Part of Douglas Cuddle Toy's Classic plush line and very difficult to find these days, this is Apollo the Doberman.
This is the large sitting Apollo plush. A few years ago Douglas came out with a small sitting doberman plush also named Apollo who was only about 13 inches high. The small one can be seen here (not mine): i16.photobucket.com/albums/b35…
As you can see, he looks quite different from his predecessor.
I passed up the opportunity to purchase the large Apollo plush back when I began collecting Douglas back in 2001. He retired soon after and I have been kicking myself for the past decade or so for not getting him when I had the opportunity.
However, this summer I lucked out and found this guy way up on a shelf at the back of a gift shop in a touristy town on the east coast. The fur around his neck is a little worn and he has some sun damage (he was a part of a window display at one point) but with how rare he is to find anywhere, I went ahead and made the purchase. He's now a treasured member of my Douglas dog collection. A scan from the 2001 Douglas catalog featuring Apollo can be seen here: douglascuddletoycollectors.web…Acquired: Tourist shopCompany: Douglas Cuddle ToysItem Number #456Year Produced: 2001-2004Country of origin: ChinaSize: About 24 inches (61 cm) high