This type of NZ Pedigree doll has been influenced by the German dolls made in the late 1950s. An example is the doll named ‘Red Heads Charlot Byi Byj’ in 1957 the doll was copyrighted and made in Germany by the W. Goebel. The Charlot Byi Byj doll is one of the dolls that have been as influential
on the production of the NZ pedigree “squinty” dolls.
An example of how popular this doll was in NZ the illustrated cover page of the Aotea knitting pattern booklet published in Dunedin in the1960s. In this picture we see the New Zealand Pedigree so called “squinty” doll.