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A Breed a …… Border Collie

A Breed ..every so often : BORDER COLLIE From the BorderCollie.org website The Border Collie was developed by shepherds on the English-Scottish border to herd sheep. The breed spread throughout the United Kingdom and then throughout the world. Unlike most dog breeds, it continues to be bred, used and valued for its original purpose–herding livestock. …
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The Zoo

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  Took a trip to the Philadelphia Zoo today with the hopes of more closely observing the build of a lion. It was hot and most of the animals were taking it easy, lying about, resting or eating. Although I applaud the zoo for attempting to make the wild known to urban communities (hopefully inspiring …
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A Breed a Week: Mastiff

A Breed a Week:  MASTIFF From the Complete Dog Book, a publication of the American Kennel Club, copyright 1985 The breed commonly called “Mastiff” in English speaking countries is more properly described as the Old English Mastiff. It is a giant short-haired dog, with heavy head and short muzzle, which has been bred in England …
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A Breed a Week: Saluki

A Breed a Week:  SALUKI From the Complete Dog Book, a publication of the American Kennel Club, copyright 1985 The Saluki, royal dog of Egypt, is perhaps the oldest known breed of domesticated dog, identified by some historians as “a distinct breed and type as long ago as 329 B.C. when Alexander the Great invaded …
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A Breed a Week: Brittany

A Breed A Week: BRITTANY From the Complete Dog Book, a publication of the American Kennel Club, copyright 1985 “Named for the French province in which it originated, the Brittany was, until September 1982, registered by the American Kennel Club as the Brittany Spaniel. Although until then called a spaniel, in its manner of working …
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A Breed a Week : Basset Hound

BASSET HOUND From the Complete Dog Book, a publication of the American Kennel Club, copyright 1985 “Originally of French lineage, the Basset has flourished for centuries in Europe, primarily in France and Belgium, where it was used chiefly for the slow trailing of rabbits, hares, deer and any other game that can be trailed on …
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A Breed a Day: Rottweiler

ROTTWEILER From: The Complete Dog Book, a publication of the American Kennel Club, copyright 1985 “Apparently, there is no documented record of the origins of the Rottweiler. It is likely, however, that he is descended from one of the drover dogs indigenous to ancient Rome. The drover dog has been described by various accredited sources …
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A Breed a Day: Pointer

The POINTER According to The Complete Dog Book, an official publication of the American Kennel Club, 17th Edition, published in 1985: “The first Pointers appeared in England about 1650, some years before the era of wing-shooting guns, and the use to which they were put is interesting. Coursing with Greyhounds was a favorite sport of …
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One Year

  It has been one year since I was knee deep in this sculpture.  Time is such a curious measurement.  So much has happened and yet it feels like a flash. About to begin work on another life sized sculpture, this time of a running bear made of concrete.  I have worked with the material …
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