Fudge is a ten year old Whippet and a regular visitor to the Whalebone, along with his owner Roger. Fudge is a friendly lad who likes lots of fuss, home comforts and Mini Cheddars!


Despite being almost four years old, French Bulldog Oshi (or Ocean if she’s being a naughty girl!) never fails to gain the kind of reaction usually reserved for puppies, she really can melt hearts!

Oshi’s owner Sean regularly pops in for a pint of Peroni or two if passing by when out for walkies, while Oshi laps up being the centre of attention, seeks out treats and receives lots of cuddles.

The Gang!

Masie is a nine and a half year old Jack Russell Terrier who loves chasing her ball. She comes in with her owner Alma and her friends Harry, Todd, Lily and Dora and their pet humans Wendy and Simon.

Harry, who was rescued in Spain, is described as a two year old ‘Bitser’ because he’s made up of bits of this and bits of that, Todd is an eleven year old Pomeranian who originally came from Battersea Dogs Home, Lily, an eight year old Long-haired Miniature Dachshund, has been blind since birth but never lets that hold her back, and Dora is a seven year old German Spitz who hasn’t had the best of lives but has certainly found a loving home now.

Together they are a real mix of personalities united by a universal love of biscuits!


There’s been quite a clamour in recent weeks for us to make Rita our Dog of the Month, so here she is folks, in all her glory.

Rita is a two and a half year old Sharp Eagle (Star Pei X Beagle) and a regular visitor to the Whalebone with her owner Graham.

Sharp Eagles are renowned for being caring and affectionate, as well as having an uncanny ability to make you smile; Rita certainly manages to demonstrate that when she visits!

Darcey & Olha

Introducing Darcey (r) and Olha (l), a pair of gorgeous Bernese Mountain Dogs who belong to Becky and Mark, two of our regulars.

We asked Becky for some information about these two gentle giants and here’s what she said:

Darcey (aka Dafty), pictured on the right, is five years old and her hobbies include chasing squirrels and pinching balls, snoring and playing new instruments!

Three year old Olha (aka Angel), pictured on the left, likes barking, chasing Seagulls and telling Darcey what to do. She’s also a fan of cuddles, tummy rubs and Sudoku! They’re clearly a rather intelligent pair!

Bernese Mountain Dogs, or Berners as they’e affectionately known, originated in Switzerland where they worked on farms herding livestock and pulling carts.

Shy by nature but also incredibly friendly and loyal, you know you’ve made a friend when a Berner jumps up and puts its paws on your shoulders for cuddles; weighing in at up to 53kg there’s certainly no way you’ll miss their affectionate advances.

Phone: 01603 425482
The Whalebone Freehouse, 144 Magdalen Road,
Norwich, NR3 4BA