Cocker Spaniel and Labrador – Poppy & Tosca

Poppy & Tosca – Cocker Spaniel and Labrador

Cocker Spaniel and Labrador

Cocker Spaniel and Labrador – Tosca & Poppy

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Tosca (Labrador) and Poppy (Cocker Spaniel) came to the studio and did their owners proud! “You will never get a photo of them together” they said …  we rose to the challenge (as we always do) and we got several of them together – our favourite one is shown above, with matching smiles!. We often get owners saying that to us and we have now become quite famous for getting beautiful portraits in our Surrey studio of multiple dogs! The most we have had so far is 6 Lurchers and an entire litter of 7 spaniels – we are never defeated and haven’t failed yet (she says madly touching wood!).

So Tosca the Foxy Yellow Labrador is 11 years old – that’s 70 in human years – his owners describe him as lovable & loyal, loves his food (don’t all Labradors??) and hates the vets! I feel the same way about dentists!

Poppy is an Orange Roan Cocker Spaniel, a mere youngster at 3 years old. Apparently she is cocky (like that! A Cocky Cocker!), cuddly and attention seeking (bit like my daughter!). Her owners say she is totally fearless (definitely like my daughter!).

Fun facts about Cocker Spaniels:

  1. Did you know Prince William and Kate Middleton, adopted a cocker spaniel puppy in 2012?
  2. The Lady is a Tramp is a Cocker Spaniel!
  3. Cocker spaniels have been the pets of choice for several U.S. presidents. Richard Nixon and Harry S. Truman both had cocker spaniels while in office. Bill Clinton had a cocker spaniel named Zeke while he was governor of Arkansas.
  4. Legend has it that the first cocker spaniel, or at least the ancestor of the cocker spaniel as we know it today, arrived in Plymouth, Mass., in 1620 on board the Mayflower with the pilgrims from England.
  5. Oprah brings her Cocker Spaniels to work everyday!
  6. Cocker Spaniels have been the most scientifically studied dog in the world.

Bring your own Cocky Cocker into the studio – promotional shoots start at £35 and include a 10×8 print – click here to buy your voucher today! Woof woof x


Merry Christmas from Bailey!

Bailey was full of character when he had his Dog portrait in the studio just before christmas.  What I remember most was the nano-second that this hat actually stayed on his head – it was a one shot wonder!  Bailey, his owners and both myself and jenny at The Artful Dog studio would like to wish everyone and their fur-babies a Very Merry Christmas 2015!Working Cocker spaniel Portrait Working Cocker spaniel Portraits