Sunday, April 20, 2014

Win a DogTread K9FITvest and $50 Gift Certificate in the Backcountry K-9 Photo Contest!

Now through April 27th, 2014 – 5 pm CST
It was a long Winter... as we're getting back outside, send us a picture of you and your dog and tell us in 20 words or less what you and your dog will accomplish together this year.  Maybe it will be your first overnighter together or a long trail. Maybe your dog will be your training partner while you get back in shape. Whatever it is, we want to hear it! 

All entries will be posted on Facebook and we'll feature the winner here.

Up for grabs -  

plus a Backcountry K-9 $50 Gift Certificate!

All qualifying submissions will be posted on Facebook in the 2014 DogTread Photo Contest album. Backcountry K-9 will pick and announce the the winner on April 29th.  We’ll take Facebook “likes” into account so be sure to share your picture with your friends after it’s posted.

To submit, email your entry and photo to:
  • Include your name and your dog’s name.
  • In 20 words or less, tell us what you and your dog will accomplish together this year
  • Include one photo of you and your dog
  • Open to U.S. Residents only.  (Sorry to our International friends!)
  • Be sure to send your photo by 5 pm CST, April 27th
Contest Rules:
  • Your photo must be of you and your dog
  • Tell us what you and your dog will accomplish this year in 20 words or less.
  • All entries are subject to eligibility review by the Backcountry K-9 staff.
  • By submitting a photo, you give Backcountry K-9 permission to use the photo on Facebook, the Backcountry K-9 Blog and on
  • Only one entry per dog may be submitted for contest consideration – send your best one.
  • Your photo must be emailed – photos posted to Facebook on your own won’t be considered.
  • No Facebook account is required
  • Photos must be received via email before 5pm CST, 4/27/2014.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Hurtta Gear now at Backcountry K-9

We've now got gear from Hurtta! We'll be expanding our selection throughout the year but check out Hurtta life jackets, cooling vests and Freehand Leashes now.

Shop Hurtta at Backcountry K-9

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Backcountry K-9 Price Matching Guarantee

We've started an official price matching guarantee! If you buy from us and find a cheaper published price with a competitor, let us know within 7 days and we'll refund you the difference. Nice and easy!


Sunday, March 23, 2014

Ultra Paws Xtreme Kevlar Dog Boots

Ultra Paws Xtreme Kevlar Dog Boots

Does your dog's adventures (or maybe his job) take him into places where there are serious threats to his feet like SAR site debris, glass, cactus or hot surfaces? Check out the new Ultra Paws Xtreme dog boots with generous layers of Kevlar and heat reflecting foil in the sole!
  • Generous layers of Kevlar in the sole and front panel.
  • Reflective foil and insulating foam in base deflects heat from hot surfaces
  • Paw protection in extreme situations with glass, sharp rocks, cactus, hot pavement and debris
  • Water resistant 1000 denier ballistic nylon with the toe and sole covered in a skid resistant material
Shop Ultra Paws Xtreme Kevlar Dog Boots

Saturday, March 22, 2014

New Ruffwear Collars and Leashes

Last month Ruffwear released some great updates to their collars and leashes, including one brand new collar. Let's dive in and take a look!

Leash Handle Upgrades - Talon Hook 

Ruffwear Talon Hook
Ruffwear upgraded hardware on their leash handles, moving away from plastic buckles and going to a strong, light-weight aluminum Talon Hook. The new Talon hook ads superior strength to the handle, is secure and remains adjustable so the leashes can be waist-worn. The new hardware is available on Roamer Leashes, Flat Outs and Slackline Leashes.

Roamer Leash Overhaul

Ruffwear Roamer Leash
The Roamer leashes have been completely updated. We most like clean look of the new Wavelength Webbing. The Roamer is still available in two size but the sizing is a little different than the previous version. While both the large and medium sizes are 1" wide, Large is 6.5 feet and stretches to 10.5 feet; Medium is 4.5 feet and stretches to 6.5 feet. The colors are all new as well with a stylish two-tone look. The Roamer remains waist-wearable - perfect for running and hiking.

New Flat Out Styles

Besides the addition of the Talon Hook handle, the waist-wearable Flat Out leashes are available in great new colors and patterns.

Teton Ruffwear Flat Out Leash
Aspen Ruffwear Flat Out Leash
Pacific Wave Ruffwear Flat Out Leash
Pacific Wave
Wild Flower Ruffwear Flat Out Leash
Wild Flower
Baja Blue Ruffwear Flat Out Leash
Baja Blue
Obsidian Black Ruffwear Flat Out Leash
Obsidian Black
Red Currant Ruffwear Flat Out Leash
Red Currant
Wild Berry Ruffwear Flat Out
Wild Berry

Matching Hoopie Collar Styles

Hoopie Collar functionality didn't change but the patterns were updated to match the new Flat Out styles. If you're new to the Hoopie Collar, you'll dig the light but strong leash attachment and separate id tag with a silicone tag silencer.
Teton Ruffwear Hoopie Collar
Aspen Ruffwear Hoopie Collar
Pacific Wave Ruffwear Hoopie Collar
Pacific Wave
Wild Flower Ruffwear Hoopie Collar
Wild Flower
Baja Blue Ruffwear Hoopie Collar
Baja Blue
Obsidian Black Ruffwear Hoopie Collar
Obsidian Black
Red Currant Ruffwear Hoopie Collar
Red Currant
Wild Berry Ruffwear Hoopie Collar
Wild Berry

New Crag Collar

Ruffwear Crag Collar
The Crag Collar is all new; we dig the minimalist look using the new Talon hook instead of a traditional buckle. The Talon hook is easy to take on and off but remains very secure. We were slightly skeptical at first but have been using the Crag Collar on one of the Backcountry K-9 dogs for 6 weeks now - we love it!
Match the Crag Collar to a Flat Out leash in Obsidian Black (shown here), Baja Blue, Red Currant or Wild Berry.
Shop all Ruffwear Gear at Backcountry K-9

Friday, March 14, 2014

New from Ruffwear–Kibble Kaddie

Check out the new Kibble Kaddie from Ruffwear. The Kibble Kaddie is perfect for traveling with your dog whether it’s holiday travel or weekend camping trips. It holds 42 cups of dry dog food and has a handy pocket to stow collapsible bowls.

The spout is convenient for pouring food and stays closed with a strong magnet.

The top unrolls and opens wide for filling.

You might remember a similar product from Ruffwear in the past called the Growler. It was a large cinch top bowl for food storage – the Kibble Kaddie is a great update on that idea.

What we like:

  • The huge size. You can keep a couple dogs well feed for days.
  • The spout is a unique idea to make feeding easy.
  • The large opening for filling.
  • Grease resistant and washable fabric.

Shop the Kibble Kaddie at Backcountry K-9

Monday, March 10, 2014

New from Ruffwear - Sun Shower Rain Jacket

Check out the new Sun Shower rain jacket from Ruffwear. While the Sun Shower was technically released last month, it’s actually a redesign of an old product that hasn’t been available for a few years. We’re excited to see it back!

Fully water-proof and PVC free, the Sun Shower will keep your dog dry all year and packs up small to fit in a backpack.

The Sun Shower isn’t insulated so it won’t retain much heat in the Summer and it can be worn over an insulating layer like a Ruffwear Climate Changer on colder adventures.

Things We Like:

  • Completely waterproof
  • Can be layered over an insulating jacket in cold weather (think cold rain and wet snow)
  • Covered buckles make for easy-on/easy-off
  • Packable and lightweight – even the largest size is only 8 oz while the smallest is barely 3!
  • Reflective trim and Ruffwear’s signature light loop to add a Beacon light.

Shop the Sun Shower at Backcountry K-9