Introducing WaggyDogz – created at Christine Varley Studio.
Launched in 2013, our dog breed gift range features the beautiful watercolour paintings by Pet Portrait artist Christine Varley. We are a family run business; everyone gets involved here, including the dogs! The name ‘WaggyDogz’ was an inspiration from Christine’s very excitable Springer Spaniel, called Molly… who had the ‘waggiest’ tale you can imagine…when she greeted you her whole body would wag! A very much missed member of our team, now chasing bunnies in the sky.
You will find the most popular dog breeds in the WaggyDogz range, but also some of the more unusual dog breeds, selected from a vast portfolio of work. We started with Greetings Cards calling them ‘WaggyDogz Art Cards’ …cards designed to be kept and to be framed and feature images with the most expressive eyes. and very popular with both our trade and retail customers. Initally a Dogs Trust charity card, our current charity is for Guide Dogs, with a donation from the sale of each card. Our intention is to raise enough money to name and support our own Guide Dog through its training.
‘My paintings are like my friends, each with their own characters…
…It’s so exciting to see them on display in a spinner full of cards’.
Following the success of the cards, the range expanded into other gifts for dog lovers. Mugs, Keyrings, Coasters, Tote bags, Cushions, Trivets, Prints and more. We supply trade as well as selling direct to the public with annual exhibitions at Spring Fair and Crufts. Our distribution is widening, with stockists increasing across UK as well as in Europe, the USA and other parts of the world.