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Neznarf
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Not looking for Folkmanis Sheepdog puppet. Great looking puppet but not the one.

I've seen several performers using a kind of sheepdog looking dog puppet. It looked great.

Does any one know the company that sells them. Or something close to it.

Thanks,

Neznarf
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HI Neznarf,
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Neznarf
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That is a Folkmanis Sheepdog,

But thanks anyway.
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ChrisJ
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Mary Ann Taylor can make you one.

http://www.matpuppets.com/home.htm

or Verna Finly can as well:
VERNA FINLY
7416 Spring Village Drive T18
Springfield, VA 22150-4927
703) 569-0351

Both make great soft puppets. Not sure what exactly your looking for but try these.

Chris
Chrystal
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Hi,

Not adding anything new but also would have suggested the Mary Ann Taylor puppets as suggested by Chris above. While I haven't purchased her products, one of the members whom post in Carnival of Fun is featured with a shaggydog puppet had recommended this site to me.

Good luck with your search!
Chrystal
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KritterVille (http://www.kritterville.com) is very good. I'm very happy with the puppet I got from them and their service is terrific! They make a great-looking sheepdog puppet that I was really close to buying:

http://www.kritterville.com/web2/sheepdog.htm

Hope this helps!
-Andy
Neznarf
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Andini,

That not the one I've seen.

BUT it's pretty nice.

I may buy him if I can't find the other one.

Thanks,

Neznarf
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Jonty the Magician
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I have one similar in looks to the Folkmanis one, but I bought this from a seaside gift shop for £3.99! ($6.00?) It has some electronic gadget in it which makes it bark when you make the mouth movements, and if you stroke it's ears or back it growls in ecstasy! (Is that a good word to use in a kiddies forum? You know the sound I mean!) Obviously this was bought in the UK, I assume you're in the States?

Jon
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Hi Jon,
that's the same one I have. They are fantastic but I took out the bark.

Matt
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Hi Matt,
Did you find you couldn't use the electronic bark in your act then? I must admit mines a bit quiet, I just thought it needed some new batteries. The kids love stroking the dog and hearing it growl, they can tell the noise isn't coming from me.

Jon
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Hey Neznarf,

Just to throw another idea into the pool...

I've seen a range of dog puppets at various times on ebay.

If you go into the search box and type 'ventriloquist' it will bring up a whole heap of puppets. I'm not sure if there are any sheepdogs on there at the moment, but it's worth checking every now and then if you're not in a particular hurry.

Cheers
olivertwist
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The dog in my picture is by Mary Ann Taylor.

Oliver
ChrisJ
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Nez, just a thought. You saw someone do a show/trick/effect with a sheep dog that you liked. You are looking for the exact dog but maybe if you find a dog you like based on your taste it would better and your presentation of the effect as opposed to a copy of the one you saw. There are a lot of puppet makers listed here but none have the dog you saw. Try contacting MAT or Verna and they will make you one. Will run ya anywhere from $200 and up I would guess. My Verna cost 250ish a dozen yrs ago. Good luck on your quest Smile

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Hi Jon,
I do a bit of vent so it didn't really work out.

Matt
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