By now you will have probably seen Belinha in her favourite Distinguished Dog Company dog bow ties and bandanas; in particular, the neon Leopard bow ties that we literally can’t get enough of. Given that we love them so much, we thought it was about time to do a review of this and some of our other Distinguished Dog Company goodies.
We first met The Distinguished Dog Company several years ago at Hounds on the Heath. I was immediately impressed, not only by how well the products were made but how lovely the people behind the brand were. That was when we first fell in love with the brand and got our first Distinguished Dog Company bandana, and it became one of the brands that we love. So when Tracy from The Distinguished Dog Company asked us to try out some of the latest collection, of course we said yes as we had no doubt we would love them.
As you can imagine, we’re always out and about around London. Whether it’s trying out new dog-friendly things to do or attending one of the many London Dog Events around town that Belinha is often invited as a VIP(up)…Queen B has to dress to impress!
Why we love the Distinguished Dog Company Dog Bow Ties & Bandanas
I don’t usually dress Belinha or Moleque up, however, bow ties and bandanas are a definite favourite in our house, especially when we want to add a touch of glamour (or humour) to things. I was really pleased when we received the Distinguished Dog Company dog bow ties and bandanas or should we say neckerchiefs, to try as they couldn’t have been better suited to us if we had picked them ourselves.
My absolute favourite has to be the Neon Leopard Bow Tie Collection with a dash of colour in neon pink or orange (two of our favourite colours but also available in yellow and blue). And of course, the Hell Yes, Hell No Bandanas are brilliant and bring a smile to my face every time I see them, also bang on-trend in stylish denim.
The great thing about the bow ties is the size. We get the M/L size (14cm x 7.5cm) as small bow ties get lost on Belinha who has shall we say, a few extra neck rolls to hide now she’s a senior lady. Personally, I always prefer to go a bit bigger anyway unless you have a small dog as I think it stands out more.
Belinha gets so many people commenting as we walk down the road wearing one of the bow ties, and it definitely makes for a proud dog mama moment when they do.
In case you’re wondering, the bow ties attach to collars through two elastic loops on the back of the bow tie (in the same neon colour as the strips on the bow tie). We regularly attach them to wider collars (e.g. 3cm wide) without any issues and find them easy to get on and off. Plus the bow ties all come with a small metal Distinguished Dog Company tag which definitely adds a touch of canine class.
Moleque is more of a bandana boy, and the ‘Hell No’ neckerchief suits him pawfectly (summing up his attitude most days). The neckerchiefs are really well-made too with a double-layered fabric adorned with a leather label, giving them that ‘distinguished dog’ look and feel. I would say if in doubt order up a size on the bandanas from our experience as the double-layered fabric does mean there is less give when tying them.
I also want to give a mention to one of our other favourites from the Distinguished Dog Company collection, the Miami Palms and Cheese Bow Tie. The moment I saw it online, I had to buy it thanks to the stylish pink satin with glorious monstera deliciosa (cheese plant) and tropical palms design that will have you dreaming of warmer climes. Popping this on is guaranteed to give your pup some super stylish vibes!
Belinha and Moleque definitely are best dressed in my eyes when wearing this stylish Devon dog brand (not bad for two street dogs from Rio de Janeiro) so it’s a BIG paws up from us for The Distinguished Dog Company dog bow ties and bandanas.
All Distinguished Dog Company products are hand made in Devon and are very reasonable at £20 for the bow ties and from £26 for the bandanas (neckerchiefs) given the quality and the love that clearly goes into making them.