Jupiter may not have any visible rings, but she sure has some visible rolls. It's ok, they happen to the best of us. And, much like how the Saturnal bands of ice and gas set one planet apart from the rest, so too do a hound's folds. They are also known for having a unique and, often times, strong odor. While some might dismiss this as being a simple case of bad hygiene, in fact, it's quite the opposite. Hounds have exceptionally oily skin, which, in turn, repels dirt and other airborne items. Dirt typically acts as an odor mask, so in breeds where it's presence is limited, the dog's natural odor becomes more apparent. Bloodhounds were and still are used for tracking purposes-- one thought behind their extra oily skin is that, because they often worked in packs, the need for knowing each other's whereabouts was made easier due to them being, well, a little smelly.

Good Dog series

76.2 × 95.3, Edition of 15, $3,500;
101.6 × 127, Edition of 10, $4,200;
121.9 × 152.4, Edition of 5, $5,800

About The Gallery

Isabella Garrucho Fine Art is an art gallery based in Greenwood. It offers a great selection of artworks for sale by many emerging and established artists.
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