On June 16th man’s best friend is in the limelight, because that is when the traditional “Day of the Dog” is celebrated. The day, which was initiated by the German Kennel Association (VDH), raises the importance of dogs to society, because – and this is considered proven – this world’s favourite animal makes you happy. Mercedes-Benz, too, literally came up with a “thank you friend” and presents accessories for the faithful four-legged friends in the new Mercedes-Benz Collections 2019. Cushions, collar, leash and dog snack bag were developed in partnership with the German family business MiaCara®, whose Motto, “beautiful living with dog and cat”, is written on the family flag.
Like humans, dogs also need their own designated area in the house where they can get comfy and relax. The dog cushions, with a soft and dimensionally stable polyurethane filling and a washable cover made of grey polyester, are ideal for this. They are adapted to the ergonomic needs of our canine friends and come in a range of sizes (S, M and L) so that any dog, from Great Dane to dachshund, will feel comfortable.
The exquisite, high-quality collar and lead in dark grey Saffiano leather are produced exclusively for Mercedes-Benz by MiaCara® in Italy. The collar, also available in three sizes, has a stainless-steel pin buckle and is adorned with a small Mercedes star pendant on a stainless-steel loop. The matching lead is 1.95 m long and can be adjusted to two lengths by carabiner. A Mercedes star-shaped rivet at the bottom reveals the origin of this exclusive accessory.
When out for a walk, both dog and owner will appreciate the thoughtfully-designed dog snack bag. Snacks are kept in the upper part of the bag in grey canvas and Saffiano leather, which can be securely closed with just the pull of a cord. The lower part of the bag is designed to carry a roll of dog waste bags. Once the roll has been inserted through the zipper, the individual bags can simply be pulled out through an opening with a metal loop in the base of the bag. To keep the owner’s hands free for throwing sticks and rewarding the dog with treats, the dog snack bag can be attached to a belt, coat or handbag by means of carabiner.