Handsome Dan's Pub Sign

THE CLASSIC ENGLISH BULLDOG is an unmistakable and familiar breed the world over. With its muscular body, wrinkled face and pushed in nose, it is a dog that only a mother (or master) could love – and there are very many of us who do. In fact, according to the American Kennel Club, bulldogs were listed as the fifth most popular purebreed in the United States in 2013.

In spite of their ferocious looks, bulldogs are actually proven to have an amazingly friendly, dignified, and patient nature and are especially good with children and other dogs or pets, making them a great family dog. They don’t mind hanging around indoors, so are happy in apartments though, like any other dog (or person) they should get daily exercise. Bulldogs can become very attached to home and family – so much so that they often will not be willing to sally forth from the yard without a human companion, and they tend to be keener to sleep on your lap than be persuaded to chase a ball around the yard.

If I sound a bit biased, it is because I definitely am. Our bulldog, Peggy, was a month younger than me and lived until we were both eleven years old, when she sadly succumbed to dementia and started to walk in circles in the street and need rescuing not long before she died peacefully in her sleep. A vivid memory is seeing her waddle down the street to meet the folks on the day we moved to a new neighbourhood, and seeing the kids all flee in terror. They just didn’t recognize her smile!

Obviously, the owner of Handsome Dan’s Neighborhood Pub in Walled Lake, Michigan had similar sentiments when he chose the artwork for his handcrafted home bar sign. Using Danthonia’s sign designer, he chose the sign’s shape, size, colors, text style, carving, etc. and then uploaded his own custom sepia toned photo for one of our artists to copy and hand paint directly on to the sign surface. When he had it just the way he wanted it, he just added it to the cart and ordered his sign online. Soon, a refined design proof was emailed back for his approval, and a photo of the finished sign was emailed back two weeks later. Delivery was 21 days after approval. This was a fun project making a great little sign.

Carved & Painted
Flat Painted
Sign Size
19 " x 24 "