Murray the German Shepherd

This German shepherd soft sculpture was created as a comment on dog breeding practices which negatively effect the animals health. In the case of American-bred German shepherds, dogs are being bred with extremely sloping backs which make the breed even more susceptible to hip and spine problems. 

Murray is made of luxe fleece, sheepskin, faux suede, and felt; he has hand appliquéd bones and ink dye details. He was created with my original pattern design.