Yorkshire Terrier “Dog Tag” Print
This print combines hand drawn lettering with illustration. Each one is hand-printed on my press in a steely blue-grey ink, 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.
Yorkshire Terriers were originally bred in England by ordinary working men to catch rats in factories, mines and mills. They were also handy hunting partners for ferreting out badgers and foxes from their dens and burrows, as the Yorkie could be carried in the hunter’s pocket until needed.
Prior to 1874, they were known as Broken-Haired Scotch or Toy Terriers until a reporter commented at a show that they had much improved since coming to Yorkshire!
As more breeders and fanciers promoted the breed in the Victorian era, it became the most desirable companion for ladies. Pretty, playful, personable, portable - many a be-ribboned Yorkie sat in a fancy carriage on satin pillow alongside its owner, thus making a smooth transition from its working class roots to high society.
Today, Yorkies come in many guises. Whether a silky smooth, long haired show dog, with a bow in their hair and a jewelled collar or an adorably scruffy little urchin with a thirst for adventure, these tiny & terrific dogs will always be a terrier at heart.
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.