How it all began...

ownedbymydog.com – Home of the Bold Colorful Dog Breed Designs

is the brainchild of award winning Master Silk Artist Birgit Bartoschek, who relocated her Black Forest Germany based studio to the US more than 30 years ago.

Birgit gained international experience and acknowledgement in many countries around the world. Her work is strongly influenced by 17+ years of International travel through Asia, Africa, Europe and the Middle East as well as all of her Corgis: Schroeder, Linus, Lucy, Belle and Rerun who are the number one inspiration for all her dog and Pembroke Welsh Corgi related artwork.

Birgit in her own words...

“My love of dogs led me to create a business that celebrates their fun and silly personalities.
All of my artwork is meticulously hand painted on silk, then photographed and finally edited for reproduction. At this time I mainly design and print custom t-shirts with colorful, unique dog breed designs that celebrate the individual dog breeds personality.

I love bringing joy to dog owners and their furry friends. We know that when people wear their dog shirts it brings a smile to evrybody’s face. That’s what ownedbymydog.com is all about!”

Some Comments from our Customers

We will enjoy it for a long time…

Hello!  I returned from a trip out of town today to find that the Shirt had arrived.  It’s even better than I thought it would be! I know we will enjoy it for a long time–thanks!   Marian

You do beautiful work…

Well I love your artwork and your Corgi Art.  I was wondering if you could do one of my Corona the Corgi.  And if so how much?  Just wondering. I think the pictures almost look like a dream.  You do beautiful work.  Let me know — Sara 

I’m very impressed with the pictures…

Birgit, I just visited your web site. What beautiful work you do! I’m very impressed with the pictures of your work and plan to order a T-Shirt for a very dear friend. May have to think of something for myself as well. — Vicki Bocks

It’s absolutely beautiful…

Birgit – I received the painting today.  It’s absolutely beautiful and I’m totally thrilled with it!  You’re a fantastic painter and you’ve truly captured that “Corgi look.”  Thanks! Chris T.

Thanks again…

Hi, I got the “Corgi in the Moon” a few months ago.  I’ve had so many people comment on how cute it is – wait til they see this one! Thanks again, Cathy Harner

Received the beautiful T-Shirt painting…

Hi Birgit. I received the beautiful T-Shirt painting yesterday and love it! Have it on already to help brighten up the rainy days we’ve been having! I left you feedback yesterday and hope to have some pictures to send you soon.   Thanks!  Donna

All I can say is, “Wow!”

I love your Corgi silk paintings!  I just saw the Couch Potato one today & am not sure whether I should bid on it or ask you about doing a custom painting of my little corgi Emmy Lou. Thanks a bunch! Meredith Ritchards

Gorgeous Designs…

Your designs are absolutely drop-dead GORGEOUS! I’m not looking to order one just yet, but I certainly will very soon. Jo A.

I’m sure I will be getting more…

Hi,     Just received my first shirt of yours.  It is beautiful!  I’m sure I will be getting more.  I’ve already  got my next purchase in mind, but was waiting to see if the shirts were as lovely in person as they are on the computer.  They are!  Thanks again for a very neat addition…

Fabulous Artwork!

The artwork is fabulous.  It really captured each and every one of our dogs. We could definitely tell they were “ours”.  Thank you so much for taking their pictures and creating this treasure. Ginny, Pam & the Cavaliers.

Thank you for making it…

Birgit,  the pleasure was ours.  We had a wonderful time.  I have to tell you that every time I see the adorable corgi on the pillowcase that is now stuffed and sitting in the living room, I smile. I love it so.  Thank you for making it. Affectionately, Lynne