I have been photographing dogs, dogs and dog owners, dog shows, and dog races for years. I guess I love dogs. I also think that there is a special interspecies relationship between humans and canines that transcends all other human-animal relations. A significant body of research has demonstrated the positive effect dogs have on human wellness and health. But there’s more to it than a lower hear rate and more “walkies” for owners. There is something deeply emotional that occurs through this mutually beneficial partnership that began when humans were living in the African savannah and continues to this day. I will be adding more dog pictures later. Stay tuned. For now, here’s a short collection of dogs and their adoring masters. Please click on each image for a larger view with the lightbox tool.