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The Golden 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 and is intrigued by the unique qualities of each breed. He has always felt that Golden Retrievers are an unparalleled breed for their kindness and obedience. In fact, the breed was developed in England in the 1800s for just those qualities. Now a popular family pet and guide dog, the Golden Retriever is not only gentle, loyal, and intelligent, but also extremely beautiful. Believing that polished bronze could capture the shine of a healthy golden coat with exceptional precision, Michael has developed this astounding new 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.