I am quite partial to mixed breeds, especially low riders like my Theo. I can see why photographer Jessica Hunt fell in love with Ranger the short-legged Labrador mix.
From Jessica: “Ranger is a Basset Hound and black Lab mix pup. He is the greatest gift I’ve received from this world in quite a while.Ranger has brightened my life SO much since he found me in March of 2016. My father, who lives in a rural area, found this little Labrador mix on his property at 6 or 7 weeks old. I was hesitant about taking him in until I saw Ranger as a pup in person for the first time. I immediately knew he was the little guy for me, and now a year later, I realize I couldn’t have made a better decision about Ranger!
He’s such a bundle of joy, and I took two of these images while he was walking beside me and capture that perfect ‘puppy smile’ that all dog owners get when they look up at us during a walk or play!
Since he’s such a big part of my life every day, I wanted to get creative for his birthday and decided since human parents do cake smash sessions for their kiddos, why can’t I do a puppy cake smash session for Ranger?!? And so, I did!!
And Ranger LOVED it. He really loved standing at attention for pictures to get a little treat. And obviously loved eating his cake from Silver Spoon Bake Shop! They created a semi-naked cake with blue little paw prints for him. Just the cutest little thing!! And Ranger looks so handsome because he is wearing a Pecan Pie Puppies collar and bowtie for his birthday!”
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About Jessica Hunt Photography: Based in Columbia, South Carolina, Jessica specializes in wedding photography.
Jessica Hunt Photography says
Thank you so much for showing off Ranger’s big day!!!
Jackie Bouchard says
OMD, these pics are adorable – as is Ranger. (I love mutts!!) Your blog always makes me smile. You always have the best pup pics!
Shelby @ For The Love of Paws says
Ranger is so cute!! Happy Birthday!! 😀
Talent Hounds says
Love the photos and what a fun way to celebrate. Ranger looks so cute and happy. Kilo the Pug would love that cake. Happy Birthday Ranger.
Ruth Epstein says
Love the pics and Happy Birthday Ranger, mixes are the best dogs
Kamira Gayle says
Happy Birthday Ranger! What a great photo shoot and a cake is the perfect way to celebrate!
Tenacious Little Terrier says
Fun idea! Ranger looks like he enjoyed himself. And so festive in his bowtie.
Cathy Armato says
Ranger is the cutest pup! I love his short little Basset legs, they are so adorable. He photographs so beautifully, that puppy smile is beautiful. That cake looks so delish, I can see Ranger enjoyed it. Happy 1st Birthday, Ranger!
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|I saw one of these at a dog event and took a double take. They are cute but weird – the owner of the one I saw thought it was an accidental breeding but maybe these are the new designer mutts
Heather Wallace says
What a handsome boy! I love how varied mixed breeds are and so unique. Happy birthday Ranger!
Ranger looks like such a sweet boy! I love his sweet expression. Such a cute birthday cake too!
Dash Kitten Crew says
Squeeeee Isn’t he just precious~ What a sweet photo shoot and I bet his family are so delighted with the pictures!!
Stephanie Seger says
Ranger is so cute! He looks more like dachshund mix to me. I love the cake! What beautiful photography!
Xfinite Radio says
Really enjoyed your pictures and blog. Love dogs!