Project 52: Year of the Dog | Week 7

February 16, 2018  •  11 Comments

It's Week 7 of professional pet photography blog circle Project 52 and this week we are celebrating Chinese New Year and “The Year of the Dog.”  I’m doing something a little different this week and using the weekly blog post to announce my special "Year of the Dog" sessions that will be offered a few times throughout the year. 

According to the website Chinese New Year 2018:

The Dog is the eleventh of all zodiac animals. According to one myth, the Jade Emperor said the order would be decided by the order in which they arrived to his party. Monkey, Rooster and Dog were in another country, helping a god defeat evil spirits. After, they set off to the party together. Because they arrived at the same time, the Jade Emperor went by the order they met the god in the other country. Thus, Dog became eleventh.

The Dog is also associated with the Earthly Branch (地支—dì zhī) xū (戌), and the hours 7–9 in the evening. In the terms of yin and yang (阴阳—yīn yáng), the Dog is yang.

In China, it is still popular to name dogs Wàng Cái (旺财). It means “prosperous wealth” and comes from dogs’ barking sounds (旺旺—wàng wàng).

Eli | Australian Shepherd | Cincinnati & San Francisco Pet PhotographerEli | Australian Shepherd | Cincinnati & San Francisco Pet Photographer

I will be offering these limited edition sessions in conjunction with retail and rescue partners, so keep checking back for more announcements with the details of these events, including dates and locations. The “Year of the Dog” sessions will be short sessions with individual dogs to create clean and classic doggy headshots. 

To continue celebrating “The Year of the Dog” head over to see Linda of DogShotz Photography serving the greater Indianapolis Area, then around the rest of the blog circle until you end up back here. 

If you would like to book a custom pet portrait session in your home or other favorite destination, use the hot pink "BOOK NOW" button to the right of this post (at the bottom of your screen on mobile), send us an email to suzi [at], or give us a call at 513-288-1650 in the Greater Cincinnati area or at 650-382-3242 in the San Francisco Bay Area.


Love Year of the dog photo sessions. Beautiful images.
Year of the dog sessions is a great idea!! Wonderful photos. That first one made me laugh out loud
Tracy Allard(non-registered)
That Aussie cracks me up! Beautiful work!
Great photos. Let's celebrate all dogs with great photos!
Linda Metcalf(non-registered)
Beautiful studio shots!
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