Remember when I said Tiberio di Tito was a Florentine court painter for the Medicis? Apparently, he was heavy in that dog portraiture niche because this VIP (very important pooch, obviouslyyyy) was a major Medici.

His collar, armed with studs and points, lies next to him. On it is the Medici Family crest, a sure sign the dog was definitely something special to the family. (I hope you’re all noticing the amazing alliterations assembled in this post!) Family crests? Commissioned paintings?! And here we are, wasting time on matching leashes to harnesses when I could be custom order that set!

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