Is this a racoon? Is it a dog? Well, it’s a bit of a misfit – it’s a Racoon-Dog !!
As it happens, they’re not actually related to racoons despite their markings and similarity in looks. They also climb trees for fruit which isn’t something your average dog is likely to do.
They are well-known in folklore as Tanuki and statues of them can be found to bring good fortune. They have lovely fur coats and unfortunately that is a problem as they are farmed in China just for their coats and often kept in barbaric conditions in tiny wire cages.
This is a genuine original artwork (not a print) drawn with Pentel permanent black ink on Canson 1557 180gsm bright white heavy paper.
The price includes FREE GLOBAL POSTAGE.
Please contact me if you’d like a picture of your pet or animal drawn/painted in this style, commission slots are available currently.
(c) 2019 Steve Kidd. Please note that standard copyright law applies. Unless specifically stated copyright remains with the artist who reserves the right to reproduce any works in any format. Ownership of this artwork may be transferred (sold), however it cannot legally be reproduced by anyone else without express permission.