Thursday, December 31, 2009

Goodbye 2009 and Welcome 2010!

We're ringing in the new year with a . . .


We've never had a sale this big before. Some of our most popular designs are being retired forever, and we need to make room for some new and exciting trims just waiting to make their debut. Prices range from $10.00 to $15.00 - that's up to 70% off! Hop on over and check it out.

All clearance items are MARTINGALE COLLARS only and available in limited sizes, widths, and hardware.

H A P P Y N E W Y E A R !

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Congratulations Miss Bee Wiseman, November's Photo Contest Winnr!

046_Murray2.JPG, originally uploaded by ClassicHound.

Miss Bee Wiseman, the Greyhound, looks ready for ANYTHING in her Retro Sleek Olive Green martingale collar! Miss Bee will enjoy a $20.00 gift certificate that she can use towards any Classic Hound collar or leash purchase! Learn more about Classic Hound's photo contest by clicking here.

Miss Bee's mom sent us so many great pics of her hounds, I couldn't resist sharing them here. Enjoy a few more shots of Miss Bee's Day at Dewey beach with her brother Murry:

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Thursday, November 12, 2009

A Few More New Arrivals To Classic Hound

Fashion Hound Shoulderbags

Let me introduce to you the project I've been working on for weeks now. I even wrapped up the finishing touches on the photographs of these bags while in the beginning stages of labor last week. Whew! The are finally finished. They are finally here!

We are so excited about our new shoulderbags - all 5 of them! From left to right,our Fall 2009 designs: Plume in Rose, Whimsy, Optic Blossom, Graphic Floral, and Bright Blossom in Aqua. These bags are the perfect stylish shoulderbag for dog lovers everywhere. All of our bags show a very fashionable hound appliquéd on the front, but we can customize the silhouette to be ANY breed!

This fun medium-sized bag can easily fit magazines and tall books - or beach towels, sunscreen, flip-flops or whatever you want to take to the beach with you.

The interior pockets are the perfect size to hold cell phones, blackberries, keys, sunglasses, and more!

13.5" tall x 11" wide x 3" deep.
Interior Pocket 5"x5"
Handle length is 30"

And for the first time ever, we're offering a sturdy and sleek TOTE BAG! Finally! A way for fashion hounds to haul books, groceries, or beach gear in classic style! The body of this bag is made of both unbleached, 100% cotton canvas and heavy-duty black canvas duck cloth. The handles are double layered for extra strength and durability. Thank you Kristine for all your creative input on the design!

12"H x 13"W x 6"D. Handles 14"
Classic Hound Tote Bag

Hop on over to our Etsy Shop and check them out!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

A Visit From The Stork

IMG_5360.JPG, originally uploaded by ClassicHound.

Baby Boy Greenaway
November 1, 2009
8 lbs, 6 oz

We're so in love with this new little guy! He sleeps like a champ and so far seems to be an easy going little fellow. Settling into life with a newborn is proving to be a smooth transition so far, and big brother is so excited to have a little brother! Heck, even the dogs seem happy to have a baby in the house. That said, I'm completely aware of the fact that it has only been a little over a week. I know, I know, things are bound to change. BUT! So far, sooooo good. And we're enjoying ever second of this special time together.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

"My Lady Grey" Treasury

My Lady Grey Treasury, originally uploaded by ClassicHound.

How cool is this treasury? Put together by GemsK. Definitely hop on over and check out her cool knitted items. My personal favorite, Doggy Balaclava:

...................................................................... IN OTHER NEWS ......................................................................

I'm getting closer every day to meeting my little pumpkin (due October 31st).


Wednesday, October 14, 2009

And the winner is...

Elissa Rust! Congratulations! You've just won the Boo! buckle collar giveaway! I doubt this 1.5" wide collar will fit your pug, but maybe you have another doggie in mind for your new BOO! collar. Elissa, email me ( your address and I'll drop this collar in the mail ASAP - so your fashion hound can maximize on the few weeks left in October.

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Meanwhile, please enjoy some fall pictures that were taken recently. My sister, Pamela, and her daughter were here for a quick visit last week. More pictures of that fun adventure coming soon!


Monday, October 12, 2009

Costume Party


These pictures are from an email my Dad forwarded to me a few days ago, and I just had to share them here, because they are such a riot!! (Wish I could credit the sources but have no idea who these dogs are or where they're from). I love the crab! And now I'm trying to decide.......what are Abby and Dewey going to be for Halloween? I still haven't settled on what Little Dude should be, let alone the doggies. Which got me thinking, what are some of you going to do for your dogs? Any fun ideas? I'd love to see pictures too!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Congratulations to Duke, our October Photo Contest Winner!

Congratulations to our October winner, Duke!

Duke, the Greater Swiss Mountain Dog, looks smart in his Preppy Gator martingale collar! Duke will enjoy a $20.00 gift certificate that he can use towards any Classic Hound collar or leash purchase! Learn more about Classic Hound's photo contest by clicking here.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Booo! Buckle Collar Giveaway!


It's Wednesday, and I have the perfect giveaway for all the Halloween lovers out there! Enter to win by posting a comment here or on our facebook page about anything spooky or Halloween related. The lucky winner will be announced next Wednesday, the 14th!

Remember, this is a buckle collar. It's also 1.5" wide and a size Medium (adjusts 12" - 18").

Win this collar for your own pup, your favorite shelter, or as a gift to a Halloween lovin' 4-legged friend. Best of luck!


Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

City Dog Magazine Features Classic Hound!


City Dog Magazine has featured our Eyes That Glow Halloween collar, which is one of our FAVORITES! Spooky and fun slogans are scrawled along the background, while GLOW-IN-THE-DARK eyes pop out to surprise in the dark! The PERFECT Halloween collar that will trick *and* treat hounds and people alike!You can also find it in our Etsy shop.


I'm especially excited and flattered about this feature being the NW native that I am (I grew up just outside of Portland, Oregon). Here's a little information on CDM:

"Smart, city-savvy and fun, CityDog brings the joys of life with our four-legged friends to dog lovers throughout the West — Seattle, Portland, San Francisco — and everywhere in between. Each quarterly issue of the print magazine overflows with informative, insightful and often humorous articles on topics from cool canine products and the latest doggie trends, to regional activities for people and their pooches."

So go out and grab the Fall 2009 City Dog Magazine issue today!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Introducing Geo and Modern Bud

I am so excited about these new prints and felt that it is only fair to share the news with all of you! They're made from home dec fabric so their extra thick and durable, which I love. The other great thing about these designs is that they would look equally good on a boy or girl doggie. Which is not always the case. They're modern. They're sleek. And totally unique. They've only been up on the site and in the Classic Hound Etsy shop for a week or so, and they're proving to be a hit!

Introducing Modern Bud:


And Geo:


Feel free to contact me with any questions. I think Dewey and Abby need a mix-n-match set, don't you?

Monday, September 28, 2009

Wrapping Up Summer.....with bugs!

Check out this beauty:




I couldn't resist posting pictures of yet another fun bug Little Guy and I came across on a bike ride. Our first fun find was Cicada back in July, and yesterday we found this gorgeous Katydid. It's wings literally looked just like two green leaves. Pretty awesome. Little guy loved checking him out and was really gentle with him, mostly we just watched the bug with our eyes.

While I'm glad that fall has arrived (this September has been a beautiful one!), I must admit I'm a little sad to say good-bye to all the cool summer insects. Now, bring on the cider donuts and apple pies!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

leashes, Leashes, L E A S H E S!


Finally. They. Are. Here. We've always provided leashes here at Classic Hound, but exclusively offered as a matching piece to a combo or collar leash set only. Not anymore! We are happy to announce the arrival of both a SOLID set of six basic colors *and* our URBAN series in both a BASIC line and a LUSCIOUS line.

About our SOLID line of leashes with a PADDED HANDLE:

These solid leashes are the perfect companion for almost all collars. A great alternative to the "matchy-match" look of collar and leash sets. Durable grosgrain ribbon is sewn onto the strong nylon webbing with color coordinated double bonded nylon thread.

Our favorite feature is the adjustable PADDED HANDLE, which provides a comfortable walking experience for your hands and wrist.

* STRONG WEBBING. Highly dependable 1500 lb nylon webbing is used on Classic Hound leashes.

* STRONG SEAMS. Each seam is created with an industrial-duty straight stitch machine, and I use color-coordinated heavyweight bonded nylon threads that provides unparalleled durability under pressure.

* METAL HARDWARE. Classic Hound only uses metal hardware for the safety of your hound. Finished off with a trigger snap for extra safety. The end result is a leash we are proud to use, to sell and to stand behind.

* UNBELIEVABLE COMFORT. Extra padding in the handle along with the luxuriously soft webbing provide added comfort to your wrist


About our URBAN lines:

Our URBAN LEASH design has a few extra features that we absolutely LOVE! It's the perfect leash for those frequent dog walks we take with our four-legged friends every day.

We've added an adjustable quick side-release buckle to the handle that allows for quick and easy clipping, straight from the handle and not the end that snaps onto the D-ring of the collar. We use ours to clip our doggies near us when we're outdoor dining at our favorite restaurant, or to the side of our stroller for a safe and quick release if necessary. The URBAN LEASH Design also converts from a hand held leash to a waist worn leash in seconds, for those moment you need both hands.

Available in a variety of colors and in either your choice of either 4 feet or 5 feet. All Classic Hound leashes are made with the strongest nylon webbing on the market and finish with trigger snap hardware for extra safety. Comes with a D-Ring attached to the handle for the option to carry leash bags/keys/etc.

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Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Congratulations to Finn, The Italian Greyhound

Finn, originally uploaded by ClassicHound.

Congratulations to our September winner, Finn!

Finn, the Italian Greyhound, takes a quick break at the park to consider just how handsome he looks in his Rugby Canopy martingale collar! Finn will enjoy a $20.00 gift certificate that he can use towards any Classic Hound collar or leash purchase! Learn more about Classic Hound's photo contest by clicking here.

Also, Finn's mama, Erin Tyner, is quite the photographer! Check out her website and her Etsy shop to view her amazing images and prints.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Pickle Party at Classic Hound Headquarters





How could I not share the fun times had by all during our most recent canning adventure? It's been a family tradition for generations to can pickles every fall with my great grandmother's pickle recipe. This is seriously one of my most favorite treats to nibble on all year round. I have fond memories of eating nearly an entire quart on my own when we'd make a visit to my grandma Flossie's house.....yummmm!

I also discovered that Abby and Dewey LOVE cucumbers during our pickle party. Abby is the queen of food snatching in this house, and she was happy to oblige on Dewey's account. Here's a few pictures of them chowing down on their green, crunchy, cucumber booty.


Monday, August 24, 2009

The Return of Mouthwatering Monday!

Everyone needs a stylish dish to eat their mouthwatering treats out of, so I browsed around for some funky feeders with style! The colorful trio on top were found at OhMyDogSupplies where they sell many types of dishes and bowls among other things, but these boisterous three caught my eye :) The second, sleek pair are great for the minimalist at heart! And I love this hip set of bowls found at Trendy Pet!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

I know I've been slacking...

A Clean House

I've been letting a lot of things go this month. We've been busy around here, as I'm sure many of you have been this summer as well. That's what summer is for after all! We've made a few weekend trips to visit family, and were fortunate to spend a week on Martha's Vineyard with family and friends we've been squeezing some fun in with our work. I must admit to being a bit neglectful of a few chores around the house in order to go to the park and swim with my little man, or soak my feet in the backyard kiddy pool (while eating frozen yogurt), or weed and tend to the garden. And I've obviously been a slacker here on my blog as well. But! I have been working on some very exciting new collars and bags that will be making their big debut very soon. Which means I haven't been a TOTAL slacker, right?

I've got to make this post quick (if it's going to get posted at all) so that I can finally go scrub that bathtub of mine. Seriously. It really needs it!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Congratulations To Max, The Whippet!

Congratulations To Max, The Whippet!, originally uploaded by ClassicHound.

Congratulations to our August winner, Max!

Max, the whippet, is ready to go for his lure trials this summer! Doesn't he look dashing in his Rugby Rosebud collar and leash set?! Max will enjoy a $20.00 gift certificate that he can use towards any Classic Hound collar or leash purchase! Learn more about Classic Hound's photo contest by clicking here.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Congratulations Chester Scotties!!

Chester Scotties wins the Scottie Dog Bag! How appropriate!Congratulations!

Here is what Chester has to say about her favorite scotties: 

My two favorite Scotties are Aspri and Mavri, our wheaten and black girls. They are the light of my life with their funny little fey Scottie ways. Aspri protects the house and yard - she's always on duty and takes her job very seriously. Squirrels, birds, kids on bikes, strangers - BEWARE! :) And Mavri is our playful girl - she carries her little red ball everywhere and begs all who cross her path to play with her. These two dogs bring me back from the brink of depression almost every day when I get home from the daily grind and they are waiting to lavish me with kisses and tempt me with their toys. These are the first Scotties we've ever had, and we love them more each day.
Hey! Thanks for giving me a chance to run on about my two braw little loves!

Sounds like it was love at first bark! Congrats Chester Scotties! 
Thank you to all who participated! Next Wednesday there will be another fabulous giveaway, so stay tuned!

Monday, July 27, 2009

Mouthwatering Monday!

Abby has been having a hard time coming when she is told, so I thought I should have some treats around so she would have more of an incentive. Well today I thought, why not just make some of my own! I found a nice recipe for dog biscuits on believe it or not! A lovely little site I love to visit for ideas on dinner for my family. Not only do they have great recipes for humans, but for dogs too! As soon as these cute little bone biscuits came out of the oven, Abby and Dewey were going ballistic. Just the smell was tantalizing enough! Once they were cooled I let them each try one and I wasn't even able to get a good picture of them munching on one because they snapped them up so quickly. They're a hit at my house, try them out and I'm sure they will be at yours too!

  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup margarine
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 3/4 cup cornmeal
  • 2 teaspoons white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons beef bouillon granules
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 3 cups whole wheat flour
  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). In a large bowl, combine rolled oats, margarine, and boiling water. Let stand 10 minutes. Grease cookie sheets.
  • Thoroughly stir in cornmeal, sugar, bouillon, milk, Cheddar cheese, and egg. Mix in flour, 1 cup at a time, until a stiff dough has formed.
  • Knead dough on a lightly floured surface, mixing in additional flour as necessary until dough is smooth and no longer sticky. Roll or pat out dough to 1/2" thickness. Cut with cookie cutter (I prefer bone shaped), and place 1 inch apart onto the prepared cookie sheets.
  • Bake 35 to 45 minutes in the preheated oven, until golden brown. Cool before serving. Store in a loosely covered container.

  • Notice Abby in the background? She could tell something good was on it's way!

    Ready for the oven!

    Wednesday, July 22, 2009

    Hot Diggity Dog Giveaway!

    It's Wednesday, and that means here at Classic Hound we're feeling quite generous! Leave a comment and this adorable charcoal tote could be yours for free! This sturdy wool fabric is a great background for our cute little Scottie Dog friend here. Enter to win by posting a comment here or on our facebook page about your favorite Scottie Dog! The lucky winner will be announced next Wednesday, the 29th! Good Luck!

    The dimensions of this bag are:

    13" wide x 11" tall x 3" deep.
    Two interior 5"x5" pockets
    Handle length is 22"

    Tuesday, July 21, 2009

    Summer Fun

    Here is Abby regally showing off her new Classic Hound tag collar and brand new tags! Red becomes her, don't you think? Abby is sporting a 'Whippet Real Good' and a solitary 'A' for Abby. :)


    And I couldn't resist mentioning this little adventure! Rowan and I went out for a walk and he announced that he spotted a 'Bug!' on our front lawn. Upon closer inspection, we found that our bug was a cicada. Rowan called him 'Cayduh'. We decided to release Cayduh back into the wild after a few hours, but before doing so, we snapped a few photos! The cicadas have come and we can hear their humming while the sun shines, summer is truly here!


    Monday, July 20, 2009

    Farm Dog

    Farm Dog of Tennessee offers a variety of tasty and healthy treats for your pup! These biscuits are grain-free, vegan, and sustainably-sourced, so you know that you're not only doing your dog a favor but the Earth as well. All the ingredients used are ecologically harvested, free of herbicides and pesticides, and produced in the United States. With 'Variety Packs' available, your dog can try them all!

    And I really like the 'Hard Tack' thin biscuit strips, that make it easy to break off smaller or larger treats depending on the size of your pooch. I think Dewey just drooled on my elbow just looking at these pictures!
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