“The Sitting Great Dane sculpture was a commission of Mr Barker, who’d passed away before the owner met me. I was so thrilled to have the chance to sculpt such a magnificent dog, and Mr Barker was a particularly handsome example of the breed.
Funnily enough I actually met the owner here at Moelfre, when he came up to collect three goats to take home with him as pets, (being males they’d been rescued from slaughter at a dairy farm.) I think he spotted my Leaping Bearded Collie sculpture outside, and very happily asked me whether I’d sculpt Mr Barker!”

This bronze great dane statue bears Tanya’s signature and unique edition number. Your casting of the Sitting Great Dane sculpture will be personally approved and will be accompanied by a certificate of authenticity.

10% of the proceeds from this bronze dog sculpture support The Dogs Trust animal charity.

FREE DELIVERY to the United Kingdom.

Currency conversions are estimated and should be used for informational purposes only.

Dimensions & Sizing

Metric –  H: 125 W: 98 D: 47 centimetres

Imperial –  H: 49 W: 39 D: 19 inches

(Height / Width / Depth)


Foundry Bronze Edition:  25

Bronze Resin Edition:  25

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Which Material to Choose

Bronze Resin – bronze metal powder is mixed with a resin to create the appearance of foundry bronze metal, but is more affordable and lightweight.

Foundry Bronze  – refers to the poured molten metal that is cast solid or hollow, depending on size, at a bronze foundry (using the traditional lost wax process). It is more robust and will appreciate in value.

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Sculpture Description, Bases & Fixings

Suitable for outdoor display as a great dane garden ornament or great dane memorial statue.

If requested this statue can be provided with screw-in threaded rods, which allow you to bolt it onto, or glue it into, hard surfaces. Alternatively, if requested, we can provide fixed (for bronze metal only) or screw in security rings, which will allow you to lock the sculpture to a buried security chain.

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This characterful lifesized great dane statue is sculpted by the artist Tanya Russell, who is the UK’s pre-eminent dog sculptor. Tanya has a passion for improving the welfare of the animals she sculpts and 10% of all proceeds from the Sitting Great Dane statue will go to the ‘Dogs Trust’, a charity that provides sanctuary and rehoming services for dogs in the UK and also lobbies for welfare policy changes all over the world.

The Sitting Great Dane is a limited edition sculpture, and your piece will be a superb recreation of the original clay great dane sculpture, taken from a mould. Your bronze dog sculpture can be cast in Bronze Resin or Foundry Bronze metal depending on which material you prefer.

How The Sculpture Was Made

I wasn’t able to visit Mr Barker before he passed, but I was sent plenty of photos of him in a variety of poses. With his owners, I decided which pose would suit him best, then proceeded to model Mr Barker in clay.

Once I’d sculpted Mr Barker a rubber mould was taken, with ‘keys’ placed in the rubber to ensure proper positioning. Then a shell of fibreglass was applied, to protect the mould and support it during the casting process.

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Delivery & Returns

Delivery costs are calculated once you add a sculpture to your bag. Contact us for other delivery options like collection or express delivery for bulky sculptures.

International delivery is available.

If you are an international buyer, you may need to pay local customs duties or taxes when importing a sculpture into your country. This most often applies to more valuable sculptures. Your local customs and taxes are not prepaid for you. If you contact us we can try to estimate them for you.

Sculpture that is broken in transit to you may be returned, and a replacement sculpture will be sent to you, at no further cost. If no replacement is available, we will cast a new one for you, or offer you a refund.

Client Testimonials

“Thank you very much for making Mr Barker sculpture for us, it is amazing and captures his spirit so well. […] Really brilliant addition to the home for us.”

Nigel, (Commissioner)

“Thank you for my beautiful Great Dane. I love him. Now I have the family in full preparation for getting our seating area ready to install him in the perfect place.”

Susan, (Buyer)

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Bespoke Dog Sculptures

Commission A Bespoke Dog Sculpture

If you would like to commission a made-to-order dog sculpture, first of all I recommend looking at the information about bespoke sculptures on my dog commissions page. In particular, this should help guide you on sizing and possibly pricing.

Afterwards, please contact me about your idea.