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Boxer Portraits from Nepal


Tonks the Brindle Boxer by Ramesh of Pushnipati Art in Kathmandu.   Be Aware of Tonks!

Tonks again, this time as painted by Sufraj Khadka.   These Beware of Dog Boxer signs have a character of their own.   They actually DO work in the practical sense, as these signs keep unwanted trespassers off of our property!  

This black and white Danger Dog sign of Bubba the Boxer was painted by Surya.

Though Birju Chaudhury signed this portrait of a boxer, it was really painted by Babu, an Indian artist that Birju subcontracted to do the painting.

A naive portrait of the same boxer, by Manoj who works in the resort town of Pokhara.  

You don't see many Boxers with clipped ears anymore, but this portrait of a young Boxer is by Prem, whose studio is also in Pokhara.

This is a portrait of a Nepali Boxer from the Everest Kennel Club calendar by Mohan.   I'm not sure what is up with the red tail!

This portrait of my good friend Siggy, a San Diego Boxer is by Dilip Niroj of Kathmandu.   The portrait was for a restaurant's dog watering hole hence the 'Dog Bar'.   The Nepali writing says 'Beware of Dog' however.  If you are near Venice, California, please stop by Flake and see the Dog Bar in person.

All of the above are still available.   If you know a Boxer lover who needs a Beware of Boxer sign, you have found the perfect gift.  Write me at

As you can see, someone in Nepal has 2 boxers adorning their gate.

How to order:

Nepal Art Dogs is a Fair Trade Art project that promotes the endangered signboard artists of Nepal.   With over 1500 pieces commissioned in 3 years, the Danger Dogs have made a difference in the lives of many artists.   I decided to concentrate on pets as there was a  tradition Nepal already of 'Beware of Dog' signs and I knew that people would like them.   These are truly fine artists whose livelihood is disappearing at an alarming rate.

On my most recent trips to Nepal, the Danger Dog commissions were the only art these artists were still hand painting -- all their other work was done from a mass-produced image, often printed on plastic flex.  

You can help by ordering a custom portrait of your pet.   Each signboard is approximately one  square foot, synthetic enamel on metal.   Each commission will be given to at least 3 signboard artists -- giving 3 people work, you a choice of 3 signs and museum shops Nepali folk art.  

No money accepted up front.   If you don't like any of your paintings, you pay nothing.   All artists are paid fair trade wages.

For pet lovers who collect art and would like to make a difference.

Micro-finance through art patronage.  

For cats, horses, ferrets, birds, hamsters, etc, please go to for more examples.

Or write me personally with any questions or comments at


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