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

The Enlightened Hound

£40.00





About Portuguese Water Dogs - Debbie of The Enlightened Hound has a Portuguese Water Dog, these fantastic dogs are very close to her heart!

They are intelligent, strong, energetic, sensitive and affectionate. Historically a seafaring dog, the “Portie” worked alongside Portuguese sailors for centuries, earning his share of each day's catch of saltwater codfish.

Porties worked tirelessly, swimming to retrieve broken nets, diving to herd schools of fish, and acting as a barking foghorn. They also carried messages between boats, and to shore and acted as guard dogs, protecting the sailors' fishing trawlers and their homes.

One important job was to prevent gulls from landing on the boat and stealing the catch. My Portuguese Water Dog (Figo) does his best to prevent birds landing in our garden - I wonder if he thinks he is protecting our ‘catch’?

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.

Read about the artist/maker, here.

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