French Bulldog - The 'Dog Tag' Prints - 12 Colours, 27 Breeds Available

The Enlightened Hound

£40.00





About French Bulldogs -

French bulldogs have a fascinating and colourful history. Thought to be the result of crosses between toy bulldogs and terriers, these roguish little dogs originated in the working mill towns of England.

When the industrial revolution replaced many weavers with machines, Nottinghamshire lace workers went to find work in France, where lace was still being made in the traditional way. They took their beloved dogs with them as they were easy to smuggle on board ship and helped kill rats in the cramped living quarters.

French bulldogs became the favourites of Parisian Belles de Nuit (street walkers) as they made it easy for potential customers to strike up a conversation. Their popularity spread and Frenchies became the fashionable accessory amongst Parisian high society, the artistic in-crowd, shopkeepers and cafe owners.

Famously owned by Toulouse Lautrec, King Edward VII the Russian royal family, Leonardo di Caprio, The Beckhams & Yves Saint Laurent, these sociable, playful dogs love to be the centre of attention.

The 'Dog Tag' prints celebrate the history and characteristics that define particular breeds. The "dog tag" design idea came from thoughts about the plight of dogs in rescue centres and shelters. Debbie from The Enlightened Hound imagined that they might be wearing a dog tag that helped prospective owners find out more about the dog in the hope that they might be rescued and given a ‘forever home’.

  • Available in 12 standard colours - just choose your colour 

  • The title of your print can be personalised (choose 'Yes' and add up to 10 words to 'Additional Comments' box when ordering e.g. Lara the Golden Retriever or choose 'No' and the breed title will be used)

  • Choose from 27 popular dog breeds -  just choose your dog breed
  • Ships with an acid-free, off-white mount ready to pop into a standard 11 x 14 inch frame of your choice.

  • Archival quality acid-free print on heavy art paper - printed in the UK

Please allow up to 3 weeks for delivery, often it will be a lot quicker but this is worst case scenario.

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