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Doodle Designs

Posted in CafePress Designs, Designs, Etsy with tags , , , , , , , on August 9, 2012 by kellyjcallahan

I’ve started a new line of designs I call Doodle Dogs. I’ve waited to post about them until I had more than one or two designs to show.

These are a fun, cartoon version of dog breeds… Hopefully they are still recognizable to the dog lovers out there.

I’m still working on filling out dog breeds. If there is a specific breed you would like to see, please let me know. The doodle breeds are available through my Etsy store, CafePress, and Dog Mom Dog Designs.

Can you name all the dogs below?

From left to right: Basset Hound, Bulldog, Old English Sheepdog, Smooth Fox Terrier, Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Siberian Husky, Border Terrier, Great Pyrenees

So Much Puppy Love

Posted in CafePress Designs, Etsy with tags , , , , , , on March 5, 2012 by kellyjcallahan

I’ve been busy adding new illustrations to my Etsy and Cafepress shops. They are also available through CKC Embroidery and Dog Mom Dog Designs.

  • The Anatolian Shepherd Dog is a guardian breed that originated in Turkey more than 6,000 years ago. He is well-suited to Turkey’s harsh climate and a nomadic lifestyle, he served shepherds as the frontline defense against predators.
  • The Basset Hound was originally developed in France as a trailer of small game that hunters could follow on foot. The Marquis de Lafayette brought Basset Hounds, known for their impeccable sense of smell, to the United States as a gift to President George Washington to use in his hunting expeditions.
  • The Bluetick Coonhound gets its name from a coat pattern, which is dark blue in color and covered in a ticking or mottled pattern. Working ability is very important to owners who prize the sturdy and athletic Bluetick for its skill in trailing and treeing raccoons and other small animals.


  • The Cardigan Welsh Corgi (the corgi with the tail) is the older of the two Corgi breeds. He is low set with moderately heavy bone and a deep chest. Originally used as a drover and farm dog, the breed is small and powerful, capable of great speed and endurance.
  • The Chinese Crested is a fine-boned, elegant toy dog that craves human companionship. The crested comes in two varieties; the Hairless and Powderpuff. The hairless has soft, silky hair on its head, tail and feet. Wherever the body is hairless the skin is soft and smooth. The Powderpuff is entirely covered with a double soft, straight coat. The two types often come from the same litter.
  • The Dandie Dinmont Terrier has a long, low body and “scimitar” tail, which looks like a curved sword, as well as his large soulful eyes and fluffy head of hair. Though small in stature, the Dandie has the character of a big dog, possessing confidence, intelligence and an independent nature.


  • The Pumi is an agile Hungarian herding breed. They are versatile stock dogs, equally adept at gathering, driving and keeping the stock under control. The breed has a long head with semi-erect ears, a whimsical expression and a tail that forms a circle over the back.
  • The Sussex Spaniel was one of the original nine breeds recognized by the AKC in 1884. It originated in the 18th century in the county of Sussex, England, where it was used as a field dog. At that time, the custom of hunting on foot made the Sussex a popular hunting companion and very useful in flushing and retrieving upland game.
  • The (Toy) Manchester Terrier was developed in England and originates from the Black and Tan Terrier, the oldest known terrier breed. They were bred to hunt rats and other small vermin and still retain that ability today. The cuddly house pet quickly turns into an efficient worker whether in the backyard or field when it detects the presence of a rodent.


Poodles, Poodles, Poodles

Posted in CafePress Designs, Etsy with tags , , , , , , on December 14, 2011 by kellyjcallahan

Okay, so just two poodles. I’ve just added poodle heads with “pet cuts” to my CafePress and Etsy sites.

The Poodle, though often equated to the beauty with no brains, is exceptionally smart, active and excels in obedience training. The breed comes in three size varieties, which may contribute to why Poodle is one of the most popular breeds according to AKC. Poodles can be a variety of solid colors.

More Border Collie Designs

Posted in CafePress Designs with tags , , , , , on September 7, 2011 by kellyjcallahan

I’ve been working hard to get more Border Collie designs done in the past week. The Border Collie National Specialty in Albany, Oregon starts this coming weekend. I want my vendors (CKC Embroidery and Dog Mom Dog Designs) have plenty to sell. I also have the design uploaded to my CafePress shop.

If you’re a fan of Border Collies and live near the Willamette Valley, the show is a great opportunity to see lots of BCs working sheep and ducks, tracking, in agility, in conformation and obedience. The schedule of events can be found here.

One of the designs I have just finished is a Border Collie head study with a closed mouth (my previous one had an open mouth). I hope to have a stacked and sitting BC done this week also.

I’ve recently started two more design lines, but more on that later.

Y(orshire Terrier) and X(oloitzcuintli)’s

Posted in CafePress Designs with tags , , , , , , , on August 24, 2011 by kellyjcallahan

I’ve been on a roll with illustrations to my Cafepress shop: The Yorshire Terrier and the Xoloitzcuintli. They are also available through CKC Embroidery and Dog Mom Dog Designs.

  • The Yorkshire Terrier is a big personality in a small package. Although they belong to the toy group, they are terriers by nature. Originally used to catch rats in clothing mills, in the beginning, they belonged to the working class not the aristocracy. I have the Yorkie available in show style and pet coat.
  • The Xoloitzcuintli is an ancient and rare breed from Mexico. It comes in three sizes: toy, miniature, and standard. There are also two varieties: hairless and coated. The Xolo is one of the world’s oldest breeds, there is evidence that they accompanied man on his first migrations across the Berring Straits. Xoloitzcuintli is pronounced show-low-eats-queen-tlee.

T(ibetan Spaniel), V(izsla) and W(ire Fox Terrier)’s

Posted in CafePress Designs with tags , , , , , , on August 22, 2011 by kellyjcallahan

I’ve added more illustrations to my Cafepress shop: The Tibetan Spaniel, the Vizsla and the Wire Fox Terrier. They are also available through CKC Embroidery and Dog Mom Dog Designs.

  • The Tibetan Spaniel is a small, active and alert breed. Found in early Eastern art dating as far back as 1100 BC, where they were prized as pets and companions in Tibetan monasteries. Tibbies thrive on human companionship and need to be with their people.
  • The Vizsla is originally from Hungary and is also known as a Hungarian Pointer or Hungarian Vizsla. The Vizsla sports a beautiful golden rust-colored coat. They are natural hunters endowed with a good nose and above-average training ability.
  • The Wire Fox Terrier is active, friendly and playful and will spring into action at the slightest provocation. They make excellent companions and watchdogs for the home. They are predominately white with black and/or tan markings. Their coat is dense and wiry.

P(ointer), R(hodesian Ridgeback) and S(oft Coated Wheaten Terrier)’s

Posted in CafePress Designs with tags , , , , , on August 17, 2011 by kellyjcallahan

I’ve had a busy week working on more dog illustrations for my Cafepress shop: The Pointer, the Rhodesian Ridgeback and the Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier. They are also available through CKC Embroidery and Dog Mom Dog Designs.

  • The Pointer is a hard-driving hunting dog that possesses stamina and courage. This intelligent breed gives the impression of power, grace and noble carriage. His coat can be liver, lemon, black and orange, either solid or with white.
  • The Rhodesian Ridgeback is originally a native of South Africa. They were bred by the Boer farmers to fill the need for a serviceable hunting dog. The large and muscular Rhodesian Ridgeback were not only developed as hunters, but as family protectors. The “ridge” or hair that grows backward up their spine is their unique trademark.
  • The Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier is a medium sized terrier that is prized for its soft, silky coat. While they are a happy and self-confident dog, they are a formidable, and leave no doubt to his terrier origins. Known for more than 200 years in Ireland, they were known as the poor man’s dog.