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 small 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.
A lot has happened in the last 10 years! From 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. We have attended many shows over the years and have established a great 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 also co host Happy Hound Day, an annual event that raises money for Celia Cross Greyhound Rescue.
The business is now based in an old barn on a beautiful working farm in the heart of the Kent Countryside and most of our products are made in house with the help of my skilled team. We are proud that all our products are British made. 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 followed by Winnie in May 2018. Having two young ones around continues to inspire me.
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. We sell our products to a few selected bricks and mortar shops but you will only find the full range here on our website. I love to connect with our customers via our social media platforms with daily posts of our news and images on Instagram and our Facebook Group – Redhounders.