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12 Father's Day Gifts for Fur Dads

What is sexier than a man cuddling a puppy or a dog... Maybe he could have more than one?

If the man in your life is crazy about mutts or you're trying to bring him over to the "dark side", we hope some of these gifts will strike the right note this Father's Day on September 4thWarning, some of these items may even prove useful!





For the designer conscious with an attention to details, these cufflinks in classical colours will smarten up any business shirt!

Designed and made in Australia by Hannmaid, this model features a cute Westie in Navy & White or Navy & Pink. Other designs are available including a Dachshund and French Bulldog.

All designs (16mm diametre) are machine woven onto poly-cotton and embedded into a brass cufflink (silver colour finish).

RRP: $55.00 from hannmaid.com



These funky men's T-shirts are designed by Australian company Cheeky Dogs.

Tapered at the neck and shoulders, they're made of 100% preshrunk Cotton Jersey Knit fabric.

Available in 10 different colours: Aqua, Black, Charcoal, Khaki, Lime, Maroon, Orange, Purple, Red and Steel Blue.

RRP: $35.00 from cheekydogs.com.au




We doubt our canine friends care too much about who will win the next Grand Final...

However, his hooman dad probably does and now they can cheer on his favourite NRL team together! 

This cosy cotton T-Shirt is one of many NRL licensed new merchandise items for pets. No doubt it will provide lots of photo opps for important social media updates! 

Before you send us "hate mail", we picked the Newcastle Knights design purely for its colours and all the other team T-Shirts are available.

It comes in ten sizes (from XS to 6XL) so no dog is left out!

RRP: $18.95–$29.00 from footypets.com.au




Does your partner dress up in his Wallaby jumper at every opportunity even when he’s watching the games at home?

Now your dog(s) can join in the fun and support the Australian teams during the Olympics and beyond!

Choose from seven sizes, which will accommodate from Chihuahuas (XS) up to Labradors and other large breeds (XXXL).


RRP: from $29.95 at morethanpaws.com.au




Ok, he or she had you at "Woof" but there's a lot more to know ....

The Dognition Assessment is a series of interactive games and analyses that will give you an unprecedented perspective on how your dog sees the world. 

You'll get an insight into your dog's individual cognitive style — the thinking, learning, and problem-solving strategies that influence much of your dog's behaviour. 

You'll play science-based games that assess five core dimensions of your dog's cognition: empathy, communication, cunning, memory, and reasoning. 

Then, in your dog‘s Dognition Profile Report, you'll gain a richer understanding of your dog through analysis and insight from the world's top canine experts.

RRP: US$19 (gift assessement) or US$79 (gift 12-month membership) at dognition.com






The new Petrek 3G GPS Pet Tracker - launched at the 2016 Melbourne Dog Lovers Show, promises to be the world’s first and smallest 3G dedicated GPS tracker for pets!

Whilst keeping the dependable features of the previous model, here is a snapshot of some of the new great features added to the new Petrek GPS Pet Tracker...

  • 3G compatibility to deliver the best coverage ever! 
  • Smaller and lighter body to make it suitable for toy dog breeds and cats! 
  • IP67 Waterproof rating (fully submersible to 1m) 
  • Free IPet app and no ongoing plan costs. 
RRP: $259.00. Pre-order now at microchips.com.au





Nothing says spring is here like a game of fetch at the dog park!

Throbizz™ is the only ball launcher to pick up any size ball, any texture plus many quirky shapes. With its unique flexible fingered design, Throbizz™ launches forward and further instead of (like most throwers) skyward then forward losing velocity and distance.

The long handle allows hands-free throwing and easy pickup without touching a slobber-covered ball. The ergonomically designed handle with soft rubber comfort grip means comfortable use until your dog gets tired. 

The Throbizz™ (in orange, green or pink) comes standard with a premium 60mm tennis ball. 


RRP: $19.95 from thepawfectionist.com.au





Let's face it, most men love their gadgets!

If you get one of those, he may even start feeding the dogs so this could be seen as an investment?

The Popware KlipScoop is a 3-in­-1 pet food tool: a dry food scoop, a collapsible measuring cup and a sturdy bag clip. 

When collapsed, the KlipScoop clamps to the top of a food bag and lies flat against its side, keeping the food fresh. At meal time, it pops open to become a measuring cup to scoop the correct portion size of dry food every time. 

Available in 2 sizes (1-cup and 2-cup) and 4 colours (blue, purple, pink, green) 

PS: The KlipScoop is safe for humans too, so clip one to your pasta or beans!

RRP: $12.95 from luckypet.com.au






Is your partner an obsessive Pug Lover or a crazy Frenchie addict?

Now he can broadcast his love to the world with these computer cut vinyl decal stickers featuring his favourite dog breed silhouette and place them on his car or boat and anywhere that takes his fancy!

With 40+ dog breeds, 17 colours/finishes and 7 sizes to choose from, the hardest thing is going to be buying just one!


These decals are designed to be used outdoors and should last up to seven years!

RRP: from $3.99 (Small) at ozdeco.com.au







Ok, this suggestion is really for the "hipster" in your life ...

Every hook is an individual piece handcrafted in Germany from the branches of beech wood trees, providing a truly unique and organic home decor element to hang your dog's lead and collar. Obviously, you then need to upgrade your dog accessories to designer pieces not to ruin the look!

Hooks (approx. 15 cm) are sold separately and will be delivered with matching screws and dowels.

RRP: $40.00 (excl. GST) from lavishtails.com.au




To achieve the bespoke look suggested above, you will need one of those!

This beautiful designer dog brush is lovingly handcrafted from collected beech branches and boar bristles, and designed for bringing some order and smooth silky shine back into your dog’s coat. 

Every wooden dog brush is an individual piece, measuring approximately 11cm in length by 5cm in width, and is so lovely you may be tempted to try it yourself!

RRP: $66.00 (excl. GST) from lavishtails.com.au










Why not organise a custom pet portrait featuring your partner's much loved pooch?

All you need to do is upload a high-res image of your dog on the website and the artist will find a fitting classical image painting for him/her.

They will then create a working composition of your 'Pompous Pet' and send a digital file to you for approval before printing on to canvas and hand lacquering.

NB: $10 from each portrait goes to the Animal Welfare League of NSW.

RRP: from $300 at pompouspets.com
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