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Making Cigarette Packet Dogs seems to be dying out with each passing year. I have not personally seen anyone making them since the late 1950s, although I am sure there must still be a few people practicing the craft out there somewhere.

Over the years I have seen many Cigarette Packet Dogs and none of them have been exactly the same. The basic method of joining the strips together is the same but the design of the dogs does vary slightly from person to person. Some have longer/shorter legs, tail, neck, body and some add separate ears. This gives each dog a character of its own.  



Owner: John Hewitson
Maker: not known
Made: not known
Length: 14½" (36.8cm)
Height: 11½" (29.2cm)
Width:   6"  (15.2cm)
Location: Stockton-on-Tees. UK

Card ears added.

Made from Lambert and Butler, Raffles and Richmond Superkings 20s pack


Beamish Museum - Peoples Collection
Cat no: IRN63242
Made: Unknown
Length: 10½" (26.5cm)
Height:  9¼" (23.4cm)
Width:   4¼" (10.5cm)

Made from 'Park Drive' cigarette packets.
Originates from Leeds.

photo copyright of Beamish Museum.


Beamish Museum - Peoples Collection
Cat no: IRN27826
Made: Unknown
Length:  not known
Height:  not known
Width:   not known
Made from various cigarette packets.
Originates from - not known

photo copyright of Beamish Museum.



Owner: LLoyd
Made: 1970's
Length: 19" (48.2cm)
Height: 15" (38.1cm)
Width:   9" (22.8cm)
Location: Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada.

Made from MacDonald's Export 'A' cigarette packets by LLoyd's sister.

Love the floppy ears.




 

Owner: not known
Maker: not known
Made: pre 1980
Length: 12" (30.5cm)
Height: 10" (25.5cm)
Width:
Location:

Made from Players 10s cigarette packets.








Owner: Gary Franks
Maker: Gary's Grandad
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Made from Woodbine cigarette packets.

Something I have never seen before is the addition of rockers to the base of the dog. Unfortunately over time they have sagged a bit. Possibly varnishing would have prevented this happening and make it more durable when being played with.



Owner: John Hewitson
Maker: not known
Made: 1971
Length: 9½" (24.0cm)
Height: 9½" (24.0cm)
Width: 4¼" (11.4cm)
Location: Stockton-on-Tees. UK

A delightful little dog with his head cocked to one side. The ball is a nice addition.

Made from Woodbine 10s cigarette packets.

"Puffer"
Owner: Godfrey Eland
Maker: not known
Made: pre 1987
Length: 13" (32.5cm)
Height:   9" (22.7cm)
Width:   4" (10.0cm)
Location: UK

This dog was bought for the princely sum of £1.00 from a junk shop in Burton-on-Trent about 20yrs ago in (1992).

Made from Park Drive cigarette packets.



Owner: Louise
Maker:
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Length:     (awaiting more information)
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Location: UK

First time I have seen a Cigarette Packet Dog sitting up and it looks really cute. Just shows what you can do with a bit of imagination.

Made from Embassy cigarette packets.






Owner: Beverley Proulx
Maker: Beverley's Husband
Made: 2011
                Largest         Smallest
Length:        30"                 2"
Height:        22"                 1"
Width:        16"                  1"
Location: London, Ontario, Canada.

Made from plastic pop bottles, beer cans, duct tape and MacDonalds straws.


Owner: Brian Lisher (pictured)
Maker: Brian Lisher
Made: 2011
Location: Eastleigh, Hampshire. UK

Brian has been good enough to send me a number of photographs showing different designs, sizes and materials used in making his dogs. He has also been very helpful with construction information which I hope to include on this website in the near future.
The following pictures are a selection of dogs that Brian has made. I am sure you will get some good ideas from them for making your own dogs.

"Thanks" Brian for the photos and information.



"Saint"
Owner: Brian Lisher
Maker: Brian Lisher
Made: 2011
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Location: Eastleigh, Hampshire. UK

Made from Red and White card.






"Badger"
Owner: Brian Lisher
Maker: Brian Lisher
Made: 2011
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Location: Eastleigh, Hampshire. UK

Made from Black and White card.

One of my personal favourites. Looks like a Border Collie.




Owner: Brian Lisher
Maker: Brian Lisher
Made: 2011
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Location: Eastleigh, Hampshire. UK

Made from Dunhill and Benson & Hedges cigarette packets.






Owner: Brian Lisher
Maker: Brian Lisher
Made: 2011
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Location: Eastleigh, Hampshire. UK

The large dog is made from milk cartons. I think the smaller dog is about 14" long so the larger dog must be over 2ft in length.






Owner: Brian Lisher
Maker: Brian Lisher
Made: 2011
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Location: Eastleigh, Hampshire. UK

Made from brown cardboard.

The dog laying down is one of Brian's experiments and looks very nice.



Owner: Brian Lisher
Maker: Brian Lisher
Made: 2011
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Location: Eastleigh, Hampshire. UK

Made from brown cardboard.

Another picture of the dog laying down.





Exhibition of various dogs put on by Brian in Eastleigh Library.



"Mack" the Little Scottie Dog
Owner: Colin Fleming (pictured)
Maker: Colin Fleming
Made: 2011
Length:        Height: 13½"        Width:
Location:


Colin has been making Cigarette Packet Dogs for over 35yrs. Over this time he has made many hundreds and given them all away to friends and charities.

His main object now is to prevent this cardboard dog from becoming extinct. He has produced an instruction booklet with some useful information in it which will be shared here when time permits.

"Thank You" Colin for your contribution. 



Owner: Pat and Brian Davis
Maker: Brian Davis
Made: 2012
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Location: Tauranga, New Zealand

Made from Rubber Bicycle Inner Tubes.
What a brilliant idea to make them from inner tubes. They are durable, waterproof (so can go in the bath) and a great way to recycle inner tubes. Final size depends on the size of the rubber inner tube.


Owner: Pat and Brian Davis
Maker: Brian Davis
Made: 2012
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Location: Tauranga, New Zealand

Made from Rubber Bicycle Inner Tubes.

The addition of the red bow is a nice touch and looks very cute.





Owner: Pat and Brian Davis
Maker: Brian Davis
Made: 2012
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Location: Tauranga, New Zealand

Made from Rubber Bicycle Inner Tubes.

Doing what all dogs do!!! This was actually a mistake but it still looks good. Would look great propped up against a table tamp or something similar. 

  

Owner: Pat and Brian Davis
Maker: Brian Davis
Made: 2012
Location: Tauranga, New Zealand
                   Largest             Smallest
Length:    8¾" (225mm)       5" (125mm)
Height:       8" (200mm)       4" (100mm)
Width:                          

Made from Rubber Bicycle Inner Tubes. Size of the dog depends on the size of the innertube. Brian once made one in 1965 out of scooter inner tubes which required stuffing with foam rubber.


Owner: Pat and Brian Davis
Maker: Brian Davis
Made: 2012
Dimension's: as previous photo.

Location: Tauranga, New Zealand

Made from Rubber Bicycle Inner Tubes.

Pat and Brian have been kind enough to send me a number of photos and have given me some useful information. "Thank You"




Owner: Shirley Mason
Maker: Shirley Mason
Made: 2012
Location: Tauranga, New Zealand
Length:    29½" (75cm)

Height:    26" (67cm) at head
               16¾" (43cm) at shoulder
Width:     12½" (32cm)
Weight:     6.5kg

Made from small truck inner tubes.

Shirley is self-taught and has made an excelent job of making this rubber dog. One of the biggest I've seen.
 

   I have now added a new 'Bits & Pieces' page. 
If you have anything suitable that could be added, please let me know.

"Thank You"
"Thank You" to all those who have contributed to this website by sending me pictures, information and sharing your memories. I hope visitors to this website find something of interest which will inspire you to have a go at making a Cigarette Packet Dog.
If you have any pictures of your own that you would like adding to this page, please send them to me at kamiorijo@gmail.com with as much information as possible, eg: Who made it?,  What is it made from?, Where was it made?, When was it made?, and the measurements of it.

It is also interesting to know a bit about the maker or how you came by it or even any memories you have of Cigarette Packet Dogs. The more information that is given, the more interesting the website will be for yourself and others.

© copyright J.Hewitson 2012

8 comments:

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myles strong said...

do you have colin fleming's instructions,
mylesstrong@ymail.com

Anonymous said...

This is SO cool... I'm 55 and remember back in the early 1970's in Regina Sk Canada, some guy made a whole bunch of these cigarette package dogs, he wanted to sell me one but I didn't have the money. Whatever cigarette packs were black and white, that's the dog he made with them. WAY COOL to see these again! Thanks!

raghamahathi said...

can any one please explain how to create doll dog using packets

Moira Prideaux said...

why have you not accepted colin flemmings offer of how to make them

milsean milsean said...

never received it

bluegirl said...

How much would one of these dogs cost to buy

John said...

Hi Bluegirl, Cigarette Packet Dogs are becoming rarer and rarer and you don't often see them for sale. Occasionally they turn up on eBay so you could check there or do a web search to see if that brings up the information you require.
Regards John