Tyson. Has three legs.
Andi. Has mange.
Barbara. Has a crushed skull.
Hannah. Has only three legs.
Jack. Has only one eye.
Mia. Is blind.
Spike. Has mange.
Oopmah. Has mange.
Ray Charles. Born with underdeveloped eyes.
Bali Pip. Has mange.
Rowdy. Has only three legs.
Savannah. Has a leg implant.
Scrappy. Had both eyes removed.
Snoopy. Only has three legs.
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This Inspiring Photo Series Of Disabled Dogs Proves That Beauty Is Only Skin Deep

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Dogs with disabilities, whether it’s missing legs, blindness, or other physical defects, are less likely to be adopted over conventional-looking dogs. That’s why famed animal photographer Alex Cearns created an entire series devoted to dogs with disabilities.

Perfect Imperfection candidly captures these dogs and showcases their beauty in a whole new light. Shot while only a foot away from her subjects, Cearns captures an intimacy with the dogs that reveal both their personalities and their inner strength in a beautiful way.

“The tenacity of animals to overcome adversity never ceases to amaze me,” Cearns said. “They make the most out of life and from them I have learnt so much about always seeing the positive in every situation and never giving up.”

All photos by Alex Cearns of Houndstooth Studio