There’s no secret that we love dogs at LFA. So what better excuse to dedicate a blog pawst to our favourite furry friends? From food-loving Labradors to cheeky Cockapoos, get to know our di-fur-ent pals (and their owners) here.
BRONWYN & APRIL - LOWIE
Cockapoo April lives with Bronwyn Lowenthal, design director of ethical brand Lowie in South London. On the weekends you’ll find them at Herne Hill Market or in Brockwell Park.
Age: Just turned 2!
Where did you get April from? I found her through a friend of a friend in Leeds. Rosie (from LFA) just happened to be up in Leeds from London on the day April turned 8 weeks old and she kindly transported my baby down to her forever London home.
Describe April in 3 words: Cheeky, loving and playful.
Favourite snack: Chicken. Every time.
Any pet peeves? She loves a park picnic so when she runs off during picnic season sometimes it’s hard to get her back. Who doesn’t like a nice picnic right?
ISATU & JACKSON - DAR LEONE
Labrador and foodie Jackson is based in leafy North London with Isatu Funna and her husband. He occasionally helps out at Isatu’s shop in Angel meeting and greeting customers.
Age: 2.5 years
Where did you get him from? From a litter in Germany. Jackson’s dad and mum are from my husband’s family.
Describe Jackson in 3 words: Precocious, adorable and hungry!
Favourite snack: Fish.
Any pet peeves? Dislikes plastic bags.
KAYLEIGH & HITCHY - A WEATHERED PENNY
French Bulldog Hitchy is a North London-resident and comes along with her parents to their nearby studio everyday. The full-time heartbreaker regularly explores independent markets and shops in the area.
Breed: French Bulldog.
Age: Just turned 2!
Where did you get her? From a Kennel Club breeder.
Hitchy in three words: Crazy, hungry (but a total) heartbreaker.
Favourite snack: Cheese or chicken.
Any pet peeves? Sticks (I must attack them) and I hate my ears being cleaned...
JO, NICK & JUJU - BEDFOLK
Juju, Nick and Jo left East London behind for historic and picturesque Tetbury. At the weekend, Portugese rescue dog Juju enjoys a good’ol snooze followed by a long countryside walk.
Breed: Portuguese street dog! A family member actually got us a DNA kit for Christmas one year (yes, we are that obsessed with her!) and she is officially a mix of about 10 breeds – mostly Toy Poodle & Shih Tzu.
Age: We’re not completely sure, but around 5. Her ‘birthday’ is the day we adopted her.
Where did you get Juju from? From an amazing charity called Many Tears Animal Rescue.
Describe Juju in 3 words: Mad. Adorable. Cuddly.
Favourite snack: Anything we are eating.
Any pet peeves: She has many rescue dog ‘quirks’, but we love everything about her. One thing she really doesn’t like is early mornings…she’s the perfect ambassador for our brand as she loves sleep so much!
MATTHEW & COLIN - MATTHEW CALVIN
Urban dog Colin lives in the bustling area of Liverpool Street with Matthew and Joe. A core part of the Matthew Calvin team, you’ll find him charming the influencers that pop into their studio.
Breed: Colin is a Cockapoo! His mum was a Cocker Spaniel and they told us his dad was a Miniature Poodle, although seeing how big Colin is I’m debating this..
Age: He turned 3 on the 1st of August.
Where did you get Colin from? We did some research around a family in Walthamstow who had Cocker Spaniels. When we went to collect Colin both his mum and grandmother had given birth to 7 puppies each! 14, 8 week old Cockerpoo’s running around in the front room was a sight!
Describe Colin in 3 words: Bouncy, fun and clever.
Favourite snack: He loves a good Dentastick.
Any pet peeves: Colin really doesn’t enjoy the vets..
CAT & ECCLES (ALSO KNOWN AS EGG) - MAIK
Aberdeenshire born and bred Eccles aka Egg is a real mountaineer and enjoys being out and about. Growing up with Cat and her family, the Border Terrier cross is always excited to catch up when she comes visiting from Edinburgh.
Breed: Border Terrier cross.
Where did you get Eccles from? She’s our family dog. Everyone needs a lapdog!
Describe Eccles in three words: Sweet, scruffy, mountaineer.
Favourite snack: Salmon skin.
Any pet peeves? Border Collies (evil).
SIMON & LUDO - WOLF & MOON
Jackapoo Ludo enjoys dog-watching at London Fields with his dad Simon at the weekends. When Ludo is not exploring East London’s hotspots, he’s a trusted assistant in the studio.
Age: 2.5 years
Where did you get Ludo from? From a family in the New Forest.
Describe Ludo in three words: Hyper, energetic and hungry.
Favourite snack: Chicken.
Any pet peeves? He’s often too hyper, energetic and hungry.
ANNIE & RUBY - RED LEOPARD
Energetic Terrier Ruby lives with her stylish parents Annie and Dimitri in Putney. Being near Kings Road, Ruby and Annie enjoy a bit of local shopping and Ruby is always helping her mum’s clients looking their best.
Breed: Half Border Terrier/Half Welsh Terrier. We like to call her a Welsh Border!
Age: Just turned 5!
Where did you get her from? From an ugly, but adorable mutt in Somerset (the dog not the accidental breeder!)
Ruby in 3 words: Energetic, impatient and human.
Favourite snack: Literally anything!
Any pet peeves? Other Terriers, and dogs smaller than her. If you’re a Terrier, you’re in trouble. If you’re a puppy Terrier, you may as well stay at home! Plus, she hates being bathed.
ROSIE & MILO - LFA
Company chairman Milo lives with Rosie, Nick and his cat brother Bruce in South East London. His sense of urgency keeps team LFA on their toes.
Breed: Maltese Terrier.
Age: 5 years.
Where did you get MIlo from? He’s from Melksham in Wiltshire. He came from a lovely family that owned Milo’s mum and dad.
Describe Milo in three words: Deep. Sassy. Introverted.
Favourite snack: Popcorn (lightly salted).
Any pet peeves? Oh wow. Everything. People walking too slowly, people walking too quickly, scooters, walking sticks, tall men, men in hats (most men), big boots, dogs on leads, puppies, the list goes on...