Dachshund Smooth Blue/Dapple Dog Figurine By Ron Hevener
HOW TO MEASURE YOUR DOG
When available, we will provide a manufacturer's size chart for your reference. For collars, if there is no size chart then it is reasonable to assume that the size of the item will refer to the length measurement (except for a dog harness, in which case the chest measurement would be the size).
NOTE: All sizes for clothing are based mainly on chest girth. The chest measurement is critical, especially in larger breeds who have a much deeper chest. Please go one size larger for dogs with very thick fur or if your dogs size is on the border limit.
To determine the proper size for your dog, measure your dog's neck, chest and back with a tape-measure (see chart below).
1. Neck girth is taken by measuring the circumference of the neck (where the collar sits). Measure closely around the neck and please be as accurate as possible.
2. Back length is measured from the base of your pet's neck (where the collar sits) to the base of the tail. When measuring the back length it is very important that the pet is standing in normal position.
3. Chest girth is taken from the widest part of the pet's chest, usually behind the front legs. Measure closely all the way around the chest.
*** If you don't have a paper tape measure handy but you do have a printer, CLICK HERE! ***
If you are purchasing an item as a gift and do not have access to the dog or would like to anticipate the adult size of your puppy, you may use the chart below as a guide.
The Hevener collectibles dog figurines began with a young story-teller making souvenirs for tourists at the farmers markets of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Ron Hevener still creates every piece as if it were his first.
After a design is completed, a latex mold is formed over the original sculpture layer by layer. Then a plastic "mother mold" is made over that to keep the latex mold in place during the pouring. When the mold is sufficiently cured, usually in about two weeks, the first casting is poured.
After the castings are poured, hardened and removed from their molds, they are trimmed, filled and smoothed. They are set aside to dry for about a week. Next, the castings are lightly sanded to remove any remaining imperfections and brushed to remove dust.
The castings are now ready to be painted. They are base coated, then air brushed with colors and patterns, each one slightly different. Some are custom painted from photographs to match a specific pet. The finish touches are then done with a brush to create the masterpiece.
They are then glazed with multiple coats of clear lacquer and allowed to cure for about a week. With proper care the figurines will last for many years and have earned the name - Hevener.
Size: 4 1/4" x 1" x 2 1/2"
*All breeds are available in any and all color combinations. For special requests, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.