Dog years captured in poignant portrait series

American photographer Amanda Jones has captured the portraits of 30 dogs as puppies alongside images of their older selves in a poignant photo series.

Her new book titled ‘Dog Years: Faithful Friends, Then & Now’ was inspired by the passing of her beloved Dachshund Lily who features in the project.

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Amanda’s Dachshund Lily. Left: at 8 months old. Right: at 15 years old.

After Lily’s death at the grand age of 16, Amanda set about tracking down old clients whose canines she had photographed previously.

From Pugs and Beagles to Italian Greyhounds and Basset Hounds, the series features various dog breeds but all have signs of lives well-lived.

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Fred the Pug. Left: at 2 years old. Right: at 10 years old.

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Poppy the Basset Hound. Left: at 1 year old. Right: at 7 years old.

“Some don’t seem to age at all, yet others show the signs quite openly in their eyes, their jowls, and their grey hair,” said Amanda.

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Briscoe the Brussels Griffon. Left: at 1 year old. Right: at 10 years old.

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Maddy the Border Collie-Husky mix. Left: at 5 years old. Right: at 10 years old.

“It is this semblance of ourselves and our souls in their eyes that gives us such a deep connection with dogs.”

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Audrey the Italian Greyhound. Left: at 3 years old. Right: at 12 years old.

“One thing that remains constant is the love people and dogs have for each other. That does not change, no matter how many dog years go by.”

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Abigale the Shiba Inu. Left: at 4 months old. Right: at 8 years old.

Each set of images has been accompanied by a loving testimony from the dog’s owner with most reflecting on how much joy their four-legged friend brought or still brings to their life.

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Corbet the Retriever. Left: at 2 years old. Right: at 11 years old.

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Sydney & Savannah the Beagles. Left: at 16 & 5 months old. Right: at 10 & 9 years old.

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Rufus the Cockapoo. Left: at 6 months old. Right: at 13 years old.

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Maddie & Ellie the Retrievers. Top: at 7 & 6 years old. Bottom: at 14 & 13 years old.

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