I love dogs, but I couldn't help thinking that there are a variety of ways that this realistic old dog figure is better than a real dog. It doesn't smell, won't shed, beg, bark at the TV doorbell, and cost a whole lot less than a real one. Very nicely done vintage ceramic German Shepherd, unmarked except for a tooled marking on the bottom. What the heck I've got a real dog too; this is a very cool looking dog, and he seems so relaxed! Measures 10 and 1/2 inches long and 6 1/2 inches tall and is in perfect condition, other than his felt circles are worn due to age.