One of our favorite portraits from renowned dog photographer, Alton Anderson. After returning from his service in the Navy during WWII Anderson opened a portrait studio in New York and acquired his first dog, a Doberman Pinscher. Quite taken by his dog, Anderson's interest in the breed continued to grow and he became involved with breeding and showing Dobermans. In the early 1960's he joined the Rockland County Kennel Club, where he would later become president, and began photographing the dogs of fellow members. His work was featured on many Gazette covers as well as Dogs Magazine, Top Dobe and the Doberman Quarterly.
In June of 1979 Anderson wrote an article for the Gazette titled "Ten Keys to Exciting Dog Photography," where he states "With some breeds the tongue adds a touch of color which is good. A Borzoi is improved by an open mouth and tongue. A Doberman ordinarily is not." Regarding the photo posted above, we have to disagree!