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Dogs are often referred to as 'man's best friend'. Come and see why with this selection of affectionate and funny portraits from the Gallery's collection.

Prints from the National Portrait Gallery collection are available to buy from as little as £6.00. To order, select your image and then on the next page click on the 'Buy a print of this image' link beneath it. You can choose unframed prints, starting from £6, and framed prints, starting from £25. Sizes available: 15 x 10 cm on satin paper, A4, A3 and A2 prints on art etch and satin paper and A3 images on A2 canvas. International shipping available.

Can't find quite the right portrait for you? If you wish to see more images of pets and animals, please browse here.

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Fay Compton
by Rita Martin, published by J. Beagles & Co
circa 1917
NPG Ax160294

Dorothy Brunton
by Bassano Ltd
31 August 1918
NPG x33378

Odette Myrtil
by Bassano Ltd
8 January 1920
NPG x83434

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