Welcome to Hair of the Dog
Hair of the Dog London is a new concept dog & cat boutique and groomers situated in the leafy Village of Highgate, right on the High Street. Hair of the Dog’s aim is to source a well-designed stylish range from around the globe with particular emphasis on handmade, natural, recycled & organic products.
Located at the rear of the shop over-looking their garden courtyard, a state of the art environment, using the highest quality spa pet products, their advanced professional senior groomers are dedicated to making your pet’s groom a gentle, relaxed and happy experience at an affordable price.
Founder of the boutique Sophie Wurr’s background is in styling and buying. She recognised a gap in the market for stylish, quality products, finding it very difficult to find gorgeous things in the UK for her beloved Mini Schnauzer, (Mr Echo, Hair of the Dog’s muse) that also complemented her home and personal style. After a trip to Berlin where she discovered an amazing dog boutique quite different to anything she’d seen before that happened to be on Sophie Street, she was convinced the idea would work and six months later Hair of the Dog was born. North London was the perfect market for the original shop – artistic; stylish; appreciate good quality and are a very dog-loving community!
Since opening in December 2010 the support and feedback from customers has been outstanding and regular impromptu gatherings of dogs and their owners can be found in the garden courtyard enjoying a Lilly’s Kitchen Organic dog treat or attending a dog food tasting session. Uniquely customers can browse the Teddy Baden dog graffiti on the walls of the courtyard or purchase one of his original pictures for sale in the shop and even order a private commission of their own beloved pet.
Hair of the Dog London stock several unique products and brands exclusive to them, including the gorgeous Vurv Design Studio hand-crafted wooden double feeders from Canada, the wooden toy boxes hand-made from vintage wine crates (by Sophie’s Dad, Matthew Wurr, who is a renowned sculptor / designer). They were the first in the UK to import the Planet Dog 100 per cent bamboo ball throwers, Hair of the Dog London are the first shop to stock Edwyn UK’s beautiful bandanas, dog-walk bags, lined treat pouches and hand-stitched cushions in linen and vintage fabrics.
They are one of the only two shops in London to stock trendy New York brand Wagwear and quintessentially British brand Bone & Rag, who have made an exclusive range of beds, collars and leads for them. Hair of the Dog also exclusively stock Handmade for Hounds whose coats are all lovingly hand crafted, each one being a unique one-off piece and a range of dog walking accessories for humans in store.
Hair of the Dog London thanks all of their customers for making their first year so successful and sends a big wet kiss and stroke to all their 4 legged clients.