Issue 113

Thinking of Buying a New Collar for Your Dog? We Asked a Celebrity to Put a New Luxury Brand to the Test!

We like to share the love at K9 Magazine, and by that, we mean when we come across something we think is pretty special we like to get the thoughts of some of our special canine friends.

One of our newest friends is social media superstar and canine model, Bryan the Miniature Dachshund. Hot on the heels of campaigns for Next and TK Maxx, we recently shot with him for our cover and we asked him and his celebrity owner, Ali Drew to join our review team.

Bryan is the reason Ali launched her pet business, Animal Attire and so knowing they have an eye for quality and love all things dog related, when we were invited to review the George Barclay Holmsley pet throw as well as the luxury collection's collar and lead set, ideal for smaller dogs, we knew just who to ask.

Here's how they got on.

The anticipation is over! Bryan’s luxury blanket, collar and lead from the wonderful George Barclay has arrived.

When K9 Magazine invited us to review the Holmsley range, we were keen to get started.

We chose the Holmsley Pet Throw (£39.99) in a vibrant Oxblood red colour and the Holmsley leather dog collar (£29.99-39.99) and matching lead (£39.99) in Mahogany brown.

First up, we put the George Barclay Holmsley pet throw to the test.

The throw is soft, cosy and the perfect size for Bryan. One side is a fluffy, opulent faux fur material, while the other is quilted panelling, meaning it is reversible.

The blanket also has a stylish faux leather trim, as well as the George Barclay logo and is machine washable.

When it arrived in the post and was taken out the box, Bryan instantly jumped on it and lay down, looking thrilled that the arrival was for him.

He was very happy to lie on the blanket while chewing his toy and looked very comfy on it in the living room.

After he'd spent enough time relaxing, I wanted to gauge his reaction to the beautiful Holmsley leather collar and matching lead set.

We chose the x-small size, which fits a neck size of 24-28cm and the lead length is a standard 120cm.

It's classic design compliments Bryan's black fur perfectly.

This will be a set that is as stylish today as it will be in years to come. Using Italian leather for both the collar and lead, they are great looking products with a high-quality finish.

On both the collar and matching lead, there is also the added bonus of the buckle, D-loop, clasp and linkage being gold plated.

Bryan looked very smart with the collar on and his gold tag attached to it.

When out for a walk, the length of the lead was perfect to keep him close by but also allow him to walk freely.

Overall, Bryan absolutely loves his new George Barclay products! They are of a very high quality, with attention to detail inside and out and look great.

They have a beautiful classic look to them and are highly recommended! Both owner and dog are very happy customers.

K9 Magazine's thanks go to George Barclay for sharing their Holmsley range with us. Find out more at



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