Why We Love Mr Dog's Trophy Toys
We were blown away by Mr Dog’s trophy toys the second we saw them in the FT’s How to Spend It magazine and are thrilled to be their first UK stockist.
Mr Dog hail from Brooklyn, which is basically where all the cool stuff is, and along with our Found My Animal ombre dog leads, we are very excited to expand our list of Brooklyn brands. The more we got chatting to John, one of the co-founders, we knew we had met a kindred spirit. Mr Dog share our ethos of only selling beautifully designed, high quality products that do the job in hand better than anything else around.
The toys are made in the US to meticulous standards and the fabulous Sharpie-style illustration by Alessandra Olanow is screen-printed on to heavy-duty canvas. The handles are made from marine rope.
Because their toys are designed with the human in mind as much as the dog, they are just the right size to get your hand around the stem, your fingers through the loop, all of which makes it more fun to play with your dog and increases your chance of actually winning tug-of-war.
One of the most frustrating things about dog ownership is finding products designed for the aesthetic tastes of the owner rather than the dog. Mr Dog's products aren’t covered in paw prints or bone motifs, they aren’t in garish colours, and they look super-cool strewn across your living room floor. As Mr Dog say themselves,
We make products that complement the homes we live in: objects as beautiful as our most beloved home furnishings, carefully curated and timeless.
All of which makes them a perfect fit for Bleak House. But don't just take our word for it, here is 13 year old Arthur's review, explaining why they are so brilliant.