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Doll Lovers, Have you considered collecting dog artifacts for your dolls? There are many fantastic antique and vintage examples of them in every Lane of www.rubylane.com

Boston Terrier Dog German Porcelain Figurine

Boston Terrier Dog German Porcelain Figurine

People love dolls, and they love dogs. Doll-makers have recognized this fact, and some doll-makers have manufactured toy dogs for their most successful lines of dolls. The dog has earned its title as “man’s best friend.” It was probably the first animal to be domesticated.

Dog collectibles on Ruby Lane
Maxwell, Toy Poodle Dogs Portrait Pastel Painting 1969 Signed by Artist

Maxwell, Toy Poodle Dogs Portrait Pastel Painting 1969 Signed by Artist

Dogs have had a significant economic impact on society, but, above all, they have a special place in our hearts. Dogs help children to understand the world. Dogs are loyal companions. Many dogs have been employed to help people perform their daily work by guarding against intruders, herding animals, transporting goods, and saving lives.

Dogs are bred around the world, and loyal owners are proud of their dogs. Paintings, books, periodicals, photographs, prints, sculptured artifacts, film and every media, tell of man’s close relationship with the dog. Is it any wonder that the dog has an important place in the world of dolls?

Antique Cocker Spaniel Dog Micromosaic Brooch

Antique Cocker Spaniel Dog Micromosaic Brooch

Vintage 1956 Madame Alexander Cissy

Vintage 1956 Madame Alexander Cissy “Walks the Dog”

French Pull Toy Dog for Antique Doll

French Pull Toy Dog for Antique Doll

French Dog Candy Container for Antique Doll

French Dog Candy Container for Antique Doll

The dog has earned its place in the doll world. The image of a dog adds charm to any child’s room. You will often see a toy dog in a child’s dollhouse. We see photographs and paintings of dogs in the home, mechanical dogs on tabletops and floors, glass and ceramic dolls displayed on shelves. Calendars often feature a dog each month.

Early German Porcelain Figurine Vignette of Two Children, a Baby, and a Dog

Early German Porcelain Figurine Vignette of Two Children, a Baby, and a Dog

Vintage Porcelain Half Doll Clothes Brush - Flapper Girl with Puppy Dog

Vintage Porcelain Half Doll Clothes Brush – Flapper Girl with Puppy Dog

A home with dolls and dogs is a happy home. When children were indoors, they were often surrounded by crafts depicting the wonder and beauty of dogs. Children took their dolls outdoors in strollers, and in the carriage beside the doll often was a toy dog. Shoppers take pleasure in mixing and matching lovely dolls and skillfully molded and designed dog handicrafts.

Plush dogs for sale on Ruby Lane
Battersea Bilston Dalmatian Dog head Figural Bonbonniere Box – Circa 1780

Battersea Bilston Dalmatian Dog head Figural Bonbonniere Box – Circa 1780

Toys and figurines of dogs are much-loved collectibles. Some of them are very valuable. Craftsmen have pictured and designed the likeness of the dog in every imaginable way. They are made of wood, metal, plastic, cloth, ceramics, and gemstones. Doll owners are among those who buy these items, and both adults and children enjoy them.

The pooch has the power to open the purse, especially if the dog is someone’s favorite breed or a wide-eyed puppy. Do you have a favorite canine? Is it a bulldog, greyhound, German shepherd, English sheepdog, poodle, terrier, Chihuahua, Boxer, Siberian husky, Saint Bernard or Great Dane? Get your dolls a toy dog. Enliven your doll world with toy dogs and your home with paintings and statuettes and other items that depict the glory of dogs.

Antique Sitzendorf German Porcelain Group Figurine, Couple & Borzoi Dogs

Antique Sitzendorf German Porcelain Group Figurine, Couple & Borzoi Dogs

Vintage 1950 14k Poodle Ruby Dog Pin

Vintage 1950 14k Poodle Ruby Dog Pin

Cacciapuoti Scottish Terrier Figurine

Cacciapuoti Scottish Terrier Figurine

Whether it’s a major or minor acquisition or an accessory for your dolls and home, you’ll find it on Ruby Lane. 

Vogue Photograph / Print of Ad from 1960's Couture Model with Dog

Vogue Photograph / Print of Ad from 1960’s Couture Model with Dog

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