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If, like me, you’re a dog lover, I think you’ll enjoy this Curation. From the neo-classical to the neon, these wonderfully engaging and varied works capture the diverse personalities of our best friends.

42 artworks

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Beagle Punctuation
© courtesy the artist and Frith Street Gallery, London. Photo credit: New Hall Art Collection, Murray Edwards College, University of Cambridge

Beagle Punctuation

Beagle Punctuation 2011
Fiona Banner (b.1966)
Neon, wood & acrylic plastic
New Hall Art Collection, Murray Edwards College, University of Cambridge

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'Spice'
Photo credit: National Trust Images
'Spice' 1871
Joseph Edgar Boehm (1834–1890)
Terracotta
H 59 x W 24.2 x D 26.3 cm
National Trust, Belton House

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Desperate Dan, Dawg and Minnie the Minx
© the artists. Photo credit: David Oudney / Art UK

Desperate Dan, Dawg and Minnie the Minx

Desperate Dan, Dawg and Minnie the Minx 2001
Tony Morrow (b.1954) and Susie Paterson (b.1957) and Powderhall Bronze (founded 1989)
Bronze

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The Dog Gate
Photo credit: Mike Longhurst / Art UK

The Dog Gate

The Dog Gate c.1800
unknown artist
Stone
H 120 x W 140 x D 30 cm

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Adonis
Photo credit: National Trust Images

Adonis

Adonis
Italian School
Marble
H 178 x W 68 x D 49 cm
National Trust, Mount Stewart

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The Shepherd Boy
Photo credit: Manchester Art Gallery

The Shepherd Boy

The Shepherd Boy
Bertel Thorvaldsen (1770–1844)
W 85 x D 57 cm
Manchester Art Gallery

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Hound with Tortoise
Photo credit: National Trust Images

Hound with Tortoise

Hound with Tortoise
Henri Alfred Jacquemart (1824–1896)
Bronze
H 15.9 x W 17.8 x D 9.5 cm
National Trust, Springhill

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Pointer Pup
© the artist's estate. Photo credit: The Fleming Collection

Pointer Pup

Pointer Pup 1972
Sally Arnup (1930–2015)
Bronze
H 33.2 x W 41.4 x D 17.5 cm
The Fleming Collection

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Architectonic Bitch
© the artist. Photo credit: Museums & Galleries Edinburgh – City of Edinburgh Council

Architectonic Bitch

Architectonic Bitch
David Annand (b.1948)
Bronze resin, brass & wood
H 135 x W 97 x D 48 cm
Museums & Galleries Edinburgh – City of Edinburgh Council

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The Hound of Geevor (cannus stannus geevoritii)
© the artist. Photo credit: Royal Institution of Cornwall

The Hound of Geevor (cannus stannus geevoritii)

The Hound of Geevor (cannus stannus geevoritii)
David Kemp (b.1945)
Rubber boots
H 88 x W 64 x D 35 cm
Royal Institution of Cornwall

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Fidelity
Photo credit: The Wordsworth Trust

Fidelity

Fidelity
Joseph Gott (1785–1860)
Terracotta
H 16.5 x W 25.4 x D 11.6 cm
The Wordsworth Trust

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Petra
© the copyright holder. Photo credit: Fiona Matthewson / Art UK

Petra

Petra 1984 or before
Wilkinson Eyre
Bronze
H 1000 x W 300 cm

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Shellburst Anthracite
© the artist / Bridgeman Images. Photo credit: Manchester Art Gallery

Shellburst Anthracite

Shellburst Anthracite 1997
Cathie Pilkington (b.1968)
Carpet & resin
H 30 x W 220 x D 350 cm
Manchester Art Gallery

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Treo 63 DM
© the artist. Photo credit: Margaret Lawless / Art UK

Treo 63 DM

Treo 63 DM 2017
Amy Goodman (b.1974)
Bronze
H 60 x W 100 x D 30 cm

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Man with Dog
© the copyright holder. Photo credit: Rob Terwey / Art UK

Man with Dog

Man with Dog 1997
John McKenna (b.1964)

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Mastiffs
Photo credit: Susan Dawson / Art UK

Mastiffs

Mastiffs 1896
John Cresswell (b.1830)
Sandstone
H 70 cm

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Skye Terrier
Photo credit: Museum of the Isles

Skye Terrier

Skye Terrier
William Brodie (1815–1881)
H 49 x W 30 x D 30 cm
Museum of the Isles

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Poodle
© the artist's family. Photo credit: Dorset Natural History and Archaeological Society

Poodle

Poodle 1978
John Rattenbury Skeaping (1901–1980)
Bronze
Dorset Natural History and Archaeological Society

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Seated Dog Named Herkomer
© the copyright holder. Photo credit: Bushey Museum and Art Gallery

Seated Dog Named Herkomer

Seated Dog Named Herkomer 1991
Charles Egerton Browne (1910–1996)
Fibreglass
H 92 x W 32 x D 59 cm
Bushey Museum and Art Gallery

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Sam, a Mongrel
© the copyright holder. Photo credit: Bushey Museum and Art Gallery

Sam, a Mongrel

Sam, a Mongrel 1991
Charles Egerton Browne (1910–1996)
Bronze
H 65 x W 61 x D 29 cm
Bushey Museum and Art Gallery

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Trump
Photo credit: Hogarth's House

Trump

Trump c.1745
Louis François Roubiliac (1695/1702–1762)
Marble
H 7.5 x W 14 x D 10 cm
Hogarth's House

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Model of a Dog
Photo credit: Hospitalfield

Model of a Dog

Model of a Dog
Joseph Gott (1785–1860)
Terracotta
H 7.8 x W 7 x D 9.5 cm
Hospitalfield

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Boy with Dog
Photo credit: Cannon Hall

Boy with Dog

Boy with Dog
Joseph Gott (1785–1860)
Marble
H 102 x W 67 x D 34.7 cm
Cannon Hall

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The Dog of Alcibiades
Photo credit: Burton Constable Hall

The Dog of Alcibiades

The Dog of Alcibiades c.1771
Bartolomeo Cavaceppi (1716–1799)
Plaster
H 37 x W 28 x D 21 cm
Burton Constable Hall

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Encounter
© the copyright holder. Photo credit: Down County Museum

Encounter

Encounter 1995
Elizabeth Clements (1909–2009)
Bronze
H 32 x W 35.5 x D 14.5 cm
Down County Museum

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Black and White Dog with Grey Collar
© the artist. Photo credit: Northampton Museums & Art Gallery

Black and White Dog with Grey Collar

Black and White Dog with Grey Collar c.1990
Philip Cox (b.1945)
Papier-mâché & paint
H 54.5 x W 96 x D 25 cm
Northampton Museums & Art Gallery

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Tobias and the Angel
© the copyright holder. Photo credit: Hertfordshire County Council

Tobias and the Angel

Tobias and the Angel 1950
unknown artist
Bronze
Hertfordshire County Council

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Cast of Fiddy
Photo credit: Scottish Borders Council

Cast of Fiddy

Cast of Fiddy 1859 or before
James Annan & Son (active 1858)
Painted plaster
W 120 cm
Scottish Borders Council

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John Brown (1827–1883)
Photo credit: National Trust Images

John Brown

John Brown (1827–1883)
Edwin Henry Landseer (1802–1873)
Plaster
H 43.2 cm
National Trust, Hughenden Manor

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Chip
Photo credit: Topsham Museum

Chip

Chip 1920s
Hester Mary Holman (1899–1934)
Plaster
H 16 x W 17 x D 18 cm
Topsham Museum

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Three Sicilian Peasant Men Eating, with a Dog
Photo credit: Maidstone Museum & Bentlif Art Gallery

Three Sicilian Peasant Men Eating, with a Dog

Three Sicilian Peasant Men Eating, with a Dog mid-19th C
Giovanni Leone (active mid-19th C)
Terracotta
H 37 x W 29 x D 23 cm
Maidstone Museum & Bentlif Art Gallery

Big Black George

Big Black George 2006
Susan Halls (b.1966)
Stoneware paper clay
H 62 x W 28 x D 36 cm
York Museums Trust

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An African Greyhound
Photo credit: Brontë Parsonage Museum

An African Greyhound

An African Greyhound c.1840
Joseph Bentley Leyland (1811–1851)
Bronzed plaster
H 49.2 x W 31.2 x D 14.8 cm
Brontë Parsonage Museum

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Animals in War Memorial
© the copyright holder. Photo credit: The 'Devil's Porridge' Museum

Animals in War Memorial

Animals in War Memorial 2015
unknown artist
Granite
H 175 x W 122 x D 122 cm
The 'Devil's Porridge' Museum

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Leonardo's Dog
© The Executors of the Frink Estate and Archive. All Rights Reserved, DACS 2021. Photo credit: Dorset Natural History and Archaeological Society

Leonardo's Dog

Leonardo's Dog 1990
Elisabeth Frink (1930–1993)
Bronze
Dorset Natural History and Archaeological Society

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Captain Robert Falcon Scott (1868–1912)
Photo credit: Portsmouth Royal Dockyard Historical Trust

Captain Robert Falcon Scott (1868–1912)

Captain Robert Falcon Scott (1868–1912)
Kathleen Scott (1878–1947)
Stone
H 250 x W 85 x D 85 cm
Portsmouth Royal Dockyard Historical Trust

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Play: Miss Hartree and Dog
Photo credit: Stockport Heritage Services

Play: Miss Hartree and Dog

Play: Miss Hartree and Dog c.1863
Henry Weekes I (1807–1877)
Marble
H 145 x W 90 x D 74 cm
Stockport Heritage Services

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Bronx and His Rations
© the copyright holder. Photo credit: The Fleming Collection

Bronx and His Rations

Bronx and His Rations 1941
Phyllis Mary Bone (1894–1972)
Bronze
H 18 x W 37 x D 12 cm
The Fleming Collection

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Micro Dog
© the artist. Photo credit: Leicestershire County Council Artworks Collection

Micro Dog

Micro Dog
Brian Mock (b.1964)
Recycled metal
Leicestershire County Council Artworks Collection

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Hungarian Vizsla
© the copyright holder. Photo credit: Atkinson Art Gallery Collection

Hungarian Vizsla

Hungarian Vizsla
Raymond Hall (active 1977)
Bronze
H 56 x W 112 x D 23 cm
Atkinson Art Gallery Collection

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Scratching Dog*
© trustees of the Paolozzi Foundation, licensed by DACS 2021. Photo credit: Maggie's Fife

Scratching Dog*

Scratching Dog* 1998
Eduardo Luigi Paolozzi (1924–2005)
Plaster
H 18 x W 18.5 x D 15 cm
Maggie's Fife

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Brown Dog Memorial and Fountain
© the copyright holder. Photo credit: Historic England Archive

Brown Dog Memorial and Fountain

Brown Dog Memorial and Fountain 1906
Joseph James Whitehead (1868–1951)
Bronze & granite