We love our dogs! Regardless of their size and breed, they have so much character and personality.  That’s why they are man’s (and woman’s) best friend I guess.  It was this intriguing character that the inspiration for these dog posters.  Trying to capture each individual personality of the different breeds within my illustration style was the challenge.  But it was also tremendous fun.

Below are a series of bright, colourful and hopefully cute dog posters.  For each breed, I’ve tried to do the most common colours of the breed in poses which capture a bit of the dogs playfulness/mood.  Each dog is available from our shop and comes as a framed colourful print.  Am very much hoping you like them  Would love to hear what you think of them.  Can let us know on our facebook page 🙂

-R

 

Beagle

Having an even temper and gentle disposition, Beagle’s enjoy company. They are intelligent but single-minded. The Peanuts character Snoopy billed as “the world’s most famous Beagle”.

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Labradoodle

Created by crossbreeding a Labrador Retriever and the Standard, Miniature or Toy Poodle. The term first appeared in 1955, but was not popularized until 1988. Generally friendly, energetic and good with families and children. Because their parent breeds are both amongst the world’s most intelligent dog breeds, in which the poodle is believed to be the smartest (apart from the border collie).

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Staffordshire Bull Terrier

They are friendly, enthusiastic and usually extremely affectionate towards humans. They like to express their affection through jumping up, nuzzling, licking and pawing. Altho naturally muscular and may appear intimidating; they have a natural fondness for people.

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French Bulldog

French Bulldogs make excellent companions. They rarely bark, and if they do draw attention, it is to point out that attention is required. Affectionate with its owners, especially with children, who are especially protected by the females. They are sometimes called a ‘Frog dog’ – in reference to the unique way they sit with hind legs spread out.

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Dachshund

A playful breed known for their propensity for chasing small animals, birds, and tennis balls with great determination and ferocity. However, they can be are stubborn sometimes given their origins for chasing and flushing on burrow-dwelling animals. But a joy for any owner.

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Labrador

A popular breed in the UK and US, with a kind, pleasant and outgoing temperament they have a reputation as a very even-tempered breed and an excellent family dog. Also a favorite breed for disability assistance breed in many countries, Labradors are frequently trained to aid the blind, those who have autism, to act as a therapy dog and perform screening and detection work for law enforcement and other official agencies. Labradors instinctively enjoy holding objects and even hands or arms in their mouths, which they can do with great gentleness (a Labrador can carry an egg in its mouth without breaking it).

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Golden Labrador

Golden Labrador poster

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Pug

Brought from China to Europe in the sixteenth century and popularized by the House of Orange of the Netherlands, and the House of Stuart in Western Europe. A social and gentle companion dog that is popular now with celebrities and small dog owners.

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Border Collie

One of Emma-Jane’s favourite posters. The Border Collie is a highly intelligent, energetic and athletic dog. They frequently compete with great success in sheepdog trials and dog sports. Originally a working and herding dog breed developed in the Anglo-Scottish border region for herding livestock, especially sheep. It was specifically bred for intelligence and obedience, and often cited as the most intelligent of all domestic dogs.

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Jack Russell Terrier

An energetic breed that relies on a high level of exercise and stimulation. They are a breed originating from dogs bred and used by Reverend John Russell in the early 19th century, from whom it gets its name.

Jack Russell Terrier poster

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