By Deidre Grieves | Pet360.com
When people hear the word "watchdog," they think of big, muscular canines that produce a loud bark and a potentially dangerous bite. But photographer Sophie Gamand, best known for her Wet Dog series of photographs, is turning the traditional watchdog stereotype on its head.
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The French photographer, who lives and works in New York, recently completed a new series of photos that depict small and toy dog breeds with jeweled armor to make their larger-than-life personalities shine through.
Gamand got the idea for the series from witnessing women in New York City carrying small dogs around in their purses. These women take their dogs everywhere, and the small canines become loyal, loving companions that are integral to their owners' lives.
"These toy dogs have taken the place of friends, family and social interactions. The dogs become an emotional rampart," says Gamand. "IRead More »from 'Watchdog' Photo Series Shows Small Dogs in a Big Light