To celebrate the 2012 Westminster Dog show I wanted to share these vintage dog prints.
They are from about 1910-1920 and it is very interesting the way the breeds have changed over the years. Who would have thought that there were dog grooming styles that go in and out of fashion.
These prints would look great matted and framed in any dog lovers home.
There are three prints showing a variety of familiar dogs such as Fox Terriers, Poodles, Beagles and Irish Setters.
These images could also be used in craft projects, to make cards or (as suggest by Karen, one of my readers) it would make fantastic wrapping paper for fellow dog lovers. (More Style Than Cash will not appear on your printable.)
This years winner of the 136th annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show was a 4 year old Pekingese named Malachy.
While all the breeds that are shown here are recognizable it is surprising how different they look to modern show dogs. The Airedale Terrier in particular looks more like a hound than the modern versions that have the box shaped head. Antiquedogprint1.pdf
These prints were made in a time that dogs were commonly used to go hunting and were working breeds while only a few of them like the Pekingese would be strictly pets.
It is fascinating how old some of these breeds are. The Russian Wolf Hound was thought to be originally brought to Russia from Byzantium in about the 9th and 10th centuries.
I hope you enjoy these antique printables.
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