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MODERN DOG ILLUSTRATIONS: JO CHAMBERS OF STUDIO LEGOHEAD

custom-dog-portraits-jo-chambers-4If you love dogs and drawing then today’s interview with Jo Chambers from Studio Legohead is right up your alley! We first met Jo years ago when she had just opened her charming custom pet portrait Etsy shop.

We are thrilled today to be catching up with this flourishing British artist and chatting with her about the ups and downs of running a print shop, the never-ending quest for inspiration and, of course, her love of all things dogs and doodles!

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DOG BEHAVIOUR: HOW TO DESCRIBE YOUR DOG’S PERSONALITY

toronto-pet-photographer-dog-magazine-personality-testI recently discovered a beautiful quote by American composer and teacher James Mumsford that perfectly describes the shih-tzu breed personality like a sweet little recipe.

“Nobody knows how the ancient eunuchs managed to mix together: a dash of lion, several teaspoons of rabbit, a couple of ounces of domestic cat, one part court jester, a dash of ballerina, a pinch of old man, a bit of beggar, a tablespoon of monkey, one part baby seal, a dash of teddy bear, and, for the rest, dogs of Tibetan and Chinese origin.” ~ James Mumsford (source)

This darling breakdown of traits perfectly describes Miss Rory, who is (believed) to be a shih-tzu and poodle muttlet. It got us wondering, what would your dog’s personality recipe read like? So, naturally, let us play a game and fill in the blanks! Leave your answer in the comments below!

My dog called _________, who is a ____________ breed is comprised of:

  • a dash of ____________
  • a couple of ounces of ___________
  • a pinch of ___________
  • a tablespoon of ___________
  • and a bit of  _____________

For example, Lucy’s recipe would read as follows:  “My dog called, Lucy, who is a spaniel and poodle mix breed is comprised of a dash of lamb, a couple of ounces of kangaroo, a pinch of toddler, a tablespoon of pushover and a bit of teddy bear.”

We would really, really, really love to hear your dog’s personality recipe so please share with us!

 

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DOG PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS: 3 MUST-HAVE PUPPY PHOTOS (AND HOW TO TAKE THEM!)

toronto dog photographerPuppies grow up far too fast! One moment they are a squashy little ball of fluff who fits in the palm of your hand, the next they are a full grown dog taking over the bed! Don’t let those early little pawprints run away from you. Follow these three tried and true professional dog photography tips from Pawsh Studio so that you can cherish the earliest moments of pet parenthood forever! (more…)

BLOGGING ADVICE: 6 TIPS FOR RUNNING A BLOG

Toronto dog photographerI am amazed by how much my dogs, Rory and Lucy, have influenced my work and my blogging habits. So today I thought I would draw from my fur monsters’ wisdom and my own experiences to share with you some blogging tips and tricks that have helped Pawsh.
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DOG-FRIENDLY HOME DECOR: STYLISH DOG BEDDING

blue-dog-bedIs there anything more lovely than snuggling up in bed on a chilly winter’s day? We sniffed around and found these darling bedding options for pups and peeps! First up a charming royal blue Romeo & Juliet dog duvet offering sweet simplicity to any corner of the home. And for the peeps a romantic deep blue Crinkle Duvet — although we all know that the dog ends up on our bed most of the time anyway! Which would you splurge on?

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