Boone is one of my all time favorite dogs....He is the sweetest guy and recently battled a bear protecting his property, and lived to tell the tale.....We call him Samurai Warrior Dog now. I did this painting in response to the Up Close Animal Challenge on the Daily Paintworks site. It was a fun challenge and gave me the opportunity to try something new....I love those challenges. My daughter fell in love with the painting and it will be living at her house. I'm inspired to try another in the near future.