Cinni the Border Collie Is a Testament to Quality Animal Photography

Posted by Paige Cerulli

Cinni the Border Collie is a rescue dog, and she just might be the most photographic dog ever. 

We all know that dogs are a little bit magic. They have this way of looking into us and seeing who we really are. Many dogs seem to know things that they shouldn't be able to understand. Dogs are gorgeous and sometimes super photogenic. And then you have Cinni the Border Collie.

Cinni was a rescue dog. She's two years old and lives in Munich, Germany. Bianca Kothe adopted Cinni the Border Collie when the dog was eight months old, and started taking photos. Kothe, an animal photographer, noticed how incredibly photogenic Cinni is, and Cinni started to catch onto the process, too. When Kothe takes her camera out, Cinni begins to pose, all on her own.

The results? Well, they're magical, to say the least. Cinni's Instagram page has just over 2,705 followers at the moment, but we suspect she's about to get a whole lot more popular. Just look at these incredible images.

Winter Wonderland ? #ermahgerdsnuhr ... This is my entry for #2016WinterExtravaganza hosted by @mr.pokee, @kelly_bove, @ps.ny and more! ... Cinni would be an awesome #teambaconmodel for @cliveandbacon, because she loves posing for the camera, her fur is always on fleek and she suits every color! We don't have any bandanas or bows yet and would love to join in on the fun. I absolutely love your designs ✨? ... #instadog #dogstagram #dogsofinstagram #dogphotography #dogoftheday #ilovemydog #adoptdontshop #petsofinstagram #dogphoto #dogsofinstaworld #topdogphoto #excellent_dogs #bordercollie #bordercolliesofinstagram #thestatelyhound #dailybarker #bordercollierescue #igcutest_animals #bordercolliesoftheworld #hundeliebe #doglover #winter #borderfame #bestwoof #my_loving_pet #winterlove #weeklyfluff

A photo posted by Border Collie Cinni (@cinniloveswalkies) on

This is my "OMG - tomorrow is Monday" face ?? It's time for another round of #facts_about_cinni! Cinni is absolutely and unhealtily ball-obsessed. At her previous home, they threw sticks for her whenever they had time and her young Border Collie brain didn't take that very well. As soon as she sees you holding a ball/stick/leaf/sock/whatever you can imagine (it can be as small as a fluff of her own hair when she's in her mode), she cannot stop staring at it and completely shuts off all of her surroundings. She would go after every ball she saw and was completely uncontrollable. That's why I decided to still play fetch with her - but in a controlled way so we can practice obedience and control around balls and such. This can either be playing frisbee where she has to do something before she gets the frisbee thrown, or throwing a ball and making her wait, sending her, stopping her on the way, etc. Plus she only gets to play when I decide and there is absolutely no throwing of sticks, cones, etc. She can only play for a few minutes though she would not stop until she would just collapse. Cinni still tries to make other people throw things for her (and she can be very persuasive), so we always have to tell them to NOT throw anything or she will not stop harassing them, because they've become nothing but a "ball-firing-machine" for her. How do you deal with balls and fetching games? Any other owners of junkie-dogs? Do you still play with them or have you completely stopped throwing anything? Would be really interesting to hear how other dog owners handle this! ☺️ ... #instadog #dogstagram #dogsofinstagram #dogphotography #rescue #dogoftheday #ilovemydog #adoptdontshop #petsofinstagram #dogphoto #dogpics #dogsofinstaworld #topdogphoto #excellent_dogs #naturelovers #bordercollie #bordercolliesofinstagram #dogs_of_world #thestatelyhound #dailybarker #redmerle #bordercollierescue #igcutest_animals #bordercolliesoftheworld #hundeliebe #doglover #borderfame #bestwoof #my_loving_pet

A photo posted by Border Collie Cinni (@cinniloveswalkies) on

Yaiii, I'm back! ?❤️ My account was blocked by Instagram yesterday without any warning or explanation ... but with quite a lot of persistence I was able to get it unblocked. Still don't know why it was blocked in the first place but hey, very happy I got it back! So here's another happy smiling and waving photo of Cinni for you ?? ... #instadog #dogstagram #dogsofinstagram #dogphotography #rescue #dogoftheday #ilovemydog #adoptdontshop #petsofinstagram #dogphoto #dogpics #dogsofinstaworld #topdogphoto #excellent_dogs #naturelovers #bordercollie #bordercolliesofinstagram #dogs_of_world #thestatelyhound #dailybarker #redmerle #bordercollierescue #igcutest_animals #bordercolliesoftheworld #hundeliebe #doglover #winteriscoming #borderfame #bestwoof #my_loving_pet

A photo posted by Border Collie Cinni (@cinniloveswalkies) on

Making sure my mom's camera is safe! ?❄️ I need your help guys ... as you may have noticed, till now I have alternated between one DSLR photo and one iPhone photo, then again one DSLR photo and so on. That's because I take so many photos of Cinni with my phone and they're a bit of a more private glimpse into our daily life, but you seem to like the professional photos quite a bit more! Would you rather keep that theme or have more DSLR photos (and therefore maybe a more consistent color scheme) and just a few of the best iPhone photos here and there? Would be lovely if you tell me your thoughts on this! ☺️? ... #instadog #dogstagram #dogsofinstagram #dogphotography #rescue #dogoftheday #ilovemydog #adoptdontshop #petsofinstagram #dogphoto #dogpics #dogstargram #topdogphoto #excellent_dogs #dog_features #bordercollie #bordercolliesofinstagram #dogs_of_world #thestatelyhound #dailybarker #bordercollierescue #bestwoof #bordercolliesoftheworld #hundeliebe #doglover #naturelovers #borderfame #canon #canondeutschland #ilovephotography

A photo posted by Border Collie Cinni (@cinniloveswalkies) on

Me (my name is Bianca or Biggi by the way ?) and my little fluffball ? Cinni means the world to me because she is not just the dog I've always wanted, she is the perfect dog for me. She challenges me every day to get better at understanding her and dogs in general and I am amazed how awesome this pup is doing for the fact that she was kept in a kennel for the first 8 months of her life! She is extremely smart and sensitive (which can be both good and bad), she loves to work, to cuddle and to just be with me, wherever I go! It was just a little twist of fate when I found her and adopted her against all odds and even though she sometimes makes my life a lot more complicated, I wouldn't give her up for anything in the world! ❤️❤️❤️ This pictures describes us both very well ?? #girlygirls! This is my entry for #imtheowner2 hosted by @gunnerandarrow, @lonestarpups, @ameliathebordercollie and more! I'm from Germany. ... #instadog #dogstagram #dogsofinstagram #dogphotography #rescue #dogoftheday #ilovemydog #adoptdontshop #petsofinstagram #dogphoto #dogpics #dogstargram #topdogphoto #excellent_dogs #houndpage #dog_features #bordercollie #bordercolliesofinstagram #dogs_of_world #thestatelyhound #dailybarker #redmerle #bordercollierescue #cutedog #bordercolliesoftheworld #hundeliebe #doglover #borderfame

A photo posted by Border Collie Cinni (@cinniloveswalkies) on

Cinni is an awesome example of just how great shelter dogs are. She's happy, beautiful, and quite the athlete - she loves to play frisbee and run around like crazy. And, of course, she makes a wonderful photography model and isn't at all afraid to ham it up for the camera.

Photography can help to transform a shelter dog's life. Shelters are using photography to help show their dogs' personalities. There's even a kombucha company which puts photos of shelter dogs on its labels. Photography is a powerful tool, and it can help encourage people to adopt shelter dogs in need of homes.

If you're skilled at photography, consider volunteering your services to a local animal shelter or rescue. You never know when a single photo may change a life for both the adopted animal and for the person who adopts them.

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Cinni the Border Collie Is a Testament to Quality Animal Photography