Anyone that reads this site and owns a dog will appreciate this story and this new brand. Having suffered long enough with the limited options of well-made dog gear, the good people of Tom Bihn in Seattle have recently introduced Skookum Dog, its new line of U.S. made collars, leads, beds, bags and toys for man’s best friend. Having personally stood in several pet stores and wished there were not only more domestically sourced options, but simply better-made stuff for dogs that will actually last longer than an afternoon, this new collection is a welcome addition. There are other brands like Filson and Tanner Goods out there that make some great stuff for dogs, but it’s nice to also see Skookum Dog enter the fray.
Having just launched, the collection is fairly concise at this point, but I’m expecting to seem a lot of other great canine accessories coming from Skookum down the road. A couple of items stood out to me: the tennis balls which are sourced from a family factory in England that has been making tennis balls since 1936. There’s also the collar and lead which both look great, as does the duffel bags which tie everything back to where it all started at Tom Bihn. It’s nice to have the option to buy tough American-made goods for your dog that are going to stand up over time. Its right in step with that thing I’ve been talking about: buy less, buy better. [SKOOKUM DOG]