Adorable gallery captures the unlikely friendship between a dog and owl

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Dogs are commonly called “man’s best friend,” but the truth of the matter is, they’ll be friends with anybody! Case in point is the touching friendship between a shepherd dog and a small owl.

Their close relationship is caught on camera by professional animal photographer Tanja Brandt, who has many more photos on her website. It seems that Brandt’s dog is quite popular, posing with other dogs and birds of prey.

Shepherd dogs are known for their intelligence and gentle nature, which makes them the perfect dogs to star in a project like this. Other dogs, such as labrador retrievers are bred to retrieve birds in hunting situations, and might not have been such a good match.

Brandt sells collages professionally, so if you’d like to learn how you can support this great photographer, check out her Facebook page for more information.