People are great, but ANRI made some great Animal stoppers, too.
Once you learn to recognize the
ANRI menagerie of dogs, bears, squirrels, birds, and others, you'll
begin to spot them on all sorts of things. Among the breeds of dogs
ANRI made were the Scottish Terrier, St. Bernard, Papillon, Wire Haired
Fox terrier, Cocker Spaniel, Skye terrier, Dachshund, and more. In
fact, in one old trade catalog they
state that they have dozens of breeds available.
Here's a kicking donkey that could just as easily have been included in
the twist-peg category. When the peg is twisted, his back legs kick
out while his head drops. On the bottom of his back hooves is a small
sticker that says "Cheers." Common drinking 'toasts' will be found
in several languages. You might see "Prosit," "Your Health," or "Cin
This dog, and several other breeds, can be found that also have "Cheers"
or "Prosit" on their front paws. The rooster kicks up one leg when
his tail is pushed down and says "Cheers," too.
Is it a political thing? Quite Possibly. This pair was
introduced in 1948. Lifting their tails cause them to raise their
heads, and makes their ears wiggle.
Fox eared squirrels are another ANRI favorite, and of course, we've seen
this drinking bear and the monkeys, before. Watch for these squirrels,
bears and dogs as figurines of all sizes, too.
So far, we've looked at normal looking people and animals. But
other stoppers that ANRI made make you wonder. Lets go from here
to "The Weirdoes." It's sort of the ANRI Twilight Zone.