This is Ike the pit bull terrier. He's painted on an 8x10" canvas, intended to be framed by Denton's Frame Shop in OKC.
Ike is a country dog, with 80+ acres to patrol, and he's still the baby of the family out there, despite his ability to keep the property free of unwanted guests.
Sweet Daphne is an example of a dog much loved by her family, and she is advancing in years, and a painted portrait is a great way to preserve her loving face for all to enjoy. As of today she is much grayer than shown in the painting, but restoring a little color to her coat didnt seem like too much of a cheat, as it's nice sometimes to give yourself the chance to remember how something appeared at its prime of life.
She is painted on an 8x10" canvas with a 1 5/8" profile depth, intended in this case to display without a frame.