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The Labrador Retriever Dog Knocker was designed by Michael Healy, an accomplished Rhode Island artisan known for his Unique Door Knockers. Michael has always enjoyed the company of dogs, especially Labrador Retrievers. Over the years, he has been the owner of several Black Labs. Pete, his first Lab, loved to long-distance swim with Michael along the Cape Cod shoreline. Pete was also an expert at fetching the newspaper, bringing it into the house each morning. Mandy was a trained hunting dog and accompanied Michael on many adventures. Alex, who currently lives with Michael, loves children and eating sticks. In honor of these great animals, Michael chose to make the Labrador Retriever his first Dog Knocker. Brass and bronze are copper-based alloys. The yellow brass alloy used in many of Michael's designs contains 70% copper and produces a warm, traditional brass look. Red bronze contains almost 85% copper. This additional copper content gives the bronze alloy its rich, reddish undertone. The mirrored finish of polished brass and polished bronze is achieved through varying degrees of sanding and buffing. Michael uses these techniques to highlight or accent the raised areas on a piece.