Bulldog “Dog Tag” Print
This print combines hand drawn lettering with illustration. Each one is hand-printed on my press in a very British blue ink, then individually signed.
Image Size: 190 x 240 mm (including signature)
Paper Size: 305 x 305 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.
Sometimes called the British or English Bulldog, these dogs have a bloody heritage, though today’s Bulldog has come a long way since those early days of bull baiting and its role as a butcher’s companion. Descended from fighting mastiffs with a vice like jaw that clamps shut, Bulldogs were originally used to catch and hold aggressive large prey (like wild boars and unruly bovine) and bring in wild cattle for market. In the early 19th century it was thought that baiting cattle tenderised the meat and made it more nutritious, hence their role as an indispensable butcher’s mate.
Thankfully baiting was outlawed in 1845 and whilst the physical characteristics of the Bulldog still exude strength and power, they are now docile, sweet natured companions. Delightfully ugly and endearingly comical, the Bulldog is the national dog of Great Britain and a British icon that stands for unrelenting bravery and tenacity. No wonder that the Bulldog is the mascot for many a college and sports team.
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.