Patterdale and SharPei – Piper and HollyPatterdale and SharpeiThese two gorgeous ‘best friends’ came into the our studio – Piper is a Sharpei / Patterdale cross and Holly a Beddlington/Spaniel cross. They were both absolute stars. I think I fell a little bit in love with Holly (Sharpei on the right)!!

Holly kept snuggling up to me throughout the shoot – who could not fall in love with her? So pleased to have captured that wonderful expressive face. I really wanted to take her home with me.

You can definitely see the Patterdale in Piper – we are always told that black dogs are always tricky to photograph outside of the studio so it’s always a delight when we can capture the ‘black dog’ and see it’s true ‘colours’ (excuse the pun!!) and personality. We are constantly being told that all they have is an iPhone picture of a black blob!! Not the case for our gorgeous Piper – he looks so alert and the those eyes melt the heart!

If you have a Black dog and all you have are pictures of a black blob then bring them into the studio and we can give you the portrait you have always wanted! Perhaps we should have a ‘black blob’ promotion!! Visit our ‘Bow-wowchers‘ page to buy your your portrait session – tell us you have a Black Blob and we will give you 10% of frames when you come in! We are based just outside Farnham in Surrey within a bone throw of Waverley Abbey – an English Heritage Site just on our doorstep. Woof!


“A big thank you to The Artful Dog Studio. I had such a good day today getting my gang photographed, can’t wait to see the finished prints, and I hope you have recovered! x” Pauline