I'm Nicole, the person behind the screen that brings HV Dog Co. to life! I've been involved with Alaskan Malamutes since 2000, and love the tough, enduring nature of the breed. 2020 brings big changes to the HV Dog Co. household with the addition of German Shorthair Pointers - our adventures are about to morph into a whole new level of crazy!
My husband, Daniel, shares a love of all of our animals, and I cannot thank him enough for supporting me through all my ideas and dreams - I couldn't do it without him!
All of my raw products are personally selected, and everything is handmade here in my little farmhouse studio in the Hunter Valley of NSW. As with most, I value quality, comfort and style with a need for proper form and function. I started making my own gear in 2003 and was soon taking custom orders. Starting with x-back sledding harnesses and collars, then increasing my skills to include leatherwork and the ever popular US made Biothane. I grew up learning metalwork from my parents, so naturally adding hand crafted name tags to the inventory was a given. Dog gear is really something that I enjoyed creating in my spare time and before long I had enough work to make my hobby my full time gig. 18 years later we are still going strong.
"Do what you love and you'll never work a day in your life"
Our Goal is to leave behind the 'cheap and disposable' lifestyle that seemingly dominates the world. We strive to do our part for a greener future, create long lasting quality products and pay it forward. All of our 'not perfect' products are gifted to local rescues, all offcuts are repurposed, most scraps are compostable and we try to reduce our by-products as much as possible.
HV Dog Co. have trialed the products we provide, so you can rest assured knowing your gear will get you through. So go on, hit the trail with your 4 legged companion on your next grand adventure and enjoy everything nature has to show you!