Joplin, Missouri: Big Bronze Dog at Dog Food Factory

"Blue" was the pet dog of the Bishop family. When they built their dog food factory in 2014, they included an outdoor eight-foot-tall bronze likeness of the Airedale.
Address:
8101 E. 32nd St., Joplin, MO
Directions:
Outside the Heartland dog food factory. East of the city. I-44 exit 11 or 11A. Drive south on I-49 for one exit (39A), then drive east on Hwy FF/E. 32nd St. for 1.5 miles. Go straight through the light then turn left into the parking lot.
Admission:
Free
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Dog statue.

Big Bronze Dog at Dog Food Factory

Once you find the factory the dog is easy to spot. Our GPS led us to the back of the building first. Whoops

[Janelle, 06/05/2019]

Blue Airedale terrier statue.

Blue, Giant Bronze Airedale Terrier Dog Statue

An eight-foot tall-bronze Airedale guards the entrance to the Heartland/Blue Buffalo Dog Food factory in Joplin. We inquired at the office and his name is "Blue."

[Lindsay B [at] Hawk-Hill.com, 03/11/2015]

"Blue" was the pet dog of the Bishop family, which owns the factory.

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