April 21, 2021 2 min read

Many dogs enjoy exercise and spending time outside just as much as humans do, and some breeds in particular need a good amount of exercise to keep them healthy. These include Labradors, Dalmatians, Border Collies, German Shepherds. Huskies and Weimaraners. In the past, you may have thought that it just isn’t possible to take your dog with you for some types of outdoor activity, but there are fewer barriers than you might think. This is partly thanks to brands like Ruffwear.

Ruffwear outdoor dog harness

What is Ruffwear?

Ruffwear is the brainchild of Patrick Kruse, for whom being outdoors is simply a way of life. Whether he was hiking, canoeing, cycling or another outside adventure, Patrick was keen to find ways of including his canine companion in all his activities. Spotting a gap in the market for portable pet drinking vessels, Patrick quickly designed a prototype collapsible fabric bowl. This marked the beginning of Ruffwear.

Ruffwear Dog Bowl

Since that time, The Ruffwear brand has grown and developed, listening carefully to the canine needs identified by other owners and professionals. In 2008, Patrick learnt about the needs of avalanche dogs and their handlers, and in the following years, Ruffwear became the primary avalanche dog uniform supplier for U.S. ski resorts and international teams.

Ruffwear delight in sharing that all of their products are rigorously field-tested, meaning that they are suitable for even the most intrepid four-legged adventurers!

Ruffwear products

Ruffwear Products

Today, the Ruffwearbrand has a huge range of high-quality products, designed specifically with the outdoor dog in mind. These include harnesses, collars, packs, bowls, beds and even clothes, including life jackets. The range also wouldn’t be complete without a selection of leashes, many of which are created specifically to enable activities such as running or cycling with your canine pal. They even have a selection of human accessories designed to make activity with your dog as simple and fuss-free as possible. This product range includes a hands-free hip belt, waist-worn treat bag and dog running belt. Worried about your dog’s paws on frozen or particularly rough ground? Ruffwear partner with VibramÒ to produce boots with durable outsoles that will protect your dog’s paws from even the toughest terrain and are suitable for year-round trail conditions.

We understand that when you spend time outdoors with your dog, you need the highest quality and most durable accessories to keep them comfortable and safe. We are delighted to stock a selection of Ruffwear products, including harnesses, boots, leashes, collars and safety accessories. Check them out on our website today.

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