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15 Father's Day Gifts for Dog Lovers

What is the best present for the crazy dog lover in your life who has (almost) everything? Whether he's into the latest tech, a reader, a collector, a lover of the great outdoors or enjoys dressing up his pooch, here are some pawsome gift suggestions for Father's Day 2018.





The Dogs That Made Australia by Guy Hull pays tribute to the dogs that gave their all for our prosperity: the fearless hounds that saved fledgling colonies from famine; the courageous Heelers and tireless Collies that powered the rise of beef and wool; the tough little home-grown terriers that protected the homestead and garden; and the extraordinary police dogs, ahead of their time, loved by the nation. The selfless exploits of our heroic dogs are written indelibly in our nation's heritage and identity. 

This vivid and meticulously researched history of Australia is told from the perspectives of the Dingo and of the dogs that were imported and developed here, as well as the humans who loved, feared and worked them. 

If Dad loves his true blue Aussie dogs, this is the perfect book for him!

Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: HarperCollins Australia, 18th June 2018

RRP: $32.99 from www.booktopia.com.au





Wine Dogs Australia (5th edition) features over 130 wineries across Australia with stunning photos of their loyal pooches. Along the way, the mutts and purebreds are interspersed with a foreword and cartoons by legendary Australian artist Michael Leunig.

Find out which dog is the Tasmanian sausage-eating champion, discover the identity of the wine industry's infamous handbag thief, and the Hunter Valley chook terminator is exposed! This is is a photographic journal of stunning pictures and great stories - created all for the love of dogs and wines.

Hardcover, 200 pages
Publisher: Giant Dog Publishing, 1st October 2017

RRP: $35.00 from www.booktopia.com.au




All these T-shirts are printed using the latest DTG printing technology. The image won’t crack, fade or come off after a few washes. Designs are printed on premium 100% cotton pre-shrunk T-shirts.

Aside from the “World’s Best Dog Dad” with dozens of dog breeds to choose fromthere are many other dog-related custom designs to choose from. These unique T-shirts are printed in Australia and make great gifts for everyone who appreciates a good laugh.
Choose from 5 colours (Black, White, Blue, Navy, Grey) and 5 sizes (S to 2XL).


RRP: $28.00 (free shipping in Australia) from the Printo Australia Etsy shop





What could be a more perfect gift than capturing the special character of your much loved canine in a personalised pet portrait by Melbourne-based artist Kyles Honeyman?


Whether commissioning a portrait of a current pet or commemorating one that has sadly passed, Kyles keeps in regular contact with you from initial consultation to final delivery to ensure a true representation is created.

You can select from a range of standard sizes, black and white or full colour, or alternatively create a unique format bespoke to your requirements. Each finely detailed artwork is professionally painted from your favourite photos using small batch non-toxic watercolours and thick hand-made paper - all crafted by Aussie small business artisans. 

Realistic likeness and physical accuracy is assured with 100% satisfaction or a full refund will be issued if not delighted with your purchase. 

RRP: from $85 at www.kyleshoneymanartist.com.au
Gift certificates are available and payment plans welcome. 


We all love taking snaps of our pets but nothing replaces the eye and skills of a professional pet photographer to create unique lasting memories.

Missy & Me is a Sydney-based pet photographer offering a special mini shoot to celebrate Dad and his best mate(s) for Father's Day!

The shoot includes up to an hour of shooting time at an outdoor location, 30 final images beautifully edited and processed to choose from, a personal viewing session in your home to choose your artwork plus a free 4" x 6" Acrylic Block to go on Dad’s desk! 


RRP: $150* from www.missyandme.com.au/specials
*Some terms and conditions apply, visit the website for more details.


Does Dad love taking his best mate to the beach, the dog park or on long hikes but also loves keeping the family car clean?

This Waterproof Hammock Seat Cover from PetSafe is designed to fit all car rear seat areas with headrests and the classic styling blends with all interiors. 

Made from durable 600d polyester material with a fully waterproof backing, it is kept in place with adjustable straps which go around the two front headrests and the two rear headrests. 

The seat belt slits are also covered to better protect your car seats. 

RRP: $79.99 from PetSafe Australia online store 


Got a dog with that Gangster attitude? 
Then he/she needs their very own customised 'Gangsta Yapper' Hoodie from Pethaus. Bad ass black or smooth grey fabric with your choice of blinging gold, black or white custom text.

These thick comfy hoodies are great for chilling and look wicked layered under a Pethaus denim jacket. Cropped under the chest - so there's no bathroom mishaps - each hoodie has a harness hole and Pethaus hood tab.

The Hoodies are available in eight sizes (from XS to 4XL).



RRP: $39.95 from www.pethaus.com.au 





For the fashion forward dad, these Lovepup dog bow ties will make the pawfect Father’s Day present so he can take his furbaby to the dog park in style.

Lovepup dog bow ties add instant style and are so easy to wear. Simply slide your dog's collar through the elastic loop at the back of the bow. Pull the bow along the collar until you get the desired position. Style the bow to the side of the neck for girls or under the chin for boys. 

Designed and handmade in Melbourne, they include a layer of interfacing so they will keep their shape wear after wear.

With each purchase a donation will be made to Second Chance Animal Rescue to help our fur friends in need find their forever home.

RRP: $8-$10 from www.gemmaandollie.com.au






If you have a rescue dog, you can now unlock the secrets of your dog’s DNA - with a little help from science!

This Mixed Breed Identification DNA Test from Orivet is easy to use and you’ll receive an analysis of your dog’s genetic makeup to help you understand your dog’s unique combination of breeds. 

This means you’ll be able to keep an eye out for hereditary diseases relevant to your dog's breed makeup.
Swipe the swabs on the inside of your dog’s cheek and send the kit off to Orivet. They’ll be in touch with a complete report on your dog’s DNA including a personalised LifePlan™ - a schedule you may follow with your vet to implement a customised wellness plan for your pooch.

RRP: $144.95 from www.orivet.com.au





The Furbo Camera is a treat-tossing dog camera that keeps pet parents and pooches together! 

Simply take your dog's favourite rounded treats, drop them into the top and enjoy watching your dog chase the treat through the air. The Furbo Dog Camera features two-way audio to both hear and speak to your dogs and give them the comfort of a familiar voice throughout the day. The AI-recognition will deliver push notifications to your smartphone letting you know if your dog is barking.

The 1080p HD camera features a 160° wide-angle lens, 4x digital zoom and infrared LED night vision for monitoring and clear pictures and videos.

RRP: $359 at www.furbo.com




This SpotLit LED Collar Light by NiteIze is a fun and functional way to keep pets visible at night.

Set in a lightweight stainless steel carabiner, it attaches quickly and securely to a collar to keep your pet seen and safe at night. With Disc-O Select technology, you can choose from six different colours or leave it cycling through all the colours in Disc-O Mode.

The long-lasting LED is bright enough to be seen from far away whether you're walking in the city or on a camping trip. Powered by two replaceable batteries, this light will keep going for 20+ hours
.

RRP: $17.95
from www.niteize.net.au





Often walking your dog at night or in low light conditions? Ensure you’re visible at all times with this DOGlite LED dog harness and leash combo.

The DOGlite Double Trouble Harness comes with front pull option using a Double D-ring leash attachment for extra strength and durability. 

It is rated up to 140kg which is great if you have a strong puller or a reactive dog!

The Dual Handle Leash (135cm) with “On” and “Slow Flash” mode gives you more control through high traffic areas. This set comes in a range of 7 colours.

RRP: from $43.95 (harness); $34.95 (leash) at www.doglite.com.au




Is Dad a lover of hounds and also a coin collector? These stunning Australian Lunar Series II Silver Proof Coins from The Perth Mint celebrating the Year of the Dog will make him very happy!

The unique 2018 Year of the Dog Design is an extremely limited issue to be collected in its elegant presentation packaging and it comes with a numbered certificate of authenticity. 

These proof quality 99.99% Pure Silver coins are also Australian legal tender. They come as 1/2oz, 1oz, 1 kilo plus a Three-Coin Set (2oz, 1oz & 1/2oz).


RRP: from $65
(1/2oz); $350 for the Three-Coin Set at www.perthmint.com
 






Is Dad crazy about Corgis or nuts about Pugs? 
Then you must check out Louise’s Doggie Charms online store which offers a huge range of free standing (or wall-hung) dog busts with dozens of dog breeds to choose from. 

Our pick is this stunning Belgian Shepherd Malinois Statue. Each beautifully detailed bust statue is manufactured in Europe and this Limited Edition will c
ome with a Certificate of Authenticity. 

The cold cast bronze is free standing and is set on a marble base. The statue measures 25.5cm x 18cm x 8.5cm and weighs around 3.2kg.

RRP: $240 (plus shipping) from louisesdoggiecharms.com





For the Fur Dad who has everything, a handmade keyring with a hand-engraved portrait of their pet has to be the ultimate luxury gift! 

London Engraver is currently the only company offering this product in Australia, making it a very unique bespoke gift for the most discerning dog dad.

Each portrait takes many hours to complete as each hair is engraved individually by hand. Master Engraver Ray Hood, copies from a photo you provide so it’s actually your pet and not just a standard breed image.

Portraits are engraved onto a handmade 32mm wide, 2mm thick disc and are available in Sterling Silver, Gold or Platinum. Inscriptions, crests, monograms and patterns are also options for the reverse.

RRP: from $1540 exclusive to www.engraveraustralia.com
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