I'm an Ontario-based animal photographer Illona Haus of scruffy dog photography. BLOW is the unique and sometimes hilarious photo series. This artistic series explores the fun and captivating ways in which dogs interact with the wind generated by an antique fan.

As a busy pet-exclusive photographer, working with private and commercial clients globally, this project has been three years in the making. The idea was sparked after seeing my own dog, Merrick's, beautiful coat blowing in the wind of a fan one hot summer day. I spent months searching for the perfect fan, then gave it a fresh paint job, and began the process securing the absolute best models.

It was important to me that this project be creative and artistic, and that each dog's photo session with the fan be unique. It had to be more than simply walking each dog up to a full-speed fan and photographing their blowing hair. I was after 'engagement' and individual personality... exploring how each dog was reacting to and engaging with the blowing air, and also how their hair was affected by the wind.

I hope you’ll enjoy the variety of faces and characters, as well as their individual engagements with the blowing fan. What follows is merely a sampling of the amazing models who worked with me on this project.

More info: scruffydogphotography.com

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Heidi, The Rescued Dachshund Who - Sadly - Has Now Passed Away

Heidi, The Rescued Dachshund Who - Sadly - Has Now Passed Away

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4 years ago

poor baby :<

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Traffic, The Bearded Collie / Border Collie Cross

Traffic, The Bearded Collie / Border Collie Cross

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Holly Garner-Jackson
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4 years ago

This is hilarious.

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Sofie, The Chinese Crested

Sofie, The Chinese Crested

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Holly Garner-Jackson
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4 years ago

Looks like the Marilyn Monroe of fan shots!

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#4

Keno, The Borzoi

Keno, The Borzoi

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JEFF THE KILLER
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4 years ago

Majestic XD

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Whiskey, A Fawn Skye Terrier

Whiskey, A Fawn Skye Terrier

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Holly Garner-Jackson
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4 years ago

This one is whimsical!

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Chloe, The Perfect Yorkie

Chloe, The Perfect Yorkie

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Violet Spencer
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4 years ago

all yorkies are perfect

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Sophrenia Euphemia, A Cockapoo

Sophrenia Euphemia, A Cockapoo

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Holly Garner-Jackson
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4 years ago

The wind beneath her wings.

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Party, The Bearded Collie

Party, The Bearded Collie

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Holly Garner-Jackson
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4 years ago

The Greta Garbo look..... "I want to be alone"

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Carys, The Smooth-coated Border Collie

Carys, The Smooth-coated Border Collie

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Holly Garner-Jackson
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4 years ago

Playtime....

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#10

The Original Blow Dog. A Puppy Mill Rescue Dog Who Recently Passed

The Original Blow Dog. A Puppy Mill Rescue Dog Who Recently Passed

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Holly Garner-Jackson
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4 years ago

He is so adorable, and I am sure much missed.....

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Willow, The Afghan Hound Who Could Hardly Contain Her Excitement

Willow, The Afghan Hound Who Could Hardly Contain Her Excitement

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Holly Garner-Jackson
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4 years ago

Haha!

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Fiona, A Rescued Boston Terrier Cross

Fiona, A Rescued Boston Terrier Cross

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Holly Garner-Jackson
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4 years ago

Nothing like cooling the undercarriage.

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Bosco, A Brussels Griffon

Bosco, A Brussels Griffon

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Holly Garner-Jackson
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4 years ago

Hang in there Bosco!

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Jack, A One-eyed Rescue Of Mixed-breeding

Jack, A One-eyed Rescue Of Mixed-breeding

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Holly Garner-Jackson
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4 years ago

The end of a great series!

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Chewy, A Rescue Dog Of Unknown Breed

Chewy, A Rescue Dog Of Unknown Breed

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Holly Garner-Jackson
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4 years ago

Aaaaah!

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Spy, A Berger De Pyrenes

Spy, A Berger De Pyrenes

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Holly Garner-Jackson
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4 years ago

This is a wild one.

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Dimitri, The Afghan Hound

Dimitri, The Afghan Hound

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Holly Garner-Jackson
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4 years ago

Love this one.

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Viva, A Chinese Cressed (powderpuff)

Viva, A Chinese Cressed (powderpuff)

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Holly Garner-Jackson
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4 years ago

She looks a bit skeptical!

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Archer, The Scottish Deerhound

Archer, The Scottish Deerhound

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Holly Garner-Jackson
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4 years ago

"How long do I need to sit here? " LOL

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Roxy, A Rescue Of Unknown Breed

Roxy, A Rescue Of Unknown Breed

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Holly Garner-Jackson
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4 years ago

What a look!

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Luke, The Shih-tzu

Luke, The Shih-tzu

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Holly Garner-Jackson
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4 years ago

Wow! This is hilarious.

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Lucy, A Shih-tzu

Lucy, A Shih-tzu

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Holly Garner-Jackson
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4 years ago

So sweet.

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