Become aBig Furry FriendsV.I.P.We bring you the world’s most luxurious handmade stuffed plush animals. Not just great personal gifts, these beautiful pieces make great mascots, corporate gifts, and display pieces for homes, offices, theatre, commercial and movie props.Collectors young and old agree these are keepsakes for a lifetime!The Basset Hound is a short-legged breed of dog of the hound family. They are scent hounds, bred to hunt rabbits by scent. Their sense of smell for tracking is second only to that of the Bloodhound. The name Basset is derived from the French word bas, meaning "low", with the attenuating suffix -et, together meaning "rather low". Basset hounds are commonly brown and black and most often spotted, but also exist in a variety of colors. In February 27 1928, Time magazine featured a Basset Hound on the front cover. The accompanying story was about the 52nd annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show at Madison Square Garden as if observed by the Basset Hound puppy. This prestige is often seen as the event which made the Basset Hound a popular part of American popular culture. Basset Hounds have had prominent roles in movies and television. Some Bassets have been featured in comic strips and cartoons. Examples include cartoon character Droopy, originally created in 1943 by Tex Avery, and Fred Basset, the main character in the comic strip Fred Basset, created by Alex Graham in 1963. Basset Hounds playing more minor roles include Rosebud the Basselope from Berke Breathed's comic strip Bloom County, Byron Basset in Tiny Toon Adventures, Toby, from The Great Mouse Detective, and Lafayette, from the 1970 Disney film The Aristocats. The notable webcomic PvP by Scott Kurtz occasionally features the author's pet Basset Hounds. In the children's novel Lunchbox and the Aliens (2006 Henry Holt), by Bryan W. Fields, a basset hound named Lunchbox is abducted by a pair of misfit aliens and accidentally made intelligent. Rodney Dangerfield voices a Basset Hound in the animated feature film, Rover Dangerfield. Even Phil Harris voiced Patou the Basset Hound in Don Bluth's Rock-a-Doodle. Basset Hounds in films include Fred, the companion of Cledus in the 1977 movie Smokey and the Bandit and its two sequels. A basset, Gabriel, appears as Batou's Basset Hound in Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence. Gabriel is in fact director Mamoru Oshii's real life pet, and is included in many of his animated films including the 2001's Avalon. In a scene most likely referencing Smokey and the Bandit, a truck driver has a Basset Hound beside him in American Pie 2. Basset Hounds are featured prominently in off-beat roles as well—one gets hit by a car and survives in The Rage: Carrie 2, and in the film Monkeybone a basset has its own nightmarish dream sequence. In The Cassandra Crossing a basset is airlifted by helicopter off a doomed train allowing officials to identify a deadly plague (and thus becomes one of the few survivors of the all-star cast disaster film). Finally, bassets appear in such other mainstream films as The Lost Treasure of Sawtooth Island (where it prominently appears alongside star Ernest Borgnine on the film poster/DVD cover); An American Werewolf in Paris, Nanny McPhee, Spider-Man 2 and Kit Kittredge: An American Girl. Television programs have used Basset Hounds as characters as well. In the early days of television, Elvis Presley famously sang "Hound Dog" to a Basset Hound named Sherlock on "The Steve Allen Show" on July 1, 1956. One of the most famous Bassets on television was Flash, the dog owned by Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane in the 1980s TV series "The Dukes of Hazzard". A life-sized replica named "Flush" was used in dangerous situations. Other Bassets on television include Cleo, the doggie femme fatal from "The People's Choice", which starred Jackie Cooper; Pokey, a canine friend of Lassie early (1954–57) in the "Lassie" television series ; the Basset Hound named simply "Dog" from "Columbo", Henry from "Emergency!", Governor from "The Governor & J.J.", Quincey, from "Coach", Sam from "That's So Raven", Chips from "EastEnders", Arthur in "Our House" and Socrates in "Judging Amy". Basset Hounds have also been featured in advertising. The logo for Hush Puppies brand shoes prominently features a Basset Hound whose real name is Jason. Basset Hounds are occasionally referred to as "Hush Puppies" for that reason. A Basset Hound also serves as the companion to the lonely Maytag Man in Maytag appliance advertisements. Tidewater Petroleum advertised its Flying A Gasoline using a Basset Hound named Axelrod. In the 1990s, a handsome red/white Basset Hound called SIGMUND featured in a several advertisements including one for Domestos bleach. In June 2007, a realistic life-size Basset Hound mascot began to make appearances at various nightclubs and music festivals in the UK and across Europe. Ulysses the Basset Rave Hound was photographed with festival goers and famous DJ's at the Renaissance "Wild in the Country" festival, The Big Chill 2008 festival and famous Ibiza super-clubs Pacha, Space and Amnesia. Ulysses has his own fan page on the social networking website Facebook entitled "We love Ulysses". Real Radio in the UK uses a basset hound in advertising. 'Barry' is used in TV ads, newspaper ads, and is referred by presenters on Real Radio itself. Beginning on Oct. 12, 1986, the now out-of-print comic strip Bloom County introduced a new character called Rosebud the Basselope, a creature part basset hound, part antelope. Running gags included basselopes love for Pop Tarts and the desire of the US military to use basselopes as ridiculous weapons in satire of Reagan's SDI, also known as "Star Wars." It would later be revealed that Rosebud was, in fact, a female after the Congressional ruling that all-male clubs were unconstitutional in a run in 1988. The character would continue to be a part of the comic strip until its end in 1989.About PiutrèWelcome to the Piutrè Animal Collection, the finest collection of realistic plush animals in the world. Originally designed in Italy by master toy artisan Riccardo Chiavetta, the animals in the Piutrè Collection faithfully replicate their real-life counterparts in form, coloring, dimensions, and expression. Each piece is sewn, shaped, and finished entirely by hand in Italy, using the finest European-made materials, resulting in a beautiful keepsake animal to treasure for a lifetime.A Legend Reborn . . .These astonishingly realistic animals are hand-made in Italy using the original patterns and models created by Riccardo Chiavetta in the late 1970s and early 1980s for Jockline, an Italian firm that came to be known the world over for its highly realistic—often life-size—plush renditions of dogs, cats, and other animals. Many of the Jockline animals were marketed in the United States under the Avanti trade name, though in later years Wallace Berrie Company, Inc., shifted production of some of the Jockline-designed animals to Korea. Jockline failed in 1991. The Italian-made Jockline animals from this era are highly prized by collectors.Today, in Italy, the family that made the original Jockline animals is doing so once again, with the same uncompromising artistry and craftsmanship. A highly skilled artist is responsible for each animal and personally sees each one—from the tiniest mouse to life-size polar bears—through all the exacting details of the production process. Only when an artist is completely satisfied that a Piutré animal has been superbly executed does he or she tag and package it—in essence, a gift to the individual who will ultimately touch and treasure it.This is your chance to acquire an irresistible treasure that’s destined to be enjoyed and appreciated for generations to come.Extraordinary. Exquisite. And exclusively yours.
AxelrodBasset Hound DogHandmade in Italy by Piutre420911 inches / 28 centimeters$ 42
See All 70+ BreedsLuxuryAll our animals are hand-made from the finest plush stuffed animal artisans in the world.They are life-like, some lifesize and all realistic with careful attention to detail.They make an impressive gift, whether corporate or personal, but also make a statement as a corporate mascot or display at your company’s headquarters.Our plush animals are used for staging homes for sale, creating themed weddings, conventions and events where these furry friends add a real ‘wow factor’.Our life-like plush stuffed animals have also been used in museums, as well as theatrical props in movies, commercials and on live stage productions all over the world.What is contained here is a sampling of what our artisans have to offer - If you can imagine it, we can create it for you!PhotographyStudio Props - Interior designStagingfor home rental or sale Non-taxidermy Propsfor Commericals, Television, Moviesand Theatre Stage Museumdisplays Themed Decorfor weddings, parties, corporate eventsCorporate gift ideas and Mascots, College and other school Mascots,Luxurygifts for, friends, family or yourself. Luxurious Costumes for Carnevale, Halloween and dress-up. Corporate Branding If we don’t have it, we can create it just for you You deserve theVery Best