Follow Your Nose

Follow Your Nose by Lucia Heffernan – Buffalo – 300 pieces

Follow Your Nose is chock full of delightful doggie faces and it made for a truly entertaining assembly. It didn’t take long to put together, and I would love to assemble it in a larger piece count as well, it would make for a fabulous 1000 piece puzzle!

Many times I’ve said that, “It would make a great 1000 piece puzzle”, and almost every time I’ve never seen that image in a larger count. It makes me wonder why so many images are only in a certain piece count; wouldn’t it be advantageous to make each one into different piece counts to reach a larger number of consumers? Honestly, I have no idea how licensing works; when you sell artwork to a puzzle company is it only for use once, on one puzzle? Or does licensing have nothing to do with it, and it’s the puzzle companies who makes all of these decisions?

I have emailed the VP of Sales, Marketing, and Product Development at Buffalo Games to hopefully get answers to these questions, just for my own “piece” of mind. Stay tuned to see if I can get this information for all of us puzzle nerds. 🤓

Back to today’s puzzle! My daughter bought me four Buffalo 300 piece puzzles a few weeks ago, and I’ve enjoyed every single one – from Doug the Pug to this gorgeous collage. I always feel better when I have a few smaller piece count puzzles around, it lessens my anxiety. It means I’m not surrounded by only 1000 piece or larger puzzles, and that if I need to get my puzzle on there are plenty of little ones around to feed my habit without the stress of opening and sorting a larger one.

Nose 1

While all of the puppers in this puzzle were cute, these two were my favorites, and they were right next to each other. Both of my sons love Corgis, so I’m a little biased towards them – if my boys like them, then I do too 😉 And the German Shepherd (hopefully I got the breed right) is just so sweet with the adorable puppy dog eyes and that nose; he’s off the charts on the cuteness scale!

These 300 piece Buffalo puzzles were all great quality: thick pieces that fit together well, a good variety of piece shapes, and excellent image reproduction – I highly recommend every one! They made me smile, relieved some stress, gave me lots to do when I couldn’t sleep, and helped me deal with my extremely severe case of PADS.

Although, these puzzles make me want to stock up with many more, so perhaps the PADS is flaring up again. Win some, lose some 🤷‍♀️

10 thoughts on “Follow Your Nose

  1. Penny Weiss

    Love this one! Too cute. My favorite is second row from the top, second dog from the left. He is soo cute. Looks like a dalmation mix of some sort.

    Your two favs are adorable too.


      1. Maybe soon we’ll see someone letting us choose. I’ve heard that with books, the number of copies printed no longer affects the price / copy as much as it used to. Perhaps, if it’s the same with puzzles, the companies could do the puzzles to order, where you pick an image they’ve licensed and the size, perhaps even type of cut. It would be more exepensive, sure, but maybe not that much more. There are already many companies who offer to make your own images into puzzles, why not also offer high quality images to choose from (I bet the answer is something about licensing, but they could renegotiate those licenses to include something like this, surely!)

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      2. Ceaco has that right now with 30 of their images, you choose the image you want and the piece count – 300, 550, 750, 1000, or 1500. The price is $4 to $5 more than their regular puzzles, which seems a lot if you’re choosing the smaller piece counts, but doesn’t sound that bad for the larger ones. I think it’s a great idea, but wish more companies had it.

        Great idea about being able to choose the cut too, but I think that would definitely drive up the price, having to have multiple dies available. I’d love to be able to choose piece shapes!

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      3. I had no idea someone already does that! I don’t think anything like that is available in Europe, which is too bad. It IS a great idea, but unfortunately, I can’t see Ravensburger implementing this any time soon, new ideas isn’t exactly their thing. They’re still busy with Neuschwanstein 🙂

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  2. Anonymous

    Please do post if Buffalo writes you back. They are one of my fave puzzle brands but, as I mentioned in another comment, they annoyed me a lot last year because they released some terrific puzzle images but only in 300 piece count and I would have loved to purchase them in 500 or 750 pieces.

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