It’s always been a dawg-eat-dawg world in Cleveland and now that the Top Dawg for the Browns – quarterback Baker Mayfield – is one of the faces of the NFL, it’s also a dawg gone good time to check in with Mayfield and the new-look Browns.
Who better to dig on a dog story than ESPN’s Mina Kimes? The proud owner/spoiler/podcast partner of Lenny the Dog, Kimes continues her run of fantastic features that unearth subtle visual gems like “[Mayfield] stopping to pet Moose, the chocolate Lab who lives in the Browns’ office.”
While Kimes dug into what drives Mayfield for her written piece, Magazine senior photo editor Nick Galac took Front Row by the collar to share his secrets to wrangling 18 dogs for the cover and feature shoot.
“We narrowed down the hundreds of submissions to a short list and those dog owners were sent a questionnaire to fill out with questions asking about the dog’s availability for the shoot day, their temperament [and their] ability to take direction,” Galac said. “Seventeen dogs made the cut and Swagger, the Browns’ live mascot, was the first dog booked for the gig.”
Shelby L. Lacy produced the video above. Stacey Pressman supplied the video below.