The dogs featured here are Rowdy, Speck and Hero. I had met their owners at a hunt test. They saw me taking photos of dogs and came over to see what I was doing. Ultimately, they commissioned me to paint the two dogs with them. One of the dogs in the painting, Rowdy, had passed some time ago. I photographed Speck and Hero for the painting. Rowdy was an American Brittany. Speck and Hero are French Brittanies. Looking at the painting, you can see the differences in head shape and muzzle length. I love watching dogs in the field working and doing the job they were bred to do.