Dog of the Week – Tiny Staffordshire Poodle
Published on February 4, 2010 :: One Comment
This little guy used to be part of a lovely, fancy, high end collection. Now he lives in our house, but if he considers it a come-down he doesn’t make a fuss about it. Several years ago there was an on-site auction just a mile or so from Steven’s family home. This is noteworthy because it is a very rural area – there aren’t that many houses, period, much less on-site estate auctions.
The array of items in the house was pretty amazing, although not all our style. Very fancy Victorian and Eastlake furniture, lamps and decorative items. A fabulous collection of folk-art toys (we liked those!) Glassware and china and draperies.
Steven spotted this charming tiny Staffordshire dog figure during preview, and he liked it a lot. We were not able to buy much as the prices went very high, but something happened when this little guy came up for sale. No one bid, everyone was paying attention to other things and he just slipped by for a song, right into our collection. Not that he is worth a ton of money, but the way things were selling that day he might have brought too much.
I was thinking he might be the smallest dog in our house (he’s only about 2″ tall) but then I remembered the teeny tiny carved bone bulldog I have. I wonder where he is … If I can find him, maybe he’ll be our featured fellow next week.