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Collectable Vintage Chihuahua Dogs

For your enjoyment only. This is my own personal vintage dog figurine collection. They are not for sale.

The right side of a brown with tan ceramic Chihuahua dog figurine. The dog has black circles for eyes.

Pictured is the retired vintage miniature Hagen-Renaker ceramic Chihuahua dog figurine called “Chihuahua Puppy Walking.” It is item number A-036 and was designed by artist Helen Perrin Farnlund. It was first put on the HR line in the fall of 1962 and retired in the fall of 1988. It is 7/8 inch tall and 1 inch long. It was retired in 1988. This little apple head Chihuahua is in perfect condition, which is pretty good considering how fragile it is. The tail is so thin you are almost afraid to handle it for fear you might accidently break it off. It is absolutely adorable. It was made in the USA.

The left side of a brown with tan ceramic Chihuahua dog figurine. The figurine has a round head.

Retired vintage miniature Hagen-Renaker ceramic Chihuahua dog figurine called “Chihuahua Puppy Walking”—back view

The left side of two Chihuahua ceramic figurines that look different. The left most figurine has black circles for eyes.

This is Hagen-Renaker's ”Chihuahua Facing Left” from their miniature line. It is item number A-247 and was designed by artist Tom Masterson. It was first put on the HR line in the spring of 1954 and retired in the fall of 1972. The dog on the right with the larger painted eyes is an original vintage Monrovia Hagen-Renaker figurine, which means it was made when the factory was in Quonset Hut in Monrovia, California. That dog dates back to the 1950s. The dog on the left is not as old, but it is still vintage and hard to find. This model figurine measures 1 1 5/8 inch tall from the ground to the tip of the ear, 2 inches long from the tip of the nose to the back leg and 1 inch wide from ear to ear. Made in the USA

Two different Chihuahua ceramic figurines. Both figurines have arched up tails.

Hagen-Renaker's “Chihuahua Facing Left” from their miniature line—front-side view

The right side of two different looking ceramic Chihuahua figurines. The figurines are very glossy.

Hagen-Renaker's “Chihuahua Facing Left” from their miniature line—side view

The back right side of two different ceramic Chihuahua figurines. The figurines have large ears and long tails.

Hagen-Renaker's “Chihuahua Facing Left” from their miniature line—back-side view

The right side of three different ceramic Chihuahua figurines. The back two figurines have black circles for eyes and a nose.

Pictured are three color variations of the miniature Hagen-Renaker “Chihuahua Mama” designed by artist Tom Masterson. It is item number A-337 and was first put in the HR line in 1958 and was retired in 1978. The dog on the far right with the large eyes is a Monrovia Hagen-Renaker figurine, which means it was made when the factory was in Quonset Hut in Monrovia, California, which dates the figurine between 1958 and the early 1960s. “Chihuahua Mama” measures 1 1/2 inch from the ground to the tip of the ear, 1 1/4 inch from the base of the tail to the end of the snoot and 3/4 inch wide across the front of the face from ear to ear. Made in the USA

Three Chihuahua ceramic figurines that are the same but painted differently. They have round heads, black noses and large ears that are set wide apart and stick out to the sides.

Three color variations of the miniature Hagen-Renaker “Chihuahua Mama” designed by artist Tom Masterson—front view

The left side of three different looking ceramic Chihuahua figurines. The figurines are glossy.

Three color variations of the miniature Hagen-Renaker “Chihuahua Mama” designed by artist Tom Masterson—side view

The back of three different ceramic Chihuahua figurines. The figurines have long tails.

Three color variations of the miniature Hagen-Renaker “Chihuahua Mama” designed by artist Tom Masterson—back view

The right side of a brown with white Chihuahua figurine. The eyes of the figurine are black with white around the edges. Its head is round with a snout that sticks out to a point, a black nose and ears that are set wide apart and stand straight up.

This is the brown and tan version of the Hagen-Renaker miniature figurine named “Chihuahua Facing Right.” It is item number A-035 and comes in both brown and tan and black and tan. This is the brown and tan version. It was designed by Helen Perrin Farnlund and was first added to the HR line in the fall of 1962. It is a fragile little apple head Chihuahua. One drop on the floor and I can picture the thin tail breaking off. Note to self: do not drop! It is hand painted with cute little bulging eyes and over-sized ears, which is true to the breed in some lines. It stands 1 1/4 inch from the ground to the tip of the ear, about 2 inches long from the tip of the tail to the tip of the ear and 1/4 inch wide across the chest. It was made in the USA.

A brown with white Chihuahua figurine. The figurine has a black circle for a nose.

Hagen-Renaker miniature figurine named “Chihuahua Facing Right”—front-side view

The back right side of a brown with white Chihuahua figurine. The figurine has fine paw details.

Hagen-Renaker miniature figurine named “Chihuahua Facing Right”—back-side view

The front left side of a brown with white Chihuahua figurine. The figurine has a prominent chest.

Hagen-Renaker miniature figurine named “Chihuahua Facing Right”—front-side view

The right side of a brown with white Chihuahua figurine. The figurine has tan paws.

Hagen-Renaker miniature figurine named “Chihuahua Facing Right”—back view

The back left side of a brown with white Chihuahua figurine. The figurine is glossy.

Hagen-Renaker miniature figurine named “Chihuahua Facing Right”—back-side view

The right side of two different black with tan Chihuahua figurines. The figurines are glossy.

This is the black and tan version of the Hagen-Renaker miniature figurine named ”Chihuahua Facing Right.” It was designed by Helen Perrin Farnlund and was first added to the HR line in 1962. It is item number 35 and comes in both brown and tan and black and tan. This is the black and tan version which first came out in 2009. It is a fragile little apple head Chihuahua. It stands 1 1/4 inch from the ground to the tip of the ear, about 2 inches long from the tip of the tail to the tip of the ear and 1/4 inch wide across the chest. It was made in the USA.

Two black with tan Chihuahua figurines that look different. The feet of the figurines are tan.

Black and tan version of the Hagen-Renaker miniature figurine named “Chihuahua Facing Right”—front-side view

The back of two different looking black with tan Chihuahua figurines. The figurines are glossy.

Black and tan version of the Hagen-Renaker miniature figurine named “Chihuahua Facing Right”—back-side view

The left side of two slightly different black with tan Chihuahua figurines. The figurines have long tails.

Black and tan version of the Hagen-Renaker miniature figurine named “Chihuahua Facing Right”—side view

Four different variations of a Chihuahua figurine in a begging position.

This is the Hagen-Renaker miniature “Chihuahua Puppy Begging” designed by artist Tom Masterson. It is item number A-338 and was first put on the HR line in 1958 and retired in 1978. The company started making them again in the spring of 2009. The first pup pictured is from the 1970s, the second dog pictured with the larger painted eyes is a Monrovia dog meaning it was made when the company had their plant in Monrovia, California. The Monrovia plant opened in 1946 and closed down in the 1960s. The last two pictured are newer reissues.

The right side of four variations of a Chihuahua figurines that is in a begging position. The figurines are glossy.

Hagen-Renaker miniature “Chihuahua Puppy Begging” designed by artist Tom Masterson—side view

The left side of four different Chihuahua figurines that are in a begging position. The figurines are glossy.

Hagen-Renaker miniature “Chihuahua Puppy Begging” designed by artist Tom Masterson—side view

The back of four different Chihuahua figurines in a begging position. The figurines do not have tails.

Hagen-Renaker miniature “Chihuahua Puppy Begging” designed by artist Tom Masterson—back view

Two different Chihuahua figurines that have one paw in the air. The figurines are glossy.

This is the brown and the black version of the Hagen-Renaker “Chihuahua Seated with Paw Up” from the miniature line. It is of an adult Chihuahua sitting down with one paw up in the air. There are two color variations, brown with white markings and black with brown markings. It was designed by artist Tom Masterson and is item number 1019. It was first added to the HR line in the fall of 1954 and was made for a short time, retiring in the spring of 1955. In the spring of 2010 the company started making it again. These two are newer versions. It measures 1 7/8 inch tall from the ground to the tip of the ear, 1 1/2 inches long from the base of the tail to tip of the raised paw and 1 inch wide across the front from hip to hip. Made in the USA

The right side of two different looking Chihuahua figurines that have one paw in the air. The figurines have long tails.

This is the brown and the black version of the Hagen-Renaker “Chihuahua Seated with Paw Up” from the miniature line—side view

The left side of two Chihuahua figurines that are different and also have one paw in the air.

This is the brown and the black version of the Hagen-Renaker “Chihuahua Seated with Paw Up” from the miniature line—side view

The back of two different Chihuahua figurines that have a paw in the air.

This is the brown and the black version of the Hagen-Renaker “Chihuahua Seated with Paw Up” from the miniature line—back view

The front left side of a porcelain tan with white Chihuahua figurine. The figurine has fine details.

This is a vintage porcelain figurine of a Chihuahua dog, a Lefton Japan piece with H3679 stamped on its belly. It is from the 1950s-1960s. A semi-gloss hand painted, rare standing pottery figurine which is 5 inches tall, 5 1/2 inches wide from the tip of the nose to the furthest part of the back leg and about 2 inches wide from ear to ear. He is a superbly crafted realistic model with triple painted eyes, fine configuration and awesome ears. This little dog has attitude, with its tail all the way up in a more dominant position. From the looks of him, if he could only come alive there is a good chance he would be ruling the humans around in the typical small dog syndrome style. Unless he lived in my house, however; if I were to take him in he would be happily relaxing with Bruno the Boxer and Spencer the Pitbull not stressing over how to keep the humans safe and under control on a daily basis. ;-) Would he be ruling your house? ;-) He is in great shape with no cracks, chips or repairs. It was made in Japan.

The left side of a porcelain tan with white Chihuahua figurine. The figurine has detailed eyes and a whisker dots around its muzzle.

Vintage porcelain figurine of a Chihuahua dog, a Lefton Japan piece with H3679 stamped on its belly—side view

A porcelain tan with white Chihuahua figurine. The figurine has really detailed paws.

Vintage porcelain figurine of a Chihuahua dog, a Lefton Japan piece with H3679 stamped on its belly—front view

The right side of a porcelain tan with white Chihuahua figurine. The figurine has black tips for ears.

Vintage porcelain figurine of a Chihuahua dog, a Lefton Japan piece with H3679 stamped on its belly—side view

The back of a porcelain tan with white Chihuahua figurine. The figurine has white paws.

Vintage porcelain figurine of a Chihuahua dog, a Lefton Japan piece with H3679 stamped on its belly—back view

Close up - The underside of a porcelain Chihuahua figurine. The figurine has the letter/number combination - H3679 - stamped on it.

Vintage porcelain figurine of a Chihuahua dog, a Lefton Japan piece with H3679 stamped on its belly