Border Collie “Dog Tag” Print
This print combines hand drawn lettering with illustration. Each one is hand-printed on my press in a soft blue ink (inspired by the skies of the Border Country), then individually signed.
Image Size: 190 x 240 mm (including signature)
Paper Size: 315 x 315 mm (approx)
Unframed print: £40 (+P&P worldwide shipping)
Framed prints: £80 (+P&P, UK addresses only)
Personalize Your Print
You can personalise your Dog Tag print with a short dedication (up to 10 words).
This is written by hand, in pencil, below the dog tag image and above the signature (like the example in the picture for Benson the Labrador).
Choose this option and enter your own words at the checkout, if required.
About Border Collies
The Border Collie was originally called the Scotch Sheep Dog. “Rough” or “Smooth” coated, they originated in Northumberland along the borders of Scotland and England, and are said to descend from dogs used by the Vikings to herd reindeer and the old British droving breeds, with a bit of spaniel added. A relentless desire to herd (be it sheep, cattle, children or cars) with a crouching pose and mesmerizing stare is characteristic of the Border Collie at work.
Top of the list of neuropsychologist Stanley Coren’s “The Intelligence of Dogs”, the Border Collie is known for its amazing wisdom, understanding and intuition. There are many tales of a Border Collie’s uncanny ability to foresee their owners’ needs and know when something is wrong. An intense desire to work and incredible stamina are the hallmarks of this smart and savvy breed. If they are not given a job to do they will just invent one for themselves (and then get it done - brilliantly)!
I make custom vintage style frames for my prints. Whenever possible I use reclaimed wood and each frame has its own pattern of knots, dinks, scratches, nail holes, wonky edges and aged patina.
Currently frames are available in reclaimed pine, hand-painted in Old White with a chalky matt finish. Frames are approximately 38 cms (15”) square and are fitted with crystal clear acrylic ‘glass’. They come ready to hang.
These prints also fit very nicely into standard frames, such as the Ikea Ribba 52x52 cm square frame, using the included matt/mount of 29x29 cms.