Introducing The Salty Dog Collar Collection!

Posted on June 07, 2012 by noreply@blogger.com (Ellen Greenaway)

Dewey is super excited to share his latest threads with you guys!  We are so lucky to live in the Casco Bay area where trips to the beach, hops onto ferries, and walks to lighthouses are part of our every day routine.  

These Salty Dog Collars fit right in around these parts!!!

(Doesn't DewDog look handsome?  His ears kept flapping out like little kites!)

We are so excited about these collars!  We can't think of a better use for retired sails then recycling them into super sturdy and stylish dog collars!



Dog collars made from old sails are perfect for the hound who enjoys feeling their ears flapping in the wind as they sail away on their next adventure!  Each collar tells it's own unique story, whether it's a wrinkle from an intense regatta race or a tale from a moonlit voyage through tropical waters, each collar shares it's experiences navigating the the 7 seas!   

Checkout all the sailcloth collars - Coast Guard, Port & Starboard, Casco Bay, and Downeast.
We're also excited to offer collars out of retired Kevlar® sails!

Kevlar® is lightweight and extraordinarily strong material and has become the predominant fiber for racing sails.  It is stronger than steel for its weight and five or more times more stretch resistant than polyester.  People, Kevlar® is used to make bullet proof suits!  I'm confident it's not possible to find a sturdier dog collar anywhere!




Meet Force 10:
 And the rest of the Kevlar® collection:  Gale Warning, Tropical Storm, and the Nor'easter.


Kevlar® is lightweight and extraordinarily strong material and has become the predominant fiber for racing sails.  It is stronger than steel for its weight and five or more times more stretch resistant than polyester.  People, Kevlar® is used to make bullet proof suits!  I'm confident it's not possible to find a sturdier dog collar anywhere!


Oh!  And here's our recycled sail cloth Salty Dog Leashbag!






Will you be sailing this summer?  Where to?

PS - A favorite book around here is Salty Dog by Gloria Rand. 



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Spinach Green Yoda Dog Biscuits

Posted on May 30, 2012 by noreply@blogger.com (Ellen Greenaway)

It's about time we made some more dog treats around here.  I wanted to make little hedghogs crisps (they'll be next), but my 4 year old had another idea.  

"Mommy, can we please make Yoda cookies?!?"

How could I pass that up?  Yoda is one of my all time favorite dudes.  So we gave it a go and I'm really please with how they turned out!  Please note, these are biscuits and not cookies.  They are green and not toasty brown.  They are definitely the best dog treats in the galaxy.  



Yoda Dog Biscuits

1/2 Cup Butter
1/4 Cup Oil
1 Egg
1/2 Cup Cooked Spinach (wring out the water!)
2 Cups White Flour
1 Tbls Baking Powder
1 tsp Baking Soda

In a blender (I used a Vitamix) pour 1/4 cup of oil and add the drained spinach.  Now, blend the star troopers out of it!!!  After 1 - 2 minutes add 1/5 of your room temperature butter.  Blend for an additional 4 minutes...I'm not kidding.  BLEND. IT.



In mixer cream the rest of the butter with the spinach mix and add 1 egg.

Mix together the white flour with the baking powder and baking soda.  

Gradually add the flour mixture to the wet mixture.  

Transfer to a lightly floured counter and knead for 1 minute.  



Roll out and cookie cutter out some Yoda shapes.  We used the Yoda from this set.



Bake at 350 degrees for approximately 10 minutes - do not over bake or your Yoda's will lose that nice green color!


These cookies pretty much take the cake on realistic touches... these Yoda treats come complete with Yoda hair and everything! 



When 900 years old, you reach...Look as good, you will not." - Yoda

The best part is that Abby and Dewey LOVE them!  Snatched them right up!





And since we're on the subject, you've gotta listen to The Bark Side:

 

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The Aviators

Posted on May 22, 2012 by noreply@blogger.com (Ellen Greenaway)

We've got a ton of new collar designs to introduce to you guys. We've been hard at work here in the studio and are thrilled to start sharing some of our favorite designs.  Let's start off with these bad boys...

Introducing our new Aviator collar set as it takes off on it's first flight! We're excited to send these two off into the skies just days before Memorial Day Weekend. What better way to honor those brave men and women who've served in the US Air Force?

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We hope you and your doggies will love sporting these handsome collars!  The first of many more new designs to come...stay tuned for more!

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Introducing Classic Hound Patriotic Collars!

Posted on May 15, 2012 by noreply@blogger.com (Ellen Greenaway)

We are excited to share a few new designs just in time for Memorial day and 4th of July with you.

 Introducing: 

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 American Dream
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Valor Stars & Chevrons

What do you think?  We're a bit partial to red, white, and blue around here and are proud to show it!  Abby and Dewey will be sporting these great designs come Memorial    Day and on the 4th.  

We are forever in debt to those who have paid the ultimate price for the freedoms we enjoy, and in gratitude to those who continue to serve our country.  

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Congratulations Gizzy!

Posted on May 09, 2012 by noreply@blogger.com (Ellen Greenaway)


Gizzy, originally uploaded by ClassicHound.


Congratulations to Gizzy, a Podenco Andaluz from the British Isles, as he sports his big brother Max's Country Club Blue martingale.  Gizzy lives in The Dog House with his greyhound family, which makes him one lucky dog.  Gizzy's mum creates and sells awesome greyhound inspired items which makes him twice as lucky!  And now he's just won a $20.00 gift certificate that he can use towards any Classic Hound collar or leash purchase - that makes him lucky three times over!


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Congratulations Zoe & Zita!

Posted on April 10, 2012 by noreply@blogger.com (Ellen Greenaway)

Congratulations to Zoe and Zita, two Whippets from Belgium who match perfectly in their Houndstooth Teal martingales. Zoe and Zita will enjoy a $20.00 gift certificate that she can use towards any Classic Hound collar or leash purchase!


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St. Patrick's Day GIVEAWAY!

Posted on March 06, 2012 by noreply@blogger.com (Ellen Greenaway)

St. Patty's Day is just around the corner and some lucky dog out there is going to celebrate in style this year. We're giving away one of our favorite holiday collars of all time, the Shamrock Gold:

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We'll custom size it this collar to the winner's specifications. Hot-Diggity-Dog! Who's ready?

To enter:

1. Tell us what your favorite thing is about Spring in the comments below or

To enter twice:

2. Become a fan on Facebook {or if you're already a fan} share the giveaway with your friends on Facebook, or Tweet about it, and
come back here and tell me about it in the comment section.

{The winner will be randomly selected and announced this Friday, March 12}

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