Giant Dogs (page 1)

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Great Dane
Savannah, GA (now Brazil, IN)
This 20-foot-tall fiberglass Great Dane stood 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. The statue, aka "Champ," was 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 wore a Santa hat and wreath around its neck for Christmas. In 2017, this location closed and the statue was removed. It is now installed at the Brazil, IN location. [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 installed in front 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.

Peeing Dog
Fresno, CA
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. It was reinstalled in a different spot in town in 2017. It is also a temporary installation. For more, see this website. [map]

Giant Dalmatian [gone]
Bellevue, OH
Giant Dog
Mount Vernon, IN
Inglewood, CA
The Giant Dalmatian was installed in front of a residence. The statue was gone by 2021.

The Giant Dog in Mount Vernon is installed on top of the sign at the Hawthorne Animal Clinic. He looks like a Pointer to me. [map]

This tiny monument to Penelope is installed in the median across from the post office downtown. The dog, also known as Rex, followed an Inglewood letter carrier on his route for more than 13 years. This memorial was installed in 1939. It functions as a water fountain for dogs. For more, see this website. [map]

Anubis [gone]
Redlands, CA
Giant Dog [gone]
Aloha, OR
Giant Dog
Glyndon, MN
Giant Dog
Winter Haven, FL
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 removed in 2017 during remodeling. For more, see this website.

The Giant Dog in Aloha was about six feet tall and stood across the street from the BarkZone dog daycare. The business opened in 2003. The statue was there by 2007 and was there until at least 2013. It looked like a Standard Schnauzer to me. This photo is from 2008. By 2015, the statue was gone.

This sign for Boardwalk Kennels features a statue of an Alaskan Malamute. The dog statue was created by Ernie Konikson in 1972 for the Crume Kennels. The business was later renamed the Boardwalk Kennels. However, that business is gone now, too. These photos are from 2011. For more, see this website. [map]

This Dog in Winter Haven stands in front of Little Wolfe's Pet Resort. It appears to be a giant Cocker Spaniel. The statue has been there since at least 2008. [map]

French Bulldog
Chattanooga, TN
This French Bulldog statue was produced in Amsterdam and was installed in front of Choo Choo Dog Camp in 2012. The statue is six feet tall and named "Dutch." [map]

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.

Bulldog [gone]
Woodstock, ON
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.

Athens, GA
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. It represents Mike who was the university's mascot from 1951-1955. Gene Owens created the sculpture in 1958. I believe there are two bronze Bulldog statues inside the stadium. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5. [map]

Athens, GA
Giant Bulldog
Athens, GA
This red Bulldog statue has been installed next to an Arby's since at least 2012. [map]

This four-foot-tall, fiberglass Giant Bulldog was installed in front of a Georgia Power office by 2012. He is dressed in a repairman's outfit. The statue was part of the "We Let the Dawgs Out" public art project from 2003-2010. About three dozen of these statues were installed around town. They were each painted to relate to the businesses that they stood in front of. For more, see this website. [map]

Giant Bulldog
Fresno, CA
Giant Bulldog
Winslow, AZ
This Giant Bulldog in Fresno is located at the Big Fresno Fair. It represents the mascot for the Fresno State Bulldogs.

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. I believe this statue was produced by FAST Fiberglass. For more, see this website. [map]

Giant Bulldog
Mattapoisett, MA
This Giant Bulldog 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:
Birmingham, AL
St. Simons Island, GA: 1, 2 [gone]
Des Moines, IA
Monee, IL
Burlington, NC
Lawndale, NC
Billings, OK
Charleston, SC
Beloit, WI
Southampton, ON

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