Lucy and Banzai the Australian Shepherds

Dog Breed: Australian Shepherd

Meet Lucy and Banzai, the proud winners of April's Creative Canine Photo Contest! Lucy, the female black-tri Aussie, was the runt of the litter but she is the pack leader of Banzai! She is very high energy and very independent. She loves to assert her authority over Banzai yet is fully submissive to the rest of us! She is outgoing and friendly and for some reason, loves to hunt. She brings home plenty of critters, dead or alive, I am afraid. She also loves to jump for her toys, and she jumps high! Banzai, the Blue Merle male Aussie, is a bit reserved. He prefers his masters much more than Lucy does yet he is skeptical of strangers much more than Lucy is. We call him "Momma's boy" because no matter where I am, there he is. He is sweet and loyal and loving and perfectly happy to submit to his pack leader, Lucy. Even though she is half his size! He is a great retriever and loves playing fetch. His favorite toy is a Frisbee but he has taken to empty water bottles lately. Both dogs bring us so much joy and we are blessed to have them as part of our family. We are looking into agility classes for both of them. Then they can release some more of that intense energy. These great photos are brought to you by April's Photo Contest Sponsor, Otis and Lucy Photography, All rights reserved.

Comments (74)
suelill Jun 17, 2009
OMG they are gorgeous - my type of dogs. Lots of hugs, cuddles and...

pawgiyo Jun 17, 2009
Picture perfect dogs, so gorgeous, their markings are striking,

Christine From South Cal. Jun 17, 2009
OH MY DOGGIES!! It was hard to pick one photo. Banzai and Lucy are...

maddiesmom Jun 17, 2009

toddycat Jun 17, 2009
What are you looking at beautiful babies? Your coloring is gorgeous....

RobH Jun 17, 2009
Great dogs and great pictures. I wish I could get my dogs to have...

Sladesmaid Jun 17, 2009
These two "aughta be in pictures..." very cool dogs, I can...

kendra blackie 08 Jun 17, 2009
They are both pretty dogs to enjoy.

luvmeluvmydogs Jun 17, 2009
WOW!!! really beautiful photos of these gorgeous luv muffins. Such...

fritzy Jun 17, 2009
These photos demostrate some serious beauty!!! :)

ECHOBLIZZ Jun 17, 2009
Love this breed! LOVE the photography! Capturing their...

Tia Maria Jun 17, 2009
AWWW!!! These dogs are really photogenic, aren't they? They look...

Tia Maria Jun 17, 2009
I just want to get in my three favoutrite pics! I just adore these...

Tia Maria Jun 17, 2009
These dogs are picture perfect. Everyone of their pictures are amazing!

HillCountryGal Jun 17, 2009
Love the looks in their eyes. It's obvious you love and care for...

Candya Jun 17, 2009
Lucy and Banzai have my vote. Thanks for sharing your beautiful photos.

amyliz Jun 17, 2009
Wow, stunning dogs! Sounds like they ahve lots of character and...

CollieMom Jun 17, 2009
Awesome photography! Of course, it's hard to go wrong with such...

loveheals Jun 17, 2009
Beautiful dogs and a great description of their personalities! Many...

LoriandNylah Jun 17, 2009
Such beautiful dogs! I love this one - Banzai looks like he's...

alexalou Jun 17, 2009
Great dogs!!! So glad to finally see them up here! The studio did a...

alexalou Jun 17, 2009
No one seems to realize that you didn't take the photos..... The...

kian Jun 17, 2009
Congrats on grown up puppy of the day! I am so glad you shared those...

w102663 Jun 17, 2009
Beautiful doggies with amazing markings and coloring. Winners in...

djmc Jun 17, 2009
Wonderful pictures. Love them both. Many hugs and kisses

wheatie mom Jun 17, 2009
Great expression here, Banzai. You and Lucy are great dogs...

wolfensteinsmom Jun 17, 2009
What an absolutely beautiful twosome! They must make their human...

tobyslattery Jun 17, 2009
how cute. i love ur pics. THEY R AMAZING! lots of treats and kisses...

DogLuva595 Jun 17, 2009
I just love the professional photo shoot pictures! I've always...

stillwater20 Jun 17, 2009
fabulous photos!!!!!

Todlor Jun 17, 2009
Oh you're all so sweet! It's overwhelming! My girls and I...

clemency Jun 17, 2009
I chose this picture of Banzai because of his cute expression and his...

BikerPuppy Jun 17, 2009
Such unbelievably adorable faces!! Hugs and buscuits to both of them!!

malawi Jun 17, 2009
Well aren't the two of you just beautiful! Great photography!

DailyPuppy Admin Jun 17, 2009
You two look beautiful! Congrats on winning the contest, these photos...

doggone1973 Jun 17, 2009
They are a beautiful pair, nice pics.

GracieDoll Jun 17, 2009
I have an Aussie myself and I love these dogs! they're beautiful!

gryt Jun 17, 2009
Such beautiful doggies. I bet they'd love agility! Sweet pair. :)

sheltie_lover11 Jun 17, 2009
Those are some great photos of those gorgeous dogs you have there!...

Todlor Jun 17, 2009
Thanks again for the comments but I want to give the credit to the...

kimnjaeger Jun 17, 2009
2 beautiful dogs who are well loved and doesn't get...

bliss Jun 17, 2009

terry c Jun 17, 2009
Two beautiful dogs. Aussies have the most striking coat patterns and...

Kayra33 Jun 17, 2009
OMG, I just love them! Someday I will take my turn with this...

dawgs_r_kewl Jun 17, 2009
cute! ur dogs r soo adoranle!!!

allmyshelties Jun 17, 2009
What great pictures!! What great dogs!!!These two must bring barrels...

daphne's mom Jun 17, 2009
What beautiful dogs! I hope you have many happy and healthy years...

puppy world Jun 17, 2009
really good picturing must took you a long time to do that that is...

Doggieluver16 Jun 17, 2009
Your dog is sooo cute!

lisalisa Jun 17, 2009
OMG, what a great shot! I love the expressions on their faces. ...

PuppyLuv101 Jun 17, 2009
It looks like this one is posing! STIKE A POSE! :)

clarity96 Jun 17, 2009
They look like they are smiling! I love these adorable pups!

drakes' granny Jun 17, 2009
Both beautiful and great photography. Terrific profile too. Lucky...

*DoGlUvR* Jun 17, 2009
awww they are adorable

TummyTickler Jun 17, 2009
All eyes are on these 2 BEAUTIES!!! Aussies are amazing dogs and you...

lucybee Jun 17, 2009
These two look like movie stars! what great pictures you have of...

Oliver's Mummy Jun 17, 2009
Congratulations Lucy and Banzai! I wanted to choose every single...

wolfgirl66 Jun 17, 2009
100% BEAUTIFUL+!!!!!!

iluvk9s Jun 17, 2009
Awesome pictures, beautiful doggies!!!!!

pamfontainepeters Jun 17, 2009
Great photos..and beautiful doggies! Biscuits and bellyrubs and...

Hersheypup Jun 17, 2009
OH EM GEE They are sooo cute! Great terrific pictures.

georgia04 Jun 17, 2009
What a gorgeous pair they are. Lucy and Banzai should have their own...

Crysania Jun 18, 2009
Such gorgeous happy looking pups!

maddie the dog Jun 18, 2009
Love this photo looks like he is laughing

utahgrl Jun 18, 2009
Those dogs look like quiet the photography animals! My mom would love...

Beth1226 Jun 19, 2009
These are all such wonderful photos - no wonder they won! Lucy and...

leashchild Jun 19, 2009
aww this is just perfect. makes me want to cuddle with him :)

loveofsheltie Jun 21, 2009
Lucy and Banzai are so Beautiful. All of the photo's are...

shortyww22 Jun 21, 2009
2 words gorgeous dogs

weaverpup Jun 22, 2009
gorgeous, and aussies too! so, they're probably doing math right...

copycat624 Jun 24, 2009

Serenity4 Jun 25, 2009
These are two beautiful dogs! You are very lucky!!

razz Jun 26, 2009
They are just so gorgeous love them (L)

xoxoleena Aug 30, 2009
Awwww, Lucy is amazingly cute!!!