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Five reasons to love Harris Tweed

Friday, January 20th, 2017
Watney Duffle Coat, £145

Watney Duffle Coat, £145

Harris Tweed is a hallmark of LoveMyDog designs, used on everything from coats to carriers, collars and blankets. But what’s the story behind this wonderful woolly fabric? Here’s five things you might not know…

1 Made from pure wool, Harris Tweed is a breathable, non-allergenic fabric with amazing insulation qualities, so it will keep your dog warm all winter long. LoveMyDog founder Lilly Shahravesh has been working with it for over 13 years – her dog coats, blankets, beds and carriers all make use of this cosy material in cool tartan, checks and plain shades. The Watney Duffle Coat is a classic example, in Highland-chic red tartan.

Watney Duffle Coat, £145

Watney Duffle Coat, £145

2  Known in its native Scotland as ‘clo mor’ – or ‘big cloth’ - Harris Tweed is super practical, even for pooches who love to get into muddy scrapes. Just let the mud dry, then remove with a dry brush. Or, if walkies has been a really serious affair, a little soapy water and a damp cloth should do the trick. Our tweed is Teflon®-coated to repel stains – treat it well and it will last for years.

3 Harris Tweed is one of the most ecologically friendly fabrics in the world. It’s been made in the same way for over a century, using only hand looms. Almost zero energy goes into its manufacture and it’s made from all-natural virgin wool.

The Outer Hebrides, home of Harris Tweed®

The Outer Hebrides, home of Harris Tweed

4 So iconic is the fabric that it is protected by an Act of Parliament. The 1993 ruling decrees that Harris Tweed must by dyed, spun and woven in the home of an artisan weaver in the islands of the Outer Hebrides.

5 Despite its homely origins, Harris Tweed has made it onto the catwalks of Chanel and Prada – the ultimate example of heritage chic. LoveMyDog’s canine couture is just as carefully crafted, with tweed coats and carriers tailored to fit every size and breed. Why have anything else this winter?

Seven signs you’re a Whippet owner

Friday, June 17th, 2016

Fast and curious: here’s what life is like when you share it with a sighthound (clue: they’re not for everyone).

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Whippets are far from a poor man’s greyhound. Though they strongly resemble the breed they originate from, they’re a creature of very unique quirks.

Elegant, powerful, shapely and sweet, the beautiful dogs are just as up for snuggles as they are for adventures.

It’s these precious idiosyncrasies that present a series of life lessons, hilarities and heartfelt moments for Whippet owners. Here are just a few.

1. Unleashing your Whippet is always a hysterical affair

The Whippet is independent, often aloof and never lost his prey drive. Should anything small, moving and furry catch his eye – he’s off. Leaving you to enjoy a long romantic walk on the beach… with yourself. They are racing masters, after all. However, they do have two speeds: lightning and out cold on the sofa. Which brings us to…

2. You’re used to living with two shadows

Hands up if your furry friend follows you from room to room like he’s attached to your calf? Or cosies up under your blanket? We thought so. Whippets love nothing more than being snuggled up – and are extremely adept at finding cosy spaces where none seem to exist, much to our constant bewilderment.

 

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Whippets love: With their slender physique and sensitive skin, Whippets need luxuriously soft, padded beds to catch up on their beauty sleep. Treat yours to this tweed dog bed with thermo-regulating filling.

3. You’ve experienced a proper tail whipping

Any Whippet owner can relate to the eye-watering lash of the dog’s tail as they pelt pass, Speedy Gonzales style. Like a whip across the thighs. And as for the furniture? That happy tail can clear lampshades, coffee tables, you name it.

4. Your favourite shoes are hidden out of sight, always

If there’s one thing Whippet owners know (and have probably learnt the hard way) it’s to keep your favourite items up high. Waaaay up high. Your lovable critter will chew everything you own and you’ve come to accept that that’s just the way life is now.

5. Bike rides are out of the question

You know those dog owners that breeze by on their bicycles, leash attached to the handlebars, as their pooch gracefully gallops by their side? You are not one of those dog owners. As the fastest accelerating dog in the world, Whippets challenge even Greyhounds for top speed – and you’re likely to hit a bush at 80mph if you even attempt such a thing.

6. You get more excited buying outfits for your dog than you do yourself

Due to their svelte figure and lack of body fat, Whippets get cold easily. To a Whippet owner, this can only mean one thing – a complete and utter fashion frenzy. Wrapping your pooch in a properly-cut coat feels as momentous as Prince Charming bestowing Cinderella with her glass slipper.

Whippets love: End shivering in style with this hand-woven Whippet dog coat in pure wool tweed. Ultra smart, with a soft fleecy lining especially for sensitive Whippet skin.

 

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7. Your dreams of having a watchdog are well and truly quashed

All strangers are welcome in a Whippet’s world. Great for when you have company – not so great if you ever wanted a guard dog. If you were ever burgled, you know fine well the criminal in question would be met with a friendly wagging tail and the soulful smile of your little whip. If they hear a can of dog food opening, however, that’s another scenario entirely…

 

 

 

Four-legged fashion in NYC

Thursday, January 28th, 2016

Carly recently took some time out from running The College Prepster blog so she could enjoy some serious snow time with Teddy following the recent blizzard in NYC.

Fashion blogger Carly A. Heitlinger lives with her cute pooch Teddy in New York City.

Carly recently took some time out from running The College Prepster blog so she could enjoy some serious snow time with Teddy following the recent blizzard in NYC. Apparently Carly has never seen Teddy looking so happy! (more…)

Canine Couture Collection: Sidworth

Saturday, May 30th, 2015

LoveMyDog AW14 lookbook

In the 1970’s, Knightsbridge was awash with ‘ladies who lunch’ sporting tweed skirts with a fur jacket. Lilly’s mum was one, and provided the inspiration for this stylish daywear Sidworth Collection.

In the 1970’s, Knightsbridge was awash with ‘ladies who lunch’ sporting tweed skirts with a fur jacket. Lilly’s mum was one, and provided the inspiration for this stylish daywear Sidworth Collection.

The Sidworth Collection’s fabric is hand-woven in pure wool from the cheviot sheep and known as ‘nature’s miracle’ as it’s extremely soft, windproof and showerproof. (more…)

Canine Couture Collection: Digby

Monday, May 11th, 2015

LoveMyDog AW14 lookbook

A huge, gilt-framed oil painting in a stately home inspired this distinguished Digby Collection in oversized check tweed.

LoveMyDog’s Creative Director Lilly comments, “It was a Victorian country scene full of people and dogs, and I loved the colours”. Soft, warm and hardwearing, this collection suits dogs with either dark or light coloured coats.

A huge, gilt-framed oil painting in a stately home inspired this distinguished Digby Collection in oversized check tweed. Lilly comments, “It was a Victorian country scene full of people and dogs, and I loved the colours”. Soft, warm and hardwearing, this collection suits dogs with either dark or light coloured coats.

Introducing the Digby Collection…

Digby dog coat from LoveMyDog

Each Digby Tweed Dog Coat is cut out by hand using one of our unique, specially drawn patterns. All the pieces are pinned and then individually sewn using top quality thread and meticulous stitching and real leather buttons.

Your dog’s coat fastens with broad Velcro straps that go around the underbelly, so it’s very easy to put on and off. Occasionally it may need a clean – after all, dogs do like to roll in some unspeakable things! When that happens, just hand wash the coat or give it a wipe over with a damp cloth, and it comes up looking like new.

Digby Pet Carrier by LoveMyDog

Carry your favourite little dog in resplendent style. Made from a stylish Scottish Tweed, with Italian leather straps, the Digby Tweed Pet Carrier is an iconic piece of British design but also very comfortable for both you and your pooch. The tweed is stain resistant, ultra-soft but also very hard-wearing woven from the wool of the Cheviot sheep.

Digby Tweed Dog Bed

LoveMyDog beds are designed to give a little height to keep your dog out of draughts while they are sleeping. Inside the Digby Tweed Dog Bed is hollow-fibre filling which moulds to your dog’s body for outstanding comfort and support. Afterwards, it springs back into shape, so your bed always looks smart.

This technologically advanced filling also has ‘thermo-regulating’ properties which help keep your dog cool in summer and warm in winter. You’re really giving your pet the best – they are going to feel so comfortable for a grand night’s sleep.

Digby Tweed Dog Collar

Hand cut in our design studios and finished by traditional British belt-makers, the Digby Tweed Dog Collar is an icon of understated design. It’s strong enough to last a lifetime, yet supersoft for maximum comfort.

Digby Tweed Dog Lead

The Digby Tweed Dog Lead is strong enough to last a lifetime as tweed is famous for being hardwearing. Yet this superb natural fibre also feels very comfortable in your hand.

Canine Couture Collection: Edison

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015

Inspired by the mod style of the 1960’s, the Edison Dog Coat combines elegant, burnt orange Harris Tweed, with contrasting brown corduroy trim.

Inspired by the mod style of the 1960’s, LoveMyDog’s Edison Coat combines elegant, burnt orange Harris Tweed with contrasting brown corduroy trim.

Luxuriously soft, the Edison Collection is exclusively designed by LoveMyDog’s Creative Director Lilly Shahravesh, with items hand cut and crafted in our East London studio for the most exquisite fit and quality. (more…)

Gogglebox’s Greyhound Buster is all set for winter

Monday, December 1st, 2014

Gogglebox’s whippet Buster is all set for winter

Fans of hit Channel 4 show Gogglebox would be forgiven for not recognising Buster’s face. Belonging to owners Rev Kate Bottley and her husband Graham, Buster is normally seen lying with his back on a sofa and hind legs sticking into the air.

Greyhounds can get cold very easily so when the LoveMyDog team found out that Buster needed a winter coat we offered to supply Buster with one of our Featherstone Tweed Greyhound Coats.

Rev Kate’s ‘OMG’ reaction was brilliant (that’s Oh My Greyhound just in case you were wondering). After a call to our London studio to get Buster’s measurements the studio set to work.

Our Featherstone design features a warm Sherpa fleece lining, adjustable stud fastenings with matching lead, beds and blankets available.Creating Buster’s ‘canine couture’ coat

LoveMyDog’s Creative Director Lilly Shahravesh says, “As a young child I was completely transfixed the first time I saw a Greyhound. I couldn’t believe how majestic they looked.

I’ve always remained astonished at how powerful they are when running, yet so delicate in features. I wanted to design the most luxurious Greyhound coat to suit this special breed with their own individual shape”

Creating Buster's coat Buster’s tweed dog coat was hand finished in our East London studio

Designed exclusively for whippets and greyhounds, our pure wool Scottish tweed dog coat inspired by Edwardian country house parties is very warm, showerproof and stainproof.

Our Featherstone design features a warm Sherpa fleece lining, adjustable stud fastenings with matching lead, beds and blankets available.

Buster in his new LMD coat with his humans Rev Kate & Graham Buster in his new LMD coat with his humans Rev Kate & Graham

We think Buster looks beautiful in his new tweed coat and we certainly hope it keeps him nice and warm this winter.

Shop the LoveMyDog Greyhound Canine Couture Collection.

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Sherloki Holmes

Thursday, July 10th, 2014


Isn’t Loki just the cutest detective you’ve ever seen?

Loki is a bit of a star on Instagram and is pictured here wearing a LoveMyDog Sidworth Tweed dog coat and a matching doggy deerstalker hat.

If you a fan of Instagram you can also follow LoveMyDog here. Make sure you tag us in any of your canine couture photos!

5 Top Winter Dog Coats

Thursday, February 6th, 2014

Top Winter Dog Coats

Freezing cold February is here once again. But it’s not just you that feels Jack Frost biting, dogs feel the chill too. (more…)

Dog tired with Dawn Porter and Chris O’Dowd

Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

Journalist, presenter, book-writer (we could go on) Dawn Porter and her fiance Chris O’Dowd (IT Crowd and Bridesmaids star) announced their engagement through Twitter back in December.

Dawn has also recently posted photos of their dog Potato and cat Lilu who look very cute curled up asleep together. They apparently have about three beds each but insist on the one pictured above with Dawn saying that “they love it”.

The bed in question is the ultimate in hand-crafted luxury, a LoveMyDog Appleby dog bed. It’s edged with one of our luxury Harris Tweed fabrics, with a hard-wearing fleece top and bottom. We make the beds here in London, cutting and pinning the fabric and finally sewing on the appliqué details all by hand.

Potato also has a matching Harris Tweed blanket and an Elwin dog coat. Dawn describes the dog bed as “Amazing, it’s so gorgeous” whilst Chris says it “Looks amazing. What a lucky bastard”.

If you’re on Twitter you can follow Dawn, Chris and our very own Rabbit.

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