Facebook_off Twitter_off Pinterest Instagram_off Googleplus_off Youtube_off Emailnewsletter

Welcome to DogHeirs, Where Dogs Are Family! Log in or Sign Up

Dogheirslogo

DogHeirs Tshirts

30 joy-filled dog portraits that will bring a smile to your face (PHOTOS)

Dogsarefamily_thumb By Dogs Are Family | March 21, 2014 | Comments (2)

These striking and playful dog portraits are by professional photographer Elke Vogelsang and feature the German photographer's favorite models - her dogs Noodles, Scout and Ioli. 

All three of Elke's dogs were rescued.

Elke told DogHeirs, "Noodles is 7 years old, female, Galgo Español mix and rescued in Spain from a kill shelter. She was brought to Germany and joined our family when she was 8 months old. She's the eager beaver, a clown, calm, worldly-wise, cool, eager to please and to learn, loves every being."

Noodles

"Scout is 5 years old, female, Galgo Español mix, found somewhere in a Spanish field next to her seven brothers and sisters and her dead mother. She came to Germany to find a home, and joined our family when she was 5 months old. She's the sensitive one, Madrileña mia, metropolitan girl, hunter, single-dog wannabe, beautiful, wary, alert."

Scout

Ioli is 2.5 years old, male. He's a mix of everything that passed the  promenade and was born in Germany. His mother came from Spain [when she was pregnant] in a very bad condition. He joined our family when he was six months old, one eye had to be removed, because it was sore and swollen and had developed a tumor before he joined us. He is sweet as honey, possessive, alway happy, always funny, sometimes cheeky and insecure, charming, energetic, diva, and born to be a photo model," Elke told DogHeirs.

Ioli

Elke said she's always loved photography and always enjoyed the company of dogs. She told DogHeirs, "I feel very blessed to be able to turn my two passions, dogs and  photography, into a fulfilling profession. I worked as a technical translator, which is a quite monotonous job, to be honest. So after a stressful time due to the illness of a family member, I needed something like a creative outlet, which I found in photography. I fell more and more in love with photography and am addicted to it now."

Elke Vogelsang's dogs

Elke Vogelsang's dogs

Elke Vogelsang's dogs

Elke Vogelsang's dogs

Elke Vogelsang's dogs

portrait by Elke Vogelsang

Elke Vogelsang's dogs

Elke has also extending her passion to help animal rescues and offers to do portraits for homeless dogs for free.

rescue dog

Of the dog portrait pictured above Elke wrote, "He is more or less 18 years old and his family's pride and joy. Today he posed for my cover photo session for an animal welfare organization as if he was born to do this. Last winter some strange people abandoned him, chained to a tree in a park."

Elke Vogelsang's dogs

Elke Vogelsang's dogs

Elke Vogelsang's dogs

Elke Vogelsang's dogs

Elke Vogelsang's dogs

Elke Vogelsang's dogs

Elke Vogelsang's dogs

portrait by Elke Vogelsang

Elke Vogelsang's dogs

Elke Vogelsang's dogs

Elke Vogelsang's dogs

Elke Vogelsang's dogs

Elke Vogelsang's dogs

Elke Vogelsang's dogs

Elke Vogelsang's dogs

Elke Vogelsang's dogs

Elke Vogelsang's dogs

Elke Vogelsang's dogs

Elke Vogelsang's dogs

Elke Vogelsang's dogs

See more of Elke's photographs on her website and Facebook page.

 

 


Copyright 2015 DogHeirs. All Rights Reserved.


View more articles in: Community News

You may also like

Family asks for support after critically disabled boy's beloved dog threatened by Breed Specific Legislation

The parents of a severely disabled boy are asking for support after breed specific legislation threatens to take away their boy's beloved dog. Dylan is 10 years old and has lived in a vegetative state since birth. Dylan's parents, Eckhard and Barbara Gerzmehle, care for him around the clock and machines monitor his vital signs and health. Dylan is also cared for by his faithful friend Tascha, a 6-year-old Staffordshire Bull Terrier. Every morning, Tascha...
Read more

Man dedicates his life to caring for wolves at special sanctuary

Wermer Freund with one of the wolves at his sanctuary. Photo: Lisi Niesner / Reuters Werner Freund has a rare relationship with wolves. He cares for 29 wolves at his sanctuary and has dedicated over 40 years to their well being. The wolves accept him as one of their own and for Werner, that's the way it should be. "You can’t domesticate a wolf," Werner told the Telegraph. "I had to become a wolf." The...
Read more

Dog is surrogate father to rare white lion cub

Lejon a two-year-old mixed breed dog and Jojo a rare three-week-old white lion cub have become fast friends since meeting at the Safari Park in Stukenbrock, Germany. JoJo had to be separated at birth from his mother due to an infection to the umbilical chord. After being treated away from his mother, zoo workers were not sure the mother would accept her baby, so for safety reasons they are now bottle feeding and handraising Jojo. ...
Read more

Baby the French Bulldog fosters orphaned boar piglets

Baby the French bulldog is a new foster mum to six orphaned wild boar piglets near Berlin. Lehnitz Animal Sanctuary (Wildtierrettung Vom Gnadenhof Lehnitz) takes in abandoned animals in need of care. They were called and asked if we could shelter the six boar piglets found half-frozen and starving in February. Their mother was probably shot illegally by hunters. The shelter was able to give the piglets refuge because they were found just outside the...
Read more

Dog thought to be driving speeding car pulled over by police

German traffic police pulled over a speeding vehicle and were relieved to discover it wasn't a dog driving the car. When traffic officers looked at a speed gun photo taken near Aschaffenberg, Bavaria, it first appeared that a dog was at the wheel. "Of course they quickly realized this was not the case but the man was driving at 88kph in a 70kph zone so he was stopped," Officer Zimmer told the Local. The dog...
Read more

Comments on this Article

Awesome..... :)
I really enjoyed this. Thanks Dogs Are Family. Elke I love your work. You can tell that it's a labor of love. From the portrait lighting, composition, crisp focus all the way through the depth of field, just beautiful. You know that you have got a good photograph when an observer like me can imagine what the dog in the pictures hair must feel like. With only the sense of sight. It's great that you lend your talents to helping homeless dogs. I wonder did the egg ever hit the floor? LoL. Beautiful shot. I love that first photo and the profile of the three dogs. A real treat for the eyes. Thank you so much Elke for sharing your work with us.
» View all comments

Add Your Comment!

Log in to leave a comment or Create an account

Spring Sale on T-Shirts

Must See

Follow DogHeirs

Also find us on: DogHeirs on Twitter DogHeirs on Pinterest DogHeirs on Instagram DogHeirs on Google+

Copyright 2015 DogHeirs