Bichon White Dog Figurine By Ron Hevener
Every product has it's own size chart which can be FOUND IN THE SECONDARY PHOTOS (under the main photo) on each item or in the description of the product.
No two size charts are the same! A small on one size chart might be a medium on another size chart. For this reason, we ask that you measure your dog and refer to the size chart on each item in your order to ensure that you will receive a product that fits. Below is a guide to help you measure your dog. If you require assistance, please CONTACT US. We are happy to help!
- To determine the proper size for your dog, measure your dog's neck, chest, and back with a soft tape measure following the instructions below.
- If you don't have a soft tape measure handy, but you do have a printer, CLICK HERE! When all else fails, use a string or ribbon to wrap around the dog and then lay flat next to a rigid tape measure or ruler.
- When measuring your dog, the pet must be standing in a normal position. Laying down or sitting will result in inaccurate measurements.
1. Neck circumference is measured at the base of the neck where the collar sits. Pull the tape snug but not tight.
2. Back length is measured from the base of your pet's neck where the collar sits, to the base of the tail.
3. Chest girth is measured at the widest part of the pet's chest just behind the front legs. Measure around the entire chest.
*For clothing, accurate chest measurements are critical, especially in breeds who have a much deeper chest. Please go one size larger for dogs with very thick fur or if the chest measurements fall between sizes.
4. Paws are measured by standing your pet on a sheet of paper and tracing all four paws including fur and nails. Measure the width and length of the largest paw print to determine your dog's shoe size. Alternatively, some shoes will have a printable size chart.
The Hevener collectibles dog figurines began with a young story-teller making souvenirs for tourists at the farmer's 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 airbrushed 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 1/2" x 2" x 4"
*All breeds are available in any and all color combinations. For special requests, please email us at email@example.com.