His dear little wooden wheels actually go round when you pull him gently by his coir cord, adding a nostalgic nod to an era of toys gone by….
Full of character and charm with his iconic terrier beard and and pointed ears, he is made from solid MDF and has been handpainted and sanded down to give a natural shabby look. On his pawprint collar is a little bell that jingles when he moves, and he wears a wooden heart charm that simply says ‘woof’ (ribbon colours may vary)
His eyes and nose are made from pebbles, so each dog has a unique expression. To finish the piece, each one has been stamped with a genuine Wet Nosed Friends logo, for authenticity. How can you resist?
**For the other designs in this range, please see my other items**
Part of my new Square Dog Range of original handcrafted ornaments, excloosive to Wet Nosed Friends, by Sally Grist Artwork.
All items are handcrafted in my UK studio and will be despatched from the UK, so please allow a couple of weeks for delivery if you are ordering from overseas, sometimes longer during busy periods.
Woof on Wheels measures 24 cm (9.5″) square, and is a sturdy 4 cm (1.8″) deep, so stands up securely on any flat surface. You can get an idea of the scale from the photos of me holding him. (Previous customers had commented that the ornaments were much bigger and chunkier than they’d envisioned from the photos, so I added some more pics with me in for scale.)
All the items in my Square Dog collection are made from extra thick MDF, which has been laser cut to shape, then hand painted with natural chalk paint, and gently sanded to give a shabby, rustic look. The wooden heart emblems are solid birch and have been hand stamped to decorate. Each individual nose and eyes are made from natural pebbles collected from coastlines and woodland paths, where I walk with my own square dog, Barley, my Lakeland Terrier.
About Square Dog
The term is used to describe a variety of terrier breeds, all of which are squarely proportioned in both face shape and body dimensions. Typical examples include the Welsh, Lakeland, Airedale, Irish, Wire Fox, and more.
Typified by their exaggerated beards, triangular ears, and boxy proportions, their stylised silhouette has been used over the years to represent an iconic dog symbol, and in fact many of us (of a certain era!) will have enjoyed owning our first square dog in the form of a terrier on wheels! This lovely fact adds a dash of nostalgia to the range, so why not collect the whole set?!