Poker Playing Dogs Paintings & more!

Paintings of dogs playing poker have been around for a long time, popularized in the early 1900’s with the recognizable “A Friend in Need” painting…but what about cats playing poker paintings? Or paintings of cats and dogs playing poker together? Or even horses playing poker?

Fortunately, Splendid Beast is here to answer this call. We’ve done everything from solo pets to 8 pets playing poker together!

Here are some Splendid duos to start it off:

two dogs playing cards

2 dogs playing poker together

You’ll quickly begin to see how various additions and changes to these portraits can make them much more personalized.

Customizing the poker playing Beasts

Visits to the Old West (and further) are not out of the question. What better place to find poker playing dogs?

two dogs playing poker in old west saloon

Sometimes those poker playing pets like to dress up for the occasion as well.

dog and cat playing poker

But there’s always room for more poker playing dogs and cats!

3 dogs and a cat gambling and drinking

Sometimes their humans like to join in as well..

owner holding cat playing poker painting

They’re quite the dapper looking group of poker pets.

5 cats playing poker in costume

owner playing poker with his pets

But most of the time, there’s no room for humans! We can really pack in the poker dogs, poker cats, horses?

two dogs playing cards

5 dogs playing poker painting

4 cats and dog playing poker

poker playing pets in costume

5 dogs at a table with games and drinks

6 dogs at a table with cards

8 dogs play cards together

Sometimes, a poker dog’s best friend is just 7 more of himself! Because why not?

The OG Splendid poker pets

Here’s a few more of our favorite poker playing dogs and poker playing cats paintings from previous years:

coolidge dogs painting

A Splendid Beast oldie but goldie. Based on the original “A Friend in Need”, this was the first poker dogs painting that we ever made. Not a single one has been the same over the years, so each has their own unique flavor and design changes.

cats playing poker

dogs and cats playing poker

There will never be a shortage of poker playing pets to make paintings out of, so we’ll update this page with new portraits as we create them!

Want your own pet painting depicting a poker battle for the ages? Order your own custom pet painting or pick from our list of template pet paintings! You can also email us with your idea directly by clicking here.

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  1. Jules

    These are so great! Exactly what I’m looking for!

    • Eagan Heath

      Nice! Let us know if you want us to paint one for your pets.


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