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Dog Washing Tips

Dog Washing Tips

Dog Washing Tips

Here Are Some Good Washing Tips You Can Try Out!

We know that every dog owner knows how to wash their dog… But if you’re looking for some dog washing tips to help make cleaning your dog a more streamlined process then be sure to read more of this article!

Before The Dog Is Wet

The following dog washing tips apply before you even put a single drop of water on your dog. It may seem like tedious steps but they can not only speed up your washing process.

Use the right shampoo – Shampoo designed for people and sometimes even baby shampoo — has a different pH than what’s best for your dog. Ask your veterinarian to recommend a product that works best for your individual pet, and follow the directions. If your dog has skin problems, you’ll likely need a therapeutic shampoo that will address his condition. While you’re shopping, get a tool you can use in the bath, such as the Kong Zoom Groom which we’re personally big fans of here at The Leather Dog Co. Such tools reduce shedding by loosening ready-to-drop fur in the tub, and they take your shampoo further by working it deep into the coat. They also give your dog a relaxing massage.

Stop the tears and wet ears – Ask your veterinarian for some suitable eye ointment and have her show you how to apply it to your dog. Also, put a small piece of cotton in each of your dog’s ear canals to prevent water from getting inside; just make sure you take it out after the bath.

Brush your dog. Brushing before a bath helps the shampoo get into the coat and works out mats before they get set in by the water. Gently pick apart or cut out any mats before the bath, because adding water will make them impossible to remove.

Stock your station. It’s frustrating to start bathing a dog only to realize the shampoo or towels are on the other side of the room. Unless you enjoy playing tag with a soaking wet pup, get your supplies together before you bring in the dog.

Use my three-towel trick. Have one towel to put in the bottom of the tub to provide traction and prevent slipping. The second towel is the antishake towel — drape it over the wet dog to prevent him from shaking and soaking you and the walls. The third towel is the drying towel. A big dog might need more than one drying towel.

Block the drain. Put a piece of steel wool in the drain to catch the dog hair and prevent it from plugging your drain. Which is a very common issue when washing your dog.

Put in a nonslip surface. This can be just a towel in the bottom of the tub or sink — using my three-towel trick — or a nonskid rubber mat. Few things stress out a dog more than not being able to stand without slipping, and giving him something to sink his toes into will help ease his anxiety about baths.

Go warm on the water. Fill the tub or sink with water before you bring in your dog. The sound of rushing water adds to his stress if he’s not an enthusiastic bather.

Time To Splash!

Use a leash if you have to, but lead your dog to the water, offering good cheer and a treat along the way. Don’t lose your cool if your dog resists — if he already dislikes bathing, an association with your angry voice won’t help. Put him in the tub with as little drama as possible and get to work.

Wet your dog completely. Be sure to start shampooing at the neck and then work your way down his body all the way to the tail and toes. Putting a barrier at the base of the skull prevents any fleas and ticks from the head to other parts of the body such as the ears. Keep the praise coming for your dog and his good behaviour during bathtime.

When every inch of your dog has been sudsed up, open the drain to let the dirty water out — the steel wool will catch the hair and spare you a drain clog. Rinse, rinse and rinse some more, using clean water from the tap. Getting all the soap out and the coat and skin flushed with fresh water will keep your dog clean longer and minimizes flaking.

Dry Instead Of Soaking Yourself

Dogs really dislike the smell of shampoo. To dogs, mint, fruit, and bubblegum just don’t have the same appeal as the smell of things that rot. Although don’t let your dog outside until he’s completely dry, or you’ll find all your hard work undone in an instant.

Throw a towel over him like a horse blanket and use another one to dry the face, then the ears and then the feet. You can use a blow-dryer to speed things along if you like and if your dog isn’t afraid of the noise (Elvis is terrified!). If you do use a blow-dryer, set it on the cooler setting to avoid any damage to the dog’s skin. Dryers made just for dogs blast room-temperature air. They make drying go more quickly by blowing the water out of the coat so it can air-dry more quickly. If you have a long-haired dog, this is a pretty good investment that will save you a hell of a lot of time and is definitely one of our go to dog washing tips.

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Best Dog Collars For Your Dog

Best Dog Collars For Your Dog

The Best Dog Collar For Your Dog

Forget Other Dog Collars We’ve Got You Covered!

In this article, we will show you the different kind of dog collars that you can buy from us here at The Leather Dog Co, and we will discuss why they’re the best kind of collars for your canine companion. Firstly the most important thing for your dog’s collar is that it needs to be comforting on the dog and it can’t irritate them or cause them any harm otherwise it will affect your dog in more ways than one. An uncomfortable collar can cause the dog’s neck to be irritated which can cause them to cause harm to themselves trying to get it off themselves. This can put them under a lot of stress and lead to behavioral problems in the future as they will not want to co-operate with you when you try to put the dog collar on them.

So it pretty important that every collar meets your dog’s needs. That is why our collars are handmade to perfection with the finest materials to make sure that they don’t affect your dog in a harmful way. We also have our cotton webbing collars which are slightly cheaper in price which you can find here. This kind of dog collar is more flexible on the dog’s neck for added comfort too. Our collection of collars is built to last so you can get huge amounts of wear out of the collar without it ever wearing out. You can also buy our accessory box set which contains everything you could need for your dog, including the harness, collar, and lead. So make sure that your dog has a comfortable collar it’ll enjoy wearing with one of our premium collars from The Leather Dog

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Why Our Leather Dog Harness Is Better For Your Dog

Why Our Leather Dog Harness Is Better For Your Dog

Why Our Leather Dog Harness Is Better For Your Dog

The Leather Dog Co stock leather dog harnesses, perfect for your dog!

The first thing we stress here to our customers with our leather dog harness is that we pride ourselves on quality. We make sure that every single harness that we sell to our customers is made from the finest leather and finished to perfection. Nevertheless ensures that our customers receive a premium product for an affordable price!

Secondly, we make sure that no matter what kind of breed of dog you have that every breed is accounted for as we make our leather dog harnesses fit to match even the biggest of dogs! We also ensure that your dog will feel comfortable in the leather dog harness. As we only use the finest leather material. This means that it will not cause frictional discomfort to your canine friend. Which is what we find is a big issue with other leather harnesses. Plus unlike other leather dog harnesses, every single one of our harnesses are handmade to perfection using the finest materials on the market as part of leather dog accessories range.

Did we also mention that our leather dog harness is super fashionable? They come in a huge array of colours so there is plenty of choices for you to choose from for your dog! So why wouldn’t you want a leather dog harness? Treat your dog to the finer walks in life and purchase him or her one today. It comes as part of our leather box set which means you can complete your accessory colour set. The lead and the harness can be attached together using the feature on the back and then you can use the two together as part of one set. You can mix and match your products in a wide range of different colours too!

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Most Common Dog Names

Most Common Dog Names

Most Common Dog Names

Here Are The UK’s Most Common Dog Names Chosen For Your Canine Friend!

In this article, we are going to show you the top 10 most common dog names for a male and female dog in the UK! Be sure to keep an eye out for your dog’s name on this long list of dog names depending on the gender of your dog!

Most Common Dog Names

Most Common Female Dog Names

  1. Poppy
  2. Bella
  3. Molly
  4. Daisy
  5. Lola
  6. Ruby
  7. Millie
  8. Rosie
  9. Tilly
  10. Roxy

Every princess of a dog needs their very own special dog accessories right? Well, why not treat your dog by browsing some of our latest leather dog products which we have in the store! Our leather dog accessories are beautifully handcrafted in England to the finest detail. We put our heart and soul into the products we produce for our customers to make sure that they are 100% satisfied with the service and product that they receive from The Leather Dog Co!

Most Common Male Dog Names

  1. Alfie
  2. Charlie
  3. Max
  4. Oscar
  5. Buddy
  6. Archie
  7. Bailey
  8. Teddy
  9. Milo
  10. Toby

Is your dog’s name on this list? Did we also mention that dogs are the UK’s most popular pet beating cats and rabbits to the number 1 spot! Although these are just the most common ones we know that there are some truly bizarre dog names out there in the doggo community. So we want to ask you what the craziest dog name you’ve ever come across is? Let us know via our Facebook page!

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Why Your Dog Licks You

Why Your Dog Licks You

Your dog licks you for a number of different reasons. Some you may not know and some will seem simple to you. So be sure to read the article and let us know what you think!

Firstly we’ll start off with the most simple reason that your dog licks you are simply just to show affection towards their owner. As licking is a dogs way of displaying their love and affection for humans. Dogs are also known to be affectionate animals, especially with their owner. Plus when a dog licks you, their brains release endorphins or happiness hormones which calms them down and reassures them that everything is okay. In terms of context, if you want to relate this to a different scenario then it is probably the same comforting feeling that a child would feel when their parents hug or kiss them.

Dogs will also use licking as a way of communication, as humans would use body language, speech or sound, dogs have their own unique methods such as barking or wagging their tail and licking is a dog’s unique way of communication. They may be trying to tell you that they want something from you, like some food or water. However, whatever it is that they want, by giving you a lick will indicate that they want something.

Another method of communication from a dog is that you’ll find that they literally just want your attention. Like a needy child, your puppy craves your love and attention and they know that you will give it to them if they hassle you for long enough. Dogs love to show that they love you so why not show them that you love them too by giving them a fuss, a treat or a belly rub?

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Why Your Dog Follows You Around

Why Your Dog Follows You Around

Why Does Your Dog Follow You Around?

You may be wondering why your dog follows you around everywhere you go. Sometimes you’re performing such an innocent task around your house and then all of a sudden your dog appears right at your side.

Firstly you need to understand that dogs are animals that usually live in “packs”. If you don’t know what this is this is where an animal will live in a group of the same species and they will live and hunt together in order to survive. Your dog will adapt to your family by considering your family as their “pack”. Dogs are also very sociable animals and descend from animals that live in packs such as wolves etc so when you leave for work etc your dog may feel vulnerable as the “leader of the pack” is not there. So when you return your dog will follow to show you that your presence in the household is very reassuring for them and that they feel better with you there.

Also, you may not believe this but dogs are naturally curious animals and your presence, or whatever you’re doing has attracted their attention and they are just simply wondering what you are doing in the house. You must also consider that what you’re doing in the house could also be an opportunity for your pet and if they are not curious about what you are doing then they may miss out. For example, if you’re preparing a meal for your family then there may be some spare food going around for them or may even a treat or two.

Finally, you may find that your dog will follow you around simply because they love you! They don’t want you to leave them because they are scared you will never come back. You will find it obvious that your dog loves you and that they will clearly need to show you in order to make it known to you. You will have an unbreakable relationship with your pet and that is not something to be taken likely. So the reason why your dog follows you around is that of the unconditional love that they have for you! Also, they may hope that you give them a treat or two.

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Top Tips For Training Your Dog

Top Tips For Training Your Dog

Dog Training Tips To Try Out

Looking For Dog Training Tips? We’ve Got You Covered!

There are many different things to consider when carrying out these dog training tips. Firstly you have to take into account that it isn’t going to just happen overnight. Training your dog will take time and effort and a lot of patience so be sure to make sure that you’re treating your pet with respect and if you follow these steps then training your dog will be a piece of cake!

Firstly you should definitely be choosing your dog’s name wisely and correctly as this will lay down all the foundations that you require in order to train your new friend effectively and efficiently. The science behind this involves picking a name that ends in a strong consonant such as Jack, Jasper, Rocky as this will allow the dog to hear their name clearly every time.

Secondly, you will need to decide on house rules, before your dog comes home you will need to decide in your family or by yourself if the dog is allowed on your bed, furniture etc. So that both you and the dog can avoid confusion about the rules that your dog will abide by.

You can set up his own private area for the dog in order to enhance your dog’s training scheme. This means that from the earliest moment that your dog will need a private sleeping place that’s not used by anyone else in the family or pet. He or she will benefit from the short periods of time left alone in the comfort and safety of the dog’s den. Reward your pet if he remains quiet and relaxed and this will teach him to behave in this manner as he knows he will be rewarded if he does this and this is a valuable tool for housetraining.

Another method to help train your dog is to help he or she to relax when your puppy or dog comes home. Techniques that have been successful in the past are to give your dog a ticking clock and a hot water bottle then this will give your pet comfort as it will imitate the feeling of the heat and heartbeat of his littermates. Which will help to soothe him or her in their new environment which will improve your pet training scheme in the long run.

Teach your puppy to come when his name is called. Teaching him to come to you when is named is called is the command to be mastered first. By enforcing this relationship, your alpha status will be reinforced to the dog. Getting down to his or her level will be key to the success of this trick too so that when he does you can make a big deal using positive reinforcement. Of course, you can enhance this by rewarding the dog’s good behaviour. Reward it using positive reinforcement by using treats, toys, love or heaps of praise. Let him know when he’s getting the training right. Likewise never reward bad behaviour as this will get your pet into bad habits and confuse your pet.

Discourage your canine friend from biting or nipping you instantly. But instead of scolding him, a great way to put your pet doing it is to pretend that you’re in a great deal of pain when your pet is biting or nipping you. It’ll be so surprised he’s likely to stop immediately. However, if this doesn’t work, then you can try trading a chewing toy for your hand or trouser leg. The trick also works when your pet or puppy into your shoes. He or she will prefer a toy or bone anyway. If all else fails, you can try to break up the biting behaviour, and then just ignore him.

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The Smallest Dog Breeds In The World

The Smallest Dog Breeds In The World

Following on from our ‘Largest Dog Breeds In The World‘ post, we’ve decided to now look at the smallest breeds. Instead of following the route of giving you the measurements, ww want to talk more about the breeds themselves, because the personalities associated with the breeds is well worth a read.


Russian Toy

The Russian Toy (or Russkiy Toy) is a very, very small breed of dog that comes from Russia (obviously), but derives from the English Toy Terrier. When I say that they’re very small, they typically only weigh between 1kg – 3kg, so they’re about as tiny as you can come across. There is both long & short haired breeds of the dog, both equally as beautiful & both equally as small.

They’re very loving animals & usually care for their family a lot, so you can guarantee that the Russian Toy would be a loyal pet. They can be quite reserved to strangers, but if they are introduced in the right manner, you can be sure that they will be great. As a very active & cheerful breed, you can be sure that you’ll be spending a lot of time playing as they love to run around.

The breed was only provisionally recognised by the FCI in 2006 & is expected to gain its definitive recognition at some point this year. This is because until the 1990s, the dog was basically unknown outside of Russia, so it wasn’t really know to any other country. Since then, there have been various kennels set up around Europe & interest is also growing in Japan & the USA.

Russian-Toy

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Japanese Chin

The Japanese Chin (or Japanese Spaniel) is essentially considered royalty in Japan as it’s very important to Japanese nobility, this tiny breed has a very distinctive heritage. The Japanese Chin is again, very small, not as small as the Russian Toy, but still small. It weighs on average between 3.2kg – 4.1kg but the AKC & the FCI give no weight requirements for the dog.

It is considered to be very cat like in both appearance & traits. This is because it’s a very intelligent breed & they also have a very good sense of balance with a tendency to rest on high surfaces. While being very calm dogs, they’re well know for being very entertaining because they’re easy to train.

As for their importance to Japanese nobility, they are considered to be companions in Japan, which is different to most other breeds. Most other breeds of dog are seen as worker or helper animals. It is this superiority that led Japanese royalty to restrict ownership to those of royal & noble blood.

Japanese-Chin

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Papillon

The Papillon (0r Continental Toy Spaniel) is another spaniel type dog, this time it is more well known than the Japanese Chin & the Russian Toy though. Typically weighing between 3.2kg – 4.5kg, it’s another small dog, but it stands out from the crowd with it’s fringed ear hair. For those who didn’t know, Papillon means ‘butterfly’ in French, which is given to them because of the appearance of their ears.

They are very loving, playful & adventurous dogs that will suit any family. They aren’t shy or aggressive by any means & will make a great companion for a family. They are a very active breed & playing usually wears them out a lot, but they should still have a daily walk, just like all other dogs.

The Papillon is another dog that has a great association with royalty, as it was greatly associated with Marie Antoinette. The dog is also know as the ‘Squirrel Spaniel’ in various places because of the tail (it slightly resembles that of a squirrel).

Papillon

If you would like to learn more about the Papillon, CLICK HERE.


Affenpinscher

The Affenpinscher (or Monkey Terrier) is a German breed of dog that dates back to around the 17th century. The breed is ancestral to the Griffon Bruxellois (which we talk about next). This breed can weigh anywhere between 2.9kg – 6.0kg, so again it is a relatively lightweight dog. The coats are quite rough if they aren’t treated, but if they are, then they will be quite a soft & fluffy dog.

They’re are a breed with many defined traits, as they are both active but stubborn. This means that when it comes to training your Affenpinscher, you’ll have to use various techniques to makes sure that it’s effective. They’re very loving animals towards their families, which makes them the ideal family companion.

Affenpinscher

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Griffon Bruxellois

The Griffon Bruxellois (or Brussels Griffon) is a toy dog that originates from Brussels. There are technically 3 different types of dog that fall under the ‘Griffon Bruxellois’ bracket, which vary in coat colour & length mainly. Again, as a small dog, they can weigh anything between 2.5kg – 5.5kg, which is deemed healthy for this breed.

The Griffon Bruxellois is know to be able to get a long with almost any other animals, as well as being great with children. They’re known to have a big heart, which means that they love a cuddle with their master, which is great for any pet lover. As with most smaller dogs, they have no concept of their own size, so if you have any other pets in the house that are bigger, be sure to keep a look out for the Griffon Bruxellois trying to dominate.

The Griffon Bruxellois grew massively in popularity during the late 19th century with both workers and noblemen. Although, as time has gone on, they’re now aren’t as popular & generally an uncommon breed, which is sad because they’re such amazing dogs.

Griffon-Bruxellois

If you would like to learn more about the Griffon Bruxellois, CLICK HERE.


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Dogs In The Movies

Dogs In The Movies

There are countless movies around today with dogs in, but sometimes there are just some that stand out more than others. While we’ve all seem countless stories about Lassie & Beethoven (who were both great in their respective movies), I want to take a look at the dogs that don’t always get as much limelight. Personally, I think that the dogs I will mention deserve to be up there with Lassie & Beethoven.


Fang

Fang is the beloved dog of Hagrid (Harry Potter). I personally chose him because
he is the standout dog out of every film I have watched, not by any means is he a lead character, he’s just really lovable. He’sis portrayed in the films as a Boarhound, but in actual fact is played by a Neapolitan Mastiff. 3 dogs in total have played the role of Fang in the series; Monkey, Hugo & Uno. For me, he stands out because of his mannerisms & temperament, I can’t think of a more lackadaisical dog (for lack of a better term).

It’s also his drooling that just makes him even more lovable. As Hagrid’s only companion, he is really an essential part of the film, even though making only very brief appearances.

As a dog lover, I couldn’t think of a better companion than Fang, regardless of his size.

Marley

Marley from the film Marley & Me was played by a staggering 22 dogs during the course of the movie. This may seem a lot, but when you consider the fact that you see the whole life course of Marley, it’s not too bad.

This dog is definitely one that you fall in love with from the get-go. What makes it better is that you’re following the life story of a dog that can literally do anything & even you as the viewer would struggle to stay mad at him. For me, he’s defiantly a favourite as I’m sure you’ll all agree.

Samantha

Some of you will be wondering who exactly Samantha (Sam) is, she is the only living companion of Robert Neville (Will Smith) in I Am Legend. During the opening scenes of the film, it is clear to see that he lives for his dog, Sam, who clearly feels the same way about him. Watching the two characters you quickly become very attached to them after the scene of his daughter handing him the puppy.

As the film goes on, the view begins to get more & more attached to the pair & when the inevitable happens & Sam becomes infected, the following moments aren’t easy to watch at all.


These are my selections, why don’t you let us here at The Leather Dog Co. know what you think & even let us know what characters you would of chosen?

 

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Picking The Right Dog Kennel Cage Size

Picking The Right Dog Kennel Cage Size

Picking your dogs’ kennel cage size can be quite difficult and it depends on the use of the cage e.g for travelling, sleeping etc.

The following sizing recommendations and breed examples are intended to give very general idea. So when picking a dog kennel cage please size according to the size of your dog as all dogs can vary in different ways. Essentially the cage needs to be big enough to at the very least lie down, stand up and turn around.

Kennel Cage SizeFor dogs that weigh;

24 – 30 lb,  ( Chihuahua ),  L; 18″  H; 11″

30 – 38 lb,  ( Shih Tzu ),  L; 20″  H; 14″

38 – 50 lb,  ( Cocker Spaniel ),  L; 21″  H; 16″

50 – 60 lb,  ( Beagle ),  L; 24″  H; 20″

60 – 80 lb,  ( Dalmatian ),  L; 30″  H; 23″

80 – 100 lb,  ( Alaskan Malamute ),  L; 33″  H; 26″

100 – 150 lb,  ( Akita ),  L; 38″  H; 29″

150 – 180 lb,  ( Newfoundland ),  L; 42″  H; 32″

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The Largest Dog Breeds In The World

The Largest Dog Breeds In The World

Great Dane

Height: Males 30 – 34 inches, Females 28 – 32 inches        Weight: Males 54 – 90 kg, Females 45 – 59 kg

A Powerful dog, often referred to as the gentle giant with its charming and affectionate manor.

Great Dane

 Mastiff

Height: Males from 30 inches, Females from 27 inches    Weight: Males from 72 kg, Females from 68 kg

Another powerful muscular dog who is also referred to as a gentle giant due to their patient and watchful manor

English Mastiff

Neapolitan Mastiff

Height: Males 26 – 30 inches, Females 24 – 28 inches    Weight: Male & Female Up to 74 kg

A Peaceful affectionate dog. Serious, mild mannered and intelligent  however not for everyone as they drool A LOT , even more so in summer.

Neapolitan Mastiff

Newfoundland

Height: Males 27 – 29 inches, Females 25 – 27 inches   Weight: Males 59 – 68 kg, Females 45 – 54 kg

A strong dog with an outstanding sweet temperament. Considered very loyal, devoted and trustworthy.

 

Newfoundland Dog Breed

Tibetan Mastiff

Height: Males 30 – 33 inches, Females 28 – 30 inches      Weight: Males 45 – 72 kg, Females 40 – 60 kg

Perceived as a courageous, fearless, even-tempered dog who is calm and thoughtful. They are also considered the most expensive breed in the world.

Tibetan Mastiff Dog Breed

Bernese Mountain Dog

Height: Males 24 – 28 inches, Females 23 – 27 inches     Weight: Males 38 – 50 kg, Females 36 – 48 kg

These dogs are known for their intelligence and good natured personality.

Bernese Mountain Dog Breed

Great Pyrenees

Height: Males 27 – 32 inches, Females 25 – 29 inches    Weight: Males 45 kg, Females 38 kg

Also known as the Pyrenean Mountain Dog they are Courageous, very loyal and obedient

Great Pyrenees Breed Dog

Irish Wolfhound

Height: Female & Male 28 – 35 inches
Weight: Female & Male 90 – 150 40 – 69 kg

The Irish Wolfhound is one of the tallest breeds in the world and are very sweet-tempered and patient.

Irish Wolfhound Dog Breed

Caucasian Shepherd Dog

Height: Female & Male 25 – 28 inches   Weight: Female & Male  pounds 45 – 70 kg

A very strong and hardy dog with strong willed and brave traits.

Caucasian Shepherd Dog Breed

Scottish Deerhound

Height: Female & Male 28 – 32 inches    Weight: Female & Male 34 – 50 kg

Considerably similar to the Irish Wolfhound they are tall, slim well mannered dog who is gentle polite and affectionate.

Scottish Deerhound Dog Breed

St Bernard

Height: Female & Male 25.5 – 27.5 inches     Weight: Female & Male 50 – 91 kg

St Bernards are giant, gentle dogs that are patient obedient and extremely loyal

St Bernard Dog Breed

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Top 11 Most Expensive Dog Items In The World

Top 11 Most Expensive Dog Items In The World

For some reason we have a compelling need to pamper our pets, specifically our pooches, more than we pamper ourselves!

From Mink Fur Coats to Dog Tiaras we’ve searched for some of the most expensive, or seemingly ridiculous items available to purchase for your dog.

Mink Fur Coat – $725

Mink Fur Coat For Dogs

 

22K Gold Thread Dog Mattress – $3,000

22 carat gold thread mattress

 

Versace Barocco Dog Bowl – $754

Versace Barocco Dog Bowl

 

Louis XV Dog Pavilion – $23,990

Louis VX Dog Pavilion

 

52 carat Diamond Dog Collar – $1.8 Million

52 carat Diamond Dog Collar

 

Sexy Beast Dog Perfume – $65

Sexy Beast Dog Perfume

 

Hello Kitty Crystal Dog House – $31,660

Hello Kitty Crystal Dog House

 

Super Dog House With Plasma TV & Spa – $410,825

Super Dog House with Plasma TV and Spa

 

Roberto Cavalli Designer Pet Clothes – $110-$1,200

Roberto Cavalli Designer Pet Clothes

 

Swarovski Pet Throne – Price Unknown

Swarovski Dog Throne

 

Lastly, The Most Staggering Of All – Dog Tiara – $4.2 Million

Dog Tiara

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NATIONAL DOG DAY, AUGUST 26, 2015

NATIONAL DOG DAY, AUGUST 26, 2015

National Dog Day

We all know that The Leather Dog Co are huge dog fans, and additionally we also know that dogs are well known as ‘a mans best friend’. We have been working to please dogs and dog owners alike for a nearly a year now, and it would be silly not to celebrate a day like yesterday, August 26, National Dog day.

All of us here at The Leather Dog Co are crazy about the dog pictures you send through to our email address info@theleatherdogco.com and love to see you tagging us in your doggie Instagram pictures, I mean… who doesn’t appreciate a cute dog pic. We especially like it if they are wearing one of our 100% soft leather, durable and fashion dog coats, collars, leads or harnesses… or indeed all.

It is well known that celebrities are some of those who adore sharing their canine friends to the social media world and we also receive great photos of our customer’s pets, which we would like to share with you…

Boss the french bull dog
Boss the french bull dog
Remix the dog
Remix the dog
Stanley from Toronto, Canada
Stanley from Toronto, Canada
melborne
This was from our Melbourne based customer
elvis
Our resident dog, Elvis
dudley
Dudley, our canine friend

Pet & Family Expert and Animal Advocate, Colleen Paige founded National Dog Day in 2004, which was created to help galvanize the public to recognise the number of dogs that need to be rescued each year. By acknowledging and showcasing family owned or working dogs on August 26 every year, the public are reminded that many people work selflessly to ensure dog’s lives are saved, protected or brought to ultimate comfort. Many of who may go on to help those who are disabled, trained to aid in police drug and bomb detection and acting as sturdy muscle when pulling certain victims out from car wreckages.

They said;

“Millions of dogs are killed each year because they’re simply unwanted, says Colleen Paige, founder of National Dog Day. They’re unwanted because no one realized how to properly care for the demands of the breed. They’re unwanted because they were bought as a Christmas gift for a child that didn’t keep their promises about caring for the dog…unwanted because they shed too much…unwanted because they bark too much. UNWANTED…simply because someone changed their mind. All a dog wants to do is love and protect you. That’s all. Dogs are amazing, courageous, sensitive and sentient beings that deserve compassion and respect. Please consider bringing what was once considered “unwanted love”, into your heart and home on National Dog Day and thereafter!”

 

National Dog was just yesterday, however that doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate your canine friends all year round, National Dog Day suggest 15 ways to celebrate your dog:

 

1. Adopt a dog from your local shelter or pure breed rescue organization. Volunteer at your local shelter and offer to walk a dog or play with a dog, clean cages or anything else they need help with.

2. Have a safety check of your home to make sure it’s safe for your dog and others.

3. Donate blankets, food and toys to animal welfare organizations.

4. Organize a peaceful demonstration in front of your community pet shop that sells puppies.

5. Spend the year taking photos of your dog.

6. Assist an ill or elderly neighbour by walking their dog.

7. Have a portrait painted of your dog to suspend the fleeting magic of dogdom.

8. Buy your dog a fun new dog toy…. or two… or five.

9. Give your dog some fun exercise

10. Brush your dog to eliminate excess fur.

11. Give your dog a massage or holistic spa treatment.

12. Teach your dog a new trick.

13. Buy your dog a fashionable collar and leash.

14. Hire a professional pet photographer for a fun photo shoot.

15. Take your dog to the beach.

 

Source: http://www.nationaldogday.com