The Dogist

A photo-documentary series about the beauty of dogs. Author of the NYT Bestseller, THE DOGIST, and just released, PUPPIES, available now:

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Hudson, Golden Retriever (5 m/o), Christopher & Bleecker St., New York, NY • “She pooped on the couch once. It was the first time we left her – she was sad and got rebellious.” @hudson.the.pup


Penelope, Pembroke Welsh Corgi (3 m/o), Spring & Wooster St., New York, NY • “She hops on top of things. She’s most pleased when she gets on top of something new.”


Astrid & Klaus, Great Danes (9 m/o & 2 y/o), Prince & Broadway, New York, NY • “They’re uncle and niece. Astrid rules the roost and had a near death experience. When she was younger she had bloat, but we caught it right away. Klaus was in Vogue.” @kaptainklaus



Hank, Foxhound/Chihuahua mix (1 y/o), 18th & 9th Ave., New York, NY • “His leash got caught in the elevator once and I got his harness off just in time. Saved his life. His best friend is named Nala and he does 10 log rolls every time he sees her.” A rescue from Georgia, via @muddypawsrescuenyc


Caroline, Border Collie mix (8 y/o), Spring & West Broadway, New York, NY • “We were at a loss for her name and then ‘Sweet Caroline’ came on. She likes the wall against her back while she observes everything.”


Hunter, Norfolk Terrier (6 y/o), Christopher & Bleecker St., New York, NY • “He protects everyone – he thinks he’s a lion. In his head, he’s big.”



Otto, Pit Bull/Shepherd mix (8 y/o), Mott & Bayard St., New York, NY • “He’s eaten crayons and our couches.” Happy Chinese New Year of the Dog! 🎉


Charlie, English Setter (8 m/o), 23rd & 5th Ave., New York, NY • “She’s a scaredy-cat.”


Reggie, Brussels Griffon (10 y/o), 9th & 3rd Ave., New York, NY • “He’s bright, charming, and willful. He’s like, ‘I’m not gonna do *everything* you want’. His beard is the envy of every hipster in Brooklyn.” A rescue from @humanesocietyny



Teddy, Goldendoodle (3 y/o), Lafayette & Grand St., New York, NY • “He’s kind of an attention whore. He needs a web series. He’s auditioned for Broadway before.” @teddygramnyc


Dolly, Australian Shepherd/Catahoula mix (2 y/o), Lafayette & Grand St., New York, NY • “She loves winning. We’ll play tug but she doesn’t find it fun unless she wins. She’s a rescue from Georgia and is named after Dolly Parton, the Southern belle.” @thedarlingdolly, a rescue from @inourhandsrescue


Herschel, Dachshund/Labrador Retriever/Pit Bull mix (4 y/o), Carmine & Bedford St., New York, NY • "Everyone loves him and he knows it. It’s all under his terms. He’s like your worst hipster boyfriend. He’s in love with himself." @herschel_the_doxador ❤️ Happy Valentine's Day! ❤️



Flynn, Bichon Frise (6 y/o), Best in Show winner - 2018 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, New York, NY • "He’s a clown and enjoys life – hallmarks of the breed. He performed exuberantly tonight." @flynnthebichonfrise


Jimmy, Standard Poodle (2 y/o), 2018 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, New York, NY • “He’s really outgoing – loves people. Their haircut is designed to keep the joints warm while hunting – hips, ankles – and it helps when swimming. Their coats are also very water resistant. When they shake the water rolls right off of them.”


Falko, Wirehaired Vizsla (4 y/o), 2018 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, New York, NY • “He’s an all around dog; he’s the #1 sporting dog in Canada and has a bunch of hunting medals. He can do anything.”



Demon, English Bulldog (3 y/o), 2018 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, New York, NY • “He was last year’s winner for Best of Breed. He has great form – a powerful gait.”


Emmy, Harrier (4 y/o), 2018 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, New York, NY • "They’re one of the oldest breeds recognized by the AKC, but they’re not popular and I don’t know why. They were bred down from the English Foxhounds to be a size that could be followed on horseback or on foot during a hunt. It didn’t matter if you were upper-class or lower-class – you had a Harrier.”


Diamond, Irish Setter (3 y/o), 2018 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, New York, NY • "She’s very expressive with her eyes – the judges fall in love with her face. She’s a show dog but she’s also won obedience titles and is a therapy dog."



Riley & "Doesn’t have a name yet.", Bernese Mountain Dogs (4 y/o & 9 w/o), Central Park, New York, NY • "She's his mother."


Lacey, Labrador Retriever, 2018 Masters Agility Championship, New York, NY


Seamus “Lotsa Spots" Sterling, Dalmatian (4 m/o), 2018 AKC Meet the Breeds, New York, NY • "He and my cat chase each other back and forth."


Banjo, Miniature Australian Shepherd (1 y/o), Bleecker & Macdougal St., New York, NY • “He’s a bit of a sock thief – when he finds one he runs away like it’s the best thing ever.” @callmebanjo


Francis, Brussels Griffon (1 y/o), Prince & Greene St., New York, NY • “She has no problem taking down a Great Dane.”


Tony, Golden Retriever (6 m/o), 8th & Broadway, New York, NY • “He just hung out with a couple of dachshunds and they can’t stand him. Tony comes on too strong.”


Koda, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel (10 m/o), Washington Square Park, New York, NY • "He’s becoming addicted to shoes. He chews all the tags off my Doc Martens." @kodathekingcharles


Elwood, Landseer Newfoundland (3 y/o), N 4th & Roebling St., Brooklyn, NY • “He gets called ‘Beethoven’ about 100 times a day. When I pick him up from the groomers they’re always covered in hair and sweat and not even done yet. He’s four dogs in one.”


Louie, Greater Swiss Mountain Dog (1 y/o), Hudson & Christopher St., New York, NY • “He’s food motivated. We call him ‘the fatty’. He does like to go through the garbage and he goes wild for bananas.” @kinglouietheswissy


Ziggy, Siberian Husky (7 y/o), Bleecker & Lafayette St., New York, NY • "He was profiled on The New York Post as 'The Pisser of Bond Street'. He was caught lifting his leg at a hydrant while Gigi Hadid walked by." (link to @nypost article in IG stories)


Bode, Lula, Heidi, Onyx, Malibu, & Wilson • Dogs of @therockettes, New York, NY • "This is my first Christmas Spectacular season having Bode – coming home from long rehearsals and performances was so much better knowing he was there waiting for me." - "Lula's left eye does whatever it wants." - "Heidi was 'that puppy in the window' at an @animalhaven event." #themightyheidi - "Onyx can stand on her hind legs for a minute at a time and jump. I'm a big jumper, too." - "If you ever call Malibu a bad dog she will push her face against your mouth so you can no longer speak." - "Wilson was found in a ditch in Arkansas. They think he was born on Halloween, which is also my birthday, so I thought we must be soulmates."


Cassie, Cockapoo (1 y/o), Broadway & Morris St., New York, NY • "We call her 'Viper' because she’s stealth." @cassie.viper