Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Yellow Labrador Painting - Portrait of a famous dog

This yellow Lab painting is a tribute to a special girl who has had a fine show career. Her name is CH Lobuff's Turtle Dove, bred and owned by Lisa Weiss, Lobuff Labradors. Dove was Best of Breed at the Labrador Retriever National Specialty in 2002 and the very prestigious Labrador Retriever Club of the Potomac in 2003. She was also first in the brood bitch class at LRCP 3 years in a row. 

Dove passed on her wonderful attributes to numerous kids and grand-kids who, themselves, have passed on quality to many more.  Her daughter CH Lobuff's Puffin at Hollyridge is the top winning Lab bitch in the US history of the breed and another daughter CH Lobuff Hollyridge Kisskadee was Best of Breed at Westminster in 2008.  There are numerous other specialty winning and great producing Labs to her credit.

I took the reference photo candidly last year when Dove was 12 years old, so the portrait was a surprise for Lisa this spring

A portrait painting is a wonderful way to commemorate a special pet and makes a treasured life-long gift for any dog lover.  If you would like to commission a dog portrait painting of your own click Here to visit my OtterTail Labrador Art website to read the basics, then contact me to start your special project.  You will be glad you did!