I have been playing with my Nikon DSLR 5100.. my first "big" camera. Here's my dog in two pairs of shots, one during the day and the other at night. After I looked at the ones taken on the chair I realized her eyes are hard to capture because of the hair, so I took another during the day with her hair up. She tends to blink.
And yes, the coat is a lot of work to get it looking like this!