I recently had my busiest day of photography ever. It started just after 9am with three gorgeous smooth-haired miniature dachshunds, including a very handsome dapple called Max. What makes him extra special is his different coloured eyes, and it was important for me to ensure that this was portrayed in his photos.
As I finished taking pictures of the three smooth-haired sausages, they were joined by four wire-haired mini sausages. One of them was a slightly unusual pin wire, who is quite nervous of strangers, called Pingu. Such a gorgeous little dog! My main concern was to get him to feel relaxed enough to lose his rather worried expression and come out of his shell with his three female companions, one of which was a real sweetie, who kept rolling over to have her tummy tickled. In between tickles she also entertained us with tricks, including balancing treats on her nose and then snatching them.
After lunch I was joined by four absolutely stunning long-haired miniature dachsies. Two of them were brothers and they were a most gorgeous cream colour. One of the girls was the most energetic sausage dog I have ever come across. She ran constantly round the outside of the studio from the moment she arrived till the moment she left. If I didn’t know better, I would have guessed that she had a border collie in her ancestry.
The final photo shoot of the day was a more mature black and tan miniature dachshund, with a rather distinguished grey muzzle and his much smaller and younger chocolate and tan companion. They were both very well behaved, which made my task much easier.