Posh paws: 8 accessories for stylish dogs
Looking for a gift for your four-legged friend or a canine-loving pal? From pac-a-macs to dog beer, we've found the perfect pressies for pooch, all from independent stores.
Spring showers can really frizz the fur darrrling, so a stylish raincoat is a must for April walkies (or any month for that matter). These pack-a-mac’s for doggies from Banbury’s Doodlebone are as stylish as they are practical. They’re light, have reflective piping and a hole for a harness, they are machine washable, and come in six sizes.
Make sure your pooch isn’t caught out by this sunny-but-chilly spring weather on their next weekend break, and add some style to their wardrobe to boot. This cable knit is a steal from Winslow’s Unique Pets, and comes in three sizes to fit any breed of style hound.
Leader of the pack
Soft, strong Italian leather… who doesn’t want a bit of that? (ooo err, Mrs). Back to the dog leash – it’s comfy to hold, stylish and also comes in mole-taupe, deep powder-blue and clementine. Matching collar available, both from our Indie Store’s fabulous Wiltshire-based boutique, The Artisan Studio. Length 120cm, in 10mm or 13mm diameter.
Woof it down
Fancy chewing the fat/bone with your dog over a pint? We have your answer. This beef flavoured, hand crafted Woof Dog beer uses barley water and beef stock to create a non carbonated (and non-alcoholic) beer for Fido. It’s from the Norfolk-based Woofers & Barkers – check out its Indie Store listing, at the ‘Buy now’ link below, for more dog goodies.
Paws for thought
Scruffy Little Terrier is a lifestyle dog gift shop on our very own Indie Store. We love their slogan tees but given we’re spoiling Fido here, we thought we’d better mention its Nose Skin & Paw Balm. The all-natural rub is for dry noses, sore and cracked paw pads, callouses and calloused elbows. Handmade in Dorset with skin-friendly hemp, lavender and peppermint oils, we’ll be amazed if you don’t sneak a bit on yourself too.
Give the dog a bowl
This enamel dog bowl is cute as Fido and easy to pack if you’re off on a four-legged adventure. There’s medium or large to suit every size of appetite. From the Sussex-based interiors shop, Kell & Collins, which features on our Indie Store.
There’s no doubting who this blanket belongs to, so no pinching ok? This monochrome dog print cotton-mix blanket is perfect for snuggling, drying off after a wash or to cover a boring bed. From our very own Indie Store’s Collective Home Store from Warwickshire, this makes a great pressie for your pooch or pooch-mad pal.
Pup pillow talk
These stylish and hardwearing beds are handmade from recycled wool. The inner pillow is reversible, with one side in recycled wool and the other in bouclé wool – a veritable pup pillow menu. The bed comes in four sizes and two colours (white/beige and beige/red). Another corker from Indie Store’s, The Artisan Studio.