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I adore shutter dogs!  Do you? No, it's not a Quentin Tarantino movie about windows.  I mean those little fixtures that are on the base of exterior shutters?  Most of the time they are the curly S shaped pieces but you can find them in lots of shapes if you look hard enough.  In the good ole days they were meant to hold the shutters open and maybe your shutters need some holding. But mine are fixed to the house and are purely decorative so my dogs would be too.

All About Shutters

It's important to note that some shutter dogs mount to siding, some to the window sill, and some to brick. They are secured in different ways and you have to make sure you are buying the correct kind for your surface.

The other night I took Pixie for a long walk in a neighborhood in a neighboring town. It's a historic town and most of the houses are 100 years old or more. They all had shutter dogs and I decided that I was going to join them. It's on the list now!  Look at some of these inspiration pictures!

Better Homes and Gardens

Arts and Crafts Home

Pigtown Designs

Traditional Product Designs

S. R. Gambrel

S. R. Gambrel


Mastercraft Shutter



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