Bodie’s Bookshelf – Flying Dogs by Julia Christe

November 2, 2016

The latest addition to Bodie’s Bookshelf is FLYING DOGS by Berlin-based photographer Julia Christe. She was inspired to capture dogs in an up-pup-and-away motion by her Frisbee-loving dog Flinn and, after much deliberation and experimentation, found the best way to create an airborne effect was the combination of a wind machine and having the dog’s owner gently release their canine charge on to a comfy mat! I’m not sure how Bodie would respond to that (he is a tad clumsy when it comes to the landing aspect of his enthusiastic leaps) but I’m guessing he’d find it preferable to his recent 8 hour transatlantic flight with Virgin.

You can read more about the process and the project here at:

The book has a whopping 120 images of all manner of breeds from soaring Shepherds to winged Weimeraners but here are our 5 FAVORITE HIGH-FLYERS:

Standard Poodle Zippo:


Bruno Jar Hound Linda


Shih Tzu Toby


Shar Pei Bulldog Mix Paco

flying dog photo of shar pei bulldog mix jumping

Chinese Crested Agathe


flying-dogs-cover-originalFLYING DOGS Amazon UK price £7.99 (Simon & Schuster)

FLYING DOGS Amazon US price $14.99 (Simon & Schuster)

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