The first time I saw photos of this dog, I was mesmerized, breathless even. I remember thinking “Wow! I can’t get enough of this dog!” And luckily for us, neither can his photographer and favorite human! Today is Part One of a double feature.
This magnificent dog is known as WolfCub and belongs to Kirsten Bowers of Wolf Shadow Photography.
These images are so surreal, mysterious, and spiritual that I was surprised to learn that WolfCub contrary to his name, is not part wolf. He is a Groenendael otherwise known as Belgian Shepherd dog or Belgian Sheepdog.
From Kirsten: He wasn’t always called WolfCub, firstly he was just Cub. But when he turned 4 , if I was sad and crying, he started licking the tears from my face, which would often make me cry more! But it was also very healing. That’s when I added the ‘Wolf’ to his name…he had matured. I would like to add that his pedigree name is Lumineux Heart and Soul, and he is all that to me and more!
WolfCub led me into starting my own dog walking pet care business, Pet Pursuits, and also back into photography after a 28 year absence. I had no idea photography would take me to where I am now, suffice to say I am completely passionate about it, him and other animals. I cannot imagine doing anything else with my life.
Be sure to check back next week for Part Two: WolfCub in color!
About Wolf Shadow Photography: Based in Melbourne, Australia, Kirsten Bowers is a fine art photographer specializing in cat and dog photography. As an advocate of rewards based training, Kirsten is able to set her subjects at ease and capture their true personalities and emotional connections.