The bulls and the bears | Sydney Dog Photographer

I've done so much photography and editing over the last few days that I'm too tired to talk! So this post will just be pictures. Lots of pretty pictures! Tundra More pics here. Zia Gem and her puppies Jedi More pics here. Axel More pics here. BeBe The short-coated...

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Staffy Rescue mega fundraiser

Staffy Rescue is a registered animal welfare charity committed to trying to save and rehome as many Staffordshire Bull Terriers and larger bull breed dogs as possible. They are currently having to re-locate their rescue shelter and all the money raised from this...

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Our winter getaway | Sydney Dog Photographer

It's been ages since we've had time away with the dogs [or without them for that matter] so when I found out that a holiday rental we've been to before down the South Coast was available for the Queen's birthday long weekend I didn't hesitate to book it. It's a long...

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Ruthless Leather update #17 | strong leather dog collars

Did you know... According to our Facebook page, not everyone knew these! Look out for more fun facts over the next few months. While Dave's been flat out with orders [especially during our 2nd birthday promotion] there's been no time to make any new designs. But I...

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It’s all about Bruno pt4 | Sydney dog photographer

Now that I've made some posts about other dogs I can flood the blog with photos of Bruno again. I've lost track of weeks, so I'm not numbering the photos any more. Next Saturday is Bruno's first "gotcha day" – we'll have had him for a whole year. I'm really glad he...

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Arctic Breed Rescue | Sydney Dog Photographer

After I photographed Kimono and her puppies on Thursday morning I drove to nearby kennels to do adoption photos for all the Arctic Breed Rescue [NSW] dogs. I'm sure I was told in advance, but it didn't quite register, that there were eight of them there! It was about...

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Puppieeeeeeees! | Sydney Dog Photographer

More puppies. I know, it's a tough gig! If you follow Renbury Farm Animal Shelter or Fetching Dogs on Facebook you'll probably remember Kimono. She was surrendered to the pound heavily pregnant [along with her son]. Because of the colour of her nose and the bullshit...

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Crystal and Diesel | Sydney Dog Photographer

On Friday I took a very quick detour on my way home to meet up with Anna from Arctic Breed Rescue to take some adoption photos of two of her charges who are looking for homes. We met at Milperra dog park as the sun was starting to go down. The light was fabulous and...

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More puppies! | Sydney Dog Photographer

Aggy from AJ's Dog Training contacted me recently and asked me to come on board as the photographer of her puppy classes at Paddo Pets and Happy Paws Fitness. Have I mentioned how much I love my job recently?!! The full set from my first session can be seen here.

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Nehalennia Amstaffs | Sydney puppy photographer

When Jennifer from Nehalennia Amstaffs asked me to photograph her first litter I got more than a little giddy! Who doesn't love puppies?! It's possible that I even got there extra early to allow time for cuddles [puppy ambush!]. Leaving without stealing one of the...

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about ruth

Based in Sydney, Ruth O’Leary, is one of Australia’s most sought after dog photographers. She takes colourful and emotive photographs of dogs in stunning locations. Since the launch of Ruthless Photos in 2008 her images have brought tears of joy to hundreds of loving pet owners across the globe.

If you’d like to find out more please contact Ruth today.

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