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Dog Lamps #35: Wacky or Tacky?

December 12, 2008 by sandor.fagyal

Every week Euro Puppy showcases a dog lamp. Is it tacky or wacky? We will leave it up to you to decide. While having our own beliefs, we would love your comments...Enjoy....

Scottish Terrier Dog Lamp.

This 14 inch high Scottish Terrier Dog Lamp is perfect for a playful atmosphere in the room. The effect is accentuated by the checkered lamp shade and the ball stem.

The bow tie around the neck of the scottie is a very pretty touch and suggests that the lamp should find a place in a girl's room. The lamp uses a standard 60 watt bulb, and this makes it good enough to use when reading, or as a stand alone to light a room.

Scottish Terrier Dog Lamp
Image Credit: www.lampsplus.com



A great companion for those who love scottish terriers or want to give a nice gift to a dog lover!


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Dogs of the Wicked Witch of the West

October 13, 2008 by sandor.fagyal

So who did the Wicked Witch of the West have to comfort her in her evil? Some say it must have been a cat, but why not a dog? A dog is much more interesting, and comes in many more shapes and sizes.

Here is what the witch must have looked like, with her dogs...

Dog Art



The drawing is one of Ink on Paper, which nicely brings out the black and white element in the drawing. The image of the witch is nicely done right down to her stockings, and the terriers are well represented too.

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Dog Art - Dussia the Smiling Dog

October 3, 2008 by sandor.fagyal

For those readers who liked Dussia, here she is again. This time in colored paper and colored pencils.

Smiling Dog Art

Elena claims she smiles sometimes! Try and see whether you feel the same way by looking at the photograph.

The major point when using colored paper in your artwork is to remember that the color of the paper sets the mood for the entire drawing. It's almost as if the essence of your painting or drawing is set even before you lay pencil to paper.

In the picture above, Elena has neatly harmonized the color of the paper with that of the drawing itself, thereby giving a nice easy impression.

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Dog Art: Britas - The Lithuanian Show dog

September 26, 2008 by sandor.fagyal

This Scottish Terrier from Northeastern Europe has quite a reputation. Armed with several prizes and honorary titles, he could be said to be one of the foremost dogs in the republic!

By now you are familiar with the art work of Elena Adams whom we have featured for well over a month now. The owner of Britas - Joana had this box made through Elena who used a variety of techniques to complete it.

The details is marvelous and very realistic. A work of art that is a fitting tribute to Britas the Scottish Terrier from Lithuania.

Scottish Terrier Box

Dog Art
Find more of Elena's Artwork on her website
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Introducing Dussia - The Scottish Terrier

September 19, 2008 by sandor.fagyal

Elena's love affair with her Scottish Terriers continues as she introduces to us Dussia, Patrick's Friend.

This sketch is done with a pencil. It occurs to me, that scottish terriers lend themselves very well to pencil sketches. Notice how the lines mesh with each other to create the picture with minimal shading.

Scottish Terrier drawing

Patrick himself must have taken quite a while longer to draw, with his black hair requiring much more time and effort than Dussia's. So for beginners - If you want to draw a dog, start with a white one!

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Dog Art: The Five year old Scottish Terrier

September 12, 2008 by sandor.fagyal

This week Elenor has chosen to show us the painting of her 12.5 year old Scottish Terrier. This painting was done 7 years ago, and that means that Patrick (That's his name) must have been around 5 at the time.

Dog Art



This is a gouache painting which means that it has been painted by applying opaque watercolor to paper. The effect is that the painting reflects light instead of being semi-translucent the way normal watercolors are.

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Dog Art: A Square dog box from our Artist

September 8, 2008 by sandor.fagyal

This week, we're showcasing another dog box. This one is bigger than the Dog box we showed last week.

Scottish Terrier Box

Box inside



Elena has certainly done a great job of painting these boxes, and giving us these pictures. The fact that springs out most from her painting is her love of dogs, and her ability to paint them in settings that have a distinctly human touch. Like the mustaches.

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Doggy Boxes from Elena!

August 15, 2008 by sandor.fagyal

Here is a lovely dog-themed box from Elena. A nifty little art piece you can use to show your love for dogs!

Doggy Box from Elena

Here it is open. Look at the bone on the cover!

Doggy B ox from Elena

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Introducing a new Doggy Artist - Elena Adam!

August 1, 2008 by sandor.fagyal

Elena has two Scottish Terriers of her own. As a reflection of her nationality (Born in Russia and living in the US), one of her dogs - Patrick is Russian, and the other (Dussia) is American.

Here is one of her paintings which she made in 2002. Three Scottish Terriers, with a passion for shoes! The painting is Ink on paper and colored pencil.

Scottish Terrier - Elena Adam

We love her work. Please visit Elena Adam's website: THE Scottie Art!
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Euro Puppy Offers Hypoallergenic Dog Breeds!

March 13, 2008 by ann

Nature rewarded me with a love for dogs and an allergy for cats. Had it been the other way around, I might not be writing this article right now. Yet, although I steer clear of cats – for mostly this reason- I would find it unbearable if I were allergic to dogs. Yet some people are not so lucky, since they are allergic to dogs as well. For those dog lovers out there who suffer from allergies, upon high-fiving a doggy-paw, there really is a cure. A cure? Well…..apart from the anti-histamine tablets and nose-drops to alleviate post-nasal drip, the trick really lies in finding the right dog - and more correctly, the right dog breed - for you.

What are the reactions that cause humans to suffer from allergies? The allergic response is triggered when our immune system reacts to a perceived threat. Some people have a bad reaction to dander (flaky dead skin cells), saliva or secretion from the sebaceous glands of their dogs. Allergy sufferers can also react to the dust, pollen and dirt that gets caught up and spread around by their dogs.

So what is a hypoallergenic dog breed? Well, hypoallergenic dog breeds, are those breeds that are considered the most suitable for those who suffer from allergies. Although they do produce some dander, the amount is so small that very few people experience allergy symptoms when in contact with these breeds. Hypoallergenic dog breeds are usually single-coated, non-shedding (or low-shedding), generally smaller dogs, those dogs that retain the dander due to their curly coat, or are naked!

A list below shows those breeds that are best suited for allergy sufferers. If you have your sights set on another breed, then the best test to determine whether your allergies will be affected, is to spend 20 minutes in a closed off and confined area with the dog. Cars tend to work well for this. This is a simple test which can save the owner from heartbreak in the future.

However, do bear in mind, that no dog is completely 100% hypoallergenic. The ones below only have a much lower dander producing and shedding activity than the other 100 or so breeds and are thus recommended.