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Copyright: Brendon Dicks (brendon) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 34 W: 6 N: 20] (307)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-04-15
Categories: Portrait
Camera: Sony DSC-H50, Sony MemStickPro 512
Exposure: f/4, 1/320 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): sznufy, Golden Retrievers [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-04-25 13:49
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Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Golden Retrievers.

General Appearance
A symmetrical, powerful, active dog, sound and well put together, not clumsy nor long in the leg, displaying a kindly expression and possessing a personality that is eager, alert and self-confident. Primarily a hunting dog, he should be shown in hard working condition. Overall appearance, balance, gait and purpose to be given more emphasis than any of his component parts. Faults--Any departure from the described ideal shall be considered faulty to the degree to which it interferes with the breed's purpose or is contrary to breed character.

Size, Proportion, Substance
Males 23-24 inches in height at withers; females 21-22 inches. Dogs up to one inch above or below standard size should be proportionately penalized. Deviation in height of more than one inch from the standard shall disqualify. Length from breastbone to point of buttocks slightly greater than height at withers in ratio of 12:11. Weight for dogs 65-75 pounds; bitches 55-65 pounds.

Dense and water-repellent with good undercoat. Outer coat firm and resilient, neither coarse nor silky, lying close to body; may be straight or wavy. Untrimmed natural ruff; moderate feathering on back of forelegs and on underbody; heavier feathering on front of neck, back of thighs and underside of tail. Coat on head, paws, and front of legs is short and even. Excessive length, open coats, and limp, soft coats are very undesirable. Feet may be trimmed and stray hairs neatened, but the natural appearance of coat or outline should not be altered by cutting or clipping.

Friendly, reliable, and trustworthy. Quarrelsomeness or hostility towards other dogs or people in normal situations, or an unwarranted show of timidity or nervousness, is not in keeping with Golden Retriever character. Such actions should be penalized according to their significance.

Golden Retrievers are trained for search & rescue, arson detection, drug detection, therapy dogs, hearing dogs, guide dogs for the blind, and handicap assistance dogs. Over all an outstanding hunting dog and personal companion.

PS* I took this at Haga Haga. A beach close to East London in the Eastern Cape. His owner threw rocks into the pond and he just loved going after it.

Hope you like.

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  • Great 
  • Jannie (16)
  • [2006-04-25 14:57]

Razor sharp and vivid colours. I like the way the wet fur looks on his chest.

Great capture.

  • Great 
  • Dawn Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1101 W: 98 N: 3374] (17650)
  • [2006-04-25 18:00]

Wow Brendon..this is fabulous!..I love it..it feels like you can just reach out and touch the dog...lovely capture..nice and sharp..and good colours.

Thanks for sharing this with us.

Kind regards

Hi Brendon

Wonderful shot. Lovely depth of colour. Crisp, clear and sharp. Good light, POV and composition. Lovely face. Well done! :-)

Nice shot and sharp detail.


Wich dog lover ic not touched by this nice shot. Colours and sharpness are verey good Brendon! TFS
John T

great expression and colors... very good capture!

Hi Brendon - great shot, very sharp and clean. I like his expression, it seems he doesn't like to be wet like that. Great composition and frame. Congratulations, Daniel

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