Photographer Andrew Fladeboe has traveled the globe to capture working dogs doing their jobs with their owners and handlers. He’s trekked across countrysides with shepherds, gone on ride alongs with K9s and crawled through basements with search and rescue dogs to photograph them hard at work.
Looking at Andrew’s fantastic photographs, I realize just how indispensable dogs are for many people and the staggering number of important roles they play in our lives.
A shepherd dog tends to his flock.
Scooter watches over the sheep at Stonewood Farm on the South Island of New Zealand.
“I’ve never seen dogs so happy than I did at Te Hapu,” said Andrew.
Jay is a bomb detection dog. Here he is searching Westpac stadium before an event.
Rookie is an urban search-and-rescue dog from Christchurch, New Zealand and helps during disasters such as earthquakes. He’s getting a lift so he gets used to the feeling.
Cairo also an urban search-and-rescue dog.
This is a LANDSAR search and rescue dog training at a camp at the Mesopotamia station located on the South Island of New Zealand.
Finbar is a search and rescue dog trained for air scent and wilderness searches. He works on the beaches in New Zealand.
Keepa of Christchurch helps with urban search and rescue. Here she is training in a derelict apartment building.
Clauson sniffs out contraband and explosives at Auckland International Airport.
Montana is an epilepsy dog who is capable of detecting epileptic seizures in his owner before they occur.
This dog is being trained as a mobility dog at a prison in New Zealand.
Mo visits retirement homes and gives comfort to residents.
Senja of Jonsvatnet is a Norwegian Lundehund. The dog breed used to hunt puffins.
X is a police patrol, search and rescue, and cadaver dog in Wellington, NZ.
Ned of Hiburn is a sheep dog in Huntaway, Otago, New Zealand.
This shepherd dog keeps Dutch bulls in line.
Junior and Tuisku are English Setters living in Norway. They are perhaps the only English Setters in the world that are trained for pulling a sled. In the autumn they help hunt birds.
Mo comforts a resident of the rest home.
Photographs published on Reshareworthy.com with permission from Andrew Fladeboe.
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