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Dog Lamps # 8: Wacky or Tacky?


July 12, 2010
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Every week Euro Puppy portrays 2 dog lamps. Is one wacky and the other one tacky? Are both wacky? Or both tacky? We will leave it up to you to decide. While having our own beliefs about them, we would love your comments…are they wacky or tacky? Enjoy….

Dog Lamp # 1: This Pug with Velvet bag Lamp is the most hideous piece of home decor I have ever stumbled across. Naturally, I was confused by it – and the product description didn’t offer much help.The pug piece has a touch of the macabre as well, with human hands (with painted nails) and humorous touches, including a lamp sprouting from its head and a matching velvet pillow for the velvet bag. why the bag? It allows the pug to bark when touched. This one-off piece from artist Dietlind Preiss costs a knee-buckling $4595 and I am sure, it will keep many amused and even more happy that they needn’t buy it!

Pug With Velvet Bag Lamp

Dog Lamp # 2: This pair of 1950s French dog lamps are made from whimsical black and white enameled metal. Their forms have cutout eyes, which are unmarked and nicely refinished. Both are 14” long x 6.5” h.

French Enameled Dog lamps

 

So? Wacky or tacky? What do you think dear Dog lover?

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Dog Lamps # 5: Wacky or Tacky?


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Every week Euro Puppy portrays 2 dog lamps. Is one wacky and the other one tacky? Are both wacky? Or both tacky? We will leave it up to you to decide. While having our own beliefs about them, we would love your comments…are they wacky or tacky? Enjoy….

Dog Lamp # 1: Well….this lamp is called: “Goebel Red Dog Perfume Lamp with Glass Eyes”. It is made of translucent porcelain. Both the dog and his eyes have a warm, magical glow when the light is turned on. ( no sarcasm intended of course!) He has a circle of holes in the top of his head for the heat of the bulb to escape so that he won’t crack. There is a small reservoir on the back of his neck where perfume was placed. The heat of the lamp warmed the perfume and gently spread the desired fragrance into the air. Perfume lamps were popular in the 1920′s and 1930′s and came in many shapes and sizes… a forerunner of the air freshener, but infinitely more romantic! The cord has an old style, blimp shaped, in-line bakelite switch. He is a little treasure that could (possibly) be the perfect highlight in a romantic or exotic boudoir!

Goebel red dog perfume lamp

Dog lamp # 2: This Pug Dog Table Lamp is from Judith Edwards Designs. It features a pug statue in a classic bronze finish with decorative wood style base accenting the bottom. A faux leather shade adds a soft glow to your decor. It has a classic bronze finish.

Pug Lamp

So? Wacky or tacky? What do you think dear Dog lover?

Check out more wacky and tacky dog lamps that Euro Puppy has collected, under our category called: Dog Lamps

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Miniature Bulldog or Mini English Bulldog?


Sandor Fagyal

So, just what is a Miniature Bulldog? As there is often a grey area here, it’s Important you know that there are Mini Bulldogs, and then there are Mini English Bulldogs. These types should not be confused with each other! The former being a cross/mix breed (Bulldog with Pug, Boston Terrier or/and French Bulldog) and the latter being a pure-bred English Bulldog, but just smaller in size. As you can see here, the big difference here lies in the keyword, English.

Mini or Miniature Bulldog crosses are usually 3-4 generations removed. This is to fine tune the trademark look of the Bulldog but in a more compact size. This variety is not yet recognised by any major association or kennel club such as FCI or AKC. This type is most often the shortest in the body and the more sporty, active rather than being a couch potato. Obviously the more squat, rambunctious Pug and Frenchie are having their influence here.

Mini or Miniature English Bulldogs are not a separate breed in itself. They come from registered English Bulldog parents. This poses the difficult question of how can I be sure/guaranteed that my puppy will be a Mini? To answer this, I would say that a major kennel club or association would need to start recognising the breed and set a standard that everyone has to adhere to and thus be able to register as an official Mini English Bulldog litter.

Miniature English Bulldog

If you think you know enough already, please feel free to check out our available Miniature English Bulldog puppies. If you would like to learn more, please carry on reading below.

A MINITURE BREED

A good example of a mini breed would be the Mini Bull Terrier, which are certainly recognized (FCI for example). Basically they are just like their bigger counterparts, the Bull Terrier, but there is an official mini size standard set that both parents must fit and be registered under. This usually does the trick and guarantees the smaller size quite well. I should also mention here that although Mini Bull Terriers certainly look similar, they do not accentuate some typical breed characteristics so prominently such as the instantly recognisable oval/egg-shaped head as the Bull Terrier does.

Due to size, some typical English Bulldog characteristics are not carried over so pronouncedly either in Miniature Bulldogs and Mini English Bulldogs. For example, a massive square head on a large adult male. Of course Mini English Bulldogs will usually highlight the typical English Bulldog traits better than a cross-bred Mini Bulldog, and preferred by us. After all, most buy a Bulldog for that typical flat-face, wrinkly, loose-skinned, stocky and heavy-boned look. It’s just that some people like that look in a more compact, portable cute size. It suits them and their lifestyle.

Typically smaller English Bulldog parents (around 20kg/44lbs or under) will naturally whelp smaller pups, so this is a good start. These parents should not be thin-boned runts of the litter unfit for breeding, just smaller but still retaining the desired Bully traits that we love. Also, a pup that is smaller than the rest is likely in most litters. As long as sturdy and compact, we could call it a Mini and not a runt. There is a distinction here! Females are likely to be smaller in size than males too, it is worth noting. Feeding plays its part too. What I mean here is that if a pup is over fed or fed a lot, especially on a high protein source, it is bound to be bigger than a puppy on normal rations of a balanced diet.

Bear in mind, that a smallish pup from on the light-side parents, could turn out to be a standard-sized adult and a mini size is very difficult to be guaranteed. Of course you should not be too let down by this as you will have a great family member to love and cherish as it will do to you. As time goes by, you see that some difference in weight and size is of minor importance.

Mini English Bulldog

Has this whet your appetite to check out Mini English Bulldogs? Browse our beautiful available puppies now! Do also feel free to leave any comments or ask any questions.

Catgegory: Dog Facts

Most Popular Small Breed Dogs


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Being very portable, easily adaptable to different climates and more affordable in maintenance, it is no wonder that small breed dogs are growing in popularity. Noted for being lively and energetic, they make terrific pets for apartments and are comfort dogs as well. People living alone or the elderly feel better with them around. The following small dogs are popular for their uniqueness.

Dachshund
Dachshunds or “Weiner dogs”: They are fearless and loyal.

Shih_Tzu
Shih Tzu’s’: Lion appearance demands attention and respect

Yorkshire_Terrier
Yorkshire terriers: Crave for owner’s company and are known to be jealous.

Pug
Pugs: Sweet and huggable

Chihuahua
Chihuahuas: Charismatic and have big hearts.

Smaller dogs tend to have a longer life expectancy and not subjected to health concerns of big dogs such as hip dysplasia or arthritis. However keep in mind that smaller dogs don’t mean smaller responsibilities. They still need attention, love and visits to your local veterinarian.

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