The Collective Nouns for Dogs - Tea Towel

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From A Grumble of Pugs to a Chaos of Cockapoos... 

Brits love collective nouns almost as much as they love their canine companions, and this new tea-towel celebrates both, with 24 of the nation's favourite dog breeds profiled in gently humorous artwork by illustrator Evelyn Sinclair.

Breeds include:

  • A Mischief of Labradors
  • A Blitz of Bulldogs
  • An Endeavour of St Bernards
  • A Chaos of Cockapoos
  • A Bounce of Jack Russells
  • A Parade of Dalmations
  • A Watch of Collies
  • A Lick of Staffies
  • A Round of Boxers
  • A Hairdo of Shih Tzus
  • A Reign of King Charles Spaniels
  • A Dash of Huskies
  • A Puff of Pomeranians
  • A Link of Dachshunds
  • A Clan of Scotties
  • A Sniff of Beagles
  • A Patrol of Alsations
  • A Fetch of Retrievers
  • A Grumble of Pugs
  • A Pamper of Poodles
  • A Frisson of Frenchies
  • A Sprint of Whippets
  • A Snoop of Bloodhounds
  • A Charm of Chihuahuas

The illustrations are screen-printed in Britain on 100% premium organic cotton with fabric woven to the highest standard. The towel is hemmed on two sides.


Colourful retorts from the northwest frontier. 

As the vernacular disappears from the English language, our new tea-towel is a celebration of some of Cumbria's finest historic insults. 

Elegant artwork by Kendal-based Evelyn Sinclair illustrates 24 choice Cumberland and Westmorland putdowns, from 'Duddy Fuddiel' (ragged fellow) to 'Swag Belly't' (corpulent around the stomach); 'Stinjy Aal Carl' (bad-tempered old man) to 'Windy Bags' (an incessant talker).

Screen-printed in Britain on 100% premium cotton.



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