Monthly Archives: February 2018

Two cold dogs… two upcycled sweater sleeves.

Two cold dogs… two upcycled sweater sleeves.

Chance aka the goodest of boys

Chance aka the goodest of boys

My handsome European Doberman Luca

My handsome European Doberman Luca

He think’s he still fit’s in the front seat. Our Lab Hershey 1…

He think’s he still fit’s in the front seat. Our Lab Hershey 1 yr and 7 months.

would you boop her? i would, 13/10

would you boop her? i would, 13/10

Wieke the Stabij, at one year old.

Wieke the Stabij, at one year old.

Amo il mio Enzo

Amo il mio Enzo

good boy enjoying his neck scratches

good boy enjoying his neck scratches

Resquedog Reincarnation

Resquedog Reincarnation

shelbythecollie: “Codie” 2018 – pet SheltieOne of Shelby’s many…

shelbythecollie:

Codie” 2018 – pet Sheltie

One of Shelby’s many boyfriends.

wierdfishes: Pupper

wierdfishes:

Pupper

livingyoungwildfree: good doggo’s only

Hi! For your current photo contest, are you limiting entries? No theme makes it hard to narrow it down to one photo!

You can enter as many as you’d like, but then I would be the one to choose which one goes into the voting round.

spayedbutstillabitch: My lovely girl

spayedbutstillabitch:

My lovely girl

boringdogadventures: about to go into puppy class! Her focus…

boringdogadventures:

about to go into puppy class! Her focus amazes me. She has no trouble staying engaged for well over an hour, even with other puppies around! I’m not sure if I believe she’s only 14 weeks!

brown-dorgs: Some baby derp

brown-dorgs:

Some baby derp

mygermanshepherd: Teef teef

mygermanshepherd:

Teef teef

dogsatmyjob: Arno is SO cute.

dogsatmyjob:

Arno is SO cute.

glassslippers-and-tinywhiskers: My best girl with the best ears

glassslippers-and-tinywhiskers:

My best girl with the best ears

nevillethecorgi: Today was Neville’s 4th Birthday! We gave him…

nevillethecorgi:

Today was Neville’s 4th Birthday! We gave him lots of love, treats, and belly rubs!

tripledogbrain: Buds! I am figuring out what works best with…

tripledogbrain:

Buds! I am figuring out what works best with Tommy’s Megaesophagus and we’re cutting down on how much food he is regurgitating. He is turning into a really nice dog. He will make a family very happy!

suburbanmutts: Dog-sitting little Holly is going well. She was…

suburbanmutts:

Dog-sitting little Holly is going well. She was fantastic on our hike yesterday. 

thedoomydogs: it’s called fashion look it the heck up

thedoomydogs:

it’s called fashion look it the heck up

twobarklessdogs: Ugh I’m so lucky to have her in my life

twobarklessdogs:

Ugh I’m so lucky to have her in my life

maxthecorgs: Can his tongue get any longer?!

maxthecorgs:

Can his tongue get any longer?!

sobomiju: She run

sobomiju:

She run

highlyinsignificant: Boy in a Bowtie

highlyinsignificant:

Boy in a Bowtie

sobomiju: The best study buddy

sobomiju:

The best study buddy

This is the regal Miss Trudy Brown, she gives squirrels the EYE…

This is the regal Miss Trudy Brown, she gives squirrels the EYE but prefers a nap to the chase.

@brownmoosedesign 

He’s so dramatic, even when catching a ball.

He’s so dramatic, even when catching a ball.

These are my two German Shepherds and my Golden Retriever. Luke,…

These are my two German Shepherds and my Golden Retriever. Luke, Bruce, and Toby. #handsomdogs

Judah, the pitmix

Judah, the pitmix

This is Georgia. Submitted for Guess the Breed a few months…

This is Georgia. Submitted for Guess the Breed a few months back. She’s 9 months old now, finally has her own backyard, and is loving life.

This is Duke, my handsome 3-year-old Basset Hound, playing nice…

This is Duke, my handsome 3-year-old Basset Hound, playing nice and posing for the picture for once! He and I have been training hard both at walks and at home, and I am so proud of his progress!

spayedbutstillabitch: My lil’ love bug

spayedbutstillabitch:

My lil’ love bug

tundratails:kinda fluffy, very focused 

tundratails:

kinda fluffy, very focused 

This is Digby. He’s a twelve week old Westie/Jack Russell mix….

This is Digby. He’s a twelve week old Westie/Jack Russell mix. Feisty, fluffy, and incredibly photogenic. @stillbyrth

this is Ted! He loves being in nature, watching lizards, and…

this is Ted! He loves being in nature, watching lizards, and blending into (hiding on!) our black couch (: 

My love monkeys

My love monkeys

this is our handsome boy Rogue, he enjoys flowers and…

this is our handsome boy Rogue, he enjoys flowers and adventuring!

x3

x3

Bella enjoys long walks to the tennis courts & being an…

Bella enjoys long walks to the tennis courts & being an absolute queen

Pablo | Uwe Rustenbeck

Pablo |

Uwe Rustenbeck

blueboyluca:I turned @dogs-on-logs‘s ‘Which Dog is Better to…

handsomedogs: Handsomedogs’ Photography Contest XVYour favorite…

handsomedogs:

Handsomedogs’ Photography Contest XV

Your favorite photography contest is here! 

This contest’s prize (for Patreon Supporters) is going to be a 3 month subscription to BarkBox!!

The prize for the non-patreon supporter will be a drawing of their dog!

THE RULES:

  • This contest has no theme! Go wild!
  • The photography must be yours! No submitting someone else’s image.
  • Put “Photography Contest” in the description. Otherwise it will just be queued as a regular submission.
  • I will narrow down the entries, then post them for voting.
  • This contest will be open for 1 week, so March 1st is the last day for entries. March 2nd will commence the voting process.
  • You may submit an image that you have submitted to handsomedogs before, for this contest. You may also submit your image twice if you’d like one entry for the giveaway, and one general submission. But remember to label each correctly.
  • If you have any questions, ask!
  • IF YOU ARE A PATREON SUPPORTER, PLEASE PUT YOUR PATREON NAME IN THE CAPTION. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR THE BARKBOX PRIZE, SIGN UP HERE!
  • If a non-patreon member wins, the BarkBox prize will go to patron with the most votes!
  • What is a “Patreon Supporter?” Check it out here: https://www.patreon.com/handsomedogs. All you do is donate $1 basically. You can do it just once for this contest, or have it reoccur every month. Thanks to our current support, last contest the winner walked away with a FitBark!!
  • This contest is not affiliated with Tumblr, btw.

ENTER HERE

(for the love of dog, please don’t submit anonymously)

Dino | Adriana Jaworska

Adriana Jaworska

souldogstudios: Kali | Soul Dog StudiosSoul Dog Studios is an…

souldogstudios:

Kali | Soul Dog Studios

Soul Dog Studios is an independent artist & photographer based in Boulder, Colorado, offering paramount pet photography and unrivaled photo retouching services. Thank you for your support!

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Torrey Wiley

Cookie…? | Els F.

Cookie…? | Els F.

Pets in Need RWC

Pets in Need RWC

We often let our dog out to pee in the garden, but recently she’s been peeing on the terrace. It first happened when I let her out before bed, so I thought she was just tired, and the terrace was covered in snow, so it’s difficult to cross. However, she still pees on the terrace, even though we now have cleared a path in the snow for her, and have tried to cover the scent of her pee as best we could. How can I teach her not to pee on the terrace, especially now in winter, when there is no grass?

Go outside with her and walk her to the grass. Don’t give her the opportunity to pee on the terrace. It sucks, but it’s a pretty surefire way to solve your issue. -C

Hey Tiger |  Jody Trappe

Hey Tiger | 

Jody Trappe

A good, tired boy.  Alpine Portraits 2018

A good, tired boy. 

Alpine Portraits 2018

pseudopoodle: quit lookin’ at me with them big ole eyes….

pseudopoodle:

quit lookin’ at me with them big ole eyes….

I have two sister beagle-dachshund mixes and they both have issues. There are 2 things i really need advice on, if you can offer that. 1) even when the food bowl is full, they will go to it and try to overturn it, or dig at it or shove it with their nose. They still eat from it though. What does that mean and how can i make it stop? 2) they constantly growl and fight with each other and get into nasty fights. We’ve tried some stuff, it hasnt stopped and its getting old. Any advice?

Neither of these are questions we can answer over the internet. Please see a behaviourist who can help you in person.

-C

spartathesheltie: Slightly windy today. Just a tiny bit.

spartathesheltie:

Slightly windy today. Just a tiny bit.

cosmic-collars: very muddy, very happy boy

cosmic-collars:

very muddy, very happy boy

cricket-iggy: She’s too cute ❤❤

cricket-iggy:

She’s too cute ❤❤

bubbablaine: He’s loyal and kind. She’s cunning and ambitious….

bubbablaine:

He’s loyal and kind. She’s cunning and ambitious. Together, they’re perfect.

dogsatmyjob: Athena is such a pretty pup. Not a lot of people…

dogsatmyjob:

Athena is such a pretty pup. Not a lot of people know this but King Shepherd’s are basically just a German Shepherd and a Shiloh Shepherd (and a touch of Great Pyrenees) mix.

riley-coyotl: Relaxin time

riley-coyotl:

Relaxin time

adilab: Happy first birthday, Leia! I love you!

adilab:

Happy first birthday, Leia! I love you!

loki-lo: ~You are my sunshine~

loki-lo:

~You are my sunshine~

aquestionablemutt: A pet without the after bite.

aquestionablemutt:

A pet without the after bite.

winston-the-bordercollie: I love this pup

winston-the-bordercollie:

I love this pup

Hey! I feel like you spend alot of time with dogs and have a question about whether or not i should get one. Ive had this job for a year and gone on 3 “business trips” i guess you could call them and i really want to get a redbone or black and tan but im not sure if it would be smart seeing how i travel alot. I know that i have family and friends that could watch and take care of it while I was gone but im debating. Thoughts?

I am in a very similar situation to you, anon. I just took this new job which involves quite a bit of out-of-town travel as well. Here is my advice:

  • Find your primary person to watch your dog. If possible, leave some stuff at their house so you don’t have to stress the dog out with packing up their stuff. 
  • Find a reputable boarding kennel. There are good ones and there are bad ones, so read reviews and talk to people. Even if you have multiple people to watch your dog, find a kennel just in case. 
  • Prepare an emergency info package that you can send with your dog. It should have their up-to-date shot records, all their identifying info in case they get lost while you’re gone, and the contact info for you, your vet, and some other people who know your dog. This is mine, but it’s tailored for roadtrips so keep that in mind.
  • Be aware of how much time and energy you actually have. Getting a puppy and then leaving town is really hard, because all your training will regress no matter how well you explain it to your friends or family. Do you have the patience to re-train things multiple times? I would personally recommend getting an adult dog for your situation, just because of the travel. You can absolutely still make it work with a puppy, but it’ll be much more difficult. 
  • Try not to feel bad. The first time will be the worst, but your dog will be so so so happy to see you and absolutely won’t hold it against you. I’m still working on this, and I feel bad every time I leave Marlo at the kennel. 

I think just about anybody can get a dog if they are committed to making it work and thinking of their dog’s best interests. It sounds like you’re very responsible, thinking of all the logistics before getting the dog. Good luck with the decision! -C

nixtevs-hugo-boss: Pre-walk vs. post-walk. Twice as muddy but…

nixtevs-hugo-boss:

Pre-walk vs. post-walk. Twice as muddy but twice as happy too!

shepherd-tails: 10/30/17Valley Falls, West Virginia

shepherd-tails:

10/30/17

Valley Falls, West Virginia

I’ve heard mixed opinions and I’m wondering: are furminators bad for dogs like labradors? I know it’s horrible for dogs like poodles or Portuguese water dogs, but my lab sheds like crazy and it gets SO much hair. I use the furminator every 2-4 weeks and use the zoomgroom any other time. If it does damage the coat, what alternatives do you recommend? Specific products would be very helpful. Thanks!!

I think they are bad if they’re misused. If you brush your dog with all your strength for hours on end, you’re going to seriously damage their coat. I think they are fine with moderation for any double-coated breed, so your labrador should be fine. Talk to a groomer who can show you in person how to use it, or watch the many, many YouTube tutorials.

I have a GSD mix and I use an undercoat rake/slicker brush that I bought from PetSmart like 10 years ago (but here’s the equivalent that you can buy today). I brush my dog about twice a week or whenever I think about it, but much more often when she’s blowing her coat. I know a lot of owners of double-coated dogs do something similar, either an undercoat rake or a greyhound comb and then a slicker brush. It definitely takes more time than the Furminator, but all in all is safer imo.

-C

marlothemountaindog: Hello handsome man…

Mr. Will

Mr. Will

Sheba! She just likes food. That’s it.

Sheba! She just likes food. That’s it.

naruthelittlemal: Name a more dynamic duo…… I’ll wait

naruthelittlemal:

Name a more dynamic duo…… I’ll wait

huskyhuddle:Honestly Hubble has the best eyes in the bunch.

huskyhuddle:

Honestly Hubble has the best eyes in the bunch.

Sir Isaac, my rescue baby, a Bullmastiff × Ridgeback × English…

Sir Isaac, my rescue baby, a Bullmastiff × Ridgeback × English staffy

happy Tango

happy Tango

Breakfast of Champions

Breakfast of Champions

Sombra with Pepa pig toy

Sombra with Pepa pig toy

Ace has the best faces, honestly. @possibleantag

Ace has the best faces, honestly. @possibleantag

lillyshepherd: I know it’s been a while, sorry. The lovely…

lillyshepherd:

I know it’s been a while, sorry. The lovely Lilly is as lovely as ever.

geographicwild: . Photo by @claudiopiccoliphotographer Flying…

geographicwild:

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Photo by @claudiopiccoliphotographer
Flying dog – Aemy. #flyingdogs #wildlife #runningdogs #dogsphoto #dogsinaction #run #dogs #actiondogs

zeldathesheltie: This dog 

zeldathesheltie:

This dog 

This is Scotch. Whenever my friends carried him to the…

This is Scotch. Whenever my friends carried him to the backseat of the car, he somehow always manged to maintain physical touch, either with his paws or his tail as if he meant to say “Yeah I’m with them but there’s no need to get jealous, I’m yours! ” – @bats-den

Logan my English Bull Terrier Miniature

Logan my English Bull Terrier Miniature

nutcasemuttface: L O U I S

nutcasemuttface:

L O U I S

little-tunny: Guide to big dog breeds from my Instagram!guide…

Family dog Duke, a 12 year old Boxer living the life. My dog…

Family dog Duke, a 12 year old Boxer living the life. My dog brother and I love him dearly.

Spencer, the chipmunk hunter!

Spencer, the chipmunk hunter!

This is Packer. He likes freedom and hates rabbits.

This is Packer. He likes freedom and hates rabbits.

huskyhuddle:pretty boy in his pretty new collar 

huskyhuddle:

pretty boy in his pretty new collar 

patronusspirit:Aslan

floofboof: Be mine valentine!

floofboof:

Be mine valentine!

photozoi: Happy Hearts Day! The Imp wishes his many wonderful…

photozoi:

Happy Hearts Day! The Imp wishes his many wonderful followers a very sweet Day of Hearts, and sends heartfelt snuggles to you all!   <3

silver-sivien: oh HECK he cute

silver-sivien:

oh HECK he cute

hanatheakita:There’s drool on her face 

hanatheakita:

There’s drool on her face 

fishsticksfromthenorth-ish:Golden hour Tuna. Tuna O’clock. 

fishsticksfromthenorth-ish:

Golden hour Tuna. Tuna O’clock. 

The Mighty Watcher

The Mighty Watcher

Here is my floofermeister! His name is Toby and he is a 1 and a…

Here is my floofermeister! His name is Toby and he is a 1 and a half year old Keeshond! He is 50 pounds of dense fluff. He’s kind of a butt because he is still in the “nibble on everything” phase but you have to love him with a face like that.

This is my Scoobert. Presumably Shar pei and something else, but…

This is my Scoobert. Presumably Shar pei and something else, but 100% cute, good, and handsome.ssh