|Whiskey the last turnspit dog|
Turnspit dogs were used until the middle of the 19th century to turn meat on a spit. The dog would be placed in a small wheel connected to the spit and as he ran the spit would be turned.Link
'Whiskey' is the last surviving specimen of a turnspit dog, albeit stuffed. The breed died out with the advent of mechanisation in the kitchen.
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