Magnum photographer Elliott Erwitt, claims that he did not consciously set out to photograph dogs. According to him, it just happened that way: one day, when he was looking through his boxes of photographs, he realized that somehow or other a fair proportion of them contained dogs and their owners. Images of dogs at shows, dogs in crowds larking around together, dogs jumping in the air for joy, dogs sitting on hearthrugs, beaches, sofas, park benches. And these were all sorts of dogs - from Airedales to Highland terriers and from poodles to dachshunds. This book presents 500 of Elliott Erwitt's dog photographs, divided into horizontal and vertical shots with short captions detailing the place and year. As P.G. Wodehouse, who was a great admirer of Elliott Erwitt's, says in his short introductory text, "What superb photographs these are. It does one good to look at them. There is not one sitter in his gallery who does not melt the heart."
Author's other works include: "Son of a Bitch" (1974); "Handstage" (1988); "To the Dogs" (1992)