Client Session ~ Clive the Staffy Maltese Mix in Mackay

The second of my sessions booked for beautiful Mackay, I was really looking forward to meeting the fabled Clive! He’s owned by one of my good friend’s partner’s sister (follow that?) and I’d already been privy to some sneaky peek shots of this rather unusual looking boy. I found out later after the DNA test results came in, he’s a Staffy with a little bit of Maltese thrown in – I can definitely see that mix in him!

One of the things I’d been told about Clive is the hilarious expression he makes when being picked up. I got to see this first hand! Oh my gosh – those eyes! It was almost too much to take.

Out on the front deck of the beautiful renovated Queenslander house that Clive calls home, he definitely rules the roost. And with some crazy noises, he gave me some pretty epic head tilts.

This little dude is the king of funny expressions!

Out in the back yard, Clive showed off his supreme bubble-chasing skills. Apparently, they were liver treat flavoured, especially for dogs! No wonder he was so keen to catch them.

Clive’s mum and dad are keen football fans, so of course Clive follows in their footsteps. His favourite toy is a football! It’s rather flat, but all the better to grab hold of right?

Next we headed to the waterfront so Clive could have a run around and explore the beach.

But not before he showed his mum how much he loves her. In the best way he knows how.

I think this shot shows how much he resembles both his breeds. Can you see Staffy and also Maltese in  there? Mostly Staffy though!

He certainly has that happy Staffy grin nailed.

The dune sands and grasses provided a gorgeous backdrop and we were also lucky enough to get some sunshine through breaks in the clouds.

It was however very windy, so Clive continued to entertain us with hilarious faces!

After having a bit of a romp around in the shallow waters of the seaside, Clive got his serious pants on and posed for us in front of some cool dead trees I found a little further up the beach.

A fitting end for the shoot, Clive’s attention was fixated by some kite surfers offshore. I love a good storytelling shot!

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  • Cynthia Choy

    23 May, 2014 at 12:04 am Reply

    Clive’s a gorgeous boy!

  • Karen Carter

    23 May, 2014 at 9:41 am Reply

    I can certainly see the maltese in him and the staffy colours, but who cares hes just gorgeous..

  • Courtney Bolitho

    24 May, 2014 at 5:07 am Reply

    These photos are all so beautiful! Clive is gorgeous

  • illona

    30 May, 2014 at 12:24 pm Reply

    love love LOVE this session and this dog. great job, Charlotte.

  • Beth

    5 June, 2014 at 11:33 pm Reply

    What a wonderful and comical session! He’s way too cute!

  • Éli Panepinto

    16 August, 2014 at 11:45 am Reply

    I love that session so much! Those crazy faces are priceless! He’s gorgeous!

  • Cecile

    17 October, 2015 at 11:48 pm Reply

    Linda Neill – Happy Birthday Ruthless leather, wnishig you continued success and many many more! Now I have to make the decision I have been struggling over for the last 6 months which one to order for Digger dog?

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