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Animals have been a part of the Julip brand from the beginning. Lavender Dower was originally a doll artist and restored rocking horses. When she developed the first soft Julips, horses were only a part of the larger animal line-up.

A collection of current Julip Dogs

Julip's animal moulds are creatures you would expect to find in or around any well-stocked stable. Cats and dogs of several types play a large role, but at various times foxes, doves, pheasants, rabbits, and even rats could be purchased.

Some of the earlier moulds are still in use while other have been resculpted and some completely new moulds have been added.

Models can be roughly dated by the style in which the eyes are painted and by mould detail. As time passes the moulds wear down and lose much of their detail; more detail means an earlier production date.

The revival of the Julip Originals brought about the introduction of several new moulds, hopefully with more to follow.

Customizations such as long hair are available for most moulds and lengthened legs, wired limbs, and custom ears and tails are available where the sculpture makes such changes possible.