Dogs are one of the sticks I am asked to carve the most. I am happy for you to send me photos of your dog so I can get a likeness, but these are for reference only and whilst I will endeavour to get a good similarity it will not ensure a carbon copy of your dog.
The sticks can be personalised. Using a pyrograph machine your name or initials can be burnt on to the stick head. Alternatively the brass collar can be engraved ( This must be done at time of ordering).
Each carved walking stick head is mounted on a brass collar which can be engraved at an additional cost of £20. This must be requested on ordering. The collar can not be engraved once the walking stick is complete.
The sticks are an approximate length of 53 inches from the ferrule to the top of the head. Please specify when placing an order if you require a specific length.
The walking stick heads are mounted mainly on straightened hazel shanks but I can mount them on chestnut or ash as to your preference. They are all finished off with a brass Ferrule.
Mammal sculptures can be found here https://www.countrysticks.co.uk/sculptures-2/
I hand carve animal sticks and sculptures using a variety of hard and soft woods. The head of the walking stick is carved from a block of wood. It is then painted or burnt using a pyrograph machine to get the fine details. I then mount the stick on to a brass collar and hazel shank. The final procedure is to lacquer the stick.
All my walking sticks are made to a high standard using good strong quality wood, however they are for stabilisation purposes only and should not be relied upon as a medical aid.