I have been collecting small china dog figures for most of my life. Made in Japan, most of the ones that I have were made during and just after WW11. This set of poodles are among my favorites. I had another set, but my friend Dottie has had a series of very beautiful white Standard Poodles. I just had to give them to her. But lo and behold, it did not decrease the availability of poodles in the general population. My sister Sallie collects spaghetti poodles. These are not the spaghetti variety.