'Dogs in cars' calendar could be this year's must-have Christmas gift

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There's little more joyful in world than seeing a dog hanging its head out of a moving car window - tongue and ears flapping in the wind, an expression of unrivalled ecstasy painted across its furry little face.
> American photographer Lara Jo Regan has tapped into this source of pleasure by releasing a 2014 calendar that features nothing but dogs lapping up the breeze as they speed down the road.

The calendar is set to become a Christmas big seller as customers tire of Cliff Richard posing in front of inanimate objects and the relentless stream of One Direction merchandise.

A strapline on the calendar reads, "whether it's a pug in a pick-up, a husky in a hybrid, or a corgi in a convertible, these exuberant photographs will keep you smiling all year long".

As to where the idea came from, Lara told The Scotsman, "I usually try to come up with ideas that are somewhat odd and complex to assure no one else is doing the same thing.

"But as an owner of three dogs living in the Los Angeles car culture, the idea was just staring me in the face."

***EXCLUSIVE***  LOS ANGELES, CA - UNDATED: The front over of the Dogs In Cars 2014 calendar in Los Angeles, California.  A WACKY photographer has come up with an unusual pet project - snapping ecstatic dogs as they hang their heads out of car windows. Lara Jo Regan, 48, embarked on the odd task for her new 2014 calendar 'Dogs In Cars'. The unusual shoot, which took place in Los Angeles, California, aimed to explore the joy experienced by pugs and huskies when a breeze hits their faces.  PHOTOGRAPH BY Lara Jo Regan / Barcroft Media  UK Office, London. T +44 845 370 2233 W www.barcroftmedia.com  USA Office, New York City. T +1 212 796 2458 W www.barcroftusa.com  Indian Office, Delhi. T +91 11 4053 2429 W www.barcroftindia.com


The project started with Lara borrowing friends' dogs, but to get a full range of breeds she had to resort to advertising online for some of the hard to come by pups.

Lara admitted that her favourite snap is the image that features three delirious pugs hanging out of a Volvo, she said: "A pug is naturally hilarious, but three of those faces slobbering in unison out the window of a moving car is an off-the-charts gut buster."

The calendar is available here if you fancy injecting a bit of drooling drollery into your life next year.