Lord of the Couch, MW

Lord of the Couch, MW Life-sized Miniature Wire Dachshund Bronze Sculpture by Sculptor Joy Beckner

bronze Dachshund sculpture by Joy Beckner

miniature bronze Dachshund sculpture by Joy Beckner

Available for Immediate Acquisition

Life-sized Miniature Wire (MW)
16 1/2"L x 7 3/4"W x 9 1/4"H Bronze Ed. 20 & 2 Artist's Proofs ©2001. Approx. 18 Pounds


The Martin Hannon Memorial Award, Salmagundi Club, NYC, 2016

First Prize, New Members Show, Salmagundi Club, NYC, 2013

Juror’s Award of Merit, Red River Valley International Juried Art Exhibition, 2012

Best Sculpture, Dog Fanciers’ Contemporary Dog Art Competition, NYC, Fall 2001

Three awards, Art Show at the Dog Show, Wichita, KS. 2002


"Lord of the Couch, MW" was inspired by Lena Leonardsson, who commissioned me to sculpt her dapper, departed Wokie.

Judge Weldon Long, my long time dachshund anatomy mentor, commented on what great feet "Lord" has and how well I had groomed him. Weldon exclaimed, "I could take that dog into a (show) ring and get a 5-point major on him today! Of course, we'll never know how he moves." I miss Weldon who passed away in September 2007.

When our smooth boy, Edgar, acted as if he owned our couch, Wokie in clay, became "Lord of the Couch” MW. After my husband Brian named it, I learned the title was quite appropriate. When Wokie wasn't busy hunting rabbits, cornering woodchucks, or doing his Wokie-doodle dance, he was a real couch man. He spent a lot of time perched on top of the back of the couch. Imagine and enjoy.

Each "Lord of the Couch” MW is hand made, one at a time in Colorado. Each is signed, numbered and includes my mark, Joy Beckner Bronze Sculptor. Enjoy!

Lord of the Couch, MW Life-sized Miniature Wire Dachshund Bronze Sculpture by Sculptor Joy Beckner

Lord of the Couch, MW Life-sized Miniature Wire Dachshund Bronze Sculpture by Sculptor Joy Beckner

Dachshund Definitions - Sizes and Coats
SS: Standard Smooth
SW: Standard Wirehair
SL: Standard Longhair
MS: Miniature Smooth
MW: Miniature Wirehair
ML: Miniature Longhair
1:6 Scale: Fits in a hand
Pieces may be commissioned in Smooth, Wire or Long coat.