John Unger

  • Schoep, dog in famous photo, has died

    Schoep, dog in famous photo, has died

    The subject of one of the most iconic images of a dog’s relationship to humans died yesterday. A picture of Schoep, a 20-year-old dog, and his owner John Unger, sitting in the waters of Lake Superior, quickly went viral and became one of the most recognized photos on the Internet. Professional photographer Hannah Stonehouse Hudson […]

  • Dog in famous photo turns 20

    Dog in famous photo turns 20

    A dog whose photo touched the hearts of millions celebrated his twentieth birthday over the weekend. Dogtime.com first told you about Bayfield County, Wis., resident John Unger and his beloved old dog Schoep back in August of 2012. Wanting to pay tribute to his then 19-year-old severely arthritic dog, Unger asked friend and professional photographer […]

  • DogTime’s top 10 dog news stories in 2012

    DogTime’s top 10 dog news stories in 2012

    In countdown format, here are the top 10 news stories that generated the most traffic on DogTime.com in 2012: 10. Dog bites anchor on live TV: It seemed like a great idea: Reunite on live TV an Argentine Mastiff named Max with the man who rescued the dog from an icy lake. Unfortunately, the reunion […]

  • UPDATE: Photo brings a new leash on life for Schoep

    UPDATE: Photo brings a new leash on life for Schoep

    In August, DogTime.com first reported on the now-famous photograph of John Unger and his 19-year-old Shepherd mix, Schoep, as the two snuggled in Lake Superior, a touching look at the eternal bond between a man and his aging dog. Since then, the picture viewed around the world has made headlines on Good Morning America, Inside […]