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

The Enlightened Hound

£40.00





About Whippets - Whippets have a wonderful history that is thought to date from ancient civilisations, who depicted whippet like dogs in their art on temple walls and pottery. The name Whippet is thought to derive from the old English terms ‘whippen’ meaning ’to whip’ which can also mean ’to move smartly or quickly’.

They, of course, are renowned for their speed which led to their popularity amongst the British working class as racing dogs. Races took place in fields or on town roads and were a great day out for the whole family. Whippet racing was taken very seriously as a good dog could add a significant amount in winnings to a weekly wage. A good racing whippet was a cherished addition to the family and were fed with the choicest available meat, even if the family had to ‘go without’.

Whippets were the perfect poacher’s companion due to their skill at catching rabbits, yet being small enough to hide under a coat.

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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