NWPBanner
Welcome! NWPphotoforum.com
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Page 1 of 2 1 2
The OMG Dog #21564
03/26/09 12:17 AM
03/26/09 12:17 AM
Joined: Mar 2005
Florida
Jim Garvie Offline OP
Addict
Jim Garvie  Offline OP
Addict

Joined: Mar 2005
Florida
Well, we finally -- after 12 years of breeding -- have our OMG dog. What's an OMG dog? He's the dog you're walking when people stop their cars, roll down their windows and yell "Oh....My.....GOD!" Or, "Oh my God, how big is he?" Or, "Oh my God, how much does he weigh?" Or, my favorite, "Oh my God. He has to be German, right?"

Yes, it's Sundance, our 2-year-old, 140 lb. male Rottie. And, as imposing a physical presence as he is, he is also growing into his destiny to be a certified Therapy Dog like his granddad, Rowdy. Today, he spent 3 hours at a children's day care facility. He met over a dozen small children, helped educate them about how to meet large dogs and how to behave if a large, potentially dangerous dog should approach them on the street or in their yard. After the lesson, Sundance got to lay on the floor and get his belly rubbed by all the kids at once. His eyes were closed, his ears laying flat on the floor, all four paws up in the air and an enormous smile on his face. It was magical.

Because I can't wait any longer to share his April Calendar photo with you, I thought I'd use this as the prelude. I have never been more proud of any dog than I was of him today. Here's Sundance's Easter gift to all of you. If any image can be a window into a dog's soul, this one is for Mr. Sundance, our OMG dog. This image has minimal PS work on it.



BTW, my typical responses to the OMG exclamations:
1. Yup, he's a big 'un.
2. 26 3/4 inches tall; 140 lbs.
3. 140 lbs.
4. Yup, he's German all right. Then I put him through his sit/down/stay routines using German commands: setz, platz, bleib. Since all my dogs are trained to obey both voice commands and hand signals, it really doesn't matter what I say as long as I give him the hand signal. And, no, Sundance is out of 5 generations of American Bred Rotties on mom's side and 7 generations on dad's side. But folks think they can tell a "German" Rottie from an "American" one and who am I to tell them differently. There is no difference. Except the German standard requires a tail.

Anyway, here's my OMG dog wishing you all a Happy Easter a bit ahead of time. Enjoy.

Jim


Jim Garvie
www.jagphoto.biz
Re: The OMG Dog [Re: Jim Garvie] #21565
03/26/09 01:37 AM
03/26/09 01:37 AM
Joined: Dec 2008
Atlanta GA
BIRDPOND Offline
Venturer
BIRDPOND  Offline
Venturer

Joined: Dec 2008
Atlanta GA
You know you're leaving yourself wide open for this one . . .

OMG he's SO CUTE! (and it's true!)

I love the photo!


Cathy "I like photographs that look like paintings."
Re: The OMG Dog [Re: BIRDPOND] #21566
03/26/09 02:22 AM
03/26/09 02:22 AM
Joined: Mar 2005
Florida
Jim Garvie Offline OP
Addict
Jim Garvie  Offline OP
Addict

Joined: Mar 2005
Florida
Thanks, Cathy.

Yes, he IS cute! But, at times, he's so very serious that he actually can look pretty scary. For example:



But then, he remembers who he is, hangs his tongue out of the side of his mouth and becomes the goofy guy he really is. He can be a chameleon at times. But, ultimately, it's what's inside of him that I'm most proud of. He's truly a good dog and that's my highest compliment.

Puppy kisses from Sundance,

Jim


Jim Garvie
www.jagphoto.biz
Re: The OMG Dog [Re: Jim Garvie] #21567
03/26/09 05:15 AM
03/26/09 05:15 AM
Joined: Feb 2005
Manhattan, New York, New York
James Morrissey Offline
I
James Morrissey  Offline
I
Carpal Tunnel

Joined: Feb 2005
Manhattan, New York, New York
LOL, Jim, that first shot is absolutely precious!!!

-James

Re: The OMG Dog [Re: James Morrissey] #21568
03/26/09 02:22 PM
03/26/09 02:22 PM
Joined: Sep 2007
Illinois
julief Offline
Journeyman
julief  Offline
Journeyman

Joined: Sep 2007
Illinois
Very nice shot, Jim. He has this wonderful, sweet, sappy look on his face. Just love it. Nice ears, BTW.


Julie Ford
Re: The OMG Dog [Re: julief] #21569
03/28/09 02:56 AM
03/28/09 02:56 AM
Joined: Feb 2009
Northern CA USA
G
Germa Knee Offline
Wanderer
Germa Knee  Offline
Wanderer
G

Joined: Feb 2009
Northern CA USA
There is just something wrong with that picture!!! I love it. I'd love to see that on the Schutzhund field!! Too cute.

Micky

Re: The OMG Dog [Re: Germa Knee] #21570
03/28/09 03:10 AM
03/28/09 03:10 AM
Joined: Jun 2005
TN
Julie Offline
Addict
Julie  Offline
Addict

Joined: Jun 2005
TN
Those are so cute, I'd love to see his hugeness in person!

Re: The OMG Dog [Re: Julie] #21571
03/28/09 05:05 AM
03/28/09 05:05 AM
Joined: Apr 2006
Illinois
Peggy Sue Offline
Pooh-Bah
Peggy Sue  Offline
Pooh-Bah

Joined: Apr 2006
Illinois
And a happy Easter to you and your family. You sure do grow em big in Florida.


Peggy Sue
Re: The OMG Dog [Re: julief] #21572
03/28/09 10:32 PM
03/28/09 10:32 PM
Joined: Mar 2005
Florida
Jim Garvie Offline OP
Addict
Jim Garvie  Offline OP
Addict

Joined: Mar 2005
Florida
Thanks JulieF,
Sappy is a great word. And thanks about the ears. Yup, they are heavy and lay great plus he uses them well.

Jim

Last edited by jimgarvie; 03/28/09 10:32 PM.

Jim Garvie
www.jagphoto.biz
Re: The OMG Dog [Re: Germa Knee] #21573
03/28/09 10:37 PM
03/28/09 10:37 PM
Joined: Mar 2005
Florida
Jim Garvie Offline OP
Addict
Jim Garvie  Offline OP
Addict

Joined: Mar 2005
Florida
Micky,
Hmmmmm. Sundance on a Schutzhund field. Nope, that's an oxymoron . Actually, he has the skills to do Schutzhund but we feel that having any of our dogs doing bite work is simply the wrong thing to do given all the current pending legislation about "dangerous breeds" and mandatory Spay/Neuter. TDI and/or Delta Certification for Therapy Work is just a better alternative.

However, that ducky is still intact despite spending a bit of time in Mr. Sundance's cavernous mouth!

Jim


Jim Garvie
www.jagphoto.biz
Page 1 of 2 1 2

Who's Online Now
1 registered members (Wacky roger), 176 guests, and 2 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Newest Members
Poppy, sheril walker, WbN, sierravalleylabs, Jon Albert
3310 Registered Users
Forum Statistics
Forums13
Topics6,520
Posts36,762
Members3,310
Most Online513
Jul 14th, 2012

Copyright 2005 - 2017 Nature, Wildlife, and Pet Photography Forum. "NWPPhotoforum" and "nwpphotoforum.com" are the property of Nature, Wildlife, and Pet Photography Forum. All Rights Reserved. Wild Coyote Studio, New York Pet Photographer

Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.1
(Release build 20190129)
PHP: 5.6.29-hw1 Page Time: 0.092s Queries: 15 (0.052s) Memory: 3.1167 MB (Peak: 3.3568 MB) Data Comp: Zlib Server Time: 2019-08-22 17:41:14 UTC