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2014 Doggy Designer Collection

by Shake Paws

From beautiful handmade collars to luxurious dog beds, through sumptuous fleeces, stylish cushions and vintage toy bins, Shake Paws’ hand-picked selection of designer products for spring 2014 has something for dogs and owners alike.

Spring is traditionally a time for a bit of a clean up and clear out. But in some ways it’s also like the start of a new year. That’s why Shake Paws is publishing its Spring 2014 Doggy Designer Collection. Over the past few months, we’ve come across all sorts of amazing designs and designers for dog-related goods. Many are by small businesses, some handcrafted by individuals working on their own. But what all the items in Shake Paws’ 2014 collection show is that our dogs are not being left behind when it comes to great design.

On more than one occasion, we were so drawn to a design collection that we just kept adding their wonderful products to our list. Even after a significant edit, we found it impossible to pare back some to a single product. So, here it is, to Shake Paws’ Spring 2014 Doggy Designer Collection. We’d love to hear your comments on Facebook, Twitter or Google+, and feel free to share this post with your doggy design-loving friends – there’s a handy short link at the bottom of this page.

Charley Chau grey-wash oval rattan dog baskets

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Charley Chau’s stylish wicker dog basket is handwoven with grey-washed rattan to create a beautiful old-fashioned dog bed. The wicker’s neutral grey tones are subtle but stylish and easy to coordinate with any home interior. The rattan dog basket’s shallow front makes it easy for your dog to step in and out. Rattan is a strong natural cane, more durable than the willow traditionally used in wicker dog baskets. It’s also very practical – simply wipe with a damp cloth or spray down with a hosepipe if it gets really mucky. Charley Chau also offers super-soft double fleece blankets, which combine with the wicker dog bed to create a luxurious snuggle bed. The rattan dog basket is available in four sizes.

Mutts & Hounds sage bone linen lavender heart

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M&H’s lavender hanging hearts make a great addition to any home. Each one is hand made in the M&H’s studio and filled with scented English lavender. M&H uses its own sage bone linen fabric. One for your dog-loving friends, not their dogs!

Ferplast Relax cotton dog bed

Ferplast Linen dog bed

Ferplast’s Relax cotton dog bed is double-sided, which gives greater freedom of use in different settings around the home. Use on its own or match to a hard plastic bed. The Relax bed is washable at low temperatures and comes in a range of sizes and patterns.

Martha Stewart striped leash

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Head out on your walks in style with this trendy leash from fashionista Martha Stewart, exclusive to PetSmart. The Martha Stewart striped leash comes in a variety of vibrant colours and patterns and has a sturdy leash attachment. Wipe clean only, do not machine wash or tumble dry.

  • Available from: PetSmart
  • Price: $10.49

Orvis reclaimed wooden toy bin

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There’s something gratifying about products made from reclaimed materials, and that’s no more pronounced than with this wooden toy bin from Orvis. Dogs love to have their own place from which to fetch their fun stuff and this reclaimed wooden bin is the perfect size and shape for your dog to access a stash of toys. The antique look of the wood fits in anywhere in the home. Available plain or with a personalised name plate with up to 10 characters. Made in the US. Size: 10in H x 20in W x 10in D.

Charley Chau leather dog leads

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Charley Chau’s leather dog leads are handmade in England from Italian calf leather and available in a range of vibrant colours. All leads are made to order by Geoff Thompson at P’etiquette. The supple Italian calf leather is soft on your hands yet strong enough to hold even the naughtiest of pullers. The looped handle has a handy D-ring at the base of the loop so you can clip the trigger onto the D-ring when your dog is off lead and sling the lead over your shoulder. The standard lead length is 1m (100cm) and it’s available in four standard widths. Charley Chau offers a range of matching classic leather collars, as well as collars for Italian greyhounds, whippets and greyhounds.

Emily Bond long dog wallpaper

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Waking up to find yourself surrounded by a vision of dogs sounds the stuff of dreams. It’s not when your bedroom walls are adorned by Emily Bond’s dark blue–grey long dog wallpaper, which is printed in the UK on an off-white background and made to order. English designer Emily Bond admits to being passionate about the countryside, with a soft spot for animals. You’ll find many such designs in her wonderful range of country-inspired home products, which include fabrics and homewares.

  • Available from: Emily Bond
  • Price: £95 per 10m roll (50cm wide)

Funky Mutts Samphire dog collar

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Your dog will stand out from the pack with Funky Mutts’ stunning Samphire dog collar in turquoise blue with a liberty print lining.  The collar is soft, comfy and hard wearing. Funky Mutts also has matching leads in Samphire and, if you really want to go to town, poo bag holders are avaible in the Primrose lining fabric. All Funky Mutts’ dog collars are handmade, scotch guarded and washable. Full care instructions are included with every order. Available in seven sizes, XS–XL.

Friday Fox whippet coat

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Spring may be upon us, but thin-skinned dogs like whippets and lurchers will still appreciate a cosy overcoat on chillier days. Friday Fox’s whippet coat is made from the finest Yorkshire Tweed and it’s run through with a rich burgundy check. The whippet coat is fully lined with soft golden Yorkshire moleskin and trimmed with a burgundy binding. The belt is adjustable and the first 100 coats have been made with antique English horn buttons. Your best friend will soon become your BBF.

Hugo & Hennie Vintage Flowers on blue dog collar

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Shake Paws’ editorial policy is always to refer a dog as ‘he’, but we’re breaking with tradition and reserving Hugo & Hennie’s Vintage Flowers collar for the girls out there. Made using vintage-inspired colourful fabric with a strong webbing core and a cotton outer, they are both pretty and practical. Available in a range of sizes, XS–LM.

Funky Mutts Walkies collar and lead hook

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Perfect for any kitchen or utility room, the Walkies collar and lead holder has two hooks to make sure your collar and lead are to hand when you’re heading out for your morning walk. The signs are made in the UK for Funky Mutts, and include a short hanging wire. Treat yourself or treat a friend.

Mutts & Hounds sage bone linen pillow bed

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We got carried away wandering around Mutts & Hounds’ website, so here’s another item that uses M&H’s exclusive bone pattern linen material. The dog pillow bed’s muted tones will look great in any home. It comes with a removable cover with piped edge detail, and can be machine-washed at 30°C. Available in three sizes.

Luxury Duckydora Florence dog bowl

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Show your dog you’re sensitive to his design needs, even when he’s eating, with a Duckydora Florence pet bowl from British company Hugo & Hennie. Each duckydora bow is individually hand painted to give it a unique and original feel. Duckydora bowls are made from eco-friendly terracotta. They are available in two different sizes and three different finishes – Amalfi, Florence or Sienna – to match other products in the Duckyora collection. Dishwasher and microwave safe.

Funky Mutts Mustard Seed dog collar and lead set

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Whoa! Think we got carried away with the Funky Mutts’ collection. The Mustard Seed dog collar and lead set is equally as standout as the Samphire mentioned earlier, with its smart yellow corduroy and funky dotty lining. Add a matching poo bag in Ice Drop lining fabric to complete the ensemble. All Funky Mutts’ dog collars are handmade, scotch guarded and washable. Full care instructions are included with every order. Collar available in seven sizes, XS–XL; lead in three widths, 15–25mm.

Brown Labradors vintage cushion cover

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This labrador cushion cover by Izabela Peters is perfect for adding the final touches to the decor of any room. The cushion cover has the same designer fabric on both sides and a neat zip closing, so it looks great from every angle. Peters has more designs, including this one in a duck egg colourway, in her Amazon shop. Choice of sizes, including the 40x40cm/16in x 16in shown.

Cath Kidston spot dog collar

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Brighten up your dog walks with Cath Kidston’s cheerful spot dog collar. Designer Kidston’s collar is made from leather, has a buckle fastening and comes in a range of neck sizes and widths. Double the impact with a matching lead from the Cath Kidston range. Wipe clean only.

Hugo & Hennie Cuddle Soft fleece dog blankets

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Hugo & Hennie’s large Cuddle Soft fleece dog blankets come in a huge array of colours and styles to suit any home decor. They protect furniture and give your precious friend a warm and comfortable place to snuggle, or pop one in the car to use as a travel blanket. The underside of the blanket is a super-soft fleece. Cuddle Soft fleece blankets are machine washable at 30°C and can be ironed on a cool heat, which make them both pretty and practical.

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Shake Paws’ designer collections are not restricted to the four seasons. We will be back with more soon!