Rescue Greyhounds, Biscuit & Checke, by Charlotte Reeves Photography
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There are so many dogs out there who have a rough start to life, and greyhounds are a particular breed that that are often not cared for as they deserve to be.
So when Charlotte Reeves Photography sent me this beautiful shoot featuring two greyhound rescues, I knew I had to share it with you straight away.
These two beautiful greys show just what a bit of love, and a good home can accomplish.
Meet Biscuit and Checke below!
After a bit of a shaky start to life, originating from an unplanned litter which could not be registered as racing dogs and with no less than four different homes by the age of 11 weeks, Biscuit found his way into the home of Mechalle and husband Graeme.
Now at just 3 and a half years old, he’s actually officially known as Biscuit CCD JDX SD SPD ET – which means he has titles in agility, obedience AND endurance. In fact, he holds the honour of being the first Greyhound in Queensland with the ET (endurance) title and the second in Australia! What a clever boy!
With all this training under his collar, he also makes a fantastic model, staying just where we put him and responding beautifully to treats and toys being tossed around.
Although, not 5 minutes into our session, he spotted a rabbit! Luckily with some quick thinking by Mechalle and excellent training, Biscuit was recalled and a crisis averted. Anyone who owns or is familiar with sight hounds will know this is not an easy feat!
Big sister Checke is had a somewhat different start in life. She raced until she was three and a half, then retired. Mechalle and Graeme fostered her and when it was time to move onto her forever home, she had something to say about it – protesting very loudly – until it was decided that she would stay on with her favourite person in the world, Graeme.
On previous occasions when trying for photos, Checke had been a most unwilling model. She seemed to be a lot more relaxed outdoors though (previous attempts had been in a studio) and my sneaky long lens proved a real advantage. What a stunning old girl she is at 10 years old – quite happy lying down in the grass, enjoying the late afternoon sunshine.
Towards the end of the session, we managed to get both dogs sitting and laying down in the general vicinity of each other. If there is something I love most about photographing Greyhounds, it’s that they’re usually quite content to stay in the same place for a while, with very little encouragement!
Checke and Biscuit were both adopted through a great Greyhound rescue organisation called Friends of the Hound. To find out more about adopting a Greyhound of your own, please check out Friends of the Hound Greyhound Adoption Group. They do fantastic work!
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About Charlotte Reeves Photography
As an award-winning pet photographer, Charlotte loves discovering and telling you and your pet’s story with beautiful, natural fine art images just begging to be displayed in your home and shared with friends and family.
Her photography sessions are low-pressure and are approached with a sense of fun and adventure, specially designed to bring out your pet’s personality and unique character.
Charlotte is located in Brisbane, Queensland and also service the Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and other south-east Queensland locations. She loves to travel so sessions are available Australia-wide by special request.
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Thank you for being part of our dog-loving community!