Redhound for Dogs was established in 2010. Feeling frustrated by the lack of well fitting coats and jumpers available for Bruno, our shivering whippet, I, Debbie Humphreys, decided it was time to design and make some myself! With many years experience making wedding dresses and a passion for sewing and knitting, this challenge was taken on with much enthusiasm. As the owner of a gift shop in Devon at the time, I had the perfect place to test the market and discovering that I was not alone in my quest for a well fitting dog coat and jumper, the shop was sold and the on line business launched.
Winning Editors Choice Award at our very first show – Country Living Christmas Fair in 2010 and being placed as runners up in the Country Homes and Interiors Rural Business Awards in 2011, confirmed to me that the demand was there for stylish yet functional clothing for whippets. Over the years we have attended many shows, gaining a reputation for quality fit and service. We have collaborated with respected names such as Holland & Holland, published a book with Pavilion and secured a place at the largest dog show in the World, Crufts. We co host Happy Hound Day, an annual event raising funds for hound charities and an annual Charity Auction of hand knitted items.
Now working from a light and airy converted packing shed on a fruit farm the heart of the Kent Countryside where all our products are made. Proud to be beautifully British, all our clothing is made with the help of several talented ladies who make the patterns, cut, sew and pack to our very high standards. Keeping hounds warm and dry all over the World!
We have sadly lost Bruno, our beloved whippet, without whom there would be no Redhound for Dogs, but his legacy continues and his popularity via social media and his many TV appearances ensures that he will never be forgotten. Frankie our delightful lurcher followed Bruno just a few months later. Life just didn't feel right without a whippet, so George joined the team in August 2017 shortly followed by our rescue girl, Winnie. They have gone on to inspire new products like our Whip-it-Away macs and new Quiltee - essential items for active young whippets.
Our business is born out of a love of dogs, skill and knowledge of clothing design and construction, a passion for practicality and style, and a desire to provide the best possible customer service. Our mission is to keep the whippets of the world warm, dry and happy!
We love connecting with a growing community of hound owners all around the world via Instagram and Facebook where we can be found most days posting our latest adventures, product advice and having general whippet chat.