Monday, May 27, 2013

Boy Scout Dog

Boy Scout Dog
Scout Zachary

Boy Scout Dog
Scout Henry

Dog Blog Post #1065

I've heard the Golden Retriever referred to as the Boy Scout dog, and it's easy to see why when you compare the temperament in the AKC breed standard:

"Friendly, reliable, and trustworthy."

... with the Boy Scout Law:

"A Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty,
brave, clean, and reverent."

Throw in the Golden Retriever's success in obedience, use as a service dog (helpful), and their perpetually cheerful attitudes, and the comparison is even stronger.

Photography Assignment

Our Daily Challenge - May 27, 2013 - "Strike a Pose"

Daily Dog Challenge"574. Patriotic"

Editor's Notes

I was actually quite pleased with how this shoot turned out, so don't be too surprised to find some Also Rans sprinkled in the blog over the next few days or so.

While I felt the shots above fit the challenges best, particularly the top shot, the shot below is quite possibly the most true-to-life capture of Zachary's personality I've ever taken.

When I close my eyes and think of Zachary, this is what I see.

Boy Scout Dog

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Sue and Doug said...

so perfect and regal too! the fine definition of a golden and a boy scout all rolled into one!

Unknown said...

Pawsome scout. Have a terrific Tuesday.
Best wishes Molly

houndstooth said...

I agree, I thought they turned out fabulously, and now that I think of it, that probably is the most true to life capture of how I imagine Zachary, too. You did a fabulous job on these!

Flea said...

My Boy Scout is sitting next to me. He doesn't like these photos. He's weird. Dogs are more trustworthy and loyal than some scouts I know. *ahem*

Unknown said...

Ok, these might just be my new favorites!!! I LOVE them!!!! Jackpot for sure!!!!!

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