12th September 2012
Bred originally from imports from Thailand in the 19th century.
Developed throughout this century with some outcrossing to introduce new colours. Friendly and very lively. Can be very noisy.
Read more information on the Siamese cat.
22nd August 2012
The Polish Lowland Sheepdog has its origins in Poland as a sheep herder and hunter. They are adaptable and easy to train. Good with children.
25th July 2012
Originating in Belgium for use in livestock herding, there are four very distinct types of Belgian Shepherd Dogs:
the Groenendael (Groenendaal), Laekense (Laekenois), Mechelaar (Malinois) and Tervuren (Tervueren).
19th July 2012
The Dachshund originated in Germany for following badgers and foxes to earth (rabbits in the case of the miniatures).
There are 3 distinct varieties which all come in 2 sizes: the standard smoothhaired Dachshund, the miniature smoothaired Dachshund, the standard wirehaired Dachshund, the miniature wirehaired Dachshund, the standard longhaired Dachshund and the miniature longhaired Dachshund.
13th July 2012
The Golden Retriever is on of the most popular breed around the world. They are mostly biddable, faithful and affectionate, although some can be headstrong and willful. They make good family pet, can live in most homes but best in the country.
Click here for more Golden Retriever breed information.
10th July 2012
The Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever is a working dog, acting to bring ducks into range of the hunters gun.
2nd July 2012
The Weimaraner is an old German breed dating back to the 1600s.
Used for tracking and retrieving game.
Bold and fearless to the extent that it can also act as a guard dog.
Click here for more Weimaraner breed information.
4th June 2012
As a special treat for our Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and her Diamond Jubilee here are some our favourite pictures of Pembroke Welsh Corgis.
The first, this magnificent picture by Sally Anne Thompson of Champion Ermyn Sugar Loaf Of Lees.
A helping hand, Corgis with a Norfolk Terrier thrown in for good measure.
Photo © Animal Photography, Ron Willbie
Adorable Corgis, it doesn't get more cute than this...
Photo © Animal Photography, Tetsu Yamazaki
The famous Corgi, Ch Wey Blackmint, owned by Nan Butler.
Photo © Animal Photography, Sally Anne Thompson
It might be raining but we're all still enjoying the festivities. Corgi on the door step. Photo © Animal Photography, Leesia Teh
24th May 2012
Like to be beside the seaside? You're not alone.
30th April 2012
Animal Photography are pleased to announce the signing of Johnny Krüger to our family of photographers.
Indoors or outdoors, domestic or wild, Johnny can turn any scene or subject into a work of art. His stunning collection is online now.
4th April 2012
The pets in our library are lucky: they are much loved and very well looked after (in fact some are groomed to the nines). But spare a thought for the 600.000.000 stray animals living in dire conditions around the world right now. Today is "World Stray Animals Day".
For more information and ways to help please visit:
15th March 2012
Paul Kaye, a professional photographer admired and celebrated for his distinctive animal imagery, passed away peacefully on 8th of March aged 83.
Born in London on 19th December 1929, Paul was introduced to photography by his father - also Paul Kaye - as a young boy.
At that time Paul senior worked mainly in advertising photography but was later to become well-known in Fleet Street for his animal images, which were published extensively in both national newspapers and magazines.
Paul junior started his working life in show business while working with and learning from his father part-time. The partnership lasted 37 years until the death of Paul senior in 1985.
Having always had an affinity with creatures of all shapes and sizes, Paul chose to ignore the old theatrical adage: 'never work with children or animals' and began turning his hand to animal photography.
The skills passed on from his father, coupled with his showbiz background, formed the perfect combination and gave Paul great insight into the type of images that strike a chord with the viewer.
Paul's images capture the essence of what makes animals appealing to humans: cute, cuddly, affectionate, funny, surprising. They tell stories, challenge stereotypes and conventions, and continue to bring joy to many.
One of Paul's most famous subjects was a spaniel pup named Susi, who got up to some amazing antics, solo and with other animals, throughout the 1950s. Susi was a regular in the Sunday Pictoral as "the Pic Pup", and a decade later reappeared as a long running feature in the Munich Review. She has also graced a myriad of magazines, calendars and greetings cards, and is still a firm favourite 60 years on.
It's the timeless nature and universal appeal that make Paul's images really stand out and stand the test of time. Shot with commercial use well and truly in mind, and often featuring unnatural couplings and situations, they still maintain an uncannily natural feel and an undeniable and incomparable level of tenderness. Like his father’s before him, Paul’s imagery was featured in countless magazines, newspapers, periodicals and books: including several works by Enid Blyton.
In 2011 Paul joined specialist animal image library Animal Photography and began digitising his catalogue so a new generation of animal and image lovers can enjoy his work. The work to revive his unique and timeless collection continues.
Paul is survived by partner Shirley, his three sons Paul, Russell and Stefan, and six grandchildren. His funeral will take place on 21st March 2012, at 12.30pm at North East Surrey Crematorium, England.
No flowers please but any donations made to Canine Partners, would be much appreciated. The Funeral Directors will look after this for the family. Anyone wishing to send a donation may do so at the address below:
c/o The Truelove Funeral Trust,
118 Carshalton Road,
Sutton, Surrey SM14RL
23rd January 2012
2012...The year of the dragon
Unfortunately we don't have any dragons in our library, but this Greyhound is doing a pretty good job!
According to the Chinese Lunar calendar this is a very auspicious year.
So we wish you all a happy Chinese new year full of love and happiness.
10th January 2012
Animal Photography has added a new Spanish terrier type breed: the Ratonero Bodeguero Andaluz (the Andalusian wine cellar keeper's rat hunting dog).
Also known as: Perro Ratonero Andaluz, Andalusian Rat-Hunting Dog or Perro Bodeguero Andaluz. It was recognised by the Spanish Ministry of Agriculture and by the Spanish Kennel Club as an indigenous Spanish breed in 2000.
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