This first was my first attempt to make a clay dog. I made it in cold weather out of regular Fimo and had trouble getting it soft enough to work well, but I guess the likeness could be worse (my cousin's dog, Erin, also pictured). I did like how the paws turned out. I used real pearls for the eyes and bits of black feather for eyelashes and whiskers. Note: you can't see it in the real-life pic, but her tail really does curl like a pig's tail, so I wanted to make sure the clay dog's did.
click for bigger. the ears fell off in the oven! I had to rebuilt them with glue and black paint.
Sorry about the blurriness, but it's the only picture I have. I made this one for my mom, it's a Christmas ornament of her dog, a border collie. I made one of Erin, too, to put on the package with their other Christmas presents. The Erin ornament turned out much nicer than the Erin above I think, and better than my mom's dog, but I don't have picture right now. For these ones I used the soft Fimo clay, which I like a lot better. I rolled it out flat and used an exacto knife to cut flat shapes, and then stuck them together so it's semi-3d. This also has feather eyelashes/whiskers that aren't visible in the picture.
Also, here is my mom's dog wearing a silly sweater in almost the same position as the ornament: