Pitbull, dog portrait, pet photography south africa


It’s been a while since I’ve written a post, so this week I’m treating you to a BUMPER issue with images of dogs up the wazoo!

The Wild Oats Farmers Market in Sedgefield is among “The Top 10 markets in the world”, right next door is the Mosaic Flea Market and the Scarab Village Arts and Crafts Market.  Every Saturday morning there are goods of every description for sale; organic produce, delicious treats, arts and crafts, fresh flowers and second-hand books to mention a few and of course no market would be complete without the ubiquitous busker or two.   It is a colourful scene with a cosmopolitan feel, dogs are always welcome and the vibe is festive and fun.

Last Saturday we woke to a beautiful Spring morning, so Mr T and I set off for the market with our good friends Barry and Char.  For photographers, all images taken with a Canon 85mm f/1.8 lens on an aperture of f/2.8.

Golden Retriever puppy, sedgefield market

Golden retriever puppies are the cutest, this little guy reminds me of Paddy when he was a youngster.

Spaniel, scarab market, sedgefield

This faithful spaniel lies patiently waiting for his humans to finish eating breakfast…


Ho hum, so many smells to smell, places to go, sights to see, if only they would hurry up!

Jack Russell, pet photography south africa

This sweet Jack Russell lies next to her human’s stall in the shade, graciously meeting and greeting all potential customers.

Jack Russell, pet photography south africa

Enough to make a dogs eyelids droop…

Scarab Market

Barry quenching his thirst with an ice-cold Windhoek Lager.

Boerboel, spca rescue dog

This beautiful Boerboel is Sugar, a timid rescue pup who had a bad start in life but luckily has found a loving and forever home with her human, Nigel.

Boerboel, Sugar and Nigel

Don’t they make a fabulous pair?

Leo, dogs at the market

Presenting 5 year old Leo, Jack Russell/Dachshund, a bright little boy with a gentle nature.

Maltese poodles, Scarab market, Wild Oats Market


Oh my gosh, these two Maltese poodles were so bouncy and busy, VERY excited about being at the market!

Maltese Poodles and great Dane

And VERY nervous excited about meeting Sirius, the Great Dane.  Luckily Sirius had already shared his human’s breakfast so wasn’t peckish in the least.

Rocco Pit Bull

I found Rocco the pit bull, languishing at the back of his Dad’s stall, nodding off to sleep.

Rocco the pit bull, laughing pit bull, smiling pit bull

But he was kind enough to flash me a big smile before I left.

Scarab Market

We stopped for a bite at “Die Windpomp Diner”.

Boxer, scarab market, pet photographer south africa

This young boxer was extremely interested in the human and her black box.

Spaniel in sports car, scarab market dogs

Some market dogs arrive in style…

Spaniel in sports car

Filling up before cruising down the highway.

Barry & Char lovebirds

As I said, Spring is in the air and there are love birds everywhere. Barry & Char smooching it up at the diner.

Golden labrador shopping at scarab market

Decisions, decisions which necklace to buy?

Golden labrador shopping at scarab market

This stylish Labrador appears to love shopping with her human.

Poodle shopping at scarab market, pet photographer south africa

There were oodles…

Poodle shopping at scarab market, pet photographer south africa

… of poodles.

Twinkie, staffie

What a gracious old lady Twinkie is, a pancake loving staffie with a big heart.

A well-socialized and well-trained pit bull is one of the most delightful, intelligent, and gentle dogs imaginable.”

My favourite image of the day, is this one of Rocco the pit bull and his human.

Pit bulls get a bad rap but according to the ASPCA

A well-socialized and well-trained pit bull is one of the most delightful, intelligent, and gentle dogs imaginable.”

All my love

moira ♥




  1. Thank you so for posting the magnificent pics of our Rocco…..isn’t he lovely? While we have stacks of photos of him, yours are the best!


    1. Thank you Pat. People like you make the world a happier place. Honestly this afternoon I was seriously considering deleting my blog and giving up on my photography but it’s people like you that keep me going, thank you and many others for commenting and appreciating my work, it’s so encouraging.

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