ZHIVAGO DOG CARRIER
Inspired by the beautiful novel by the poet Boris Pasternak, Dr Zhivago is a journey of life, war and the tragic love story of Yuri and Lara based at the time of the Russian Civil War, one of my most favourite films of all time. During 1996 I spent a winter working in the City of Riga in Latvia who had been independent from Russia for 6 years. At a daily average of -38' we bought Zhivago type beautiful fur hats and boots from the village people who would travel into the City on buses and foot for days to sell their products at the outdoor City markets to earn money and bring back food to their families. Over 12 weeks of working in extreme cold weather we learnt very quickly how important it is to layer our clothing and stay dry with fur outer layers.
Our luxurious Zhivago dog carrier is beautifully stylish and handmade with love in England. Super cosy and warm our luxury faux fur dog carrier doubles up as portable dog beds for small dog breeds whether they are on short shopping journeys or weekend escapes and especially inviting for your little dog as they feel safe and warm inside, making snooze time easy for both you and your little one.
Our luxury faux fur is made, circular knitted in 80% acrylic & 20% polyester and dyed in the most gorgeous shades of Storm a beautiful Graphite Grey faux fur or Champagne/Silver a warm shade of silver with Champagne notes. The faux fur is of the highest grade quality and simulates the feel and look of Chinchilla fur with outstanding warmth and comfort. The cut out front section of the dog carrier is comfortably curved and makes handy head rest. Internally we have added a fully adjustable securing strap with a nickel plated solid brass lobster clasp to attach to your dog's collar. The base mattress pad is removable with a zipped cover for easy washdays made in the faux fur fabric and makes a perfect little dog cushion if you are out with friends and your dog doesn't want to stay inside the carrier. The base of the Zhivago dog carrier is covered in a polyester water resistant fabric which we find easier to keep clean than having a faux fur base which will pick up dust etc from floors in restaurants and when on the move.
Zhivago Dog Carrier Colours
Choice of 2 Stunning Faux Fur fabrics
STORM - Beautiful Graphite a mid grey with warm notes, a Chinchilla type faux fur
SILVER - Stunning Silver with a hint of warm Champagne Beige, a Chinchilla type faux fur
Zhivago Dog Carrier Size
Zhivago Dog Carrier Size
Small 40 L x 22 W x 32 H Cut out entry height approx 15 & 17cm £169.00
Miniature dachshund, Yorkshire Terrier, Chihuahua, Pomeranian, Pekinese, etc not recommended over 6 kgs
Medium 45 L x 25 W x 36 H Cut out entry height approx 17 & 19cm £189.00
Dachshund, Jack Russell, Toy Poodle, Pug, Maltese, etc not recommended over 7 kgs
Outer & Internal Material: Faux Fur 80% acrylic 20% polyester
Removable Base Cushion Pad & Cover: Faux Fur 80% acrylic 20% polyester with zipper
Inner Foam Pad: 100% polyester Padding
Internal dog carrier walls: 100% polyester padding
Internal securing strap: Black 1" 100% polyester strapping
Securing Strap Hardware: Nickel plated solid metal lobster clasp & adjustable spacer
External Base: Grey 6mm water resistant fabric
Carrying Straps: Continuous length of Light silver 1.5" 100% polyester herringbone bag strapping
Hugo & Otto dog tag: Metal brand stamped alloy on a split silver alloy ring.
Everyday Good looking Care:
Shake out your St. Moritz dog carrier regularly to find those precious hidden doggy treats and use a soft hair brush to gently brush out the faux fur fabric.
Muddy marks: Please let them dry, brush them out and gently spot clean with warm water, once dry re-plump, brush again and store in a dry place.
Storing: Pad the inside of the dog carrier with clean dry paper or bubble wrap. Please treat your dog carrier as you would a treasured handbag.
Please do not store heavy items on top of the carrier as it will miss shape the carrier
Our recommendation is to dry clean your Hugo & Otto St. Moritz Dog Carrier to retain the shape.
If you prefer to machine wash:
Faux fur is a luxury manmade product and washable on a gentle care cool wool wash.
Please do not wring out it will miss-shape the bag.
Shake out the dog carrier, reshape and dry naturally on a rack.
Shake again, re-shape and brush out gently.
Please do not dry the dog carrier in a machine dryer.
General safety thoughts whilst travelling:
Faux fur will get warm inside it has great insulating capabilities and so do please think, if you have been inside and in the warmth for some time your little dog also has their own natural full length fur coat with no means to cool down or tell you apart from panting. Please do check on long journeys that your dog is comfortable, has means to cool down and has water to drink. Do not tip the bag whist bending down.
Please also consider your own safety when picking up your dog inside the carrier and carrying on long journeys, we have recommended weights for the small and small/medium carrier as guidelines.
Do not leave or store near to naked flames.
The internal adjustable securing strap:
We have used British made strong 1" polyester strapping with British nickel plated solid metal hardware to attach the strap to your dog's collar and adjust the length. The strapping is sewn into the base of the dog carrier, it will not prevent them from falling out if the dog bag is tipped up. Please note that the St. Moritz Dog Carrier is not a safety approved travel container for dogs inside aeroplanes and cars. It is not crash tested nor does it require the testing. They have no safety mechanism to be strapped into car seats and we do not recommend you do so.
Small Breeds, City Living & why have a dog carrier?
We share our life with Finnbar our miniature wire hair dachshund, now my dog's and any Hound's DNA is to go out sniff and hunt for below ground, love walking out to explore and dig, and happy beyond when facing a bush to explore. Super courageous like a terrier but that all stops if it is raining, even if it is walking to the car my dachshund will refuse to move outside, he is cute, he knows the rain will stop and would prefer to stay warm and snuggled up inside his faux fur blanket on his dog bed. I have found that if I carry a dog bag in the car and also his car seat I then have the means to offer him warmth and keep him dry in the rain or after his walks in what can be severe weather in our dark and wet winter months. Our dog carriers offer a little bit of sanctuary from the elements for very small dog breeds especially in busy fast Cities where people rush heads down against the elements and do not see little paws below them.
UK mainland parcelforce 48 hour weekday delivery £8.00
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