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The best behaved dogs in town

December 15, 2010 |  7:00 am


They sit, they stay, they never bark. These cardboard canines are the creations of artist Marc Tetro. Punch out the body shapes from a single sheet of cardboard, follow simple instructions on fitting the pieces together, and voila — man's best cardboard friend.

The artist has designed a dozen variations, including boxer, beagle, basset hound and golden retriever. We picked up the pug and Boston terrier pictured here for $10.95 apiece at the South Pasadena shop Marz, (626) 799-4032. The store reports that it still has Yorkies, schnauzers and Westies in stock.

Tetro's e-store has the whole pack on sale, $10 a dog, with shipping starting at $6.95.

45-holiday-Packabowl If you're still shopping for a dog or dog fanatic, may we also suggest the Packabowl. The flexible food and water bowl can smush easily into luggage or be tossed into the back of the car. Given how dogs are on their way to supplanting babies as the ultimate objects of household obsession and paranoia, should we be surprised that the manufacturer touts materials that are "BPA and phthalate free"?

Packabowl is $18 plus $7.95 for shipping through manufacturer Polkadog Bakery. Angelenos will find it for $18.99 at Urban Pet.

You'll find more holiday shopping ideas in L.A. at Home's gift guide.

-- Craig Nakano

Upper photo credit: Bob Chamberlain / Los Angeles Times

Lower photo credit: Polkadog Bakery