Whippet Original Art

Personalised prints for whippet lovers

This print combines hand-drawn letters with illustration. Each one is individually hand-printed on my press in a deep blue-grey ink, and signed.

Choose your print:

Unframed / No Mount - Worldwide Shipping

  • Fits a standard 12" x 12" frame (or with a little trimming a 30 x 30 cm frame). A box style frame is best (with no mount) as it will keep the print away from the glass
  • Ships with a backing board and cellophane wrapped
  • Paper Size: 12" x 12"

Unframed With Mount - 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

Framed - UK addresses only
  • Solid oak wood frame with mount
  • Frame is 43.5 cms square.
  • Fitted with crystal clear acrylic ‘glass’ and ready to hang

Personalise your print

Personalized Gift for Dog Lovers - The Enlightened Hound

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 in the picture for Benson the Labrador).

Choose this option and enter your own words at the checkout, if required.

Whippet: Unframed / No Mount


Whippet: Unframed With Mount


Whippet: Framed

I couldn't resist [the whippet dog tag print] once I saw it. We are down to 3 Whippets now. I've had them for over 40yrs
Maureen (UK)
I adore your work; combines my love of dogs with my love of fonts, design and type....thanks for donating to the whippet auction. I am hoping to be able to buy it!
Julia (UK)

About Whippets

Whippets have a wonderful history that is thought to date from ancient civilisations, who depicted whippet like dogs in their art on temple walls and pottery. The name Whippet is thought to derive from the old English terms ‘whippen’ meaning ’to whip’ which can also mean ’to move smartly or quickly’.

They, of course, are renowned for their speed which led to their popularity amongst the British working class as racing dogs. Races took place in fields or on town roads and were a great day out for the whole family. Whippet racing was taken very seriously as a good dog could add a significant amount in winnings to a weekly wage. A good racing whippet was a cherished addition to the family and were fed with the choicest available meat, even if the family had to ‘go without’.

Whippets were the perfect poacher’s companion due to their skill at catching rabbits, yet being small enough to hide under a coat.

More good stuff for whippet lovers

You may also like this humorous greeting card featuring a typical sighthound (see more funny greeting cards in this range)

Whippet card - the Enlightened Hound

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