A Different Kind Of Guess The Breed :-)

Discussion in 'Off-Topic & Chit Chat' started by running_dog, Jul 19, 2014.

  1. running_dog Honored Member

    Someone has asked me to do a papier mache sculpture of a dog. I'm not sure it is looking anything like the breed it is supposed to be yet... so I'm posting a couple of photos hoping to see what guesses you come up with as to what breeds it could be, it will help me and maybe give you all some fun too... it is still just at the newspaper stage so you don't have any hints from colour. The first photo is probably more representative of what it is supposed to look like.
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  2. charmedwolf Moderator

    The head makes me think Lab-ish but the body/stance reminds me of a working pit bull.

    I have to admit I'm not very good at guessing non-alive animals:p
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  3. Ripleygirl Experienced Member

    Kinda looks like a vizsla stance but the tail may not be outstretched enough...
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  4. Gordykins Experienced Member

    It looks pointer-ish to me. I could see lab though too, in the face.
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  5. MaryK Honored Member

    I too see a Lab type of face. Body looks more Pit Bull though. Kudos for making a sculpture of a dog! Do show the finished product please:)
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  6. running_dog Honored Member

    Thank you all for your thoughtful responses... I'm afraid I'll have to go back to the paper and glue... it is supposed to be an American Bulldog :rolleyes:

    I do quite a lot of simple papier mache dogs but I tend to do skinny mutts so a bulky breed is a new challenge.
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  7. MaryK Honored Member

    How's it going? Not an easy breed to mold I would think.
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  8. running_dog Honored Member

    Not finished yet but here is a scottie type dog I made once, it's back is too short though.
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    The ordinary mutts I make are more fun (to me anyhow) but I haven't any photos of them at the moment.
  9. MaryK Honored Member

    Easily recognizable as a Scottie, agree back is a little short if we get really technical :D

    Ordinary mutts always have such character about them don't they.
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  10. Ripleygirl Experienced Member

    The scottie is great! Look forward to seeing more!
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  11. running_dog Honored Member

    I've still not finished the american bulldog but here are a few of my keepers... the ones I've liked too much to part with for one reason or another...
    First there's Sally, she's a mutt but she includes at least one recognisable breed:
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    and here's Benji:
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    Benji can do a trick :)
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    This is one I did just to see how small a dog I could make, but I think I will be able to make a smaller one...
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  12. Ripleygirl Experienced Member

    LOVE IT! Is the finger dog Zac? He's brill. Love Benji's trick - looks a lot more of a stable beg than Ripley can do..! Is Benji a shetland sheepdog? With Sally the snout kinda looks Airedaleish in length but the ears look Beagleish.
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  13. running_dog Honored Member

    Thanks :)

    The finger dog is no dog in particular but as Zac is the dog I see most of there is a lot of him in the dogs I make. I was thinking of painting it brindle and white.

    I think there probably is quite a lot of sheltie in Benji - both the foxy head and the markings suggest it.

    I think Sally has saluki markings but I'm sure that as you spotted she has a lot of bits of other breeds in her too.

    Paper is a fabulous medium to work in as it is quite strong even when doing really fine legs and tails - clay would be far too fragile. If you drop paper dogs they bounce!
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  14. running_dog Honored Member

    Another attempt at the american bulldog... still headless and tailless because she is too wet to finish right now but surely we don't need little things like heads and tails to make a breed recognisable :LOL:. I'm not sure if she needs a broader chest?

    I've photographed her alongside my previous attempt, she's smaller because the previous one grew with too many layers of paper as I tried to make her look right.
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  15. Ripleygirl Experienced Member

    Possibly slightly wider chest but not much if it is a female in my view. Think she may need a bit more muscle definition on the outside of the shoulders of the forelegs instead which would give the idea of the wider chest too?
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  16. 648117 Honored Member

    I was going to guess that Sally had Saluki or Afghan hound in her.

    They all look really good.
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  17. MaryK Honored Member

    I was going to guess the same, can see Sally has Saluki or Afghan hound in her. They sure are great, no wonder you didn't want to part with them Running Dog.
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  18. MaryK Honored Member

    I agree, a little more muscle definition on the shoulders of the headless dog would give that 'wide chest' look as these dogs do have muscled shoulders. Getting much better though, can't wait to see the dog complete with head and tail, LOL may scare kiddies a headless, tailless dog!:confused::oops::rolleyes:
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