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Three weeks ago, we sent our Huckama and Turnup durable natural rubber dog toys to five worthy Toy Destroyers. These five dogs were selected based their historic ability to tear apart most toys that they get, quickly and vigorously. After three full weeks with these toys, we are pleased to say that the toys are […]

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It’s time for our week two update from our Toy Destroyer Challengers! Our challengers have used their Ruffwear Huckama™ or Turnup™ for fetch, reward, chew toys and training tools. They have stuffed them with treats and peanut butter and let their dogs have at them. Here are their updates:   Ryker: We’ve definitely had a […]

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October is Adopt A Shelter Dog Month! To celebrate we thought we would share photos of the Shelter Dogs of Ruffwear. We are an outdoor company with a focus on sharing our outdoor adventures with dogs – all dogs, any shape, any size, and any breed or mix thereof. Here are the fifteen shelter rescue […]

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It’s the moment that we have been waiting for. Most of our Toy Destroyer Challengers have had a full week with their new Ruffwear Huckama™ or Turnup™ durable rubber dog toys. They have spent the past week chasing, fetching, gnawing, chomping and guarding their new toys. The only requirement for each of our challengers is […]

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Our friends at the Conservation Canines have selected the top five challengers for our Toy Destroyer Challenge! These five dogs have displayed their ability to destroy most toys within a matter of minutes. Each are being sent either a Huckama™ or a Turnup™ Toy and are being asked to engage with their toy for a […]

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e·qui·nox noun: equinox; plural noun: equinoxes the time or date (twice each year) at which the sun crosses the celestial equator, when day and night are of equal length (about September 22 and March 20). another term for equinoctial point.       Today marks the Autumnal Equinox. We could get scientific and explain exactly what is […]

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Next week, our partners at the Conservation Canines will comb through all of the entries of our Toy Destroyer Challenge and hand select the top five Toy Destroyers. Why would we ask them to take on this task? For us, the answer is simple – this group knows a thing or two about toy destroyers […]

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Have you noticed the daylight hours getting shorter and shorter? Over the next thirty days, we will lose an average of 1.7 minutes of daylight per day – pushing sunset before 7 pm. By the end of October, the sun will fall below the skyline just before 6 pm. The early sunset can make our […]

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Entries are being accepted now until midnight September 21st. Once all of the entries are in, our good friends at the Conservation Canines will select the top five entries to take on the challenge. Why do the Conservation Canines get to pick you ask? Well, it’s because they know a thing or two about toy […]

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We just received a note from Kimberly Donoghue and her Irish Wolfhound mix, Oliver. Together, they have been thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail all summer. Kimberly took a moment while in Caratunk, ME to send us an update and her favorite memory so far. We hope you enjoy! AT 2014: Animal friends Chirping, whistling, and singing … […]

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Today is the first day of the Outdoor Retailer Trade Show. A show where all of the brands in the Outdoor Industry convene on Salt Lake City to show the latest and greatest gear. It is also the trade show where, twenty years ago, the first collapsible dog bowl was revealed, and Ruffwear was born. […]

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A few days ago Dan Markovitz, author of A Factory of One, visited Ruffwear to research a new book that he is writing on lean practices based around Outdoor businesses. As Dan posed his questions about the lean approach that Ruffwear takes, we were challenged to put into words something that comes fairly naturally to […]

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It can’t rain all the time… right? But when it does, make sure you have the gear to stay dry. In the mountains, some say that there is no such thing as bad weather, only bad equipment. Being prepared is the difference between just getting by and enjoying the experience. One brand new accessory that […]

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Not all gear needs to be light and packable. Let’s face it, one of the best rewards after a long day in the mountains is a big meal and comfortable bed. For those building the ultimate base camp, car camping set up or just want a premium plush dog bed for the home, car or […]

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Customers have requested, and Ruffwear has delivered. Over the years, the Web Master™ Harness has received countless praise for it’s multi-use capabilities and Houdini-proof secure fit. On top of this praise, we have also heard the request for a simple every-day harness for both outdoor and daily urban excursions. Applying our understanding of fit and […]

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Why would dogs ever need to wear protective booties? Humans are increasing the rate in which they incorporate pets into their activities. There was a time when pets would simply wait at home for us to return from our adventures. Thanks to dog-specific gear that allows dogs to keep up with our own gear-enhanced activities, […]

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  For each of us, the relationships we have with our dogs are unique – shaped by the adventures we share. They are our trail mates. Our biking buddies. Our constant companions. How would you sum up the meaning of your canine companion in a word or phrase? What does you dog mean to you? […]

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