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21st Century Bears Website
The home of artist bears.

Wednesday, 28 September 2011


Fern is my little black Shetland Pony and she is very timid and virtually impossible to catch. At one point last year it took me 6 weeks to catch her for the Farrier to trim her hooves. I spent day after day sitting in the field trying to coax her to come to me. I eventually managed to pen her into a section of field and finally caught her. Once on the lead rope she stands quietly whilst her hooves are trimmed, unlike Tia who can do a brilliant jump up in the air while the poor Farrier hangs on desperately. He says Shetlands are often harder to trim as they are so small he has to practically lie down to trim them and they can be a bit of a handful and get up to all kinds of tricks - or maybe that's just my Shetlands.
They are due their next trim in a couple of weeks so I'm preparing Fern for the traumatic experience so I can catch her on the day. Maybe I should take lessons in horse whispering.

Monday, 26 September 2011

Bears To Order

Yorkshire Terrier

Bull Terrier

Border Terrier

Boston Terrier

Cairn Terrier
 The following dogs are now available to order.
Please click on individual photo to be re-directed
to my website  order page.


Sunday, 25 September 2011

Sunday Morning Ride

My niece, Lauren takes the lead on Jigsaw, whilst Jake and I lag behind at the rear.  Both horses prefer to be in front and whoever ends up at the back will usually plod along, sulking.  So on the homeward journey, Jake gets to lead and proceeds to be overtaken by a pedestrian.


Saturday, 24 September 2011


Jigsaw was up early today to get some new shoes.  He was very happy with them.


Friday, 23 September 2011

Blue the Maine Coon cat

Blue is 7 years old and as you can see he likes to have his photo taken.  When he's not eating or sleeping, he enjoys curling up with our dog Moose and grooming her.  Moose returns the favour before they both fall asleep together.  Blue also enjoys wrestling with Ketchup our other cat, although he usually ends up losing.  It's hard work but someone's got to do it.


Airedale Terrier

Monty is a 7.5 Airedale Terrier, with a coat made of shaggy brown and grey streaked plush. He is curently listed on ebay on a 3 day auction. Please click link to take a look http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/250898129160?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1586.l2649


Wednesday, 21 September 2011


Introducing Bertie, my latest dog and a brand new design.  Bertie is a 7.5" Basset Hound and he has a coat made of white and brown Schulte viscose, with big floppy ears and a droopy muzzle.  Bertie is currently listed on ebay on a 3 day auction.  Please click link to take a look.   http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/250897033063?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1586.l2649


Tuesday, 20 September 2011


My latest dog is  Billy the Beagle.  He is 6.5" tall and he has a coat made of white and brown Schulte viscose.  He is a brand new design and happily has now found a new home.


Custom Work

Husky Pup
I am pleased to carry out Custom Orders.  Simply email me at c21bears@ntlworld.com with photos of your pet and I will get back to you with details.  As with all my pieces they will not be completely "lifelike" but my interpretation of the subject. 

Monday, 19 September 2011

Moose, the Staffie Cross

Moose is 11 years old and she is a rescue dog.  We had gone to the Animal Shelter to find a 2nd dog and whilst checking out all the residents , we were led to a room where the cats were kept.  There were cages with a variety of moggies and I wondered what we were doing in the cat enclosure when we were looking for a dog.  The lady showing us around explained that there was a puppy in a cage next to the cats as she was very young and who had been in the shelter for 7 days after being found roaming the city streets.  We came upon a tiny black puppy, wagging her tail and gazing up at us with her big puppy eyes.  She was let out of her cage and she flew past us and straight over to the cage that housed the cats. She stood up with her front paws on the cage door and started barking at them. We decided there and then she was the one and she came home with us. 

Now 11 years later, she is a bit grey around the muzzle but she will always be that little puppy who taunted the poor cats as she trotted off to her new life.

Saturday, 17 September 2011

Hector the Shetland Pony

Hector my  golden oldie Shetland pony can no longer chew long grass or hay and has to be fed on soaked veteran horse food which she loves.   At dinner time she  will sneak away from the other ponies and slip through a small gap in the hedge that only she can fit through, into the adjoining field.  Once there, she stands at the gate stamping her feet impatiently until her bucket of food appears.  The other ponies can only look on longingly as she tucks in.  Passers by will stop and give her treats, feeling sorry for her all on her own in the field. How little they know. Once she has eaten and as the night draws in and all the passers-by have gone, she goes back through her gap in the hedge to rejoin the other ponies.


Thursday, 15 September 2011

Latest Dog

Miniature Schnauzer

Here is one of my latest dogs, he is a Mini Schnauzer with a soft and shaggy black faux fur coat and long whiskers.  He has black leather footpads and a little white marking on his chest.  William has now gone to his  new home.


Wednesday, 14 September 2011

My Animals


Kami the German Shepherd, went for her first walk in a month since having her operations.  She had to stay on the lead but she didn't mind, she was just glad to go further than the garden. 

She has amassed her own wardrobe of t shirts to keep her scar protected but they play havoc with her street cred.  She was glad we took the t shirt off before taking her to the park . 

Fingers crossed it should only be a couple more weeks then she can go back to being a GSD who doesn't wear clothes and is free to run off the lead through the woods again..

Tuesday, 13 September 2011


**New Design***

Meet Billy a 6.5" Beagle, my latest design and a new breed.  He has a coat made of brown and white viscose and he has big floppy ears.  He is currently listed on ebay on a 5 day auction.  Please click link to take a look http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/250891822401?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649


Saturday, 10 September 2011

Latest Dog

Truffle  7" Cairn Terrier , my latest dog and one of my favourites breeds.  They have such expressive faces and I try to capture that look in my creations.  His coat is a soft and shaggy beige faux fur and he is currently listed on a 3 day ebay auction. Please click the link to take a look http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/250889696280?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649

The latest on my animals:  Kami the German Shepherd is currently recuperating after having 2 operations in the last month.  She was diagnosed with early stage Pyometra, which is fatal if left untreated.  She had the operation then a few days later her wound started bleeding.  We rushed her back to the vets where she had a 2nd op.  She has spent the last couple of weeks wearing an e collar and jumper to keep her wound clean and is under house arrest while she fully recovers.  She is now back to her old self, raring to go, but she has to take things easy for a couple more weeks just to be safe.  

Thursday, 8 September 2011


6" Boxer dog with a coat made from white and brown hand tinted viscose.  He has black glass eyes, poly wad filling and is fully cotter pin jointed.  He comes with a name tag.  Now available to buy on my website.  Please click link to view . http://members.webs.com/MembersB/editAppPage.jsp?app=webstore&pageID=208331587&token=null#webstore/products/show/1955473


Wednesday, 7 September 2011


SPROUT is a tiny 5" miniature bear.  His coat is a cream coloured, wavy mohair and he is fully cotter pin jointed.  He is currently on a 5 day auction on ebay.  To view item click here,



Welcome to my new blog "My Bears and Other Animals".  The name derives from my work as a bear making artist.  I design and create bears, dogs and other animals.  Most of my work is sold on ebay and also through orders on my website at www.21stcenturybears.com
I also do custom work on request via my website.  I am always working on new designs and enjoy to see a new creation emerge.  
This blog will show my work past and present and I will be regularly updating on new designs.  

I will also be sharing insights into my life with all my animals and the ups and downs that come hand-in-hand with having my own mini-zoo.  There is a lot of hard work involved and luxuries like going on holiday require military planning to ensure all the animals needs are catered for.  Needless to say this doesn't happen very often though.

I hope you enjoy reading my blog as much as I will enjoy writing it and I hope to keep you entertained in my future posts.
Caren of 21st Century Bears