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Dogs by Famous Artists

Dogs by Famous Artists

I have been around art ever since I was a puppy. This is because Mimi is an artist. One of my favorite pawsessions is a portrait that she painted of me.

Here it is:

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Mimi painted this of me.

Mimi also painted this of our cat:

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This is Hazuzu in the garden.

Mimi’s paintings are not famous like the ones I am about to show you. I just want you to know that this dog has a backgrround in art.

Henri Matisse

The first painting is by the grrrreat French artist, Matisse. Mimi loves Matisse because his work is full of bright, positive energy without being the least bit sentimental. This pawticular painting is called Interior with a Dog.


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Matisse loved color. He also loved dogs.

Sandro Botticelli

The next painting is amazing. It is by Sandro Botticelli, and is in the Sistine Chapel in Rome. It was painted between 1480 and 1482, and it shows a boy carrying a little dog that looks like a Chihuahua.  He must love that dog because he has him in a special dog carrier.

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This is a detail from a much larger work.

Philippe Auguste Renoir

This is a woofy painting by Renoir. It is called Madame Renoir with a Dog. I like it because it shows the artist’s wife with their family dog.

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Nothing like sitting together in the grass.

Pablo Picasso

Pablo Picasso often experimented with line drawings. He managed to draw a stylish  daschund with only one line:

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Picasso’s line drawings are brilliant.

John Everett Millais

John Everett Millais was a Pre Raphaelite painter.  This pawticular work is called Effie Deans. It was painted in 1877. The dog looks like a friendly one, don’t you think?

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Don’t you agree this is a beautiful dog?

Keith Haring

Keith Haring is a contemporary artist, well known for his modern dog paintings.  Are these dogs barking at each other? It’s hard to say.

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Keith Haring dogs.

I hope you have enjoyed seeing these dogs by famous artists. The art world is full of wonderful dogs!

Until next Time,

Louis Dog Armstrong

Louis the Blogging Dog

Vintage Dog Advertisements

Vintage dog advertisements provide a view into how people and dogs loved each other in the past, much as they do today.

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Woof I think we are!

Vintage Dog Advertisements

Vintage dog advertisements are cool. Dogs like them and so do their peeps. Mimi and I have been collecting vintage dog advertisements for awhile now, and here are a few that I would rruff to share.

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What dog doesn’t like train rides?

I’ve never been on a train, but I know how much I love car rides. Train rides are probably better!

This little grrrl reminds me of Anna. At four years old, Anna is the youngest member of our pack.

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What a nice dog to share his chair wid a sweet grrrl!

Mimi likes this one a lot because tea is one of her main interests. She drinks it all the time and even blogs about it at the White Rabbit Tea Shop.  Pawsonally, I like the dog!

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Watching the water.


This baby is just not happy. Back in the day, there were a lot of ads featuring crying babies.  I like this pawticular vintage dog advertisement because it is of Hires Root Beer, which they still make. I have no idea what it tastes like because dogs aren’t supposed to drink soda and I’m a good dog.

I also don’t know why they thought it was OK to give root beer to a baby. Just sayin’.

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Baby not happy!

This is a good one for dogs because most of us are interested in security. We work in law enforcement and we guard the places where we live. That is one of our great strengths. So it is good to see vintage dog advertisements that recognize this.

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Most dogs are into security.


The vintage dog advertisements with children in them make me feel warm and fuzzy inside. I especially rruff this one because the dog looks a lot like me. I’m just whiter.

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What an adorable dog! The little grrrl isn’t so bad, either.


What dog doesn’t dream of joining the circus? None of us, unless our people come with us.  These three guys look quite happy, though. Pawbrolly because there are lots of  treats to be had.

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Woofing my head off! The grand circus!

I hope you enjoyed my vintage dog advertisements.  As Mimi says, they are an art form.  They show us a bit about what life was like in the past and they also show us that things haven’t changed a whole lot. People and dogs loved each other then just as they do today.

Until Next time,

From Vancouver BC,                                                                                   this is Louisdog Armstrong                                                                  Louis the Blogging Dog