THE LITTLE DOG LAUGHED.
THE LITTLE DOG LAUGHED is a sibling owned card and gift company based in Derby. It was created on the simple ethos “ To design nice things that add a smile to someone’s day”. Two decades on, The Little Dog Laughed aims remain the same always going the extra mile to create a smile. With watchwords of humour, honesty and quality it really doesn’t get any more complicated than that. The company’s delightful cards and gifts can be found not only in Derby , but in various independent gift shops and garden centres around the UK, as well as in far afield countries Australia, New Zealand, Scandinavia and Asia.
The company founder and designer Anna Danielle studied printed textiles at Winchester School of Art. Her final degree project featured lots of cows and required each student to have a quote or sentence that best described their work. As Anna ‘s artwork had always been animal based, simple and full of gentle humour, and being in a bovine frame of mind, she chose the line from the Hey Diddle Diddle nursery rhyme “ the little dog laughed to see such fun “. This quote became her inspiration for her final choice of company name. However it was during the second year of her degree when Anna had her first experience of designing greeting cards. Two decades on, using watercolour and pen, she is still creating cards and gifts inspired by her love of all things four legged and furry.
The family run business is jointly owned and run by Anna, the Artist and Designer, along with her two brothers Gavin, who is the Company Director, and Nathan , the Head of Operations. Team Little Dog comprises of just seven more dedicated people, two full time and five part time.
There is a wide range of products available to guarantee a smile, including Greeting Cards, Home and Gifts, Handmade, and Pet Products. All make a perfect present to give and receive.