Sunday, March 23, 2014

Who Is Henry Dog

A few days ago I posted about finding a Henry dog and his girlfriend Henrietta at the thrift store. But who is Henry?




Henry was created in 1971 to be the Spokesdog for Animal Fair Toys. He had a girlfriend named Henrietta and several friends such as Clyde, Clara, Decker, Clem and Doogan.

Clyde

Clara

Decker

Clem

Doogan
He was marketed as " everything that a stuffed toy can be. Soft and cuddly, floppy and funny, with a wide eyed, innocent expression and a body that begs to be hugged".

These stuffed dogs are well sought after and command high prices on Ebay. This past weekend I sold my Henry dog for $99.99 and Henrietta for $69.99. Keep an eye out for these guys. Even damaged ones will sell.

14 comments:

  1. What a great find!! I had Henry when I was a kid--loved him! Not $100 kinda love -lol, but glad someone did!

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  2. So they're from the 70's? Yours look like new! What a fantastic find!! Congrats!

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  3. Holy smoke!! I have never heard of Henry or any of the other ones.
    Great flip. I don't know if I could develop a $100 love for Henry but glad someone has.

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  4. I still have Doogan and with a house of my own now, I'll have to find him a room. Took him to school everyday in Grade 3!

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  5. I was given a set of four Henrys as a baby. I still have one of the larger ones that my son has begun to cuddle with. The smaller 12" Henry went everywhere with me; I had two that were worn out with my love - I never knew he was a spokesdog so thank you for sharing. May have to find him a girlfriend now.

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  6. In 1976, I went to a small convention type show where some look alike of Gerald Ford put on a skit. That is where I got my 12" Henry Dog, and still have him today. A little wear, but no damage. Never would have imagined.

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    1. I turned 5 yrs old in 1976, I got Henry for my birthday that year and three years later for Christmas i got Doogan, unfortunately that was the last Christmas i had with my mother before she passed, I developed sense of comfort with my dog's, and to this day at 45 yrs old I still have them both, I've often wondered what to do with them when I'm gone, who will love them like I do ? I've decided, they're going with me and when that day comes I want them buried with me, I know that sounds kinda creepy, but they have been there for me my whole life, and they will be with me for eternity😂

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    2. I turned 5 yrs old in 1976, I got Henry for my birthday that year and three years later for Christmas i got Doogan, unfortunately that was the last Christmas i had with my mother before she passed, I developed sense of comfort with my dog's, and to this day at 45 yrs old I still have them both, I've often wondered what to do with them when I'm gone, who will love them like I do ? I've decided, they're going with me and when that day comes I want them buried with me, I know that sounds kinda creepy, but they have been there for me my whole life, and they will be with me for eternity😂

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    3. I was given Henry who i call Arthur when i was around 4-7 years old and still to this day i cherish him and I'm 46 i think he will be buried with me also.

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    4. Omg! I'm not the only one who wants to be buried with my Henry! 😊

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  7. I was 3 and bought these at Disney world Everytime I went ..my mom never understood and j have a huge Henrietta still in attic

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  8. I got $25.00 (which was a Huge amount back then..lol) from my grandma for Christmas in 1976, I was 5 yrs old. I walked up and down the toy isle FOREVER until I came upon a huge row of henry dogs. I didn't know for sure if this was going to be my amazing purchase until out of ALL the rows of henry dogs I saw one with his ear sewn on backwards. To my complete panic my heart dropped in my stomach and I was so so worried that nobody would probably buy him and was so sad at the thought that he was never going to be picked or loved. So of course he was picked out of pure love...I'm 47 yrs old and still have my Henry who will always have love and a home😁

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  9. If you ever find a doogan please let me know! Ive been searching forever and it seems like I'll never get one of my own again. Whoever got those is very lucky.

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