Looking back now, that summer seemed to last forever. That was when a miniature Dachshund named Buddy came into Roxanne's life. Those were some of the best days of her life. It was the summer of '97. She didn't know it at the time but Buddy was soon to become the star inspiration for the now world famous Buddy Belt.
Walk time with Buddy was amazing but he would always gag and cough. Roxanne quickly realized that he needed something other than a traditional dog collar. And the dog harnesses at the time didn't do much to protect the neck either. Starting with an old piece of tire rubber, the first Buddy Belt prototype was created. After working with several leather crafters to refine the pattern and template, Roxanne invested in the equipment and materials to bring her new harness to life.
The result of her early efforts is a harness that is easy to use and most importantly reduces stress on the neck. The Buddy Belt has come along way since those early days but the vision remains the same today. Now a premium harness, the quality of the Buddy Belt is the result of ongoing efforts to make it the best, and safest dog harness in the world.