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56 Beautiful Purebred Dog Portraits

A Series Capturing the Essence of Canine Beauty

Our series aims to capture the essence of each dog breed in its most authentic form — whether in a studio setting or bathed in natural daylight. Each portrait emphasizes the unique sweetness and love reflected in their eyes, inviting viewers to connect with the subjects on a deep level.

A Personal Touch: Connecting Through Breed Affinity

What sets these portraits apart is the personal connection they offer to those who have had a previous relationship with a particular breed or a similar-looking dog. These mementos transcend simple viewing, becoming deeply resonant reminders of cherished pets.

Detail and Expression: The Heart of Each Portrait

Each portrait delves into the finer details of a dog’s eyes and expressions, showcasing the distinctiveness of every breed. The close-up style allows for an intimate connection, capturing the intelligent and caring essence of each canine.

Artwork for All: Adding Charm to Any Space

More than mere photographs, these portraits stand as beautiful pieces of artwork, masterfully lit and composed. They are a joy to behold for anyone who appreciates fine art and a wonderful addition to any decor.

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Images with blue titles link to more images of that breed. White-titled portraits indicate a single-page exhibit for that breed. Explore our full collection of 56 purebred dog portraits, including additional works in our ALL AMERICAN DOGS exhibit.

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The k9 Close-Up Portrait Gallery

Prints Available in Sizes: 12" x 16" / 16" x 20" / 18" x 24"

A close-up pet portrait of a beautiful Afghan hound with long, silky, golden hair against a green background. The dog's serene expression and elegant stance are highlighted, showcasing its distinctive thin muzzle
Afghan Hound Close-Up
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Close-up portrait of a smiling akita inu dog with bright autumnal leaves in soft focus in the background. The pet wears a red collar and its fur is primarily white and tan with a distinctive face pattern
Akita Close-Up
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A vibrant portrait of an Australian shepherd with a multicolored coat, vivid blue eyes, and an alert expression. The pet's tongue is out, and the background is a blurred blue.
Australian Shepherd Close-Up
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Portrait of a basset hound's face with soulful brown eyes and long droopy ears, set against a textured blue background. The pet's fur is predominantly tan and white, with distinct wrinkles
Basset Hound Close-Up
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A pet portrait of a beagle with shiny tan, black, and white fur, looking upwards with its mouth open and tongue slightly out. The background is solid black, highlighting the dog's expressive face
Beagle Close-Up
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A close-up portrait of a white Bichon Frise with a fluffy coat, looking to the side against a dark background. The dog has attentive brown eyes, a black nose, and its fur is groomed.
Bichon Frise Close-Up
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A close-up portrait of a black and white Boston terrier with alert, expressive eyes and large pointed ears, looking upwards. The pet wears a simple collar and is set against a textured grey background.
Boston Terrier Close-Up
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A close-up portrait of a brown and white boxer pet with expressive eyes, against a backdrop of green bokeh lights. The dog has a glossy coat, alert ears, and a slightly tilted head.
Boxer Close-Up
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Close-up pet portrait of a joyful cairn terrier with its tongue out, featuring its shaggy brown fur and sparkling eyes against a softly blurred blue background.
Cairn Terrier Close-Up
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Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Portrait with deep brown eyes and silky chestnut and white fur, set against a blurred teal backdrop with scattered golden lights.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Close-Up
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Close-up pet portrait of a chihuahua with large, pointed ears and a glossy tan coat, looking slightly to the side against a blurred blue background. focus is sharp on the dog's face
Chihuahua Close-Up
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A close-up pet portrait of a Chinese crested dog against a teal background, with its fine white hair blowing slightly and large expressive ears pointing upwards.
Chinese Crested Close-Up
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Cocker Spaniel Close-Up Portrait, face with soulful brown eyes and long droopy ears, set against a textured blue background. The pet's fur is predominantly white and black
Cocker Spaniel Close-Up
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Close-up portrait of a smiling Welsh corgi with large ears and a striking orange and white coat, in a blurred natural background, focused on the dog's bright, attentive eyes and happy expression.
Corgi, Pembroke Welsh Close-Up
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A close-up pet portrait of a dachshund with glossy black and tan fur, looking directly at the viewer with large, expressive brown eyes, set against a dark, subtly textured background.
Dachshund Close-Up
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A dalmatian has joyful expression in front of blue background with yellow bokeh lights. The dog's black and white spots are vivid, ears are perked, and  tongue shows pink.
Dalmatian Close-Up
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Close-up portrait of a brown and white springer spaniel with soulful eyes and floppy ears, set against a blurred green background. The focus is sharp on the dog's face, capturing detailed fur
English Springer Spaniel Close-Up
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Close-up of an English bulldog with white and tan fur, looking directly at the viewer. The background is a colorful blur of pink, blue, and purple lights.
English Bulldog Close-Up
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Fox Terrier Close-Up Portrait looking directly at the viewer, with a slight head tilt. The pet has a cheerful expression, with perky ears and a blurry background.
Fox Terrier Close-Up
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A close-up portrait of a french bulldog with a glossy brindle coat. the dog is looking upwards, showing its large, alert bat-like ears against a stark black background. light highlights its curious eyes and facial features.
French Bulldog Close-Up
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A close-up pet portrait of a German Shepherd with large perked ears and a glossy coat. Its tongue is out, eyes bright, against a dark, textured background.
German Shepherd Close-Up
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A close-up portrait of a brown and white speckled german shorthaired pointer with large, floppy ears, soulful brown eyes, and a focused expression, against a soft green background.
German Shorthaired Pointer Close-Up
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A close-up portrait of a cheerful pet golden retriever with a shiny coat. The dog looks directly at the viewer, its mouth open in a happy pant, and its pink tongue visible.
Golden Retriever Close-Up
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A portrait of a cute, fluffy Havanese with black, white, and tan fur. The dog has large, expressive eyes and a playful smirk, set against a softly blurred green background.
Havanese Close-Up
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Close-up portrait of an Irish Wolfhound with a wiry coat, primarily gray with tan around the muzzle and eyes, looking upward against a gradient blue background. The dog's gaze is attentive and sharp
Irish Wolfhound Close-Up
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Portrait of a light brown and white Ibizan Hound  with large, perky ears, gentle green eyes, and a focused expression. The background is softly blurred featuring cool, muted tones.
Ibizan Hound Close-Up
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A close-up pet portrait of a grey Italian greyhound with large, expressive golden eyes and floppy ears, set against a textured green background. The dog's gaze is direct and slightly tilted
Italian Greyhound Close-Up
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A happy jack russell terrier puppy poses for a portrait outdoors. It has a white body with brown patches on its face and ears, looking directly at the viewer with a playful, open-mouthed
Jack Russell Terrier Close-Up
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A close-up portrait of a Japanese Chin pet against a green and blue speckled background. The dog has a black and white face, soulful amber eyes, and long, silky fur.
Japanese Chin Close-Up
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A fluffy white Japnese Spitz / Am Eskimo Dog with a joyful expression, panting with its tongue out, stands in front of a green background. The portrait is crisp
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Japanese Spitz Close-Up
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Portrait of a fluffy keeshond pet with striking black and gray fur, alert dark eyes, and a tongue out. The background is softly blurred with green hues.
Keeshond Close-Up
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A close-up pet portrait of a joyful chocolate Labrador retriever with its mouth open, showing its tongue and teeth, against a blurred green background. Eyes are sparkling and focused straight ahead.
Labrador Retriever Close-Up
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A portrait of a small white Maltese with silky fur and large, expressive dark eyes against a black background. The dog's fur is predominantly white with light tan accents around the face.
Maltese Close-Up
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Portrait of a small black and tan Miniature Pinscher with large, alert ears, soulful eyes, and a glossy coat. The dog wears a simple collar and is set against a blurred gray background.
Miniature Pinscher Close-Up
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A close-up pet portrait of a miniature schnauzer with a focused expression. The dog has distinctive grey and black fur, pronounced eyebrows,  neatly trimmed beard. Its ears are cropped and fold over neatly
Miniature Schnauzer Close-Up
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Norfolk Terrier happy small dog with shaggy, golden-brown fur standing on green grass, looking directly at the viewer with its mouth open and tongue visible, appearing joyful and alert
Norfolk Terrier Close-Up
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A close-up pet portrait of a cheerful papillon dog with large, fluffy ears and a tri-color coat (black, white, and tan). The background is a blurred blue tone, emphasizing the dog
Papillion Close-Up
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A close-up portrait of a Pekingese pet dog with fluffy fur in shades of brown and black, featuring large, expressive eyes and a slight head tilt, set against a blurry green background.
Pekinese Close-Up
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A cinematically lit close-up pet portrait of a happy Pomeranian in profile, beautifully groomed, with black background. The dog's fur is golden and fluffy, it has bright, alert eyes and a sweet gentle expression.
Pomeranian Close-Up
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Poodle, Standard Close-Up portrait of a black poodle with a meticulously groomed curly coat, looking directly at the viewer. The dog's eyes are a striking amber, highlighted against the dark, even background.
Poodle, Standard Close-Up
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A portrait of a white and apricot poodle with large expressive eyes and fluffy ears, against a dark background. the poodle's fur is styled with a short body clip and a poofy head, capturing a solemn and attentive expression.
Poodle, Toy Close-Up
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Close-up portrait of a pug dog with a wrinkled face and big, soulful eyes, wearing a green collar against a bright green background. The focus is sharp on the pet's expressive face
Pug Close-Up
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Portrait of a young rottweiler puppy with glossy black and tan fur, looking directly at the viewer with expressive brown eyes, sitting on a textured dark brown surface.
Rottweiler Close-Up
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A close-up portrait of a saluki dog with long, flowing golden fur and penetrating dark eyes, set against a teal background. The pet's ears are feathered, and its expression is noble and calm.
Saluki Close-Up
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A joyful white samoyed dog with fluffy fur smiling broadly in this pet portrait against a vibrant green background. The dog's tongue is out, and its dark eyes are bright and alert.
Samoyed Close-Up
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Portrait black Scottish Terrier with perky ears, bright amber eyes looking directly at viewer, playful expression and sparkling turquoise background.
Scottish Terrier Close-Up
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Close-up portrait of a smiling shiba inu dog with bright autumnal leaves in soft focus in the background. The pet wears a red collar and its fur is primarily white and tan
Sheba Inu Close-Up
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A close-up pet portrait of a Shetland sheepdog with a bright expression, perked ears, and a glossy tricolor coat on a green background. The focus is on the dog's face
Shetland Sheepdog Close-Up
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Close-up of a shih tzu  with striking black and white fur. The dog has large dark eyes and fluffy fur on its face, with a soft, focused expression and neutral background
Shih Tzu Close-Up
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Close-up portrait of a smiling Siberian husky with striking blue eyes, sitting against a blurred autumnal background of golden yellow leaves.  a thick black and white coat and pink tongue.
Siberian Husky Close-Up
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A close-up photo of a fluffy Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier with wavy, wheat colored fur. Expressive, soulful brown eyes gaze off to the left in this oblique pose on a black background, which accentuates the dog's features and fur texture.
Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier Close-Up
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Staffordshire Bull Terrier  close-up pet portrait of a cheerful brown and white dog with its tongue out, looking directly at the viewer. The dog's bright eyes are in sharp focus
Staffordshire Bull Terrier Close-Up
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Pet portrait of a vizsla dog with striking amber eyes looking directly at the viewer, set against a blurred greenish-blue background. The dog's ears are perked up and its expression is attentive.
Vizsla Close-Up
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A close-up portrait of a weimaraner pet with striking amber eyes, droopy ears, and glossy gray coat. The background is a soft blur of green and yellow hues. The focus is crisp
Weimaraner Close-Up
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A close-up portrait of a joyful west highland white terrier with its ears perked up, mouth open in a happy expression, leaping towards the viewer, against a soft blue background.
West Highland Terrier Close-Up
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A close-up portrait of a yorkshire terrier with alert, perked up ears and a jeweled collar with faux pearls, set against a soft pink and orange blurred background. the dog has a golden and gray silky coat and expressive brown eyes.
Yorkshire Terrier Close-Up
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