My Photojournalism: Newfoundland Dog Event at Lake Bala

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Last weekend or on Easter Sunday to be exact, I went to Lake Bala in North Wales for a day trip with a friend of mine. We arrived there at about 1 pm. Apparently there was Newfoundland Dog Event taking place when we got there.

My photojournalism of newfoundland dog event

My photojournalism of newfoundland dog event

The situation of Newfoundland Dog Event

The dogs are giant and it was my first time to see that kind of dogs.

My photojournalism of newfoundland dog event

Isn't he/she giant?

My photojournalism of newfoundland dog event

Have a break

They were trained for lifesaving. The dog had to swim to his or her owner and the staff trainer who were waiting for in a lifeboat. When the dog reached the lifeboat then he or she would be given a rope that been tied to the boat, and with that rope the dog had to drag the lifeboat to the coast.

My photojournalism of newfoundland dog event

The preparation

My photojournalism of newfoundland dog event

Are you ready?!

My photojournalism of newfoundland dog event

The dog started swimming to the lifeboat

My photojournalism of newfoundland dog event

"Keep going, buddy! Keep swimming!"

My photojournalism of newfoundland dog event

"Come on, buddy! You are nearly there!"

My photojournalism of newfoundland dog event

"Good boy/girl! Now take the rope!"

My photojournalism of newfoundland dog event

"OK, buddy! Now it's time to go back to the coast!"

My photojournalism of newfoundland dog event

Another ones were having a break or perhaps waiting for their turn

My photojournalism of newfoundland dog event

The two buddies: the owner and the dog

My photojournalism of newfoundland dog event

This dog refused to swim into the water. It took ages to persuade him/her.

My photojournalism of newfoundland dog event

Finally he/she started swimming after back and forth into the water.

My photojournalism of newfoundland dog event

As the dog swam by, the owner cheered him/her on.

My photojournalism of newfoundland dog event

"Yes, come on, buddy! You're nearly here!"

My photojournalism of newfoundland dog event

"Oh, noooo!" said the owner. The dog made a U-turn before reached the lifeboat and swam away.

My photojournalism of newfoundland dog event

Gutted owner

My photojournalism of newfoundland dog event

Another try?

My photojournalism of newfoundland dog event

They were barking for whatever reasons

My photojournalism of newfoundland dog event

A dog with his/her life-saving jacket

It was an interesting event to watch.