Freckles-Designs Dog Coats

Freckles-Designs Dog Coats A Scottish based designer and maker of dog coats - drying coats, waterproof coats and cooling vests.
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🌟 Starry starry winter walks 🌟The Tulla stars jacket will brighten up your winter walks. Made from a water resistant sof...
31/12/2023

🌟 Starry starry winter walks 🌟

The Tulla stars jacket will brighten up your winter walks. Made from a water resistant softshell with a zip along the full length of the back for easy fitting this is a fun and practical jacket for your dog - and Rosie looks super cute in it too.

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We have snow here again in Stirling, so Tilly is out and about in her Tulla zipped fleece.Made from two layers of bonded...
30/12/2023

We have snow here again in Stirling, so Tilly is out and about in her Tulla zipped fleece.

Made from two layers of bonded fleece the Tulla is very water resistant and so keeps her nice and dry while enjoying the snow. It also has a full length zip along the back meaning that it is easy for your dog to step into without having to put it over their head or manipulate the legs, and it allows me to make it as a nice neat fit so no sagging at the waist.

I don't think the snow is meant to last so enjoy it while you can πŸŒ¨β˜ƒοΈ

Wishing all my customers a very happy Christmas!Have a wonderful day with your four, three (we mustn't forget the tripaw...
24/12/2023

Wishing all my customers a very happy Christmas!

Have a wonderful day with your four, three (we mustn't forget the tripaws) and two legged family members. πŸŽ„πŸŽ…πŸ·

Cosy and warm in his Ness Drying Coat after a run around the country park. The Ness has a unique feature in that it fast...
21/12/2023

Cosy and warm in his Ness Drying Coat after a run around the country park. The Ness has a unique feature in that it fastens with a wee buckle underneath the tail so that the coat wraps around the hips, great for older arthritic dogs like my boy Alfie.

I'm jealous of all the small businesses that have finished up today, while meantime I am having a mini meltdown!All orde...
18/12/2023

I'm jealous of all the small businesses that have finished up today, while meantime I am having a mini meltdown!

All orders that I promised for Christmas were posted last week - yay! πŸŽ…- but I have still have lots more orders on the books and I am trying my hardest to keep to the 6 week deadline set for these but I am sailing a little close to the wind. I am continuing to work through the holidays (although I may take Christmas day off if that's ok with you?πŸ˜‰) and so orders will still be winging their way out the door to you.

Even though I get a little bit stressed every now and then, I do love what I do (most of the time!) so thanks for keeping me busy and out of mischief!

14/12/2023

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*SOLD* I have one christmas jumper in stock and ready for posting. It is a Extra Large (70cm) and would suit a golden re...
13/12/2023

*SOLD*
I have one christmas jumper in stock and ready for posting. It is a Extra Large (70cm) and would suit a golden retriever or Labradoodle. It has a full length red zip up the back too for easy getting on and off.
Was Β£40, now Β£25.
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*SOLD*Do you have a horsey friend? I have 2 large fleece blankets available that would make great presents. 100cm x 140c...
07/12/2023

*SOLD*
Do you have a horsey friend? I have 2 large fleece blankets available that would make great presents. 100cm x 140cm each.

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The run up to Christmas is usually stressful, but it's been more so this year. I've had a particularly rough few days wi...
06/12/2023

The run up to Christmas is usually stressful, but it's been more so this year. I've had a particularly rough few days with supplier issues, my trusty old main sewing machine breaking down (I'm getting a new machine installed tomorrow - thanks Sewmac ) AND van troubles too - there may have been tears .... in the repair garage πŸ™ˆ.... but it's comments like these that put the smile back on my face and remind me why I love my job (most of the time!) 😁

(And a huge thanks too to Susan at The Prancing Dog for giving me a virtual shoulder to cry on and a pep talk!)

Who else is as happy as Tilly that they have a snow day ? β˜ƒοΈ
02/12/2023

Who else is as happy as Tilly that they have a snow day ? β˜ƒοΈ

I thought i'd give you an idea of how long it takes to make your coats, and why timescales can creep up for orders.⏱️ Dr...
30/11/2023

I thought i'd give you an idea of how long it takes to make your coats, and why timescales can creep up for orders.

⏱️ Drying coats can take between 30mins and 1 hour to make, Tulla zipped fleeces about 1.5 hours and waterproof coats between 2 and 3 hours - depending on what style you choose.

πŸ“ Custom sizes take longer as I have to adapt the patterns. Every Tulla gets its own paper pattern as they are so fitted, and each waterproof coat has lots of calculations needed. And I get ALOT of custom sized orders.

πŸ“§ On top of this I have all the cutting, packing, posting, responding to messages and phonecalls and all the admin too. Typing out social media posts also take me far too long!

πŸ“‘ If more orders come in in a day than I have hours in the day then the timescales do start to creep up. I do schedule your orders in, but if customers come into the workshop or I have phonecalls to answer then the schedule can get pushed back. I'm also sure that like me you have good days and days, slow days and productive days, that's just being human. I try to be as open and realistic as possible with regards to timescales and I will also keep you updated when required.

⭐️ I hope this gives you a wee insight into the time and effort that I put into making your coats. I am not a team, it's just me for now, and I'm sure you are happier with a coat that is made with care and precision rather than rushed in the sake of more profits, and that you receive a coat that is made to last. 😊

Delta keeping the winter chill πŸ₯Άat bay in her Tulla zipped fleece. Made from two layers of bonded stretchy fleece, with ...
26/11/2023

Delta keeping the winter chill πŸ₯Άat bay in her Tulla zipped fleece.

Made from two layers of bonded stretchy fleece, with an elasticated waist and full length zip, the Tulla is a fitted, cosy jumper which is easy for your dog to step into.

Choose from 8 different colours and mix and match the body fleece and bands.

* Delta is wearing a Large Deep - sized for dogs with deep chests.

As you have probably already guessed, I won't be offering any Black Friday discounts. Like many other small businesses, ...
23/11/2023

As you have probably already guessed, I won't be offering any Black Friday discounts. Like many other small businesses, I don't produce large volumes of products or operate with huge margins that are required in able to offer such discounts.

I'm sure you know that I prioritise quality over quantity, and it's great to see so many repeat customers which means I must be doing something right!

So I just wanted to thank you all for recognising the quality, dedication and service that small businesses like mine provide, and know that every single order placed means the world to us.

Thanking you for making considered buys, shopping small and supporting our dreams.

Angi x

There's no such thing as bad weather if you have the right gear β˜”οΈ
20/11/2023

There's no such thing as bad weather if you have the right gear β˜”οΈ


Ilsa modelling her new Ness drying coat in the rare Scottish sunshine.But don't be fooled by the bright light 😎, the rai...
16/11/2023

Ilsa modelling her new Ness drying coat in the rare Scottish sunshine.

But don't be fooled by the bright light 😎, the rain will soon reappear and the drying coat will be put to good use! 🌞🌧

Due to a flurry of orders this weekend the turnaround time for new orders has been increased to 6 weeks so it means orde...
12/11/2023

Due to a flurry of orders this weekend the turnaround time for new orders has been increased to 6 weeks so it means orders placed from now on will be posted after Christmas. πŸŽ„

There is a SLIM chance that orders placed in the next couple of days will be made and posted before Christmas but I make no promises. πŸŽ…

January is traditionally my busiest month for orders so its unlikely things will ease up in the new year so dont sit on it if you are thinking of placing an order, get ordering and on the list. β˜ƒοΈ

Here is an example of the customer service you get from a small business ...Inky is a Glen of Imaal Terrier and his owne...
06/11/2023

Here is an example of the customer service you get from a small business ...

Inky is a Glen of Imaal Terrier and his owner ordered a custom made Morlich waterproof coat from me as she has struggled to find a coat that fits the breeds shape. I'll admit that this is the first coat (that I know of) that I have made for this breed.

I'll also hold my hands up and say that I didn't get it right first time (see photo 3). I got a lovely email from this owner saying she loved the coat but it didnt fit quite right but she understood that it was a made to measure it was non-returnable.

I do like to try and make sure that all customers are happy with their products so I asked her to send me a photo of him wearing it and I could straight away what tweaks needing doing to make it a perfect and comfortable fit.

The shape of the chest is quite unusual and so this was what was affecting how the coat sat but by working with the customer we now have a lovely fitting coat - and a repeat order!

Yes, it took me time to alter the coat which I did at no cost to the customer but sometimes goodwill and reputation comes before profit and now I have a delighted customer, I have expanded my knowledge and all three of us (including Inky 🐾) are very happy ☺️


🩡 Turquoise is a recent addition to to the colours available for the Morlich and Brora waterproof coats. They'll be sure...
05/11/2023

🩡 Turquoise is a recent addition to to the colours available for the Morlich and Brora waterproof coats. They'll be sure to brighten up your winter walks 🩡

11 years since we said goodbye to my business inspiration and namesake, the gorgeous Freckles.She was our first dog who ...
02/11/2023

11 years since we said goodbye to my business inspiration and namesake, the gorgeous Freckles.

She was our first dog who we adopted at 2 years old, the sweetest springer ever.

She was sadly diagnosed with lung cancer aged just 7 years old and we had to let her go within 3 weeks of her diagnosis.

A massive shock to the system but we had 2 other rescues from Springer Rescue for Scotland
Ollie & Alfie who kept us going.

I started the business because of her and she was the model for my very first drying coat. I actually named the business after her before we knew she was ill, but it's a fitting tribute.

Gone but never ever forgotten πŸ’”πŸŒˆ

Busy, busy, busy at the moment as I'm currently juggling lots of retail and wholesale orders.I'm slightly behind the tur...
30/10/2023

Busy, busy, busy at the moment as I'm currently juggling lots of retail and wholesale orders.

I'm slightly behind the turnaround times just now but am keeping everyone individually informed should their slot slip slightly.

A wee heads up too that the likely cut off date for placing orders for guaranteed christmas arrival is November 15th but i'll know better next week πŸ˜ŠπŸŽ…πŸŽ„

Loving the richness of the burgundy fleece which is a new addition for your fleece choices for drying coats.Team it up w...
20/10/2023

Loving the richness of the burgundy fleece which is a new addition for your fleece choices for drying coats.

Team it up with a matching drying blanket for the ultimate drying experience.

So I predict that drying coats will be used everyday now for the rest of the year !When do you use yours ??β€’ after a wal...
17/10/2023

So I predict that drying coats will be used everyday now for the rest of the year !

When do you use yours ??

β€’ after a walk 🐾,
β€’ after the rain 🌧
β€’ or a swim in the river 🏞...

β€’ to keep them warm on the drive home πŸš™
β€’ or in the house after a bathπŸ›....

β€’ after a canicross raceπŸƒ,
β€’ on an evening if camping πŸ•,
β€’ or in the house just to keep a chill off them 🏘.


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Autumn is here and waterproof coats are on. πŸ‚My waterproof coats are made from a waterproof fabric which has a minimum h...
13/10/2023

Autumn is here and waterproof coats are on. πŸ‚

My waterproof coats are made from a waterproof fabric which has a minimum hydrostatic head (HH) of 2000mm - this is a way of measuring how waterproof a fabric is and relates to how high a column of water standing on the fabric would need to be before the water would pe*****te the fabric. So thats 2 metres high of water ontop of the fabric before the pressure would force it to soak through. Some of my fabric has a rating of 10000mm !

In the UK a fabric can be deemed to be waterproof if it has a HH rating of 1500mm or more. This rating means that the fabric I use is able to withstand driving rain not just a shower - and here in the UK we get rain!

The chest panel on my Ness and Tay drying coats not only dry your dog, they also help to warm up your dog's core organs ...
10/10/2023

The chest panel on my Ness and Tay drying coats not only dry your dog, they also help to warm up your dog's core organs so your dog warms up quicker.

As your dog warms up, their body heat helps the water absorbed by the drying coat to evaporate so you have a dry dog AND a dry dog coat.

So no cold wet dog shivering in a soggy towel, instead you have a warm, cosy, dry and happy dog 😊



I was asked to make a very special coat for Inca - Tommy Fleetwood's biggest fan. β›³οΈπŸΎIt was a rush job involving working...
10/10/2023

I was asked to make a very special coat for Inca - Tommy Fleetwood's biggest fan. β›³οΈπŸΎ

It was a rush job involving working late late into the night but it was fun to do and I'm told that it gave Tommy a good laugh!

Scottish customers - who was thankful for their Freckles waterproof coats and drying coats today ?? β˜”οΈβ˜”οΈβ˜”οΈβ˜”οΈβ˜”οΈ          ...
07/10/2023

Scottish customers - who was thankful for their Freckles waterproof coats and drying coats today ?? β˜”οΈβ˜”οΈβ˜”οΈβ˜”οΈβ˜”οΈ

Here is a fantastic photo of the Brora waterproof coat which is perfect for lead walks.The Brora provides great  coverag...
06/10/2023

Here is a fantastic photo of the Brora waterproof coat which is perfect for lead walks.

The Brora provides great coverage with a chest/belly panel, a deep cut, a front splash panel and a polo neck. It also has a double slider zip on the back for harness access and a zip in the polo neck for lead clip access.

Note: If you are looking for a waterproof coat for dogs who like to run then I recommend my Morlich coat as it is shaped for a freer shoulder movement.

My waterproof coats are available in standard and made to measure sizes, in a choice of 7 colours and come with the option of fleece or lightweight mesh lining.

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Love the combination of the plum and lime for this Tulla zipped fleece.Made from two layers of fleece bonded together, t...
04/10/2023

Love the combination of the plum and lime for this Tulla zipped fleece.

Made from two layers of fleece bonded together, the Tulla is a warm and water resistant jumper. It has a full length zip along the back so it's easy for your dog to step into - perfect for dogs young and old and all the years in between.

Choose from 8 different colours, 11 standard sizes and made to measure too.

4 years ago I updated the design of my Morlich waterproof coat and it's been a great success!
02/10/2023

4 years ago I updated the design of my Morlich waterproof coat and it's been a great success!

The Tulla zipped fleece is made from two layers of fleece bonded together to make a warm, water resistant and quick dryi...
01/10/2023

The Tulla zipped fleece is made from two layers of fleece bonded together to make a warm, water resistant and quick drying fleece.

The Tulla has a full length zip along the back meaning that it is easy for your dog to step into, fasten the zip and you are ready to go.

Choose from 8 different colours and 11 standard sizes or a made to measure jumper.

Looking for a great fitting dog drying coat?βœ…οΈ One that sits snug on your dog to absorb water quickly to dry and warm yo...
27/09/2023

Looking for a great fitting dog drying coat?

βœ…οΈ One that sits snug on your dog to absorb water quickly to dry and warm your dog

βœ…οΈ A coat that is shaped to your dog's body. That isn't oversized so it hangs loose or flaps about or moves from side to side.

βœ…οΈ A drying coat that doesn't shrink in the wash.

βœ…οΈ A coat that will last the lifetime of your dog and beyond.

βœ…οΈ And support a local business - all coats are made in Scotland.

⭐️ Then you need a Freckles Drying Coat. ⭐️

Available in 11 standard sizes and made to measure too. Priced from Β£16 to Β£65 (style and size dependent) and in a wide choice of colours.

Say bye bye to cooling coats and hello to drying coats. Something tells me that we're going to be using them alot over t...
20/09/2023

Say bye bye to cooling coats and hello to drying coats. Something tells me that we're going to be using them alot over the coming months.

Made with thick microfibre towelling from Italy to quickly absorb water, and a polar fleece outer to warm your dog, your dog will be warm and dry in no time at all.

Made in Scotland, shipping worldwide, standard sizes and made to measure coats are available.

I've been doing a little tweaking of the website and now you can  choose your coat size and see what coats I have in sto...
14/09/2023

I've been doing a little tweaking of the website and now you can choose your coat size and see what coats I have in stock in that size !

This should hopefully make it easier for you to see at a glance what is made and ready for posting.

Of course, if I dont have your size/colour made up you can still place an order for your 'Made to Order' dog coat.



11/09/2023

The Cuillin Cooling Coat (sport version) has been approved by Scout in Abu Dhabi - he looks like a very happy boy !

He's definitely comfortable and happy wearing it and it's helping him cope with the warmer temperatures.

And that's a wrap on this year's show season. Thanks to everyone who came to visit my stand at one of the 15 shows I've ...
03/09/2023

And that's a wrap on this year's show season. Thanks to everyone who came to visit my stand at one of the 15 shows I've done this year! It's been lovely seeing faces old and new - both human and dogs of course!

It's now all focus on the website - I need to do a bit of tidying up on it and a heads up that the usual cutoff date for Christmas orders is in November.

For those local to Stirling, Scotland you can bring your dog to my workshop to look at and try on dog coats and get your dog measured. Please contact me if you do wish to visit the workshop as it is now by appointment only.

Hope to see you all again on the show circuit again next year.

Angi x

Warm and soft blankets for the colder months. Supersoft sherpa fleece with a polar fleece layer personalised with your d...
30/08/2023

Warm and soft blankets for the colder months. Supersoft sherpa fleece with a polar fleece layer personalised with your dog's name. Available in a range of colours and 4 sizes, prices start at Β£20. They would also make a great present for .... you know when!

Kobi the Tibetan Terrier looking supercool in his blue Ness drying coat - a medium size (48cm long)  fits him perfectly....
21/08/2023

Kobi the Tibetan Terrier looking supercool in his blue Ness drying coat - a medium size (48cm long) fits him perfectly.

Made with a polar fleece outer and microfibre towelling inner the Ness quickly absorbs water from your dog, the fleece helps your dog warm up, and as your dog warms the water evaporates and you have a dry dog in a dry coat!

Tartan is a popular choice for drying coats and with the weather we are currently having here in Scotland drying coats a...
10/08/2023

Tartan is a popular choice for drying coats and with the weather we are currently having here in Scotland drying coats are being well used!

looks stunning in her Tay stewart tartan Freckles drying coat which she got at last weekend

What a lovely venue Pollok House  is. I had a great day there today, and the weather was very kind to us ... well until ...
06/08/2023

What a lovely venue Pollok House is. I had a great day there today, and the weather was very kind to us ... well until pack up that is when it bucketed down!

I can't believe i've never been here or to the country park so I will be back with my dogs for a good explore of the trails.


Wee Ralfie trying on a Ness Drying Coat at the  It's a bit of a wet one today so it's a good job I have waterproof coats...
05/08/2023

Wee Ralfie trying on a Ness Drying Coat at the

It's a bit of a wet one today so it's a good job I have waterproof coats and drying coats available! β˜”οΈ

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Unit 102, Stirling Enterprise Park
Stirling
FK77RP

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