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From a labrador that likes opera to a tooting bulldog, Vincent Musi chronicled the character and personality of everyday dogs and compiled them into one gorgeous and captivating book.

Discover the stunning collection of photographs that shows the majesty, playfulness, and joy that is man's best friend: As a National Geographic photographer, taking pictures of lions, tigers,
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Hardcover, 300 pages
Published September 17th 2019 by Chronicle Books
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Susan (aka Just My Op)
Dec 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
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This book of studio dog photos is gorgeous. Each is taken against a dark background, and each has its own little story to go with it. The dogs show their personalities in the photos. The writing is less stellar than the photos. Sometimes its great and seems to fit the dog perfectly, but occasionally, it seems like it just tries too hard. Still, I liked knowing a bit about each dog, and also the trials and tribulations of trying to photograph these wonderful creatures. The quality of the physical ...more
Tina
Nov 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The Year of the Dog is a beautiful book. It’s one I will keep on the coffee table and can recommend it as a Christmas gift for any dog lover. Gorgeous photos with accompanying stories about each dog.

Vincent Musi is a National Geographic photographer who was frequently in challenging situations photographing tigers, lions and other wildlife in the field. When he decided to suspend travel to be with his family for a year he took up a challenge of opening a studio exclusively for dog portraits.

This
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PennsyLady (Bev)
Nov 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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I was so pleased to receive a copy of The Year Of The Dogs from Chronicle Books.

It is a beautiful assemblage of photography and literary sketches of canine companions that are unique and distinctive personalities.
A must own for dog lovers.

5 star plus a thank you to Vincent Musi for sharing this charming collection.
Jan P
Nov 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Must read for all dog lovers, especially those who rescue. Musi, a National Geographic photographer, took a sabbatical to work on an independent project . . . a year photographing dogs. Along with the wonderful photos of dogs being dogs, is his "dogography" that accompanies each dog. Musi has captured the dogs, purebreds and mutts and those in-between, in non-poses that range from regal (Winnie) to feisty (Rocco) to euphoric (Peetrie) to sweet (Nessie), not to mention wise and playful and noble. ...more
Cynthia Dana
Jan 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Photographs are heartwarming, sometimes breathtaking. Each dog's personality is captured so well; if you think all dogs are alike look into the eyes of these dogs and read their brief "bios" and you will learn differently. Loved every page of this book!
Pinky
Nov 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
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I enjoy photography books but they are never enough! The pictures are so beautiful and the accompanying text just right but I’m always left wanting more. This is no exception - everything is perfect but I want more, more pictures, more stories, more dogs.
Kem Mirsky
Dec 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What a joy!
Mary Bethy
Dec 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Incredible photography. Funny stories. Dogs. What more do you need? Great gift book for the dog lover.
Ye Lin Aung
Dec 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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