... that's Mulch!
This isn't going to make much sense to those of you who aren't familiar with Groo the Wanderer. Sorry!
Among the treasures lurking in Tim Gow's second box of delights were some Groo miniatures produced some years ago by Dark Horse Miniatures.
In theory the set includes Groo, Chakaal, the Sage, the Minstrel and Groo's dog Rufferto. And very nice they are too except that Rufferto doesn't quite capture the original's mongrel look.
And the answer is, that's because it isn't Rufferto...
... it's Mulch, the Sage's dog.
"What does 'mulch' mean?" being a running joke in the Groo comics.
I've started painting the figures with a view to turning them into a somewhat off-the-wall Pulp Alley league or Song of Blades and Heroes warband but it looks like I'll have to sculpt my own Rufferto.