A Chocolate Labrador Retriever is captured as it races across a sunset-drenched beach at Rincon, California, in January, 2008.

The happy dog was running back and forth time and again, clearly enjoying the fresh air, sea birds and breaking surf. This picture is one of the many moments when the Lab had all four paws off the ground, literally flying above the sand.

We think this dog picture captures the primal pleasure of playing in the natural world with your dog.

Dog Pictures Chocolate Labrador Retriever
Photo by PupandHorse.com

The only thing better than dog pictures and cute photographs of puppies are dogs and puppies themselves. So to celebrate our dog buddies, we are running a regular feature where we publish a single dog picture either shot by one of our readers or produced by DogExplorer.com

There are no prizes and it is not a contest. But if you have a picture you think worthy of our front page, please upload it to the correct album in our dog picture gallery and then send us a note through our contact page. These pictures can be anything dog related, from portraits at rest to action shots and funny moments.

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