Although I had a dog named Max growing up in New Jersey, this is not a portrait of that Max. Unfortunately, I don't think I even have any photos of that particular Max. I think we named him for Maxwell Smart. He had a fondness for scaring the beejeesus out of the mail man, the meter man, just about any man in a uniform, although he was at heart really friendly. This Max greets everyone who enters Mah-Ann's Pro Fitness Center in Keizer, OR. My wife, Fran, took some classes there last year and snapped this photo, along with a few more, and now, Max is the latest entry into the Pet Gallery on my website. I also have his portrait posted in my FineArtAmerica gallery and my Etsy Shop, so there are all kinds of ways to check him out. The link in the title will take you over to my FineArtAmerica Gallery, but if you are interested in a print or note cards of Max, I'll point you in the direction of my Etsy Shop, where you can still take advantage of the 10% Discount through the end of the month by using the code: B00Coo upon completion of your transaction. This portrait was done in ink, using black and brown Micron ink pens, and a combination of stroke work with stippling, or pointillism.