A photographer has captured a pair of dogs with fur that resembled real-life mops.
In the photos taken earlier this month, by professional photographer Igor Perfilyev, 57, the Komondor dogs look fit to clean floors.
However, the shaggy sheep-style coats are normal for this particular breed, who are known for their guardian-like qualities.
The images were taken in Zavidovo, which is a village in the Konakovsky District of Tver Oblast, Russia.
Ignor, from Moscow, said: ‘It was pretty hard to work with these dogs.
‘They are intended to be used for territory guarding so they can get pretty aggressive when you try to get close to them.’
With the dogs’ reputation as protectors, Igor was patient with the snaps, not pushing them too far.
He said generally, people are cautious around them due to their strength.
Igor said: ‘I love these dogs, but I have worked with them before so I know how to work with them.
‘It’s funny to see the reaction of the people who see these dogs for the first time, some ask why they look like mops.’