The Wellie brand worn by Prince William and Kate Middleton launches a new range of products for dogs
THE brand of Wellington boots worn by Prince William, Kate Middleton and the Beckhams has unveiled a new range of products for dogs.
Le Chameau, best known for its handmade rubber boots, has unveiled a high-end collection of leather collars and leashes, dog beds and accessories for canine companions.
The new collection includes a £ 120 dog bed with a soft tweed interior, a double-sided pillow designed as “a perfect second bed for your puppy”.
When in the park, dogs can be the smartest of the bunch with their £ 30 leather collars and matching £ 35 leather leash – and they can cool off with a stylish and collapsible water bowl. convenient £ 15.
Upon their return home, they can be served dinner in a £ 25 stainless steel bowl.
Le Cameau, whose rubber boots are worn by royal couple Kate and William, unveiled the line after research of the brand found 76% of dog owners admit to spoiling their beloved dog.
The survey of 2,000 dog owners found that 65% of them feed their dogs because of their puppy eyes – typically spending around £ 12 on treats per week and £ 9 on toys each month.
With around 10 million dogs in the UK, that means dog owners spend almost £ 7.5 billion a year on toys and treats.
On top of that, the typical dog owner spends £ 23 on food, or almost £ 1,200 a year on feeding them.
A spokesperson for Le Cameau said: “We are a nation of dog lovers and as loving family members we can’t help but treat them – they really deserve it.
“After a year of spending more time at home with our pets than ever before, they really have become even more integrated into our family life.
“Our new line of dog accessories has been carefully developed with dogs in mind to provide the best for our four-legged friends.
“We are proud that the new collection offers the highest quality and comfort for canine companions, with functionality for everyday use and country adventures.”
Research found that 69% of dogs receive Christmas gifts, 18% receive Gotcha Day gifts to celebrate the anniversary of their homecoming, and 51% receive birthday gifts.
And the average dog owner pays £ 31.42 per month for dog insurance, with 34% saying it costs more to insure their dog than their car.
Some of the UK’s best-known faces are famous for their beloved dogs – splashing images on social media of their dogs living pampered lives.
The Beckhams were pictured with their cocker spaniel, Olive, while posting many adorable photos on their Instagram pages.
And Brits can’t help but pull out their smartphones to take pictures of furry friends – 55% of them taking more photos of their dog than anything else.
As a result, 31% have their dog as the backdrop of their phone and 24% have it as the backdrop of their computer.
And 64% hate leaving their dog home alone because they love them so much.
The survey, carried out by OnePoll for Le Chameau, also found that 52% of dogs have two or more beds to sleep on, while the same figure (52%) of owners let them sleep either on their beds or under the duvet. . .
Almost two-thirds (63%) take their dog to groomers every year, spending an average of £ 159.41 over 12 months.
More than a quarter (27%) will only go on vacation if they can bring their dog.
And 54 percent would choose a vacation destination based on the facilities available to the canine companion.
A spokesperson for Le Cameau added, “Over the past 15 months, we have grown closer and closer to our dogs as we spend more and more time with them.
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“As the restrictions are relaxed and we plan to step away for a break or head somewhere for a nice day of walking, it is heartwarming to see how many people plan to reward their pets this year with treats, gifts and adventures. “
To take it one step further, Le Chameau is using the launch as an opportunity to raise charitable funds in partnership with the UK’s largest canine welfare organization, Dogs Trust.
Organizing a virtual dog walk from June 11 to 13, Le Chameau will donate £ 5 / € 5 from each sale lechameau.com through the big dog walk weekend to donate to the association.