Working Farm Dogs Art Print.
Hand drawn, digitally coloured working farm dogs digital art print by NZ Artist Penny Royal.
High quality unframed laser print on Crane Lettra Pearl White 300gsm Rag stock.
Prints are available in A4 and A3, please get in touch if you would like a different size.
Please note, prints are made to order and will be ready for dispatch within 7 days.
All prints are printed at my local printer based in Richmond, NZ. Then hand signed and packaged by me in Stoke, NZ.
Art prints are sent in a cellophane sleeve and shipped flat.
This design is also available on fabric and wallpaper here
I have wholesale options for all of these if you are a retailer, so please get in touch via my contact page. I would love to work with you!
Note on Shipping:
Did you know that I only charge a flat rate for shipping for greeting cards, art prints and calendars regardless of how many you purchase?
You just pay for the biggest item in your cart and then you can add alllll the other cards, prints and calendars for no extra shipping!! I also don’t charge extra for Rural delivery (I got you country folk, I was raised in the wop wops 😊)
So, say you buy an A4 art print – within NZ shipping is $7.50 (this is what I get charged, no markup from me) – then you add a calendar, wait 2 calendars for both your sisters-in-law, then 8 greeting cards and 3 more A4 art prints… you will still only pay $7.50 shipping.
I also have a free pickup option for my local peeps, just select ‘Free Local Pickup’ from the shipping options in checkout and you won’t pay a thing for shipping, and let’s be honest, I usually hand deliver them if I am going past!
International folks, the shipping from NZ is really expensive for us (the downside of living on a beautiful island in the middle of nowhere). But same deal, you only pay one flat rate for the largest item, so same price for 1 art print as it is for 10… or more! (I mean if you want to order 1500 art prints, I will be so frikken grateful for the order I am happy to shout you the extra shipping, even if you live in Antarctica!)
I package my items as beautifully and safely as I possibly can and use as much recycled packaging as I can – I am not perfect, and am totally open to suggestions! I have an awesome record of items arriving perfectly and people always comment how beautiful their package was to open.
I even had an A3 print that went all the way to Italy and back (delivery address issue at the Italian end) and while the packaging was a little tatty, the art print inside was still perfect!!
Occasionally I have had an issue on third party sites overcharging the shipping, but I have worked out how to refund part of the shipping, so I just put that back through to the customer – even if it is only $2.80, I got you.
The other items on my website are not items I keep in stock in my office studio in Stoke, Nelson, NZ. They are printed on demand and shipped by my awesome collaboration partners from all over the world. I love print on demand, it means I can offer a huge range of high quality items with no wastage, nothing is created until you order it, and then it is printed just for you. So the shipping rates are set by them and not something I have any control over.
Working Farm Dogs Art Print
New Zealand Huntaway
The Huntaway (also known as the New Zealand Huntaway) is a large, strongly-built breed of dog used for general sheep-herding tasks in New Zealand, where they originate. They were bred to use their loud, deep bark to drive sheep.
Huntaways are large, deep-chested dogs that generally weigh in the region of 25–45 kilograms (55–99 lb). Their coats can vary in colour; colours include black and tan (usually) with some white or brindle. Their coats can also come in different textures; they can be smooth, rough, or grizzly and they are generally floppy eared. A huntaway’s height is usually in the range of 56–66 centimetres (22–26 in).
They are required to have great intelligence, agility and stamina for days of working on steep, rough country over large distances, driving very large mobs of sheep. Their bark is deep and repeating, usually with a short pause between barks, which allows the barking to be sustained for very long periods.
The huntaway was developed as a breed in response to farming conditions found in the New Zealand high country. The vast pastoral runs or “stations”, such as those in the high country of the South Island, required teams of dogs who could work mustering for days on end, covering great distances on rough steep country. High country stations typically cover many thousands of hectares, and were often unfenced.
New Zealand Heading Dog
The New Zealand Heading Dog is a working and herding dog that uses its visual prowess, intelligence and quick movement to control sheep. Bred from Border Collies, Heading Dogs are a sturdy, long-legged and even-haired breed. They are generally black and white in color, but may also be tan.
The New Zealand Heading Dog is descended from the Border Collie, a breed of dog originally from the Scottish border. Early settlers brought these dogs to New Zealand to herd sheep, then went on to breed more specified dogs. Due to the Border Collie’s long hair, they were bred with shorter haired dogs to create a breed that was better suited to the hot summers of the local environment.
They were also bred to have less of an instinct to lie down than a border collie, standing still on their feet to make them more visible to the shepherd at long distance in the native tussock, and to run longer distances, and in some lines to be larger and more “hard nosed” to deal more easily with cattle.
New Zealand Heading Dogs are very aware of their surroundings and are able to adapt to quick movements that are in their line of sight, suiting their shepherding requirements, and are able to run long distances day after day. These types of dogs are specifically bred and trained to work in farms to circle sheep and cattle. They work with a strong eye, barking and nipping is discouraged in trials, but some will when more pressure is needed.