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The challenges of finding the perfect gift for Christmas is always a perplexing problem. One often overlooked area is Animal and Pet Theme Gifts. Almost everyone loves animals and especially their pets. If you are searching for a listing of we have searched and our recommendation is the Anwo.com Animal World Top 10 Animal and Pet Theme Gifts There you can find listed items like dog plush stuffed animals, wildlife plush stuffed animals, animal toy miniatures, animal crossing signs, dog crossing signs, animal earrings, dog figurines, animal figurines and animal puppets. Two new areas for dog lovers include dog lover t shirts and dog lover sweatshirts. For most people in this sector their favorite gift is related to their favorite animal or their favorite pet dog or cat. Specific Breed Dog lover gifts, Cat Lover Gifts and Horse Lover gifts are very popular categories. So this year as you rack your brain looking for that thoughtful gift think about animal and pet lover gifts to make that special person especially happy this Christmas Holiday Season.
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Without doubt the best line of dog figurines in history is the original line hand crafted by Sandra Brue and made by her company Sandicast. As time has passed the new company that now owns Sandicast Jillson Roberts has decided to retire certain statues. One such piece is the recently retired Sandicast Rottweiler Figurine Statue os193. Featuring a Rottweiler in a classic lying attentive ready to please pose Sandra Brue created a warm loving dog figurine for Rottweiler enthusiasts. For collectors or Rottweilers dog lovers who are searching for a rare treasure time is running out on the Sandicast Rottweiler Figurine Statue os193. Made of cast stone the Rottweiler Figurine Statue needs a safe place to reside like a curio cabinet, mantle or protected shelf where it can be preserved for future appreciative generations. Sandicast dog figurines continue to evolve under Jillson Roberts ownership. Many figurines are being repacked in a smaller more retail friendly fashion, however, for dog lover purists who want the the original there is no other choice than originals like the Sandicast Rottwieler Figurine Statue os193.
August is a special month for dog owners since August 26 is National Dog Day. To celebrate this special relationship between man and his best friend a Sandicast Dog Figurine is a wonderful way to immortalize this bond. Sandicast Dog Figurines are available in most popular dog breeds like Basset Hound, Beagle, Boston Terrier, Boxer, Bulldog, Chihuahua, Cocker Spaniel, Dachshund, Dalmatian, Doberman Pinscher, German Shepherd, Golden Retriever, Black Lab, Chocolate Lab, Yellow Lab Labrador Retriever, Pekingese, Pomeranian, Poodle, Pug, Rottweiler, Schnauzer, Sheltie Shetland Sheepdog, Siberian Husky, Westie West Highland White Terrier and Yorkie Yorkshire Terrier. Dog Figurines by Sandicast are also available in hard to find dog breeds like Bearded Collie, Bichon Frise, Border Collie, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Chinese Crested, Contonde Tulear, German Shorthair Pointer, Jack Russell Terrier, Maltese, Miniature Pinscher, Papillon, Shar Pei, Shih Tzu, English Springer Spaniel, Weimaraner and Welsh Corgi. The special feature of the Sandicast dog figurines is the special way Sandra Brue the creator was able to put feeling and love into a simple statue made of cast stone. One of the special features of the Sandicast dog figurines is the use of glass eyes. Another unique quality is the muscle tone, position and overall feeling of realism which makes it appear as if the dog ready to step out of it’s cast stone bonds to freedom as a real dog. Attention to detail is another special attribute of all Sandicast dog figurines. As in a real dog each hair is delicately placed on the figurine with use of a pin, with each hair laid upon the one prior, starting at the rear of the dog and moving toward the front. This special care along with detail to the dogs bone and muscle structure provides the most realistic looking dog figurine of past and current history. With National Dog Day soon approaching on Thursday August 26 be sure to take your dog for a walk, feed him or her a special dinner and show you care with a Sandicast dog figurine statue which shows forever how special they are in your life.
Great Danes are one of the largest of all the dog breeds. To celebrate this special breed dog figurines have been produced to allow Great Dane dog owners the opportunity to commemorate and immortalize this special dog. Predominantly seen in a fawn, Great Danes can also be black, blue, harlequin, brindle and other unique color combinations. Originating in Germany the Great Dane averages 100 pounds in weight and up. Great Danes come naturally with floppy ears. Many Great Dane owners would have their dogs ears cropped to try to give their dog a more alert, ready look however, the new trend is to allow the ears to remain uncropped. Great Dane figurines come in fawn cropped ears, fawn uncropped ears and black great dane uncropped ears. Great Dane figurines are popular as gifts for birthdays, office parties, dog show competitions and for Great Dane dog clubs. Made of cast stone with detailed hand painting the Great Dane figurines look great on dressers, mantles, curio cabinets and with a little imagination and creativity can be turned into trophies. The Black Great Dane figurine is unique as the breed it represents and thereby creates special meaning for dog owners looking for those special characteristics. Great Danes have come a long way from the origins in Europe to the Americas of the mid 1800 to the popular large dog for families looking for large breed pets of today. Great Danes will always be popular for their regal look, friendship to man, guardianship of family and variety of looks. The Great Dane figurines offer a testimony to this historic dog breed and allow anyone to feel like a king when given the opportunity to provide dog figurines decor for their home, office or as a gift.
People often argue that dog figurines are simply dust collectors. This is might be true for people who see everything superficially however this is definitely not correct in the case of the new Sandicast Bulldog Bookend Figurines. Serving as bookends as well as beautiful dog figurine home decor these Bulldog bookends are fully functional. The Bulldog bookend figurines are made of cast stone, hand painted in 2 adorable poses. The books next to the Bulldogs are also made of cast stone and hand painted so they are heavy thus fully serve their job as bookends. Bulldogs are a universally accepted dog breed for people from all walks of life without owning a bulldog. The US Marines use the bulldog as a symbol for the Marine Corp. For Marines the bulldog bookend figurines could decorate an office, or home decor. Large truck companies have also used a bulldog to represent the toughness their trucks. For business meetings office decor or gifts the bulldog bookend figurines make an unexpected deeply appreciated gift. Football teams like the University of Georgia are called the bulldogs for similar reasons. Of course many people actually own a bulldog so the bulldog bookends are a natural gift for birthdays, Christmas, Valentines, Easter and for recognition. Bulldog gifts store often make the bulldog bookends their hallmark piece. There are many bulldog figurines but the bulldog bookends are unique, special and functional which makes them a standout. The Bulldog figurines make US Marines, business and colleges, and school very proud thus serving the need for personal pride. Best of all Bulldog bookend figurines make you smile, comment and interact which is an excellent reaction for what some erroneously call a dust collector.
For Bichon Frise dog owners there is no other dog. Requiring an owner willing to put in the extra care they require Bichon Frise dogs return a special love which makes them a unique breed. To capture that special Bichon Frise charm Sandicast dog figurines are available in Bichon Frise. Bichon Frise figurines like the Sandicast figurine mid size shown offer a warmth and adorable expression that transcends their cast stone makeup. Originally made by Sandra Brue out of clay the Bichon Frise is made of cast stone and detail hand painted with real glass eyes which seem real and almost seem to communicate when looked at eye to eye. Sandicast Bichon Frise figurines come in snoozer size, small size, the mid size pictured, an original regular size and even a life size. For dog figurines home decor the Bichon Frise figurine dog statue is a wonderful addition to any collection. Designed for display on shelves, curios, or mantles the Bichon Frise dog figurines also work well in settings where a black and white hard contrast motifs need soft lines to provide relief. Originally made in the USA Bichon Frise figurines made in America are collectors items which may prove to be extremely valuable in future dog figurine collections.
The Akita dog breed originated in Japan in fact there are now two separate breeds. The Japanese Akita and the American Akita. Akita are a muscular breed which has had a multitude of uses. The most common use of Akita dogs has been in the military as a police dog or guard dog. Akita dogs have a soft mouth so they have also be used in hunting and in retrieving. America was first introduced to the Akita by the famous Helen Keller in 1937. Following WWII many American servicemen returned to the US with more Akita dogs and the breed in America has advanced from that point to where it is now. American Akitas are characterized by having black muzzles. A great source for information on the Akita dog is available from the Dog Breed Info Center. In Japan the Akita is considered a sacred animal. For this reason Akita figurine statues are given as a gift to new parents for good luck. In America Akita Figurine statues like the one shown are available for continuing this same tradition. Made of cast stone and hand painted these Akita figurines capture the regal beauty of these historic and majestic dogs. In America many people have come to love the Akita simply because of it’s unique sturdy physique and distinctive markings. For Akita enthusiasts the Akita figurines captures the memory of their beloved pet. For home decor the Akita Figurine Sandicast can be desplayed on a shelf or mantle. For the Christmas Holiday Season an Akita Figurine makes a wonderful thoughtful gift for Akita enthusiasts. The Akita Figurine makes an excellent Akita gifts for office employees and for business clients with ties to Japan.
If you ever visit a local store selling dog figurines you may see Golden Retrievers, German Shepherds, Beagles and Cocker Spaniels but when did you ever see a Staffordshire Bull Terrier figurine. Maybe you own one or know someone who has one and you are looking for a gift. In either case you can now get a Staffordshire Bull Terrier dog figurine. Pictured above the Staffordshire Bull Terrier figurine has a brindle coat, is made of cast stone and hand detail painted. The best place area for display of your dog statue is usually on a shelf near eye level so that when you are looking at the Staffordshire Bull Terrier Figurine it is looking back at you. By displaying your dog figurines this way you get the maximum impact and return for your purchase. Dog statues like the Staffordshire Bull Terrier allow the dog owner to show how special their pet is in their lives and how proud they are of the breed.
There is no other dog that has as beautiful coat as the Afghan Dog. With it’s slender physique and long flowing coat the Afghan hound looks like it is off to the prom or ballroom event. Afghan Hounds have long been associated with the rich and well to do. Women have posed for commercials with the grand presence of Afghan Hounds and the effect is stunning. You can bring this same elegance to your home with the presentation of an Afghan Hound Figurine to your shelf or mantle. Made of cast stone and hand painted these Afghan Hound Figurines add a majesty to your home whether you have an Afghan Hound or if you just want to make your house look dog lover decor beautiful. Afghan Hound Figurines can also have a place in sports. For Afghan dog lover enthusiasts who have specialty dog shows Afghan Dog Figurines can be used as trophies or promotions. Of course for any dog lover who has had the rare opportunity to own an Afghan they may want to collect Afghan gifts. For them Afghan Dog Figurines make a special gift. As pet Afghan dogs pass many dog lovers use Afghan Hound Dog Figurines for the grave or memorial. Afghan Dog Figurines are just one of the many Dog Figurines available for dog lover everywhere. Afghan Dog Figurines are timeless and heart warming.
Lhasa Apso Dog Figurines are hard to find. Most major dog figurine companies do not produce a Lhasa Apso. Lhasa Apso dog lovers are a special group and for them there are figurines available in medium and small sizes as shown. Both Lhasa Apso dog figurines are made of cast stone and hand painted. Dog Figurines are wonderful gifts for Lhasa Apso dog owners. The dog figurine statue has a way of capturing the memory and importance the dog held in the life of the dog owner. The Lhasa Apso dog figurine adds a personal touch as well as beauty to the shelf and if you place the dog figurine where you make face to face contact maximum impact is achieved from the dog figurine. Dog Figurines are just a few of the Lhasa Apso Gifts available for dog lovers. Lhasa Apso t shirts, cookie jars, crossing signs, tote bags, picture frames, mugs, plates, shot glasses, porcelain jars, can coolies and pewter keychains make excellent complimentary gifts with Lhasa Apso figurines. All gifts make life for fun for the gift giver and receiver. The Lhasa Apso Figurines are just one breed of many Dog Figurine Statues for dog lovers of most dog breeds. Although usually not designed for outdoor use some people use dog figurines to adorn pet graves.