Royal Doulton Art Director, Charles Noke, had a real affection for dogs and many of the early models in the HN series are likely to be his work. In 1931, Frederick Daws was commissioned to produce models of champion breeds. A sculptor of international repute, Daws visited kennels to sketch and sculpt the dogs from life, and the final models were submitted to the owners for approval before production began.
Character dogs were introduced in 1934 with many of these humorous models remaining in production until 1985. Also dating from the 1930’s is a charming series of miniature dogs. Given the prefix “K,” most of these dogs remained in production until 1977.