply

    Awe, how cute! I had a Schnauzer who was my 3rd child, but after she passed a cute little abused stray found me. He was sitting on my front porch as I came home from work. He is one of those that only a mother could love. He’s on my blog in the pictures on the right… These are so cute! πŸ˜€

  145. mrscarmichael October 5, 2012 at 10:15 am - Reply

    I loved the pic of your three dogs but actually burst out laughing when I read their individual tag lines. I can see their personalities, as described, in their eyes. Well all except for Lilly of course.

  146. Rexlin Victor October 5, 2012 at 10:47 am - Reply

    Nice pictures… Dogs are too cute.

  147. Amy E October 5, 2012 at 10:50 am - Reply

    Those babies are so cute!! I miss having a dog but I don’t miss taking care of one. I lost my black lab/chow mix about 9 years ago and I still miss her. Her name was Martha.

  148. Maria Rose Thomas Tatham October 5, 2012 at 10:56 am - Reply

    Patrick, these are great! I especially like the first ‘family photo’!

  149. sserrat October 5, 2012 at 11:04 am - Reply

    The cool thing about bloggin is that you can share anything. Perhaps the name of your blog is hikingphoto, bu that in fact is an activity, profession, passion, love. For sure I can see the love in these photos of your dogs. I wonder if I could guess their personalitys by just looking at them. Cheers!!!!

  150. Alexander Atkins October 5, 2012 at 11:09 am - Reply

    Hi Patrick:

    Thanks for your recent visit and liking of Bookshelf: for the Intellectually Curious. Appreciate your support. You continue to post such great, inspiring photography — including this recent photo of the terriers — a departure from your stunning nature work. The expression of the three dogs is what really makes the shot in addition to the great composition. How you managed to coax them to stay there during the photoshoot itself is an accomplishment in itself. Keep up the great work. Cheers. –Alex

  151. FitBy40 October 5, 2012 at 12:01 pm - Reply

    Fab pictures, as usual. I recently took a picture of my dog using a tip you gave in your zoo animal post about taking the pictures at eye level and it came out wonderful – even taken with my phone! Thanks for the tip.

  152. thecrowdededge October 5, 2012 at 12:30 pm - Reply

    Adorable Puppies! great pics!

  153. Laura October 5, 2012 at 12:45 pm - Reply

    It is probable
    that these are the cutest dogs
    I have ever seen.

    (Great photos!)

  154. Suzicue October 5, 2012 at 1:42 pm - Reply

    Very nice!

  155. venusnoorleila October 5, 2012 at 2:39 pm - Reply

    Amazing! He is like a superhero in these shots! πŸ™‚ Brilliant work, sir!!

  156. David October 5, 2012 at 3:39 pm - Reply

    Nice doggie portraits.

  157. notedinnashville October 5, 2012 at 3:44 pm - Reply

    Your photos NEVER disappoint. These are lovely.

  158. nyparrot October 5, 2012 at 4:04 pm - Reply

    Who cares if the pics are hiking related!?:-) Those doggies are absolutely adorable! Woof, woof…

  159. Val October 5, 2012 at 5:43 pm - Reply

    These are the oddest looking dogs I’ve seen I think. They’re also… very cute! I’ve shared this for you on Facebook. πŸ™‚

  160. Mother of 2 and No More October 5, 2012 at 7:15 pm - Reply

    Adorable and great photography!!

  161. spetit22 October 5, 2012 at 7:28 pm - Reply

    Awesome photos – and I mean awesome in the literal sense. Also, you may just be my No. 1 fan haha

  162. meghutchh October 5, 2012 at 7:31 pm - Reply

    I really love the first and the third photograph. In the third one the dog just looks so energized and attentive!

  163. thewhiteonion October 5, 2012 at 8:20 pm - Reply

    I just wanted to thank you for following my blog. Also would like to add…I adore the pictures you have a great eye for the art of the world and your talent shows.

  164. outsideofthesnowglobe October 5, 2012 at 8:40 pm - Reply


    I see a great story in these guys : )

  165. Victor October 5, 2012 at 8:43 pm - Reply

    The photos of all the scotties bring back fond memories of my beloved “Bonnie” that passed away recently, after 13 1/2 years with us like our own child. Lovely photos.

  166. myphotolifejourney October 5, 2012 at 8:49 pm - Reply

    thanks for visiting my site!!those are adorable little rascals..tnx for sharing

  167. hannahjane21 October 6, 2012 at 1:09 am - Reply

    these look like stuffed animals!! SO CUTE!

  168. LensScaper October 6, 2012 at 4:57 am - Reply

    I just love that first shot – they look like a trio of Mad Professors. Don’t know why – they just do. A great composition

  169. intheAMDay October 6, 2012 at 6:47 am - Reply

    So cute! Just want to eat ’em up!

  170. lumosma October 6, 2012 at 8:33 am - Reply

    Lily does look really sneaky. πŸ™‚

  171. heetpandya October 6, 2012 at 11:52 am - Reply

    Reblogged this on Heet Pandya.

  172. librerrywumman October 6, 2012 at 12:18 pm - Reply

    Just as a matter of interest, living in Scotland (as I do) I would call those dogs Westies, aka West Highland Terriers, rather than Scotties. Nice photos.

  173. healingthe3s October 6, 2012 at 12:30 pm - Reply

    How adorable! Lily does look sneaky!

  174. westafricanprincess October 6, 2012 at 1:08 pm - Reply

    The dogs at the top look so mature πŸ˜€

  175. Nelle October 6, 2012 at 2:46 pm - Reply

    Sooooooooooooooooooooooooo cute!! Awesome!

  176. iamvickiroberts October 6, 2012 at 5:48 pm - Reply

    doesn’t matter your subject material – your talent shines through!

  177. Kameraburuk October 7, 2012 at 12:43 am - Reply

    unique n with style.. i like ur photography.

  178. moderndayruth October 7, 2012 at 1:25 am - Reply

    Thank you for posting these!!! I adore Scottish Terriers – and your photography too!

  179. Britt October 7, 2012 at 6:56 am - Reply


  180. angrygaijin October 7, 2012 at 8:40 am - Reply

    Haha, you can see the personalities you described in each Doggy’s face. πŸ™‚

  181. sherriepalmer October 7, 2012 at 9:42 am - Reply

    These pictures made me smile! Thank you!

  182. Courtney October 7, 2012 at 10:49 am - Reply

    Great photos! I can totally tell their personalities!

  183. wildflowerink October 7, 2012 at 10:15 pm - Reply

    Oh, I do love them, even though I have a house full of white dogs. Your dogs are beautiful.

  184. Vicky Nanjappa October 8, 2012 at 3:27 am - Reply

    terrific pictures i say this with a broad smile

  185. kishalan October 8, 2012 at 5:34 am - Reply

    cute….I JUST LOVE DOGS

  186. meej321 October 8, 2012 at 9:59 am - Reply

    These little ones made my day!! Thanks for sharing them with us πŸ™‚

  187. Tawanda Moyo October 8, 2012 at 11:02 am - Reply

    Man’s best friend

  188. Mark Simms October 8, 2012 at 11:23 am - Reply

    What a brilliant set of shots….especially the first one…I could easily see that selling.

  189. themetroculturalist October 8, 2012 at 11:56 am - Reply

    Great 3 Dog shot!! It has a timeless feel. I could easily see it in a magazine πŸ™‚

  190. DoingDewey October 8, 2012 at 1:33 pm - Reply

    It’s just ridiculous that you take such good pictures of everything, haha. I love the hiking pictures, but i’ve really been enjoying the random ones too πŸ™‚

  191. everythinginbetween October 8, 2012 at 2:03 pm - Reply

    These are amazing! What talent.

  192. rockstarobert October 8, 2012 at 9:32 pm - Reply

    Reblogged this on theboymeetsgirl.

  193. warmginger October 8, 2012 at 10:56 pm - Reply

    Great photos. I’m now pining for dogs and snow!

  194. fashionmeetsgirl October 9, 2012 at 8:05 am - Reply

    Oh my gosh the pictures you post on here are amazing!!!!!

  195. theskreed October 9, 2012 at 9:40 am - Reply

    Dude. You are one of the best photographers I’ve ever seen. Very unique. Keep it brotha… you’re gonna be a millionaire one day selling your shots!

  196. Kel October 9, 2012 at 11:11 am - Reply

    They’re so cute! We have a Scotty at home too. She looks a bit like a warthog most of the time, but oh is she ever a lover. πŸ™‚

  197. Ashley Christine October 9, 2012 at 8:38 pm - Reply

    Very nice! First thing that came to my mind with the 2 photos of him walking down the grass path looking at the camera and then away… “Squirrel” (the dogs on Pixar’s “UP”). πŸ™‚

  198. Boobieslifeandluster October 9, 2012 at 9:58 pm - Reply

    the funny thing is, I don’t care hugely for dogs, (maybe only because one was taken away from me as a kid) but anyway – somehow you make me want to be in those photographs playing with such personalities. LA

  199. dogear6 October 10, 2012 at 7:24 am - Reply

    I’m glad you shared them – it certainly made me smile along with your descriptions of each dog’s personality.

    P.S. Thanks for subscribing to my blog!


  200. missourimomma October 10, 2012 at 10:31 am - Reply

    It’s a fantastic photograph. As a dog trainer- I see the personalities you’ve described! I think they are a lovely breed of dog. Thank you for sharing.

  201. Dizzy October 10, 2012 at 12:08 pm - Reply

    I actually know for a fact that black animals are the most difficult to photograph. Really. Who knew?


    And, although, I am a crazy cat lady (it’s not a choice, they find you) I am, in reality, a dog trapped in a lady’s body! “Hey! Hi! Sweet collar! Your people seem nice, too! Wanna go for walkies?!” Uh, yeah. *shrug* WAY too friendly. Even looked into a species change operation. No can do.

  202. yinyin October 10, 2012 at 11:11 pm - Reply

    ^ ^ love the color so much :X those puppies are really cute,too ! Especially the 2nd pic – how cheeful he (or she ? πŸ™‚ ) is !

  203. sandistaton October 12, 2012 at 10:26 pm - Reply

    Love your work!

  204. dearrosie October 12, 2012 at 10:35 pm - Reply

    Great shots. Not easy to photograph black dogs.

  205. elleturner4 October 13, 2012 at 7:09 am - Reply

    A couple of the dog photos made me chuckle πŸ™‚

  206. Soomin October 14, 2012 at 2:51 pm - Reply

    I love the 3rd one πŸ˜€ they are soooo cute! awesome job(:

  207. desertrose October 14, 2012 at 5:40 pm - Reply

    Awwwww, such beautiful furry babies

  208. Julia Kovach October 16, 2012 at 6:52 am - Reply

    Simply adorable! Thanks for warming my heart this morning! xo

  209. chronicchristian October 16, 2012 at 7:01 am - Reply

    Your pictures are UHmazing! God’s blessed you with a wonderful talent!! Don’t EVER stop using it! =)

  210. abydos56 October 16, 2012 at 10:38 pm - Reply

    Nice picture of those Scotties. We used to know some people who had a Scottie. It was a really smart dog. Very cute too. Thanks for posting.

  211. grandmadonnieonline October 17, 2012 at 2:02 pm - Reply

    I have always thought that I might like to be a parent to a Scottie.

  212. janjoy52 October 21, 2012 at 11:53 am - Reply

    Nice. Really liked the 3 peeking over the fence. Adorable!

  213. carrie price October 22, 2012 at 9:26 am - Reply

    I’m a black cat person at heart (no, not a witch, just a cat lover!) but these little lovelies look like they’re having the BEST time .. and black is hard to capture in such a light-filled way. Gorgeous, great job!

  214. riverrunchesapeakes October 22, 2012 at 3:53 pm - Reply

    Absolutely devine…it’s so difficult to catch the essence of an animal but you’ve captured it beautifully.

  215. dancersweetp October 24, 2012 at 8:33 am - Reply

    Love the pics, Patrick. Very stunning. Total dog lover so these are my favs. Looking forward to more posts.

  216. TravelEater October 24, 2012 at 5:41 pm - Reply

    Love how the personality in the faces comes out in the first photo!

  217. excursionskeywest October 24, 2012 at 8:07 pm - Reply

    Beautiful pictures!!

  218. millercanning October 25, 2012 at 9:16 pm - Reply

    i think you need to beef up the doggie photos. ;>) consider taking shelter shots. our rescue organization wouldn’t find homes as quickly without great photographers like you!

  219. loubug071 October 26, 2012 at 5:52 am - Reply

    I have loved going through your pictures! I absolutely love the dogs!! Incredible. You have a wonderful gift!! thanks for sharing it with the world!

  220. reawakenedtreasure October 26, 2012 at 9:27 am - Reply

    The black and white of your three dogs was amazing, loved it!

  221. […] I am thankful for photographers like Patrick LatterΒ of Canadian Hiking Photography.Β He takes me to places like stunning Calgary through his photography.Β He also takes some smile-inducing photos of animals and people. I especially love the pictures of his family’s Scotties. […]

  222. thedogdaysofdaisy December 17, 2012 at 9:17 pm - Reply

    Fantastic! Can see the personalities of each dog easily..great work!

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