Walk the Dog

Contest Info

  • Started: 3/23/2012 05:00
  • Ended: 3/27/2012 17:00
  • Level: advanced
  • Entries: 25
  • Jackpot:
  • FN Advanced 1st Place $5
  • FN Advanced 2nd Place $3
  • FN Advanced 3rd Place $2
  • FN Advanced 4th Place $1
Walk the Dog
Contest Directions: This Friday we continue our freaking experiment with provided source images.
Photoshop this image of walking a dog (image credit: Shai Barzilay) any way you wish. Some examples are - dressing up the dog owner, walking this dog in some unusual envirinment, use this "walk the dog" image in movies, paintings, etc. These are just some ideas.

Contest Info

    • Started: 3/23/2012 05:00
    • Ended: 3/27/2012 17:00
    • Level: advanced
    • Entries: 25
    • Jackpot:
    • FN Advanced 1st Place $5
    • FN Advanced 2nd Place $3
    • FN Advanced 3rd Place $2
    • FN Advanced 4th Place $1
25 pictures
  • Robot Dog With a Cigarette Butt

    Robot Dog With a Cigarette Butt
  • Dog on the Moon

    Dog on the Moon
  • Alien Guy Walking his Pet

    Alien Guy Walking his Pet
  • My Ugly Baby

    My Ugly Baby
  • Man Going to Work on Casual Friday

    Man Going to Work on Casual Friday
  • Lots of Dogs on the Beach

    Lots of Dogs on the Beach
  • Snake Hunter and Dog in the Desert

    Snake Hunter and Dog in the Desert
  • Joe Biden Pushing Obama in a Wheelbarrow

    Joe Biden Pushing Obama in a Wheelbarrow
  • Dog Underwater with Scuba Diver

    Dog Underwater with Scuba Diver
  • Got Lost Walking The Dog

    Got Lost Walking The Dog
25 image entries
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This contest is fueled by the following news: Sled Dogs: Danish polar explorer Knud Rasmussen, recalling the "Great Sled Journey" from Hudson Bay to Chukchi Peninsula that stretched 18000 km wrote: I was overwhelmed with warm gratitude towards our enduring, unpretentious dogs. We labored, struggled and at the same time, in friendly terms - as living beings can wok helping each other ... Use of sledge dogs in northern conditions for ferrying people served as reason for emergence of sledge sports. "Races on sledges, drawn by dogs" was popular competition in the beginning of XX century. Carriage, drawn by tolerant & quick Siberian Huskies took part for the first time in 1909 on All Alaskan races. 2500 km "North race" was started in January 1931. Describing the quality of sled dogs, Martin Buser, champion of sled dog race "Iditarod" (1992, 1994, 1997, 2002) said: Good sled dog - is an identity: honest, working, friendly, with positive mood for tedious work. Besides, such dog possesses strong appetite, strong paws & is capable of quickly run for long distances. Physical quality and muscular condition of dogs are important but best dogs are those, which have the heart, will and intention to fulfill the task. Such sports are being conducted in which, dogs do not pull sleds but carts with load or man inside it - karting. Herding dogs: For the last many centuries, dogs remained to be an irreplaceable assistants to man for protection and managing the cattle & many breeds have come up for this purpose, which according to modern classification of International Canine Federation (FCI) are put into separate group, with two herding and cattle sections. Generally, names of herding breeds contain name of place, where they were bred, Bergamasco, Lapland, Scottish, Swiss, Belgian Shepherds, Australian heeler, Cao Fila de Sao Miguel, Bouvier des Ardennes & many others. Huge Picardy shepherds, which originated from ancient Celtic dogs, popular in VI century BC. in Western Iberia & also mighty Spanish mastiffs (officially called since 1946) were the ancient breeds in Pas de Calais region of North France. Earlier, mastiffs of Spain's different regions (La Mancha, Leon, Extremadura, Castilla) accomplished the role of protectors from large bunch of predators, having 1000 members, moving from place to place. Value of these dogs was equal to human life and well-being of sheep depended much on them. If ancient tribes, who raised cattle, required to keep large and wicked dogs to protect the cattle from predators & outsiders & with the development of cattle breeding (mainly sheep) and agriculture, relatively small, intelligent, obedient dogs were required, which could handle not only grazing cattle but also poultry - geese, ducks etc. And even today, farmers need dogs help as before. Shepherds select the most sharp and faithful dogs, which can be trained for work, competitions by demonstrating the training skills. For instance, for competitions, herding dog should have the ability to identify specific number of animals from herd & take them through different types of obstacles to defined location, while the shepherd, standing at a distance of 100 m gives him orders using sound or visual signals (whistling, commands). Endurance, stamina & efficiency are expected from herding dogs since they have to cover dozens of miles per day, in this case, the shepherd should not scare or injure the animals, especially fearing animals such as sheep. Before starting the training procedure, young dogs are selected based on the involvement. Training is given by following the more experienced dogs. There are no hard and fast rules for training & each trainer can have his own procedure and command. Expert John Holmes points out that "for working with sheep, absolute obedience is very necessary and due to the development of herding breeds, it is not to possible to make a herding dog from leader dog". Characteristic quality of shepherd is to be alert always & wickedness towards strangers, excellent learning skills, which are very for carrying out service-search, sports, military & other duties. Breeds, which are presently and more often used for service, sports & search operations, belong to herding and shepherd breed of dogs.