Terriers have so many uses. My macro lens is having trouble focussing. So I grabbed two of my favorite short focus subjects for experimentation. Terriers have such long noses that, if they will cooperate, you can focus on the end of their noses and at F-stop 1.8, your focus is blurry by the middle of the nose.
But, unfortunately, photos of the dogs are a sensitive subject. It just points out that, despite both dogs being descended from long lines of dog show champions, only Lucy has the correct conformation. Little Oscar? He’s all over the map. His most noticeable flaw are his ears. He’s actually not supposed to look like very small, yappy German Shepherd.
I don’t even want to tell you all the regimens the breeder ordered us to go through to make his ears behave. One of them involved gluing a headband contraption to his head and folding and gluing his ears over it. Since there wasn’t much chance either Oscar or Lucy were going to be show dogs, that plan was abandoned pretty quickly. Good thing, too, it turns out there is a genetic code for sticky-up ears. And we all know how much luck you have fighting genetics.
And that short focus nose trick?
The short focus nose trick with eyeball bokeh – makes him look like a force to be reckoned with.
Great post. Have you seen the dog photos at http://www.erinvey.com/bark/ ?
I don’t think I could switch gears from a giant dog to a small dog.
Depends how you define “giant” and “small”. The dog walkers had to send a note home that Oscar was bullying some of the other dogs. Yes, Oscar de la Hoya was harassing a Rottweiler and a Bernese mix. His personality is so big, he has no idea he’s only 15 lbs.
Giant & small in size – not attitude. When I would walk any of my giants (Great Pyrenees or Mastiff) the dinky dogs most always took us on as if they were Napoleon.
Will we be seeing Oscar on an upcoming episode of Dog Whisperer?
I keep contacting Cesar Millan and offering him the Terrier Challenge. There is a reason he’s never had an episode featuring a Smooth Fox Terrier. He has his reputation to protect and I think a Smoothie would defeat him.