With the 11th National Dog Day celebrating the UK’s relationship with our canine friends, we thought it was time to indulge in a little pooch-related pampering with a cracking canine crockery. Dog bowls don’t have to be utilitarian – here’s our pick of the bright, the pretty and the clever to brighten up your home.
1. Carni folk pet bowl, Gummi Pets
How long before your dog learns to pick up this bowl and follow you round the house with it as a hint? With its bright, carnival-style lettering, this bowl will cheer up a dark kitchen corner. It has a stainless steel inset that can be removed for easy cleaning and a slip retardant edge on the base of the bowl. £8.82 from The Design Gift Shop.
2. Double dog bowl feeding stand, Marquis and Dawe
If your pet has ideas above their station, treat him or her to this ornate double dog bowl feeding stand. It’s more than just a fashion statement – it also holds bowls in firmly in place for older pets who have trouble eating. £46, available from Marquis and Dawe.
3. Personalised pet bowl, Laura Lee Designs
Prevent arguments at feeding time with this ceramic bowl, personalised with your pet’s name or anything else you like. It’s handpainted, and available in a range of colours. £35 from Gift Wrapped and Gorgeous.
4. Lula dog bowl, Alessi
If your dog fancies himself as a bit of a style hound, this bowl, designed by Mirriam Mirri, is ideal. The stainless steel bowl can easily be removed for cleaning and the useful lid with a dog shaped handle means that uneaten food can be covered if necessary. £48 from Black by Design.
5. Woof! dog bowl, Sophie Allport
Feed your dogs in style with this Woof! bowl. Made from galvanised steel, it features Labradors, spaniels, dachshunds, Jack Russells and dalmatians and has a a practical non-slip rubber rim around the base to ensure it doesn’t tip over or slip around while your dog is eating. £12 from Sophie Allport.
6. Country gent pet bowl, IN-SPACES
Handmade from English earthenware clay and hand decorated with flat cap, check waistcoat, wellington boots and faithful hound, this bowl is perfect for any country kitchen. £17 from IN-SPACES.
7. Travel dog bowl, The Gift Oasis
This collapsible silicone bowl is ideal for travelling, or for keeping in a cupboard for visiting hounds. It collapses into a flat disc to fit into a small space, and it’s light and easy to carry. Available in green, orange and pink. £1.99 from The Gift Oasis.
8. Personalised pet bowl, ADRA
Feed your pets in style with these vintage style cream enamel cat and dog food bowls, personalised with your pet’s name. These bowls would look lovely in a traditional kitchen. £18.95 for the large size bowl from Not on the High Street.
9. Chalk dog bowl, Cloud 7
Is your dog a fussy eater? Have some fun with this chalk ceramic dog bowl – there’s an integral ‘blackboard’ surface to write on the menu of the day! Alternatively, write the name of visiting dogs to keep track of food bowls. £45 from Amara.
10. Dogs Trust dog bowl, Fenella Smith
This attractive ceramic bowl is great for your dog and for rescue dogs as well – 25% of the sale price goes to the UK’s largest dog welfare charity, the Dog Trust. £28 from Fenella Smith.