Redhound for Dogs was established in 2010. Feeling frustrated by the lack of well fitting coats and jumpers available for Bruno, the shivering whippet, Debbie decided it was time to design and make some herself! 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, she had the perfect place to test the market, and discovering that there was one, the shop was sold and the on line business launched.
Working from an old barn on a beautiful working farm in the heart of the Kent Countryside, Debbie runs the business with the help of several talented ladies who sew to our very high standards, Wendy, our chief packer, Su who looks after our wholesale customers and husband David is increasingly called on for a range of tasks, not just the book keeping! Frankie our lovely lurcher provides constant amusement and her often much needed calming influence!
A lot has happened in the last 7 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, attended our very first Crufts and in 2017 co-hosted Happy Hound Day for the very first time, a great day that will become an annual event.
In the beginning our range included Waterproof Wax Cotton coats and bags, wool jumpers and soft leather collars – all of these are still available, but the range has increased to include a selection of styles in a variety of fabrics and colours – something we love here at Redhound! Our Fleece jumpers and snoods for hounds continue to be a super popular choice with our customers.
Craft Kits were introduced in 2013 and are popular with home sewers and knitters who are sharing the love by making something unique for their canine companions. Dogs in Jumpers, our book has been published in 5 countries around the world, something Debbie is very proud of.
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.
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.