Thatcher’s Dog Welcome on Roof

In Norfolk UK, Richard Haughton of Broadland Thatchers takes his 5 year old dog up on the rooftops while he works. Haughton first took Axel on the roof when he was 7 weeks old, and the dog has been a steady fixture on the job ever since.

Axel, a mixture of Labrador, Rottweiler and Newfoundland happily sits on the rooftop and watches the crew thatch the roof. Axel sits on the roof for 4-5 hours a day, if it is too hot, he stays on the ground and sleeps in the shade. Often customers invite Axel inside their homes and spoil him with treats.

Loyal and Happy Dog

With someone behind him for confidence, Axel has learned to climb up the ladder. When it is time to come down for lunch or at the end of the day, Axel jumps on Haughton’s shoulder for a ride down.

Currently the crew is thatching a commercial roof, the Three Horseshoes Pub in Scottow. Richard Haughton has been a Thatcher for 17 years; he said their company Broadland Thatchers has enough orders and bookings to last until 2013. Broadland does reed thatching and roof repairs for cottages and commercial buildings in the Wilton, North Walsham areas.

Roofing Quote

Get a free quote from a roof contractor in your neighborhood in seconds! We never share your information and only seek to put you in touch with the best local roofer in your area.