Puppy Dog Spheres by Dune Design Studios: Sand Globes with Charismatic Canines

by DerdriuMarriner

Florida-based Dune Design Studios specializes in sand globes, sunnier relatives of snow globes. Dog lovers love the company's line of puppy figurines, known as puppy dog spheres.

Founded in 1991 and based in Orlando, in central Florida, Dune Design Studios, Inc., creates and manufactures sand globes, sand-based variants of snow globes. Their product lines include:
• chair scenes;
• ornaments;
• puppy dog figurines;
• sand and shell scenes;
• tea lights and candles.

The company's canine-themed products are known as puppy dog spheres.
Six breeds are available via cyberspace's easy shopping giant, Amazon:
• Golden Retriever;
• Black Lab;
• Yellow Lab;
• Brown Pug;
• Rottweiler;
• Yorkshire Terrier.

Dune Design Studios' puppy dog spheres, which capture the charming appeal of these popular breeds, make excellent gifts -- including for self -- for special occasions, such as birthdays and holidays, as well as for everyday occasions.

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Dune Design Studios, Inc.
20 N. Division Avenue
Orlando, FL 32801

phone: (407) 236-0182

email: creative@dunedesignstudios.com

Twitter:
Jeff Kraselsky @DuneDesign
https://twitter.com/dunedesign

website: http://www.dunedesignstudios.com

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Sand globes are sunny variants of snow globes: Snow globes exist in many variations, from hand-held and water-filled to giant airy domes.

The Liberty Shopping Centre, Romford, northeastern London, South East England
The Liberty Shopping Centre, Romford, northeastern London, South East England

Fun with globes: from winter wonderland of snow globes to sunny paradise of sand globes

 

Water-filled snow globes enclose miniaturized scenes which transform into wonderlands with falling, sparkling particles simply by shaking or tipping. Lacking water, their sunny equivalents appear as beach vignettes with sand filling the bottom sector of the sphere. Tipping sand globes shifts the sand and rearranges the miniatures.

A plethora of themes are depicted in sand globes. Beach landscapes are excellent settings for pets, who enjoy sea and sand environments just as much as their human families.

Dune Design Studios of Orlando, Florida, includes in its creative sand globes a puppy-themed line, known as puppy dog spheres. Seven dog breeds represented in puppy dog spheres are available through cyberspace's easy shopping giant, Amazon:

  • Golden Retriever;
  • Black Lab;
  • Yellow Lab;
  • Brown Pug;
  • Rottweiler;
  • Yorkshire Terrier.

Apart from the Rottweiler, which only is available as a 4-inch sphere, the other five puppy spheres are offered via Amazon in two sizes as:

  • 3-inch diameters and
  • 4-inch diameters.

These puppy dog spheres capture the appeal of each of these breeds.

They make great gifts for:

  • everyday;
  • holidays;
  • special occasions such as birthdays.

 

Puppy Dog Sphere: Golden Retriever ~ 4 Inch Diameter

Handblown glass sphere with Golden Retriever sitting next to his masters Lounge Chair. Shake to shift sand and bury/unbury toys. Made in USA.
Dune Design Studios Inc.

Golden Retrievers: hearts of gold

Golden Retrievers belong to the sporting group of dogs, a group focused on assisting in hunts for birds and small game.

The friendly, intelligent breed was developed in the late nineteenth century near Glen Affric at Guisachan, the Scottish Highlands estate of Dudley Marjoribanks, 1st Baron Tweedmouth (December 29, 1820 – March 4, 1894). The Golden Retriever’s parentage includes Belle, a Tweed Water Spaniel, a breed which became extinct before the twentieth century.

Puppy Dog Sphere: Golden Retriever ~ 3 Inch Diameter

Dune Design Studios Inc.

The phenomenal patience and sociability of Golden Retrievers especially qualifies them as:

  • guide dogs;
  • mobility assistance dogs;
  • search and rescue dogs.

The Golden Retriever figurines differ for the two sphere sizes, but both are recognizable in epitomizing the calm, happy patience which this heart-of-gold breed displays.

 

Puppy Dog Sphere: Black Lab ~ 4 Inch Diameter

Handblown glass sphere with Black Lab sitting next to his masters Lounge Chair. Dogs toys are buried in fine sand. Tip to shift scene. Made in USA.
Dune Design Studios Inc.

Black Labs: best friends forever

Black Labrador Retrievers, affectionately known as Black Labs, comprise one of a trio of Labrador Retrievers which are distinguished by and named for their coloring:

  • black;
  • chocolate;
  • yellow.

Labrador Retrievers trace their origins to the Avalon Peninsula of southeastern Newfoundland. They are descended from St. John’s water dog, a breed which became extinct in the 1980s. Their retrieving skills were honed as assistants to fishermen of the Labrador Sea.

Puppy Dog Sphere: Black Lab ~ 3 Inch Diameter

Dune Design Studios Inc.

Loyal and playful as family dogs, their athleticism and their stable temperament eminently qualify them as:

  • guide dogs;
  • narcotics detection dogs;
  • search-and-rescue dogs.

This talented breed is especially dear to me, for one of my great childhood pals, Clinker, my paternal uncle's pet, was a Black Lab.

 

Puppy Dog Sphere: Yellow Lab ~ 4 Inch Diameter

Handblown glass sphere with Yellow Lab sitting next to his masters Lounge Chair. Tip to shift sand and bury/unbury toys. Made in USA.
Dune Design Studios Inc.

Yellow Labs: sunny friends

Yellow Labrador Retrievers are affectionately known as Yellow Labs.

This breed exhibits the sunny disposition which characterizes all three color representatives:

  • black;
  • chocolate;
  • yellow.

The sleekness of Black Labs is expressed as sunshine in the coat of Yellow Labs and as rich earthiness in Chocolate Labs.

A Yellow Lab, leaping and running as joyful participant in family games, is a glorious sight, especially with sunlight dancing off that sunny coat.

 

Puppy Dog Sphere: Yellow Lab ~ 3 Inch Diameter

Dune Design Studios Inc.

Puppy Dog Sphere: Brown Pug ~ 4 Inch Diameter

Handblown glass sphere with Brown Pug sitting next to his masters Lounge Chair. Tip sphere to shift sand and bury/unbury toys. Made in USA.
Dune Design Studios Inc.

Pugs: heart-warmers

Although Pugs have the honor of being recognized as one of the oldest known breeds today – dating back to before 400 BCE – their origins are uncertain. Descent is variously attributed to:

  • Bulldog;
  • French Mastiff (Dogue de Bordeaux);
  • Short Haired Pekingese.

Pugs have a proclivity for snoring and easily catch colds.

Their animated, happy-go-lucky disposition adds to their charm. They soften hearts with their dark, large eyes and deeply wrinkled faces.

 

Puppy Dog Sphere: Brown Pug ~ 3 Inch Diameter

Dune Design Studios Inc.

Puppy Dog Sphere: Rottweiler ~ 4 Inch Diameter

Handblown glass sphere with Rottweiler sitting next to his masters Lounge Chair. Shake to shift sand and bury/unbury toys. Made in USA.
Dune Design Studios Inc.

Rottweilers: natural clowns and extraordinary ambassadors

 

Affectionately known as Rotts or Rotties, Rottweilers are one of the oldest herding breeds, with their history dating back to Roman Empire (27 BCE – 476 AD). Traditionally, Rotties have excelled at herding livestock and pulling as well as guarding carts of butchered meat.

The clownish playfulness which Rotties exhibit as pets in family life derives from confidence and security. Unfortunately, a Hyde-like flip of their territorial and watchdog instincts into super-aggressiveness may occur as a result of:

  • lack of socialization through abuse and/or neglect;
  • lack of training.

The American Kennel Club recognizes the breed as greatly alert, with a self-confident aloofness, and a strong eagerness for work.

  • Rottweilers exude calm, confident courage, which endears them as companions and guardians.

For me, happy, well-trained Rottweilers are extraordinary ambassadors for canine-human camaraderie. The outer glow from inner confidence is impressive and unmistakable.

 

Puppy Dog Sphere: Yorkshire Terrier ~ 4 Inch Diameter

Handblown glass sphere with Yorkshire Terrier figurine in center. Shake to shift sand and bury/unbury toys. Made in USA.
Dune Design Studios Inc.

Yorkshire Terriers: impossibly adorable, completely disarming

North East England’s county of Yorkshire is the namesake of Yorkshire Terriers, known affectionately as Yorkies. The petite breed is believed to have been developed in the mid-nineteenth century by ordinary people, mostly mill workers, as rat catchers.

The signature glossiness and silkiness of Yorkie’s long hair tempts their owners to indulge in prettifications such as beribboned top knots.

Yorkies are renowned as attentive, inquisitive, easily trainable pets. Happy Yorkies display exquisitely perfect carriage and exude alert confidence.

Puppy Dog Sphere: Yorkshire Terrier ~ 3 Inch Diameter

Dune Design Studios Inc.

For me, Yorkies are unequalled for alert adorability. Their perky, pert manner is refreshing and also disarming.

  • Who knew that rat catchers could be so adorable, so elegant?

 

Conclusion: You can never have too many puppies, including those in Puppy Dog Spheres

 

Since crafting their signature BeachBall glass sphere in 1991, Dune Design Studios Inc. of Orlando, Florida, has concentrated on quality in craftsmanship, from creativity to design to production.

The company's line of Puppy Dog Spheres exemplifies this commitment, with attractive settings and precise figurines. Puppy Dog Spheres make perfect gifts for:

  • admirers of quality collectibles;
  • dog lovers;
  • wannabe dog lovers.

For those whose living situation precludes pets in the home, Puppy Dog Spheres serve as decorative substitutes.

For those in the fortunate situation of having pets as family members, canine-themed decor such as Puppy Dog Spheres is a welcome style.

 

Dog lovers all know that ideally you can never have too many puppies, including those in Dune Design Studios' gorgeous Puppy Dog Spheres.

 

Glass spheres invite and may enclose creativity.

"Studio glass by Tyler Hopkins, demonstrating many of the essential properties of glass."
"Studio glass by Tyler Hopkins, demonstrating many of the essential properties of glass."

Acknowledgment

 

My special thanks to:

  • Talented artists and photographers/concerned organizations who make their fine images available on the Internet;
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University for superior on-campus and on-line resources.

 

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Updated: 11/14/2014, DerdriuMarriner
 
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DerdriuMarriner on 11/17/2014

Telesto, Me, too, I'm seeing that problems in dogs have to do with training and treatment. By nature dogs seem to want to be helpful and to spread joy.

Telesto on 11/16/2014

I think they are like most other dogs, train them properly and treat them well, and you will never have a problem.

DerdriuMarriner on 11/15/2014

Telesto, It's always great to meet another fan of Rotties!

Telesto on 11/15/2014

You're right, you can never have too many puppies and I love Rotti es too. Lovely to read about these, thank you.

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