The popular Staffy is much misunderstood and often unfairly maligned by the media. They are (according to Kennel Club statistics at the time of writing) Britain’s 5th most popular dog, yet they also top the list of breeds in rescue centres and shelters in the UK. The truth is that while the Staffy might look like a tough dog, they are actually big softies - a loving, reliable and affectionate family dog, devoted to their human companions.
The Kennel Club recommends the Staffordshire Bull Terrier as being particularly suitable for families with children - one of only 2 breeds to deserve such a high accolade - and they describe the Staffy as:
"Extremely reliable, highly intelligent and affectionate, especially with children."
Their reliable, loving nature and affinity for children is the reason that Staffords have earned the nickname “The Children’s Nursemaid” or “Nanny Dog”
The print combines my hand drawn lettering with illustration and each one is hand-printed on my press in a deep inky green, then individually signed.
They will fit happily in a ready made frame, like the Ikea Ribba (52x52cm square frame with matt/mount included) or they can be bought in handmade wooden frames from my website at www.theenlightenedhound.com (UK shipping only for framed prints).
Paper size is approx 305 x 305mm
Image Size is approx 190 x 240 mm
These prints combine hand drawn lettering with illustration. I was inspired to tell the story of different dog breeds using a dog tag design. I am fascinated by the history and unique characteristics that define particular breeds and I wanted to celebrate that uniqueness by creating dog breed specific prints.
The dog tag idea came from thoughts about the plight of dogs in rescue centres and shelters. I 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’. There’s a bit of the children’s character Paddington Bear in this project too - the lost bear with a luggage label attached - entreating its finder to 'look after this bear'.
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