Kathy’s dog show

Agility Dog Show, AKC, Dog Show

I met my friend Kathy at her agility show for something fun to sketch and to give support. Her dog is an Australian Shepherd who is very young and learning the ropes. (https://www.akc.org/dog-breeds/australian-shepherd/).

North is an amazing ball of energy and fur, who jumps and leaps from genes that were  developed to herd.

In fact, this is a way for North to channel the energy and receive praise for doing well.

You can imagine the bad, if left to invent for herself.

The couple I sketched were from rural Kentucky. Nice people who probably didn’t realize I was sketching away. From a military background, he now supports his wife’s passion for training dogs. Nice!

Sometimes a quick sketch captures the honest moments.



Australian Shepherd, Pen and Ink Dog Portrait

North is an Australian Shepherd with attitude. She is the spitting image (temperament) of her owner – feisty, very intelligent and beautiful. Plus, she can jump from a sit to unbelievable heights. She’s funny to watch in slow-motion.

I wanted to surprise her owner Kathy, as a new office piece of art. Hopefully, it will cheer her on days the patients are tough and on days she misses her pooch.