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. With husband Davids business management experience added in we threw ourselves into an uncertain online space.
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 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 hosted several Happy Hound Days raising funds for hound charities and host an annual Charity Auction of hand knitted items.
We now work 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 dry and happy 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 a range of easy to wear items - essential for active young whippets.
Our business is born out of a love of whippets, 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. We also send out a weekly newsletter, The Happy Hound - for all things whippet.