Royal Melbourne Dog Show / by Bonnie Savage

A little while ago I photographed some portraits at the Royal Melbourne Dog Show for Good Weekend Magazine. The shoot went over three days.

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There is a certain old school charm still present in these competitions with a lot of tweed & corduroy jackets as well as shoulder pads in colourful matching power suits for the ladies. I have to say that it was also great to photograph dogs that are well trained and sit when they are supposed to sit!

Competition was fierce both on the field and off the field with dogs having their whiskers straightened, their coats fluffed and sprayed with shining spray. I'd never seen so many dogs in the one place!

I've just put up some of these on my site as well.