Giant Dogs (page 1)

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Nipper was a Fox Terrier and Bull Terrier mixed breed dog that became the symbol for RCA Music. A painting of the dog posed with an ear cocked towards an old-fashioned victrola became the company's logo. For more, see this website.

Albany, NY
This 25 foot tall likeness is the largest man-made dog in the world. It was built in 1954 and placed atop the RCA Building in Albany. It is made from fiberglass on a steel frame and weighs four tons. "Nipper" is inscribed on the dog's collar. Originally, there was also a Victrola box with horn.

Arnoff Moving and Storage bought and renovated the Albany building and Nipper in 1997. Because of Nipper's height and position on the roof, he has an aircraft beacon on his right ear. There is a steep set of stairs inside Nipper for changing the bulbs. For more, see this website. [map]

Baltimore, MD
This Nipper statue is 18 feet tall. It was originally installed on the RCA building in Baltimore around 1950. When RCA temporarily discontinued using the icon in 1975, the statue was sold to Jim Wells. The statue was put on display in Merrifield, VA. Later, Wells sold the statue to Baltimore and it was placed in a park. It is now located on the roof of the Maryland Historical Society museum. There is also a Nipper statue inside the museum. [map]

Nipper statues
Dover, DE
These Nipper statues are just some of those located at the Johnson Victrola Museum. The largest statue, shown in the first two photos above, appears to be about five feet tall. I don't know where he was originally located. For more, see this website.

Nipper statues
Minden, NE
Nipper statue
Denver, CO
There are a couple of Nipper statues on display inside Pioneer Village.

This Nipper statue in Denver is located inside the Bonnie Brae Ice Cream store.

Nipper statues
Escondido, CA
There are a couple of Nipper statues on display at the Deer Park Winery & Auto Museum.

ART the Dalmatian
Shreveport, LA
ART the Dalmatian was designed by Brandon Oldenburg, Bill Joyce, and Moonbot Studios. The fiberglass statue is just over 19 feet tall and was installed in 2014 in front of Shreveport Central Artstation. Obviously, the statue was inspired by Nipper but he was also modeled after a Dalmatian. The Dalmatian was chosen since the Artstation is housed in a former fire station. The spots have programmable lighting which are illuminated at night. For more, see this website. [map]

St. Bernard & Nipper statues
Château-Richer, QC
These St. Bernard & Nipper statues are located at Boutique Nanouk. This gift and souvenir shop opened in 1961. These statues were constructed for a winter festival parade float in the 1980s. There was also a more traditional giant Nipper statue on the porch when these photos were taken in 2009. By 2014, both of the Nipper statues were gone. The St. Bernard was still there in 2016. [map]

More Nipper Statues & Buildings:
Brimfield, MA
Saint Louis Park, MN
Camden, NJ: 1, 2
Okayama, Japan
Bristol, UK

Great Dane
Savannah, GA
This 20 foot tall fiberglass Great Dane stands in front of the Great Dane Trailers facility. The Great Dane has been the company's symbol since 1931. This statue was built in 1960 and was originally installed in Orlando, FL. It was knocked over in 1979 during Hurricane David and again in 1980 by a tornado. The statue was knocked over again in the late 1990s by a hit-and-run driver. When the Orlando facility closed in 2001, the statue was moved here. It is dressed up for holidays: a green derby hat for St. Patrick's Day and an Uncle Sam hat for the Fourth of July. The statue wears a Santa hat and wreath around its neck for Christmas. [map]

Sun Spot
Denver, CO
This Sun Spot sculpture is 20 feet tall and stands next to the Denver Animal Shelter. The dog is composed of 90,000 stainless steel dog tags over wire mesh. The sculpture was created by Laura Haddad and Tom Drugan. It was installed in 2011 and is lit at night with LED bulbs of various colors. There is also a giant dog collar installed inside the shelter's lobby. For more, see this website. [map]

Big Dog
Santa Rosa, CA
The Big Dog is located in from of the Sonoma Humane Society. The sculpture is 14 feet tall. It was created in 2004 by Patrick Amiot who has many other statues installed in nearby Sebastopol, CA. The dog's body is made from an Airstream trailer and scrap aluminum. His nose was made from a washtub. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Bad Dog [gone]
Newport Beach, CA
This Bad Dog sculpture was created by Richard Jackson in 2013. It is 28 feet tall and made of fiber reinforced composite over steel. The sculpture was located at the Orange County Museum of Art as a temporary exhibit. These photos are from 2013. The statue was removed in 2015. I don't know where it was moved to. For more, see this website.

Peeing Dog
Fresno, CA
Dog [gone]
Santa Fe, NM
This Peeing Dog sculpture is installed in front of Abby Pet Hospital. It has been there since at least 2009. The sculpture produces a stream of water from the dog to the fire hydrant. The dog was wearing bunny ears for Easter when these photos were taken in 2014. [map]

This Dog sculpture in Santa Fe is 20 feet long and made of corrugated sheet metal. It was temporarily installed in Railyard Park and is entitled "Yard Dog." A bench swing hangs from the dog's underside. The sculpture was created by Don Kennell in 2011. It was removed in 2012. For more, see this website.

Bulldog Cafe replica
Los Angeles, CA North Hollywood, CA
This Bulldog Cafe structure was located inside the Petersen Automotive Museum. It was built in 1994 as a recreation of a building that was built around 1928. The original building was demolished in 1955. I don't know if the original dog's pipe emitted steam but the replica built for the museum did. In 2014, the museum announced that it was remodeling and would be demolishing the Bulldog. It was saved and moved to the back patio are of the Idle Hour Cafe in North Hollywood.

There was also another recreation of original Bulldog Cafe building at Disney's Epcot Center in Florida. There was also a similar looking Pup Cafe in Venice, CA. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2.

Redlands, CA
Bulldog [gone]
Woodstock, ON
Athens, GA
This Anubis statue was built for Pharaoh's Theme and Water Park. The park operated from 1996-2006. It reopened in 2011 as Splash Kingdom Waterpark. This statue and several others just like it were still there in 2012. They were missing in 2016 but that might only be temporary as work seemed to be going on. For more, see this website. [map]

I believe this Bulldog was previously located in New Hamburg, ON. When these photos were taken in 2007, they were part of Windmill Hill which is Cliff and Frances Bruce's collection of windmills, whirligigs, signs and other statues. By 2015, all the statues were gone.

There are numerous Bulldogs around Athens which is the home to the University of Georgia's Bulldogs football team. The team also has a live mascot at its games. This statue of Uga stands in front of Memorial Hall. I believe there are two bronze Bulldog statues inside the stadium. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5.

Giant Bulldog
Winslow, AZ
Giant Bulldog
Mattapoisett, MA
This Giant Bulldog statue in Winslow was installed at Winslow High School around 2007. It is about six feet tall. The Bulldog is the mascot of the school's sports teams. For more, see this website. [map]

The Giant Bulldog in Mattapoisett stands at the entrance to the Old Rochester Regional High School. This wood-carved Bulldog is missing his right ear. The Bulldog is this high school's mascot. [map]

More Bulldog Statues:
Craneworks (Birmingham, AL)
St. Simons Island, GA: 1, 2
Bulldog (Des Moines, IA)
Bulldog (Beloit, WI)
Bulldog & Dalmatians (Southampton, ON)

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