Looking for the perfect present for your pooch? Have a special event that they need to look their best, but not big on doggie tuxedoes? As the owner of a large dog who would prefer to chew her own legs off rather than wear a natty Christmas sweater*, dog fashion has always felt a little out of reach. But with the discovery of Luxemutt, I think I’ve finally found a dapper accessory range that really is perfect for every dog – or should I say, every Luxe Mutt!
* I’ve never actually tested this, don’t worry.
Now as much as you may want, please don’t make this a post where you look at the pretty pictures and forget to read the story. I know they ARE adorable photos, but FOCUS and stay with me, because this little gem of a brand is even sweeter behind the scenes.
When I first saw the Luxemutt brand to start with I was dazzled by the rainbow selection of colors available for this stylish, handcrafted range of bowtie collars, leashes and harnesses; then I was amazed to hear that Luxemutt designer, Sharon Zuckerman, was non other than a former exclusive Barbie Doll designer (the 6 year old me is still screaming with delight)… But what made me fall completely and utterly head over heels for Luxemutt? It’s the story behind their award winning* cover models.
* Well they deserve to win awards – for example something like ‘Fluffiest Dog 2012′ would be perfect.
The adorable dog wearing the Renegade Red Martini Bowtie Collar is our chocolate MUFFIN. She’s a 20 lb rescue mutt, as despite turning 9 years old over the weekend, at first glance most people think she’s still a puppy. She’s extremely attentive, smart, sensitive, and very athletic–despite being found as a puppy near downtown Los Angeles with 2 broken hips and soon after having very successful surgery. I just love playing ball with her and watching her precise 5 foot jumps as she catches her tennis ball–and I could never ask for a better running partner even though she could easily run 3x faster than I do. Although she takes a while to warm up to people once she does, she’s fiercely loyal and very sweet. Going on behavior and appearance she’s probably a mix of Spaniel, Border Collie, Chocolate Lab, Papillon (Papillon ears), Dachshund, and possibly a bit of long haired Chihuahua.
Reiley the Pug is Sharon’s boy and our other little girl is Sophie – she’s wearing the harness. Also a rescue from the same organization as Muffin (Rover Rescue). Sophie is about 5 and was dropped off at a shelter when she was a puppy. She just wants to love, and really is just the sweetest thing. Muffin allows her to participate in our morning backyard ball playing.
Rescues as luxury cover models? You got that right. There is just nothing greater than a beautiful brand with a beautiful story behind them. It just warms my heart to think that these pups, once abandoned and unloved; are now the faces of a range synonymous with heart, luxury and sweetness. And seriously! Could these doggie bowtie collars be any cuter? With a brand spanking new website launching in the coming weeks, you can make your pooch a Luxemutt by purchasing through their Etsy Store – check out the full range here.
Here’s to all the well loved, dapper pooches worldwide!