Springer Spaniel print
"Dog Tag" print for springer spaniel lovers
This print combines hand drawn lettering with illustration in the shape of a dog tag.
Each one is individually hand-printed on my press in a rich burnt toffee ink, and signed.
Prints can be personalised and gift wrapped.
From £39 - £85 plus shipping
Choose your print:
- Fits a standard 12" x 12" frame. A box style frame is best as it will keep the print away from the glass
- Ships with a backing board in a cellophane bag.
- Paper Size: 12" x 12"
Mounted & Ready to Frame
UK addresses only
- Fits a standard 40 x 40 cm frame
- Ships with an off-white, acid-free mount and conservation grade backing board in a cellophane bag
- Mount size: 40 x 40 cm
UK addresses only
- Solid wood bare oak frame with mounted print.
- Frame is 43.5 cms square.
- Fitted with crystal clear Perspex ‘glass’ and ready to hang.
Personalise your print
You can personalise your Dog Tag print with a hand written dedication (up to 10 words).
This is written in pencil, below the dog tag image and above the signature (like the example above).
Enter your own words at the checkout, if required. If you don't want your print personalised it will be titled with the breed name and signed.
Gift wrap your print
If your print is a present, I can send it directly to the lucky recipient, gift wrapped with a hand stamped card with your own message. Gift wrapping is free of charge.
Enter the recipients address and your gift message at the check-out.
About Springer Spaniels
When I talk to Springer Spaniel owners about their dogs, the most frequent word that they use to describe them is ‘mad’! The next thing they talk about is how they just love to be with you, whatever you are doing and wherever you are going. The phrase ‘Velcro Dog’ (as in ‘sticks to you like Velcro’) also cropped up quite frequently.
Completely devoted to their owners, it isn’t hard to imagine how the phrase to “follow one around like a spaniel” came into being.
Like the Cockers favoured by the Kennedys and Nixon, Springers are also the choice of American Presidents - this time the Bush family.
The spaniel is widely assumed to have originated in Spain, with the word “spaniel” thought to be derived from the old French word “Espaignol” meaning “Spanish”. It may have been the Romans who were responsible for bringing these ‘Dogs of Spain’ to other parts of Europe.
However another theory suggests that the name “spaniel” may come from the French verb “espanir” meaning “to crouch or flatten” (which describes a style of hunting involving crouching and springing).
They are extraordinary sniffer dogs and have been credited with saving countless lives in service due to their ability to detect bombs, explosives and weapons. They can also sniff out drugs, contraband mobile phones in prisons, bumble bee nests or illegal immigrants!