Christmas Gift Guide: Dogs

Ruffwear Knot A Leash

Man's best friend is always there wanting to please and we are sure deserves something for Christmas. We talked with a few of our favorite companies for dog products to bring you our picks this Christmas. Don't leave Fido out of the Holiday festivities this year.

Ruffwear Knot-a-Leash

Whether its a tough hike over rough terrain or an easy walk in the park, this rugged, climbing-inspired leash provides security and comfort on any adventure. This leash is made from the same strong Kernmantle rope construction as the Knot-a-Collar. It’s also available in Twilight Gray, Purple Dusk, Red Rock and Lichen Green. 

Features:

• Strong and secure collar attachment with locking carabiner

• Strong, supple kermantle rope

• Comfortable, easy to hold tubular webbing handle

• Convenient accessory loop for pickup bags or small clip-on items

• Integrated reflectivity for low-light visibility

• Two sizes for a range of uses: size large is easy to hold and robust in your hand; size small is strong, yet lightweight.

• MSRP: $29.95

• http://www.ruffwear.com/Knot-a-Leash-Rope-Dog-Leash?sc=2&category=15

cycledog pinkCycle Dog Gen_3 Metal Buckle Collars

Every year, over a billion bike tubes end up in landfills. Cycle Dog has recovered tens of thousands of these tubes and transformed them into their products. Cycle Dog is proud to announce another product to their line; the Gen-3 Latch-Lock airline-style metal buckle. Two key safety features include the protection bar to prevent accidental openings and the dual-action lever with 135 degree release point. The Gen-3 buckle offers stainless steel internals for corrosion resistance, increased spring tension and greater pull strength capability that is tested over 750 pounds. Latch-Lock buckles are available on Cycle Dog collars backed with post-consumer recycled rubber for quick-drying, no-stink solutions made in USA.

Features:

• Latch-Lock Airline-Style Buckle. Over 400% stronger than plastic buckles.

• Pup Top Bottle Opener / Leash Attachment. Man's Best Friend.

• ID Spot Accessory Loop. Separate location for ID tags & lighting.

• Medium: 12-21" (30cm-53cm). Fits most dogs under 65lbs (29kg).

• Large: 17-27" (43cm-65cm). Fits most dogs over 65lbs (29kg).

• MSRP: $25.00

http://www.cycledog.com/cgi-bin/commerce.cgi?search=action&category=M008

chaco dogChaco Dog Collars 

Every outdoor adventurer needs a faithful companion. Chaco’s dog accessories come in nine colors and prints to match the owner’s favorite sandals, ideal for short walks or long hikes and everything in between. As an added bonus, Chaco collars and leashes are MADE IN THE USA by Chaco’s ReChaco team. Can't find the sandals to match your dog's collar or leash? Chaco can build you custom sandals to match. Create your sandals before your very eyes online.

Features:

• Available in size medium (14"-20" neck) and large (18"-29), 

• Feature a Chaco quick buckle

• Dog tag ring 

• Adjustable fit.

• MSRP: $12.00

• http://www.chacos.com/US/en-US/Product.mvc.aspx/19182Z/0/NA/Dog-Collars?dimensions=0

ClimateChanger OrangeRuffwear Climate Changer Jacket 

The Climate Changer is a cozy fleece for your dog and has been updated with new colors for 2012. The quick-drying, breathable Climate Changer fleece jacket is now available in Burnt Orange, Purple Dusk and Granite Gray.

Features:

• 75% recycled/recyclable polyester fleece is lightweight and breathable

• Zippered closure for easy on/off

• Light loop for attaching The Beacon™ safety light

• Reflective trim sewn into seams for low-light visibility

• MSRP: $59.95

http://www.ruffwear.com/Climate-Changer-Fleece-Jacket

alpha3Granite Gear Alpha Dog Pack

An ergonomically advanced pack designed to fit the contours of your dog! Padded in all the right places to make sure they can carry a load in comfort while not having the pack interfere with their stride. It can be adjusted for a perfect fit. Interior zipper pockets on both sides for organization. Handle on the top and reflective visible from all directions for safety.

Features:

• Adjustability to displace load on dog

• Reflective strips

• Rear leash clip in point

• Padded yoke

• MSRP: $62.95 - $72.95

• http://www.granitegearstore.com/Alpha-Dog-Pack-P220C4.aspx

ruffwear GourdoRuffwear Gourdo Dog Toy 

From interactive play, to treat dispensing, to gum massaging, this durable toy does it all. The rope lanyard makes it easy to throw and pick up to avoid the slobbery rubber end.

Features:

• Rope handle makes it easy to throw great distances for fetching

• Gum-massaging design can be filled with treats

• Made from natural latex rubber, a renewable, sustainable resource

• Natural rubber is resilient, stretchy, bouncy and durable

organic-super-foods• MSRP: $14.95

http://www.ruffwear.com/Gourdo_Dog_Toy_2?sc=2&category=6640

Zukes Superfood Dog Treats

Super nutritious and super delicious – the Supers help your dog's energy soar every day. Whether it's an afternoon of high-flying jumps or running circles in the backyard – dogs need superfoods to keep them going. That's why Zukes help support this healthy lifestyle with the naturally powerful nutrients found in superfood berries, betas andgreens. 

• MSRP: : $6.99

http://www.zukes.com/woof/superfood-organic-biscuits.html?tab_id=1

product page linksZukes Lil Links Dog Treats

Reward a job well done with tasty Lil' Links. Every grain-free bite is filled with down-home, healthy goodness – real meat, apples, potatoes, carrots, and antioxidant-rich herbs. Enjoy these treats every day.

Features:

• Real Meat is #1 Ingredient – Lil' Links are made with real chicken, pork, or rabbit, plus apples and tasty herbs.

• Only the Best – Never any mystery meats, by-product meals, artificial colors, flavors, or added animal fat.

• Healthy Antioxidants – Every nutritious Lil' Link includes antioxidant-rich fruits, veggies, rosemary, turmeric, and sage.

• Made in the USA

• MSRP: $7.99

http://www.zukes.com/woof/lil-links.html