Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Continental Clip

This is a framed 4-1/2" x 5-1/2” graphite pencil drawing for $125.00.

This is another in a series of Poodle clips and one of the two acceptable clips for an adult in the show ring.

The origin of many of the poodle clips was for when they were used as retrievers. Some of the coat was clipped away so that the dog would not be pulled down by carrying the large amounts of coat that would become heavy when wet. The remaining areas of coat were to protect the vital areas such as the joints and the internal organs. Variations on the tail poms were so that a group of hunters could identify the individual dog when it was swimming in the water retrieving birds.

This image is also available as a package of 10 cards complete with envelopes for $8.00.