Chalkware figurines were often given away at carnivals, festivals and amusement parks as prizes for winning games of skill or chance. Today they are inexpensive collectibles that can be found at many auctions and almost all flea markets / antiques shows.
This is one scary looking Boston Terrier. A novelty like this can be purchase for $20-25. Watch out though once in a while you will find them for a dollar or two. Because of the relatively low cost and wide availablility STASH IT. These are a good bet to go up in value....in time.