Kestral is a beautiful Norwegian Buhund (pretty rare in the UK – only around 30 bred a year here). The Buhund is a breed of dog of the Spitz type, used as an all-purpose farm & herding dog. Kestral is a stunning dog, extremely unique, with a wolf-like look but with big melting brown eyes.
Kestral is particularly good at bedding shots where the dog needs to look cozy as she will lie on her side & rest her head on command. She will stay in any position until released, whether that’s crossing her paws, resting her head, taking a bow, placing a paw on a product, etc. This also makes her great for interactive shoots such as pet parcels which may need a dog to open a box with their nose, paw at products, etc.
Kestral prefers to work as a lone dog but will happily work with other animals! She is a bit of a one-woman dog so prefers to work with her owner/handler. She’s good with other animals & lives with chickens, rabbits & has lived with hamsters, cats & other dogs. She prefers not to be in close proximity to dogs she doesn’t know & isn’t keen on children.
Being food motivated she is incredibly reliable & listens intently for the next command. In addition to this, she loves the outdoors; she will jump over logs, climb ladders, jump into rivers, fetch a ball & can do all this on command!
Kestral has pet modelling experience as a model for Pets at Home.
This talented pooch recently worked with Jaguar on an audio podcast, meaning Kestral had to respond to hand signals only. The podcast reached number 2 in the iTunes family podcasts & has received great reviews and was featured in the British Podcast Awards.