collars & leashes

Dotty and Colorful collar from The Cool Puppy

A splash of summer fun for you and your pup from Miami based designer TheCoolPuppy! A super soft leather collar riddled with colorful hollow studs. We find the black leather version gives the studs the most colorful “pop” compared to the over-sweet pink and bright green leathers also offered. As an added bonus the perforated design gives your dog a little extra air conditioning during the summer months. Compliment your own colorful summer wardrobe with this collarful pick available thru DaWanda (kind of like Euro-Etsy) for 19.99 euros (approx $25USD).

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Ruff Stuff Dog Collars and Harnesses for Spring 2010!

Bug your dog with mother nature’s ode to Spring- Ladybugs! These Ostrich skin collars from Ruff Stuff are hand-made in good ole Texas by artist June Michel. Decking your dog out in one of these perky Ladybug harnesses or collars will make you smile like watching the first Spring tulips poke through the ground. June pays an unbelievable amount of attention to detail as each tiny leaf and lady bug are painstakingly Continue reading

Dog Collar and Leash from Paul Smith

British designers rule the pooch scene when it comes to real-world fashion label crossovers into the pet fashion marketplace. Vivienne Westwood has firmly put her foot into the pet marketplace with her lovely plaid coats and high priced entrance into Harrod’s Pet a Porter. But Paul Smith has quietly but surely been taking over the dog collar market. His signature stripes are the perfect pattern to showcase a little bit of fashionable flair on the small canvas of a dog collar. Continue reading

Dara Foster’s Pupstylish Holiday Gift List

Naughty or Nice your pup needs stylish presents this Holiday season!

‘Tis the season to stock up on gifts for your favorite furry friend. And Dara Foster has made a list and checked it twice fully of stylish gifts for both naughty and nice. Dara Foster’s Pupstylish Holiday Gift list was originally published in the National Enquirer this week and in the spirit of the season we are sharing it with you for all your holiday gift giving needs. Happy Holidays from the whole team at PupStyle!

Mascot Scarves for Dogs
1. MASCOT SCARF-$24

  • This is a great, affordable holiday gift for all sizes of dogs-especially the big guys!
  • It easily slips on over the head and can be worn all winter long for years to come and layered with coats and sweaters
  • It’s a great alternative for dogs who prefer not to wear clothes.

Izzy YumYum Haus
2. IZZY HAUS-$14

  • This beautiful dog treat looks so delicious you’ll want to eat it yourself!
  • Made of all natural ingredients and does double duty as a x-mas ornament.
  • Perfect for hanging on a tree or by the fireplace then served up as a snack on x-mas

Turkey Drum Stick Toy
3. TURKEY BONE DRUM STICK CHEW TOY $9.95

  • By famed Vermont Artist Stephen Huneck
  • If your dog is prone to hijacking the holiday turkey from the counter, try keeping him busy with this
    chewable work of art by artist Stephen Huneck
  • Stephen Huneck not only famous for his iconic dog art paintings, but is also the founder of the Dog
    Chapel in St. Johnsbury, Vermont
  • This yummy toy has a hole for stuffing snackies to keep him entertained while you dine on the real deal

Molly Mutt Duvet
4. MOLLY MUTT DOG DUVET & STUFF SACK-$38

  • Don’t worry about hiding this dog bed during holiday parties, it’s high-style and affordable
  • This doggie duvet cover can revitalize an old dog bed or you can “stuff it” with old clothes, blankets,
    towels or what ever soft fabrics you have laying around.
  • Friendly to the environment since you can recycle old fabrics that you might otherwise throw away

Pepper & Tanky Perfume
5. PEPPER & TANKY DOG PERFUME-$44

  • When someone says “gosh, you smell like your dog” take it as a compliment!
  • This dog perfume smells like a yummy combo of flowers and fruit and is the ultimate holiday gift for your beloved
  • Perfect for eliminating doggie odor in between baths or spa appointments and smells so good you’ll
    want to give it a try-no joke!

Daisy Couture Collar Wallets

6. DAISY COUTURE DOG COLLAR WALLETS-$8.95

  • Finally, a wallet designed for your dog that they can wear
  • These stylish little wallets attach to any dog collar and are designed to hold your pets I.D tag, house key or cash
  • Great alternative to the tacky fanny packs for treat stashing while on your daily walks

Fou Fou Parkas
7. FOUFOU DOG SKI PARKA-$30

  • Keep your chilly-dog warm and cozy this winter with a quilted and fleece lined winter parka
  • These pupstylish coats are designed to dogs of all sizes from Chihuahuas to Greyhounds

Wet Noz bowls
8. WET NOZ STUDIO BOWLS-$4-9

  • Pet feeders so cool they’ve been known to be used by humans as salad bowls!
  • These hip, plastic bowls have a handle for easy in-the-bag scooping and non-skid feet to prevent dish traveling while your pet chows down
  • Unbeatable style and price

Bullyware Evil Elf
9. BULLYWARE EVIL ELF SOCIETY T-SHIRT-$36

  • Harness your dogs inner “Evil Elf” this holiday by joining the “Evil Elf Society”
  • These tees are guaranteed to turn heads and get a laugh from anyone who sees them
  • All cotton with a flash of silver
  • A fun, unique way to dress up your dog for the holidays without going with the traditional santa hat

Shabby Dog Cuff Collar
10. THE SHABBY DOG HANDS FREE WALKING WRIST CUFF-$40 , COLLAR-$36-56 & LEASH-$88

  • Patent leather wrist cuff designed for hands-free walking for small dogs
  • So sassy you’ll use it as an accessory for yourself
  • Can use with any basic leash
  • Wouldn’t recommend for using on big dogs who might pull hard and take you down to the ground

Dara Foster’s Pupstylish Valentine’s Gift Guide

Pet Style expert Dara Foster unleashes a pack of great Valentine’s gift ideas for your pet

Dara Foster\'s PupStylish Valentines Day Gift Guide

For this Valentine’s day, PupStyle your pooch to show them some extra lovin’!

Don’t leave the dogs out when it comes to Valentine’s celebrations. Get ready to spoil your pooch with some stylish heart-themed FASHION & COLLARS, HARNESSES & TAGS, HOME INTERIOR, TREATS & EATS, GROOMING & TOYS that won’t go stale after Valentine’s Day is over.

Join Pet Style Expert and PupStyle.com Co-Founder, Dara Foster for a look at some fun and creative ways to celebrate your unconditional love for your dog.

FASHION & COLLARS

Dogo Design- Endless Love sweatshirt $25
Snugly and sweet never goes out of style and you’re guaranteed both with this Pup-Stylish heart sweatshirt from Dogo. Affordable fashion & warmth during winter’s frigid temperatures. This detailed sweatshirt is designed with quality at a very sweet price and has nice roomy arms holes for total comfort.
Available at: Trixie and Peanut

26 Bars And A Band Avant Garde™ Heart Print Retractable Leash $39
Stay connected with your sweetheart by attaching them to this heart print retractable leash. A fresh take on the traditional retractable leashes and a must-have for active city dogs who need extra range during their walks. Available in two sizes and holds up to 29 lbs… making this a great leash choice for small dogs.
Available at: 26BarsAndABand.com

Fetchers & Fighters Pink Sparkling Collar $35
Add a splash of highlight color to your beloved with this eye-catching sparkly pink collar. These “vegan” collars are available in a wide range of sizes and colors and look amazing on any dog. They are also water-proof and great for transitioning into wet Spring weather.

Available at: FetchersandFighters.com

HARNESSES & TAGS

Poochee Dog-Heart Beat step-in harness $58
Step-in and get ready to step-out in style! Ultra simple “step-in” design fits all sizes without needing to fuss with buckles. Made out of animal friendly materials this is a fantastic gift even if you don’t know the gift recipient’s size!
Available at: HauteDogBoutique.com

Cleopatra personalized Alpha Letters & Heart Of Gold I.D. Tags $15-29
Part of loving your dog is keeping him safe, so deck him out in a cool personalized tag by Cleopatra. These I.D. tags can be personalized with a name and emergency contact phone number on the back for total safety and style. Tags are something your dog wears every day, so make it something you enjoy looking at. Choose from collection of colorful enamel tags accented with 22K Gold or lead-free Pewter. Lasting style for a low price and a gift for all seasons.
Available at: trixieandpeanut.com

HOME INTERIOR

WetNoz Studio Bowl $4-9
The quickest path to your dogs heart is through their stomach – why not touch their heart with one of these contemporary and innovative Studio Bowls. A dish you won’t want to hide when guests arrive and might secretly want to share. It’s light weight, has an easy to grip handle, and non-skid feet to prevent dish scooting. Sizes range from 1 to 5 cup serving sizes for all appetites.
Available at WetNoz.com

Custom photo canvas artwork $59-$109

We treasure our dogs like priceless works of art, so why not turn them into one? You’ll become a total gift hero when you present your loved one with a blown-up photo of their pet printed on canvas and stretched over a wooden frame. Simply e-mail any digital photo, select a size and in a few days you’ll have your own personal masterpiece. A memorable gift for yourself or anyone who ever loved a pet.
Available at: CanvasOnDemand.com

TREATS & EATS

The Organic Dog Biscuit Cook Book by Jessica Talley $12.24
This makes a unique gift for any dog lover who loves to bake. Instead of giving out candy kisses, show your dog some love with home-made, organic treats. This can be a fun winter activity for the whole family and this book includes over 100 simple, healthy, organic recipes. You can turn the biscuits you make into gifts for other dogs. You’ll never fail to impress a dog owner with home-made dog treats as a gift!
Available at: Amazon.com

Bubba Rose Biscuit Company-Carob & Peanut butter treats $12.50
If you don’t have time to bake home-made dog biscuits check out the Bubba Rose Biscuit Company’s Pugs & Kisses Valentine’s gift sets. Created by the Organic Dog Biscuit Cook book author Jessica Talley . These all natural, %100 organic, carob and peanut butter cookies are so yummy you’ll want to take a bite yourself! Each gift set includes 5 cookies and a beautiful hand-printed and letter pressed cards.
Available at: BubbaRoseBiscuit Co.

DogToids breath fresheners by Bamboo $4.50
At last, an after dinner Valentine’s breath mint for Fido! Now, you’ll appreciate more “pleasant” licks from your pooch. DogToids breath fresheners are little treats that are meaty flavored for dogs yet loaded with fresh parsley to freshen your dogs breath. They come in a handy to carry tin can for easy travels.

For local retailers check: BambooPet.com

GROOMING & TOYS

Sexy Beast Fragrance- $50
Finally when someone says “you smell like your dog”, you’ll take it as a compliment! Sexy Beast has created a truly beautiful, uinsex, sophisticated-yet not stuffy, fragrance that you and your dog can share. The fragrance is carefully formulated for dog’s sensitive sense of smell and balanced just right for the human. Low alcohol, hypo-allergenic and paraben-free.
Available at: SexyBeastStyle.com


Planet Dog Orbee-Tuff-Strawberry Treat Spot $10.45
For some play time, share sweet strawberries that won’t leave a mess on your floor and will keep Rover entertained for hours. This activity toy is as beautiful as it is tough. It has a “spot” for stashing a special Valentine’s treat. If you can’t be together this will help ease the separation anxiety by entertaining your dog with independent play. It’s made in the USA by a great friendly eco-company in Maine. All materials are non-toxic and can be recycled with ordinary household materials when finished.
Available at: Planet Dog

Lani Dig Your Dog Spa Treatments $18.95
Before snuggling up together at the end of a long Valentine’s Day, give your dog an “at home” spa treatment with Lani Dig Your Dog shampoo & Conditioner. Loaded with tons of natural skin and coat softening ingredients, this shampoo and conditioner will leave your dog’s coat silky smooth and smelling great. Available in dog friendly scents like Park, Wood and Beach.
Available at LaniDigYourDog.com

Super-modern Martingale collar design from Toronto’s ModRUFF

Astute PupStyle readers will remember the fierce Dragon coat from ModRuff. And now ModRuff has returned with a new line of sculpted rubber collars.

The design is based on the classic martingale style usually meant for the longer necked breeds (greyhounds, whippets) who need a wide-banded gentle collar rather than a thin choker style collar. With this update to the basic martingale not only is the style turned up to eleven but the slide-on design combined with the flexible rubber exterior lined in fleece makes for a safer and more comfortable collar. Available in a wide range of 8 colors in both feminine and masculine colorways – our favorite for the beefier breed is the green (pictured below).

The ModRuff Martingale Sculpted Collar costs $40 and is available from BitchNewYork and other fine retailers.

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Nautical rope leashes for adopted pooches from Foundmyanimal.com

When the connection occurs between a rescue dog and their rescuer a long search ends with both of them being found. This was the spirit behind Anna Conway’s FoundmyAnimal.com.

When Anna went on a trip to Massachusetts with her adopted pup she realized she did not have a leash. Luckily her brother-in-law (a local fisherman) whipped her up a simple yet effective nautical rope leash. Since then the leash design has stayed true to it’s nautical roots – with the addition of a gorgeous brass tag that is individually numbered for each leash created.

The leash’s design is unique in it’s stylish use of old-school rope braiding and splicing while it also solves the vegan dog owner’s leather leash crisis by eschewing animal based materials altogether. The earthy bronze tones (so hot right now!) of both rope and hardware share a similar palette to Marc Jacobs recent runway collections. With this much old-world craftsmanship (the leashes are still hand-whipped by rope artisans in Massachusetts) and style – it was little surprise to find the Found Leash available at the super-hip Earnest Sewn concept store in downtown Manhattan.

The Found leash is available to purchase directly from the Foundmyanimal.com shop in 4 sizes (S-XL) ranging in price from $50-$56. A portion of the proceeds benefit the Louis Animal Foundation an excellent mobile vet clinic tasked with directly impacting animal over-population by offering spay and neuter services to underserved rural areas.

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Hamish McBeth’s Spring collar colors are blooming!

The Tommy Tan collar and leash from Hammish McBeth avoids the “bling” in lieu of Spring colors paired with mod graphical styling. This collar comes with custom cast hardware and a somewhat unique D-ring placement. There has been much debate (at least in PupStyle offices) over which design is better – the “top of the neck” style D-ring or the more standard “belt-style” D-ring next to the buckle. The “top of the neck” style allows the collar to fit with the buckle resting under the chin rather than being pulled up by the leash. A subtle design nuance but a nice touch nonetheless – all of this coupled with fine leather and a great style sense make this collar and leash set a winner for the season. The Tommy Tan collar ranges from $37-$52 per size and the matching Tommy Tan leash set is available for $52 USD.

Super slick bowtie collar & leash set from Louis Vuitton

Nothing says “Spoiled & Fresh” at the same time like a dog collar and leash set from Louis Vuitton. The Baxter collar line from LV is pure canine elegance mixed with a healthy dose of conspicuous consumption. The set comes decked out in the famous LV patterned canvas backed with buttery smooth leather. And as a style bonus for the micro-pups (4lbs and less) the petit collar includes a removable brass LV bow tie. Leave it on for formal occasions and whip it off for letting loose. The Baxter sets are available in larger sizes as well – but no bowtie. (a class action size discrimination suit if I’ve ever heard of one!) The collars range in price from $250-$275 (USD) and the matching leashes run from $270-$305 (USD). Normally available thru Louis Vuitton’s website they are currently sold out online and only available at LV’s NYC flagship store.

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