The Artful Canine

The Artful Canine

Headquarters: Venice, FL

States manufacturing in: FL


The Artful Canine is a pet store based in Sarasota County in Venice, FL. They craft their own dog collars and pride themselves on creating durable, quality collars and not just reselling another company’s collars. They have been crafting fun and safe dog collars since 2009, with each dog collar utilizing toughly woven fabrics and even tough stitching that should stand up to a dog’s bite.

Founder Joanne Wood-Ellison found it challenging to find quality dog collars with style, so she decided to do it herself by creating her own company. It has been over ten years, and the company has slowly climbed the market, making as many unique dog collars as there are dogs.

While the shop is primarily run online, you can find their outlet store in Florida, where you might discover Joanne and her teammates hard at work on their next masterpiece. Besides collars, the company creates leashes and harnesses for dogs of all breeds and sizes at affordable prices, so you can collect as many styles as you like.

The Artful Canine makes dog collars that combine style with safety and durability, just as Joanne Wood-Ellison set out to do. Each collar combines stylish fabric with heavy-duty black nylon webbing, using limited choking action to restrain your dog without possibly hurting them.

Additionally, the company also offers custom orders in case you do not immediately see something that strikes your (or your dog’s) fancy. Each piece has a 1-year guarantee if you need to return it (though the warranty ends if the piece is chewed or bitten through).

Featured Artful Canine Products Made in the USA

Collars: The challenge of a good dog collar is to stay on a dog’s neck without it hurting them when they tug or pull at it. These collars have one large loop that adjusts to your dog’s neck, meaning the collar stays on your dog, the leash loops keep them close to you and the auto-adjusting doesn’t hurt them. Made from strong nylon webbing, Artful Canine’s collars are incredibly durable and available in a range of sizes, so you’ll find one for your furry friend, no matter the breed. 

No-choke step-in dog harnesses: Ideal for keeping your pet comfortable, this harness has 4-way adjustability, meaning you’ll get the perfect fit for your pup. They sit on your dog’s chest, rather than the neck, ensuring they don’t get choked when pulling. Easy to snap on and off as well as taking traveling, these dog harnesses are available in a wide range of sizes, colors, and styles and have many customization options. 

Dog leashes: Easily find a leash that meets your needs with Artful Canine’s huge range of dog leads. They come in 4′, 5′ and 6′ long lengths and traffic leads in 18″. They also offer a variety of leash widths (5/8″, 3/4″ and 1″) and they have ones to match all of their collars too. If one of these doesn’t fit the bill, you can also buy a custom leash at any length you want. These durable nylon leashes ensure your dog remains secure but stylish. 

Manufacturing Notes 

It’s easy to think that Artful Canine is bigger than they really are. They have made every effort to rival the bigger brands on the market and offer a slick, extensive, personalized shopping experience whilst remaining a small USA-based team. 

Looking at their products closely, it’s clear that good craftsmanship goes into making them. They have tight, even-top stitching, tightly woven fabrics, thick thread, smooth edges, and strong hardware. All backed by a 1-year guarantee. 

Based out of Venice, Florida, the Artful Canine team takes great pride in running and manufacturing everything in-house, giving them full control of their business. This means that products are always in stock and you can have your items personalized to your needs. 

Artful Canine’s goal is to create products for dogs that are ‘comfortable, functional, durable, fashionable, and artful’, and it’s safe to say they deliver just that. If you’re looking for high-quality and stylish products for your pet without breaking the bank, check out Artful Canine.