TORONTO, Ont. – On March 10 of this year, Canadian pet company Buddy Belts – most famously known for their vet-recommended leather dog harness by the same name – unveiled the new look of their much-loved harness and harness accessory line. The update to these products features a full transition from the usage of smooth leather to that of a pillowy, textured pebble grain. This update has currently been applied to all five colours in the Premium collection (Black, Red, Caramel, Blue, and Pink) and three colours from the Luxury collection, however the change will be rolled out to all new colour releases going forward. While the texture of the leather has changed, the main design and features of the harness remain the same, maintaining the classic low-cut shape and single buckle design that Buddy Belt fans know and love.
The Buddy Belt harness has been a fan favourite, consistently growing in popularity since its official launch in 2001 at the Canadian PET Expo. The unique, low-cut design completely avoids the dog’s neck and throat area, which not only stops adverse reactions to traditional methods of dog-walking such as coughing, choking, and gagging, but also prevents permanent tracheal (windpipe) damage. Dr. Leo K. Rosenberg, Certified Animal Chiropractor explains, “Traditional neck collars can cause unnecessary strain and discomfort in pets. In many cases, this strain results in damage to your pet’s trachea and/or spine. Form affects function and function affects health. Buddy Belts enhance proper function and health.”
According to Roxanne Pettipas, CEO & Founder of Buddy Belts, their goal is to provide “functional fashion” for dogs. On the motivation behind switching over from smooth to pebble grain leather, she says, “It wasn’t only about the look of the product but also the feel. The pebbled leather is not only a bit more visually compelling, but also more soft and supple, and therefore more pliable, than the smoother leather we previously used.”
The new Pebble Grain colours are currently available for both wholesale and retail purchase. To find out more information about the Buddy Belt brand or to check out their current product line, visit www.buddy-belts.com.
About Buddy Belts
Buddy Belts are handmade by a dedicated, dog-loving team of craftspeople. Because none of their products are sold through distributors, they maintain personal relationships with their clients and retailers, to be found at hundreds of locations across the globe. At Buddy Belts, they are committed to creating a quality product that will have your pet feeling safe, comfortable, and stylish! Other products include leashes, liners, collars, and couplers. For more information, please visit www.buddy-belts.com.