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

The Enlightened Hound

£40.00





About Pugs - The pug is often characterised by the Latin phrase “multum in parvo” which means “much in little”. This refers to the fact that these little dogs have such huge personalities!

Pugs have a fascinating history dating back to ancient China. Also known as Foo Dogs in the West, they were bred by the Chinese Imperial Family of ancient dynasties to resemble the sacred Chinese Guardian Lion. Historical documentation indicates that pugs could only be owned and bred by emperors and breaking this law was punishable by death. A very desirable feature was the "W" shape in the forehead folds, which in Chinese letters meant prince.

Pugs were treasured companions who were held in the highest esteem. They lived in the lap of luxury, eating only the best food, with their own devoted attendants to look after them and special carriages to ride in (not that different from today then!)

Pugs have long been associated with royalty, favoured as companions by several European royal households. From a Russian princess to the Dutch king, William I, French ruler Louis XIV, and British monarchs, King William III, Mary II, Queen Victoria and Edward VII and more recently The Duke & Duchess of Windsor. A more royal pedigree could not be found!

Fame and fortune go hand in hand with these great little dogs. Other celebrity owners include Josephine Bonaparte, Winston Churchill, Andy Warhol, George Clooney and Grace Kelly. Pugs have also been immortalised in many movies and books, perhaps the most famous of which is Frank the Pug in Men in Black - an extra-terrestrial living on Earth in the disguise of a pug!

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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