Staffordshire Bull Terrier Original Art
Personalised prints for Staffordshire bull terrier lovers
This print combines hand drawn lettering with illustration. Each one is individually hand-printed on my press in a deep inky green, 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 Staffordshire Bull Terriers
The popular Staffie 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 Staffie 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."
Created in England in the late 18th and early 19th century, Staffies were a cross between Bulldogs and Terriers, bred for the ‘sport’ of dogfighting by working class men. Staffies were expected to live harmoniously with their families, often in small spaces with lots of children. No aggression towards humans was tolerated and it is said that any dogs showing even the slightest signs of ill will towards their family members were ruthlessly weeded out.
Their reliable, loving nature and affinity for children is the reason that Staffords have earned the nickname “The Children’s Nursemaid” or “Nanny Dog”
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).