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

The Enlightened Hound

£40.00





About Bulldogs -

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.

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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