Stick making is a real art in the U.K., and their best work is head-and-shoulders above what we produce over here.
The stick below is carved from the coronet of a staghorn and fixed to a hazel shank. A Jack Russell terrier is "in the hole".
The gorgeous stick, above, is of a rat going for a block of cheese, and was carved in Tobermory on the Isle of Mull, by John Marsh, and can be seen on his web site.
If you are interestested in taking a hand at carving your own stick, Keith Pickering, "the Stick Man," has a do-it-yourself catalogue and also sells finished sticks.