We’re so excited to be attending the Dog Lovers Show 2015 being held in Sydney at the Hordern Pavilion on 15-16 August. The show is a must-attend for pooch-lovers!
Haus of Hund will be showcasing a wide range of our favourite products, including:
- Quirky range of homewares;
- Gorgeous animal-themed throw cushions, purses, tote bags and pocket mirrors by French brand, Laissez Lucie Faire;
- Mochi & Jolie companion collection jewellery. These stunning dog breed necklaces come in 925 Sterling Silver and 18K Gold Vermeil – keep your pet (literally) close to your heart at all times;
- Gorgeous range of dog collars, couture, costumes, beds and more from local and international designers.
You’ll also have the opportunity to enter into a competition to win a prize valued at $150!
Our stall is located in the Royal Hall of Industries at Stand Number R418:
Here’s just a snapshot of What’s On at the 2015 Dog Lovers Show:
- Australia’s most talented canines in action showcasing agility, flyball, frisbee, flygility, Police & Explosive Detection Dogs!
- Meet & learn more about 30+ popular breeds (puppy’s & adult Dogs) in the Royal Canin Breed Showcase
- Brand new show from Dr Katrina & The Wonderdogs twice daily in the Rose-Hip Vital® Arena
- Expert tips for a healthier, happier dog on the KONG Celebrity Vet Stage with presentations from Dr Harry, Dr Lisa Chimes, Laura Vissaritis and the Village Vets – Dr James Carroll and Dr Anthony Bennett!
- Discover all you need to know about providing a loving home for a Dog in need in the Canidae Rescue Dog Zone.
- Information & experts on hand to help you find the right Dog for your lifestyle in the Pat-A-Pooch & Perfect Match zones
- Tribute to Australian Military Working Dogs + daily seminars
- Free vet, training & grooming advice, buy all the latest gear to spoil your pooch, with a New Products Zone, Doggy Bookshop, SASH ICU Vet for kids, big Door Prize, free face-painting & more!
We recommend you book tickets in advance via the website as you’ll save 20% off the ticket price and be able to enter through our VIP Lane avoiding the queues! Book your tickets online here.
We hope to see you there!
Bringing home your new pet is one of the best feelings in the world! We recently brought a new kitten into the family, a blue-silver-spotted-tabby Scottish Fold little girl.
Look at that face! We were instantly in love. However, we faced a predicament… what do we call her?! Before picking her up we had planned on calling her ‘Cat’ (original, I know) as a throwback to Holly Golightly’s cat in Breakfast at Tiffany’s. We even had a gorgeous name-tag made up by one of our wonderful suppliers, Made by Cleo (who make stunning cat collars – seriously, check them out!), that said “Cat” on one side and “We’re alike me & Cat. A couple of poor nameless slobs” on the back (a quote from the Breakfast at Tiffany’s film).
When we met our kitty, she didn’t feel like a “Cat”. I’ve always been told that it’s best to wait until you meet your pet before naming them and my experience has confirmed this theory for me. What if your pet turns out to be super fast (“Speedy”), graceful (“Grace”) or talkative (“Meowbert”) – it’s a wonderful idea to incorporate a pet’s personality and traits into its name!
After much research and experimentation, we finally settled on “Kiku” (although Kisa and Kisu were close contenders). Kiku means chrysanthemum in Japanese and just seemed to fit our delicate, beautiful little kitten. She has since learnt her name in record speed… a good sign I say
On our journey to find the perfect name we stumbled across so many amazing pet names. So I figured why not share them with everyone! I’ll keep adding to this list as I find new, amazing names. I hope one is just right for your new bundle of joy!
P.S. Please leave any suggested names or the names of your pets in the comments and I’ll add them to the list!
Unique names for your new Cat, Dog, Bird, Bunny, Pony… names for all pets really!*
*You won’t find your typical ‘Bella’s or ‘Max’s here – they are lovely names but this list focuses on some less popular names you might not yet have considered for your best buddy!
1. Boy Pet Names
2. Girl Pet Names
3. Unisex Pet Names
4. Pairs of Pets Names
1. Boy Pet Names
Ari – Hebrew for ‘lion’.
Chairman Meow – got to love a good pun.
Rex – Latin for King.
Tolstoy – after the Russian novelist.
2. Girl Pet Names
Banshee – good for the loud meower, barker, or squawker!
Bibi – from the French beaublot meaning ‘trinket’.
Ebony – great for the black coloured pet.
Regina – Latin for Queen
3. Unisex Pet Names
Azure – for blue-eyed pets
Cat – see above for my experience with this name!
Chat (pronounced “sha”) – why not go for the French version of Cat?
Dash – one of my favs for a Dachshund… or a speedy pet!
Dumpling – adorable… especially for a portly pet.
Kiku – this is our kitty’s name! Meaning Chrysanthemum in Japanese.
Macaroni – I have such a penchant for food-based names! Too adorable!
Maru – after the cheeky Japanese kitty famous on YouTube – he’s adorable.
Oslo – this is the name of my sister’s (female) Miniature Dachshund but it’s definitely a unisex name; I just love it!
Puck – after Shakespeare’s fairy messenger in A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
Yum Yum – for the pet that loves to eat!
4. Names for Pairs of Pets
Adam & Eve
Alpha & Beta
Antony & Cleopatra
Aphrodite & Adonis
Apples & Oranges
Aragog & Mosag
Bach & Beethoven
Bacon & Eggs
Basil & Parsley
Beauty & Beast
Ben & Jerry
Bilbo & Frodo
Bonnie & Clyde
Bubble & Squeak
Bow & Arrow
Cain & Abel
Castor & Pollux
Coco & Chanel
David & Goliath
Day & Night
Dot & Dash
Dow & Jones
East & West
Fish & Chips
Flopsy & Mopsy
Footloose & Fancy Free
Gilligan & Skipper
Gin & Tonic
Gog & Magog
Hansel & Gretel
Hersheys & Kisses
Hide & Seek
Him & Her
Hocus & Pocus
Itchy & Scratchy
Itsy & Bitsy
Jack & Jill
Jeepers & Creepers
Jekyll & Hyde
Kath & Kim – remember this show? This pairing is noice, it’s different, it’s unusual.
King & Kong
Lady & Tramp
Lemon & Lime
Lord & Lady
Machu & Picchu
Merry & Pippin
Moet & Chandon
Napoleon & Josephine
North & South
Now & Then
Null & Void
Oscar & Emmy
Peaches & Cream
Peeka & Boo
Pins & Needles
Raphael & Michelangelo
Rock & Roll
Romeo & Juliet
Romulus & Remus
Rum & Raisin
Salt & Pepper
Samson & Delilah
Scotch & Soda
Soda & Pop
Sugar & Spice
Taj & Mahal
Treble & Clef
Trial & Error
When & Where
Yin & Yang
Zig & Zag
Zsa & Ava
Zsa Zsa & Eva
Welcome to our first blog post that’s welcoming you to our welcoming website! Okay, a lot of welcoming. Regardless, welcome to Haus of Hund, an online boutique for pets and pet lovers, based in Sydney, Australia. We stock beautiful, high-quality, ethically-sourced, and unique products for cats and dogs, as well as gifts for you and your home!
Maybe I should introduce myself… I’m Oslo! An 8 month old, silver dapple, Miniature Dachshund. I may technically just be a puppy but I’m very mature for my age! I have many roles at Haus of Hund including, Model, Mascot, Product Quality Control Officer, and Treat-Tester. I’m kind of a big deal. Check out this photo of me!
Although all of these roles may make it seem like I’m all business, I also like to let my fur down. Here’s me at a recent party rocking my favourite lifesaver costume from Haus of Hund!
Don’t let my face in that photo fool you, I was loving my outfit and so did everyone else. They liked it so much, all of my puppy friends tried it on! Take a look.
I think I wore it best, but I’ll let you decide. If you want to look as cool as me and my friends, why not check out Haus of Hund’s range of costumes and couture! My lifesaver costume can be found here.
Love and licks,