Dogs appear frequently in the last decade of Frink's career. At Woolland her husband was a keen shot and kept vizslas, Hungarian gun-dogs, closely resembling weimeraners, but golden-red instead of blue-grey. While their colour and sleek contours inspired representation in bronze, Frink insisted that her sculpted dogs were generic. In conversation with Edward Lucie-Smith (Frink a Portrait, London, 1994, p. 50) she commented: 'The reason why I sculpt dogs and horses is nothing to do with whether it's a foxhound or a bulldog or whatever. It's just a dog, and dogs tend to bring certain ideas to my mind. My dogs are currently a bit related to the Hungarian vizslas we have at Woolland, but that's because they're here. The particular attention for me is that dogs are the animals who've been closest to man for thousands of years. I find that interesting'.