It has been all over social media, the debate over how a dog would wear trousers (if they were wearing them!) I know…we all have lots of time on our hands!!
It actually reminds me of the debate over whether the dress was blue and black or white and gold – which was it? I’m not sure we ever got to know the answer!
So how do you think a dog should wear trousers?
In order to find out we got in touch with Muddy Mutts to find out what their take was on how dogs should wear trousers! And they were only too happen to share their insights into their product and tell us a bit more about the doggie trousers business.
How did the idea for Muddy Mutts come about? And when?
We bought a Muddy Mutts coat for our dog in 2010, we loved it. My wife was looking at the Muddy Mutts site in 2011 and realized it had been closed down by the owner; we loved the product so much we bought the company in 2011, redesigned the coats, moved the manufacturing to Canada and relaunched the company in 2012
Can you explain a little about the designs?
The coats are designed to keep dogs clean and dry where they get dirty – underneath, and not on top like most coats. They cover all four legs, chest , and about 2/3rds of the underbelly so that both male and female dogs can still answer the call of nature without removing the coat. They are made with high quality nylon, hand stitched French seams, and come with 3M reflective tape for night time visibility. The coats are very adjustable with three body straps and both Velcro and elastic around the ankles to secure the coat on the dogs.
Can you also, please, describe the creation process in getting to the product we have today?
Lots of trial and error. No two dogs area like so we have made numerous alterations to the coats each year to get closer to fitting almost every dog body type. Different fabrics have been tried to ensure durability without having too stiff a fabric that would make it difficult to put on and take off.
How has the response been to the product?
Each year we make a significant amount of coats more than the previous, but as you can see from our site today, we have a tough time keeping them on our shelves. Demand has been increasing about 40% per year and come from Canada, USA, UK, Netherlands, France, Australia, Japan, and many more. Based on our sales we can determine where the poorest weather in the world is at any given time!
What are the company’s plans for the future?
This spring we will be re-introducing a new design for our boots that go with the coat, product testing is complete and production will be starting shortly. In 2016 / 2017 we expect to launch the Muddy Mutts top coat for complete rain protection.
Check out the AWESOME Feedback they have been getting!
“Hello geniuses of Canada, We have tried full wet-suits but they weren’t the solutions and SO EXCITED that you guys have made Muddy Mutts!!!” Barndi K.
“Hello. I have just seen this wonderful product on Facebook. Please tell me these are available in the uk? Thank you” Holly N.
“Please tell me if these are on sale in England. I know so many people who would love to buy your product. They look fantastic!! I am so sick of washing my dogs underbelly, every time we go out for a walk. I should have called her ‘sponge’….she picks up so much mud and rainwater. Xx” Fiona S.
How can you get in touch with Muddy Mutts?
So what do you think? Should a dog wear trousers? How should they wear them? And do you think your dog would wear them?
As always, let us know !