It is a nice shot of the dog, but there is too much going on in the background. The viewer's eye is not sucked into the dog but wanders through the background looking to see what else is there.
Two solutions for next time, put the dog against a plain background like the white siding on the right, or use a very shallow depth of field to blur the background.
Pretty dog, congratulations in placing him. The subject is definitely calendar material.
Last edited by psmith; 11/30/09 05:35 PM.