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Fashionable & Function Dog Collars 2006
Whether you have a Newfoundland or a Yorkie, every dog needs a collar! With so much to choose from, Artfulpups Style Expert Amy Gordon helps guide you through the best collar choice for your dog. Whether you want your dog to be at the corner of Fashion & Style or Funky & Functional, we have what you need. Of course, we will guide you through the matching leads too.
Always fashionable is Bella Bean Couture. These fantastic collars and leads are a combination of grosgrain ribbon on nylon webbing. They are tough and still pretty. Every season brings a new style and we think this is the best season yet from Bella Bean Couture. Whether your Cocker Spaniel is a Bayou Stripe in Buddy kind of dog or your Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is a Hipster Stripe in Cody, there is something to suit your pup’s style. We love the new Cupcake matching collar in lead in either pale pink or pale blue. We are sure this will fly off the shelf this season. The Cupcakes collar and lead can bring out the softer side of even the biggest dog. Or perhaps the stripes and polka dots in the Eclectic Mix better suits your pooch’s fancy. This was a favorite last season and it’s back in two great new colors: Plum and Orange. Last but not least, we think that Paisley never goes out of style and neither does Bella Bean Couture. The modern and fresh Paisley designs comes in Azalea (Pink & Green) for little girl dogs or Twig (Brown & Turquoise) for little boy dogs.
If you are all about function and durability, yet still want style for your dog’s collar and lead, we suggest or newest best selling brand Yellow Dog Designs. These collars and leads are made from dye-sublimated polyester that is extremely durable and soft. And if that isn’t enough for you, the color never fades! These fun and fashionable collars come in three levels of thickness for all size dogs. Since it’s summer, we suggest the one layer Beach Party to kick the season off in style. Or perhaps you need a slightly thicker collar we suggest the perpetual favorite, Uptown Daisy. Fun pink and green daisy print over pink with white polka dot will accent any pooch’s complexion. If you dog is a little rougher and tougher, try the triple layer Ultra Dog Collar in Blue Flames or black and white Skulls. Try this on your Rottweiler or perhaps make your Labrador just loook a little tougher!
Indigo and Stella, our Artfulpups product testers, chimed in with their favorite collar and lead. They say they love the Blaze Orange Dottie by Canini. They think it’s fashionable and sheik, yet totally functional for daily wear. They love that the leather is soft and embellished just perfectly. They requested either the Moto or the Zip-a-dee for Summer.
Perhaps you are looking for a little bling. We love the Metallic Personalized collars. Choose any letters or extra embellishments you want to customize the perfect collar for your large or small dog. The removable slides make it easy to switch letters or collars around, give your puppy the most fashion options.
By Style Expert Amy Gordon
What's Hot At Artfulpups for Spring 2006
This season proves to be one of the best ever for great puppy products and big dogs too.
Our favorite item for any size dog this season is the collapsible bowl with stiff sides to make it much more functional than previous travel dog bowls. It’s summer after all and we don’t want your little pooch to be thirsty. These bowl come in two sizes to accommodate both large and small dogs. If that isn’t cool enough, they come in fun prints that you will garner a lot of attention with at the dog park.
In true Artfulpups fashion, we found some decadent leather dog collars. Each one is hand made by art students in Europe. They are uniquely detailed and will look great on your Standard or Mini Poodle, Retriever, Spaniel, or any other adorable doggy.
As always, dog tee shirts and tanks tops are HOT HOT HOT for summer! Whether you choose the little tie dye tank with Swarovski crystals or a more simple “Bad Hair Day” tee, we are sure that we have the perfect tee to keep your big or small pup fashionable and hip. All we can say is, your choices are great.
Last but certainly not least, every dog needs a comfy bad to lounge around the house. As it warms up and your little on is spending more time outside, try the Newport Beach or Old Cape Cod bed. Designed with a water resistant fabric meant to be indoors or out. Your puppy or perhaps slightly older dog, is sure to have a comfortable and relaxing spring and summer!
By Style Expert Amy Gordon
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