While our unscented Staffordshire Dog Candles are intended for decorative purposes only, should you chose to burn them, please follow the care and safety instructions listed below. Heywood Home Company is not liable for any injury or damages caused by improper use of our candles.

Safety and Burning Instructions

  • If you plan to display your candles in close proximity to other items, fabrics, materials or decor it is recommended to not burn/light them in that place and to use them for display purposes only; please move to a safer environment (described below) before lighting.
  • Before each lighting, make sure the wick is trimmed to 1/4 inch; long or crooked wicks cause uneven burning and dripping.
  • Keep candle free of any foreign materials including matches and wick trimmings.
  • Only burn the candles on a level, fire resistant surface.
  • Avoid burning candles near combustible materials: Keep hair and loose clothing away from burning flame and do not burn near linens, bedding, carpets, books, or flammable decorations, etc.
  • If lighting both of your candles at once, be sure to spread them at 2 inches away from each other while in use.
  • Avoid burning candles near any drafts, doing so will cause rapid and uneven burning and excessive dripping.
  • Extinguish the candle if it smokes, flickers, or the flame becomes too high. These signs indicate the candle is not burning properly and the flame isn’t controlled. Wait for the candle to cool before trimming the wick and re-lighting.
  • Do not burn your candle for more than 3 hours at a time and be sure to trim your wick before the next burn.
  • Be advised that the shape of the candle will change with your burning use; the wick to the Staffordshire Dog Candles runs straight down from the head to the front legs. The back and main body of the dog is solid wax. As you burn, the head and face will melt and the wax pool will spill over.
  • Given that the wax pool will spill over the head of the dog candle with extended use, burn on a heat and flame resistant surface only to avoid surface damage to the furniture or tabletop you have chosen to display you lit candle on.
  • Do not burn the candles all the way down; the foam bottom on the candle to protect your surfaces from the wax IS flammable. Remove the foam bottom if you plan to light the candle.
  • Stop burning your candles once they reach 2 inches from the bottom of the candle.
  • Keep lit or cooling candles out of reach of children and pets to avoid spills, damage, or injury.
  • Never leave a burning candle unattended and keep the burning candle in your sight at all times; including not leaving the candle lit when you may fall asleep or are sleeping. These candles are not intended for use as a light source/night light.

Candle Care Instructions

  • Candles will fade if left in harsh or direct light for an extended period of time. Never put candles in a window or directly expose them to bright outdoor light.
  • Dust off candles by rubbing them gently with a piece of nylon or a soft cloth. You can use a dry or slightly dampened cloth.

Details About Our Candles

  • These candles are crafted from our own HHC-made molds using genuine antique Staffordshire Dog figures and therefore, they reflect the same characterful imperfections of the antiques themselves; the finished products retain some crazing, lumps and bumps, and minor scratches of the antiques themselves.
  • Each candle is finished with a foam bottom piece to protect your surface tops and with a sticker with burning instructions should you make the choice to burn your Staffordshire Dogs
  • Please note, as each piece is handmade and all electronic displays are not the same, the colors may differ a half shade or so.
  • Each candle is handmade as as such, measurements and sizes can fluctuate slightly between candles.
  • Each set is made of a custom Paraffin and Soy Wax Blend and comes unscented.
  • These candle sets weigh approximately 1.8 pounds/24 oz/ 820 grams.

Production Details and Order Fulfillment

  • Please note that your candles are made to order. Depending on the quantity of pre-existing orders and the size of your own order, the time between order production, fulfillment, and shipping may vary.
  • Most handmade orders are currently being shipped within five BUSINESS days. (This excludes weekends and public holidays.)
  • As a one-person operation, candles and soaps orders are fulfilled as quickly as possible within the constraints that exist as a micro-business owner. Please keep this in mind when ordering from Heywood Home Company and be patient as your order is filled as quickly as possible.
  • When relevant, you may be able to pre-order items for new batch releases that would be available for immediate shipping. This will be indicated on individual product listings.

Shipping Notes

  • The Staffordshire Dog Candle pairs will be shipped together as a set in one box, suitable for gifting. If you order additional candles they may be shipped separately or together, depending on the size of your order. You will receiver individual tracking information if your order is split.
  • If your order contains other items from other HHC Shops, those items will ship separately from your candle order.
  • These candles are not eligible for return. Please contact me if there are any issues or damage from shipping. Please see our site-wide FAQ details on what information HHC will ask for if making a damage claim.

Wholesale Inquiries

  • Wholesale capabilities for our candles will be opening in early 2023. If you have a brick and mortar retail location and are interested in carrying our Staffordshire Dog Candles, please check back in 2023.
  • In the meantime, please use the form on the Wholesale page (accessible through the hyperlink above or the navigation menu) to send a message as we gauge interest and build the wholesale program. Any information you can share as the program is in development would be so appreciated! Thank you for your interest.