Portuguese Water Dog Original Art
Personalised prints for Portuguese water dog lovers
This print combines hand drawn lettering with illustration. Each one is individually hand-printed on my press in a deep sea green ink, and signed.
Image Size: 190 x 240 mm (including signature)
Paper Size: 315 x 315 mm (approx)
Unframed print: £40 (+P&P worldwide shipping)
Framed prints: £80 (+P&P, UK addresses only)
Personalise Your Print
You can personalise your Dog Tag print with a hand written dedication (up to 10 words).
This is written in pencil, below the dog tag image and above the signature (like the example in the picture for Benson the Labrador).
Choose this option and enter your own words at the checkout, if required.
About Portuguese Water Dogs
As I have a Portuguese Water Dog these fantastic dogs are very close to my 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’?
I make custom vintage style frames for my prints using reclaimed wood, so each frame has its own pattern of knots, dinks, scratches, nail holes, wonky edges and aged patina.
Currently frames are available in reclaimed pine, hand-painted in Old White then lightly distressed and finished with clear wax. Frames are approximately 38 cms (15”) square and are fitted with crystal clear acrylic ‘glass’. They come ready to hang.
These prints also fit into standard frames, such as the Ikea Ribba 52x52 cm square frame, using the included matt/mount of 29x29 cms or any off the shelf 12"x12" box frame (a box style frame will hold the print away from the glass without using a mount).