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 8 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 some 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 within 20 miles. We are proud that all our products are British made with the help of several talented ladies who sew 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 and can be seen regularly on social media! He delights us every day.
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 have an growing number of bricks and mortar shops stocking our unique range of dog attire in the UK and abroad, and love to connect with our customers via our social media platforms with daily posts of our news and images.