This is Choupinette, aged 11 and blind in one eye. She is a 'Royal Bourbon' - a breed from the Isle of Reunion, from where she was rescued and brought into France for adoption. Horrifically dogs are sometimes used as shark bait on the Isle of Reunion - yes, a hook fixed, often through the nose and thrown in the sea.
Dachshunds, especially wire-haired dachshunds, are too adorable, aren't they? This one was at Monaco Dog Show earlier this year. He looks as if he wishes his owner would hurry up with whatever he is doing. Note the skull and crossbones leash.
He looks fierce, doesn't he? As for the hole in one ear and the chunk out of the other one, perhaps he was used as a fighting dog in the past. Totally illegal, of course, and despicable. He was peering over a wrought iron fence in Gorbio village.
Get me outta here! Sometimes I call in to a dog grooming salon in Menton - the owner is a friend of mine - and so of course I have to snap the dogs. This little bichon has just been bathed and is waiting to be dried.