The dog was probably my favourite puppet to make. I collected lots of reference images of Bull Terriers as I really like the shape of their heads, there is something about them that looks a lot like a puppet or an illustration to me - slightly unreal. Also I wanted to base it on a breed of dog that could look both vicious, or friendly/appealing simply by use of body language i.e. the way it was puppeteered.
Typically and rather frustratingly, I had to edit out the bit where the dog shakes, sits down and pants, a lovely bit of puppeteering by the way, to make the film flow better. I guess I'll have to make a reel of out takes!