Look at this incredible series of photos from proud pet owner Ashley Lewis, showing what time and love does to a dog. In only 6 months, her lil' 8-week-old German shepherd blossomed from a wee puppy who could easily fit her arms to a hulking big puppy who probably has trouble fitting on the couch.
Swagger the Old English Sheepdog (Herding). Swagger, registered as Bugaboos Picture Perfect, is owned by Colton and Heather Johnson. (Fred R. Conrad, a New York Times photographer, set up a studio at the 2013 Westminster Kennel Club dog show and invited Best of Breed winners to pose.)