Tuesday, June 28, 2011

The Dog Days of Summer

When we first started Smathers & Branson® in the spring of 2004 we spent a lot of time trying to pinpoint exactly who our customer would be. Now, seven years later, we are still impressed by the geography and different interests of our customers. With themes that resonate with sailors, sportsmen and drinkers we hope to appeal to all things a man loves. Not surprisingly, our needlepoint products that include man’s best friend have been some of the most popular!

The first domesticated dogs were gray wolves as long as 15,000 years ago. Beloved for working, hunting and companionship, these loyal animals quickly become fixtures in everyday life. Domesticated by all members of the socioeconomic ladder, a dog’s duty ranged from exertion on the farm to being pampered by royalty. No matter the breed, a dogs’ unwavering loyalty has earned the pet the title “Man’s Best Friend.”

At Smathers & Branson®, we are fortunate to have a dog in our office everyday! Moose (pictured above) is a Golden Doodle that belongs to co-founder Austin Branson and has been “working” at Smathers & Branson® since June 2009. A friendly and playful dog, Moose has helped inspire new designs and is always a welcome distraction during a stressful moment in the office. Although we do not have a golden doodle key fob (yet), we are happy to offer key fobs for over a dozen different breeds! Don’t see your breed? Post a comment and let us know what dogs we should be including moving forward!



  1. Moose looks very sweet...when I was a toddler we had a dog named Moose and he was one of my best friends. Keep up the great work!

  2. He is adorable! I have a pup named Moose, also!! :-)

  3. Rat terriers would be a cute design, and blue tick coon hounds!

  4. Well of course my first choice would be a black lab but yall already make key fobs and other accessories in that so I am going to have to go with my second choice; the great southern dog hunting dog- the Beagle!

  5. Are there any plans to make extra-small sized collars? My miniature dachshund is just one of many S&B fans who don't quite make the mark for the small.

    And maybe matching leashes, too?