Monday, October 14, 2013

Getting Into The Halloween Spirit-Carving A Pumpkin

Getting Into The October Spirit

Carve A Pumpkin To Look Like Your Pup

A couple of years ago I found a Better Homes And Garden Internet site that had 24 different pattern stencils for carving pumpkins to look like certain dog breeds. Not all breeds are represented. Fortunately, a Poodle was one of those that were. There are also carving suggestions, which are very helpful. 

The breeds represented are:

  1. Dachshund
  2. Bulldog
  3. Border Collie
  4. Boston Terrier
  5. Chihuahua
  6. Beagle
  7. Boxer
  8. Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
  9. German Shepard
  10. Golden Retriever
  11. Cocker Spaniel
  12. Pomeranian
  13. Jack Russel 
  14. German Shorthair Pointer
  15. Doberman Pincher
  16. Labrador Retriever
  17. Pug
  18. Rottweiler
  19. Poodle
  20. Schnauzer
  21. Scottish Terrier
  22. Shih Tzu
  23. Siberian Husky
  24. Yorkshire Terrier
For this year, I was planning to do a pumpkin that looked like our Penny, who is a Pitt mix (this is the link). I had a disappointment when I found that there was not a stencil for her. 

I have decided to change that. I have made a stencil for the American Pitt Bull. I am going to get my pumpkin today, carve it, and then blog the pumpkin along with the FREE stencil for anyone who wants to use it. Stay tuned! And Happy Pumpkin Carving!

Just A Little Preview


  1. You did a great job!! I need two pumpkins - a golden retriever and a min pin!

    1. I would need four but only do one a year. I would also have to draw a design for Dylan-there would never be a Mountain Fiest pumpkin pattern. Poodles and Labs they have and I have taken care of the Pitties!

  2. This looks great. Never seen it before...very nice!

    1. Thanks, and thank you for stopping by and commenting!

  3. Hello

    I am from Cape Town South Africa and here Halloween is not as popular as it is in the US however the interest is growing quite fast. I am so in love with your pumpkin carving featuring a poodle as poodles are my most loved dog breed. How do I go about getting a pattern so that I too can carve myself a poodle Halloween pumpkin this season. Warm regards Carol burgers AfriCaniche poodles

    1. I am glad you can use it and it is nice to hear from someone on this blog. I am afraid that I've haven't been active on it lately. In fact, I've moved the whole blog to a which is Thank you for leaving a comment. It's nice to hear from someone.

      Sincere Regards

  4. I omitted my email address in the above comment.


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