Love the poses of the dogs! And its an interesting snap shot affect. Yet I kind of dislike having cut offs as it bugs me by making me think I am missing something. For this same reason I dislike pictures that are just shoulder and up.
The placement of the dogs makes it more realistic (as if poker-playing dogs are realistic! x3). If the dogs had been placed flatly upright, I'dve thought, "whoooooa that's good but kinda boring." You two have such the amazing eye for detail. Nice job.