Photo Session ~ Red and Darrah
After my recent trip to Adelaide, photographing the gorgeous Lexie and Chloe and also Gus and Ollie (blog post to come!), we embarked on a road trip heading home to Queensland via a couple of stops. We stopped in for a couple of days in Millicent, a little town on the South Australian coast, and stayed with a family friend and her two gorgeous dogs.
Meet Red. He’s a striking looking Wolfhound with the most amazing eyes.
And Darrah, who is a Kangaroo Dog. They’re a type rather than an official breed and come from Greyhound and Scottish Deerhound origins, with the rough coated versions referred to as Staghounds. They were specially bred in Australia to hunt game such as kangaroo and later to help control the feral fox, rabbit and pig population. They were also used to protect livestock.
For more information about this breed, see the Australian Kangaroo Dog website.
Darrah was brought home as an 8 week old pup. She has the sweetest nature and just wants cuddles and pats from whoever she can get them from!
Her big bro Red was rescued from an abusive home at 12 months old. He is very sweet but is still afraid of some people when he meets them, especially men. It took a couple of days for him to trust my partner enough to let him close enough to pat him.
The scenery there was gorgeous. We took the dogs for a run in the field next to the house and they were at home in the long grass, their colouring blending almost perfectly with the tall fronds.
This is the view seen the most, head down, tail up.
Both dogs are much loved members of a family.
Red absolutely adores his Mum!
Thanks for having us stay Elaine!