Someone once asked me if I could make them a bear... but could I make it to look like their dog!
I'm always up for a challenge, so I agreed to have a go.
Since then I've made quite a few...these are just a small selection.
They do take a while to make, but have bought a lot of pleasure to their owners, so worth it.
To make one, I use the basic body of a traditional Sherford Valley Bear, but adapt the head/ears to fit the type of dog. Sometimes I can add different colour fur, depending how easy this is, and use copic marker pens to add shading. I nearly always use Mohair, but sometimes it's too stiff, as with the pekingese above.