Out of over 1000 images sent to us, there were only 2 or 3 dog portraits! I felt that they definitely needed a spot in our contest, and I found this one to be totally adorable. Here are the details from the creator himself, Carmine Sarazen.
Canon 50mm 1.4
Photographing dogs is the toughest thing ever, tougher than children. They have no attention span. But if you can finesse them a bit, you can get a memorable shot. I shot this with a couple of speed lights, a convertible umbrella, and two grid spots for rim. I caught this choc lab mid tongue action.”