Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Retired Lupine Pattern: Udderly Cows

Lupine is my favorite gear for outfitting dogs that tend to destroy their stuff. I've shared before how their lifetime guarantee specifically includes products that have been chewed, so they are the best possible value for dogs that tend to gnaw leashes, collars, and harnesses.

Photo by Erin Koski. Silly face by foster dog Ulysses.
Perhaps one downside to Lupine's fabulous products is that they retire patterns from time to time. The 1" Udderly cows pattern was already retired when Brisbane was born. Australian cattledog owners loved the pattern for their cowdogs, and I was lucky enough to find several Udderly Cows collars and leashes at small boutiques long after it had been retired. I have two cow collars and at least one leash, the rest I have passed along to other cattledog owners and rescues.

It has been nearly a decade since the Udderly Cows pattern was in production, but I still look for it anytime I visit a grooming salon or small boutique that clearly doesn't move a lot of product. There is now a second cow pattern, the 3/4" Moo Cows, that has been produced and since retired. I have a martingale collar in that pattern, but I don't find it nearly as charming as the Udderly Cows.

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