Whenever I come across a dog that looks like it's seen better days (or any animal for that matter), I have to take a photo or two of it. I'm not making fun of them or trying to be mean, I just like to photography old mangy dogs. I made a post before of a dog that has a few links to other photos I've taken of other dogs as well that you can find here.
This dog actually isn't that old and the longer hair is just a part of it's breed. I'm not exactly sure what breed it is, but that's what the owner told me.
Wisdom Beyond Years?
Beauty is Wasted on the Youth
(but not in this case)
I tried to take other photos with a smaller aperture, but I screwed them all up. I held the camera close to the ground and guessed the framing. I wasn't about to get on my stomach and get all dirty to take these photos.