Art is one of the hardest things to define and everybody has their own opinion, or rather feeling, of what art actually is and how to describe it. However, whatever your definition of art is, you probably think that artistic expressions are reserved for people only. Well, this amazing pooch called Dagger, or DogVinci which is his pseudonym and stage name, might help you change your mind and accept that art is actually universal and not only a human prerogative.
Dagger, a sweet Lab mix, showed his inclination toward painting in the only way he could – by wagging his tail. His owner Yvonne Dagger is a painter and one day Dagger came to her while she was painting and nudged her, trying to tell her that he can do that too. She recognized passion in his eyes and decided to give it a try. From that day, Dagger always has a brush in his mouth. And a beret on his head.
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The turn of faith
Before he became the most famous dog painter in the world, Dagger trained to become a highly professional Assistance Dog for Canine Companions for Independence. However, as is the case with many humans as well, his true calling and destiny lied elsewhere. After he expressed his love and desire to paint, his owner decided to let him do what he truly wanted.
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A skillful artist
Dagger, or DogVinci, used the things he learned during his training to become an assistance dog, like pushing, closing and opening drawers and doors and taking objects in his mouth, to express his artistic side through painting. His creativity matches his enthusiasm and love for painting and that is obvious in all his paintings.
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A good boy
Even though his paintings are sold for the prices that range from 130 to 300 dollars, Dagger doesn’t really care about money. He is, after all, a dog, and the concept of money doesn’t concern him. He only cares about his art. However, he is a good boy and wants to help others. That is why he donates a part of his earnings for every sold painting to charity. To see his artworks and buy a painting go to his official website, DogVinci.com.
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Dealing with fame
Since you don’t see a dog painter every day, DogVinci naturally became very famous. A lot of people want to meet him and follow his every step. You can keep up with news about Dagger on his Facebook page, as well as his Twitter and Instagram profiles.
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A real celebrity
His ever-growing fan base helped Dagger become a true celebrity. Her owner gave a lot of interviews, and they have even appeared on “The Rachel Ray Show”. However, all this popularity hasn’t changed Dagger at all. He still enjoys painting and all he needs to get him going is his love for the art. And treats. He loves treats.
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Young at heart
Even though Dagger is 4 years old, which means that he isn’t a kid anymore, he still enjoys playing with his toys when he is not painting. He is a playful doggy and he is not afraid to show just how youthful he feels at any time of the day. His energy and playfulness are often a combination that keeps his owner at the tip of her toes.
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A sensitive guy
Dagger is obviously a very sensitive guy, with a great artistic side. Every single one of his paintings shows just how sensitive he is and how good he can feel the world around him and later express his feelings and thoughts through art. However, he still has time to stop and smell the flowers. We should all follow his example – happiness is in little things.
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A true friend
Even though he is a celebrity now, Dagger still has time for his loyal friends. He is not shy which makes him a very friendly dog. He is always ready to hang out with anybody, but especially with his old friends. He also doesn’t shy away from dressing up and goofing around and he just loves when his buddies go along with his crazy ideas.
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DogVinci at action
Dagger quickly turns into his artistic alter ego, DogVinci, as soon as he takes a brush in his mouth. If you are still skeptic about it and don’t really believe that a dog can paint such amazing works of art, you need to see him in action. Just take a look.
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