Bidding has ended on this item.

Posts to:
Posts to:

Details about  Needle Felted Pug "Puglett"

See original listing
Needle Felted Pug "Puglett"
Item Ended
Item condition:
25 Jul, 2014 18:04:24 BST
Winning bid:
1 bid ]
£12.00 Royal Mail International Signed | See details
See details about international postage here.  help icon for delivery - opens a layer
Item location:
Boston, United Kingdom

See what other people are watching


Feedback on our suggestions


eBay item number:
Seller assumes all responsibility for this listing.

Item specifics

New: A brand-new, unused, unopened and undamaged item. See the seller's listing for full details. See all condition definitions- opens in a new window or tab

Needle Felted Pug "Puglett"

Needle Felted "Puglett"

This beautiful hand crafted needle felted Pug stands 12cm at the shoulders and 20cm nose to  tail.

It has been hand felted with sheep's wool around a wire frame, and has bead eyes, and a felted nose and is lightly posable.  Particular attention has been paid to detailed colouring and blending of wool, creating a very life-like dog.  Puglett is also anatomically correct and depicts a pug of older years.  He needs a good retirement home!

As I am completely self taught, I have developed my own techniques to sculpt special realistic look I want. 

These dogs take many hours of needle felting and are a special one-of-a-kind, never to be exactly reproduced, hence the starting price.

By special invitation one of my German Shepherds was shown at Crufts this year, something I was really pleased about. A link to view him is below.

A dog of very similar description to a Pug was known in 400BC China and were revered by Tibetan Monks and it is believed that today's Pugs are from this lineage, and according to the London Zoological society, the Pug is one of the oldest breeds of dog in the world.  During those ancient times Pugs were only owned and bred by emperors, and illegal ownership was punishable by death!  These ancient Pugs lived like Emperors themselves, commanding the highest respect, with their own living quarters, servants, guards and the best food.  It is written that Emperor Ling (168-190AD) was so enamoured with these little dogs, that he bestowed upon them the same rank as his wives!  .......Not sure I would want to be displaced by a Pug.

Pugs then entered Europe via the Dutch who had started trade with China, where they became popular companions for the upper classes and nobility.

They have also made their mark in more recent history when William the Silent invaded England and was saved by his loyal Pug one night, who thankfully wasn't silent, and alerted him of assassins by barking.  The Pug then became the official dog of the House of Orange, Dutch royalty.

Even more bizarrely around 1736 the Pug was the secret symbol of "The Order of the Pug" (Mops-Orden) a Catholic Bavarian Freemason society.  The Pug was used as their symbol due to the loyalty, trustworthiness and steadiness, and for new initiates, they had to show their total devotion to the order by kissing a porcelain Pug's bottom under its tail!  Members all carried a silver Pug medallion.

Fortune was to offer fortune, when a young Josephine was imprisoned in the blood covered jail of Les Carmes in 1794 due to her first husband having been beheaded.  It was here that Napoleon Bonaparte showed great interest in Josephine, even though at the time she wasn't very interested but saw Napoleon as a way out of her predicament.  The little Pug, Fortune, was used to carry secret messages back and forth between the the lovers who later married.

Josephine came to their marriage in 1796 with  "Fortune" but Napoleon refused to let the little dog share his marriage bed, (can't blame him for that) but in a strange twist of "fortune" Fortune bit Napoleon's leg, which caused Josephine to serve an ultimatum, that if Fortune couldn't share their marriage bed, then neither would she! Like many husbands, Napoleon backed down, and let Fortune in his bed.

Pugs with shorter legs and with more squashed noses were imported from China from 1860 and was a favourite breed of Queen Victoria who banned the cropping of their ears.

I hand craft any animal, but particularly all breeds of dog, and would welcome any commissions.

You can see more of my craft here;  FB ChicktinCreations 

And here on Flickr  Chicktin-Creations

Due to popularity, and request, all my needle felt creations come with a signed tag of authenticity.

I welcome buyers from around the world, and would be happy to accommodate any shipping preferences.  

Thank you for viewing  "Puglett" and happy bidding.

The other pug in the photos is NOT in the auction, but was a commission called "Lola" to whom Puglett took fancy.

Please note, these sculptures are not suitable as toys and need to be kept away from cats and dogs.

 _gsrx_vers_468 (GS 6.4 (468))

Questions and answers about this item

No questions or answers have been posted about this item.


Submit bid

Time left:
Current bid:
(Approximately ##1##)
Import charges:
Your maximum bid:
Your maximum bid:
Please read the full listing. By clicking Confirm bid you commit to buy this item from the seller if you are the winning bidder. You will enter a binding contract.
By clicking Confirm bid, you are committing to buy this item from the seller if you are the winning bidder and have read and agree to the Global Shipping Programme terms and conditions - opens in a new window or tab. Import charges previously quoted are subject to change if you increase you maximum bid amount.
Resume bidding, if the page does not update immediately.
Submit bid
Review and confirm your bid
Bid confirmation
Free P&P
See item description
(Approximately ##1##)
(Enter ##1## or more)
(Enter more than ##1##)
Your maximum bid:
Increase maximum bid
Submit bid
Confirm bid
Increase maximum bid
Change bid
, you've been outbid. Don't let it get away - bid again.
, you're the highest bidder on this item. Hope you win it.
, you're the first bidder. Hope you win.
, you're currently the high bidder, but you're close to getting outbid.
, this auction is almost over and you're currently the high bidder.
, you're the high bidder, but the reserve price hasn't been met.
Please enter your bid again.
Please enter a valid number as the bid price.
Enter an amount that is equal or greater than the minimum bid required. This can be found under the bid entry box.
Maximum bids can't be lowered once they're submitted.
This seller requires the buyer to have a PayPal account to purchase this item. Get a PayPal account here .
Your bid is greater than or equal to the Buy it now price. We recommend you purchase this item via Buy it now. If you still wish to bid, you may do so below.
Time left:
Current bid:
(approximately ##1##)
Your maximum bid:
(approximately ##1##)
Increase your maximum bid:
By clicking 1 Click Bid, you are agreeing to buy this item from the seller if you're the winning bidder. Learn moreabout 1-click bid - opens in a new window or tab
(approximately ##1##)
Winning bid:
Starting bid:
Congratulations The auction has ended and you're the winner.
The auction has ended, but the reserve price was not met.
Sorry, the auction has ended and you were outbid.
Good news, you're the highest bidder.
Sorry, you've been outbid.
You're the highest bidder, but the reserve price has not been met.
Please enter a higher amount than the current bid.
Maximum bids cannot be lowered once submitted.
Please enter a valid number.