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.

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