What’s in a name?

The Red Dog – a miniature dachshund – is the discerning human’s choice of canine companion. Just ask Einstein, Bowie, JFK, Picasso, Warhol or Hockney.

Hockney immortalises his in ‘Dog Days’. He described the process of painting and drawing the “warm shapes they make together”, noting that “This took a certain amount of planning, since dogs are generally not interested in Art.” Picasso’s dachshund, Lump, was his favourite dog and famously featured in the series of studies of Velasquez’ Las Meniñas which Picasso worked on in 1957.