That water looks ruff! Funny underwater pictures capture dogs diving headfirst into swimming pool

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The water might look a bit ruff, but these dogs are clearly enjoying themselves as they leap headfirst into a swimming pool. The cute canines can be seen pulling a host of funny expressions as they dive into the hydrotherapy pool in West Sussex. Virtual reality filmmaker Jonny Simpson-Lee captured the steely determination of the playful pups during a trip to the White Orchid Canine Hydrotherapy Centre in West Chiltington, in West Sussex, England. The 45-year-old, who developed a passion for underwater photography after learning to scuba-dive, said working with dogs was a fun and rewarding experience. Johnny first started snapping underwater dogs after a chance encounter with a hydrotherapist who works with dogs and who was looking for ways to raise money for charity. (Caters News)

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<p>A Jack Russell terrier-whippet cross swims for the tennis ball just out of reach. (Photo: Jonny Simpson-Lee/Caters News) </p>
Jack Russell terrier

A Jack Russell terrier-whippet cross swims for the tennis ball just out of reach. (Photo: Jonny Simpson-Lee/Caters News)

<p>The jaws of a Staffordshire bull terrier just miss the floating tennis ball. (Photo: Jonny Simpson-Lee/Caters News) </p>
Staffordshire bull terrier

The jaws of a Staffordshire bull terrier just miss the floating tennis ball. (Photo: Jonny Simpson-Lee/Caters News)

<p>A swiming golden Labrador searches for a ball. (Photo: Jonny Simpson-Lee/Caters News) </p>
Golden Labrador

A swiming golden Labrador searches for a ball. (Photo: Jonny Simpson-Lee/Caters News)

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<p>A golden Labrador struggles to catch the submerged tennis ball. (Photo: Jonny Simpson-Lee/Caters News) </p>
Golden Labrador

A golden Labrador struggles to catch the submerged tennis ball. (Photo: Jonny Simpson-Lee/Caters News)

<p>A lurcher submerges with his eyes closed and no ball. (Photo: Jonny Simpson-Lee/Caters News) </p>
Lurcher

A lurcher submerges with his eyes closed and no ball. (Photo: Jonny Simpson-Lee/Caters News)

<p>A golden Labrador chases the submerged tennis ball. (Photo: Jonny Simpson-Lee/Caters News) </p>
Golden Labrador

A golden Labrador chases the submerged tennis ball. (Photo: Jonny Simpson-Lee/Caters News)

<p>A Jack Russell-whippet cross takes a dip. (Photo: Jonny Simpson-Lee/Caters News) </p>
Jack Russell-whippet cross

A Jack Russell-whippet cross takes a dip. (Photo: Jonny Simpson-Lee/Caters News)

<p>A Jack Russell-Japanese spitz cross with a floating tennis ball. (Photo: Jonny Simpson-Lee/Caters News) </p>
Jack Russell-Japanese spitz cross

A Jack Russell-Japanese spitz cross with a floating tennis ball. (Photo: Jonny Simpson-Lee/Caters News)

<p>A black Labrador eyes a tennis ball just out of his reach. (Photo: Jonny Simpson-Lee/Caters News) </p>
Black Labrador

A black Labrador eyes a tennis ball just out of his reach. (Photo: Jonny Simpson-Lee/Caters News)

<p>The Jack Russell-whippet cross almost catches the ball. (Photo: Jonny Simpson-Lee/Caters News) </p>
Jack Russell-whippet cross

The Jack Russell-whippet cross almost catches the ball. (Photo: Jonny Simpson-Lee/Caters News)

<p>The puggle bites down on a tennis ball. (Photo: Jonny Simpson-Lee/Caters News) </p>
Puggle

The puggle bites down on a tennis ball. (Photo: Jonny Simpson-Lee/Caters News)

<p>A pug pops his head underwater. (Photo: Jonny Simpson-Lee/Caters News) </p>
Pug

A pug pops his head underwater. (Photo: Jonny Simpson-Lee/Caters News)

<p>A Jack Russell-Japanese spitz cross chases the underwater ball. (Photo: Jonny Simpson-Lee/Caters News) </p>
Jack Russell-Japanese spitz cross

A Jack Russell-Japanese spitz cross chases the underwater ball. (Photo: Jonny Simpson-Lee/Caters News)

<p>A golden Labrador fiercely bares his teeth as he goes for the ball. (Photo: Jonny Simpson-Lee/Caters News) </p>
Golden Labrador

A golden Labrador fiercely bares his teeth as he goes for the ball. (Photo: Jonny Simpson-Lee/Caters News)

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