The UWDOGS Story began on a cool September morn, as the sun kissed the water down at the Bayview Dog Park, Sydney Australia. The desire to help dirty dogs come clean, giving life to a Canine Haircare Company with a difference.
With a history of determination, drive and passion. Ralphie J. Cocker CEO leads his team into the world of professional haircare, developing a brand especially for his kind.
Testament to his Company’s Mission, Vision & Values, Ralphie’s business acumen, born from relentless years of dinner served up on the USA Today, now comes full circle.
With a life-time (14 dog years) of experience in haircare, it was time for this old dog to give back. Time to give dogs everywhere something new and innovative; a product range to be proud of, and something that would stand the test of many a dog wash.
I wanted to make bath-time, a fun-time.
Working alongside my Human (God love her), we’ve taken Underwater Dogs from conceptualisation to viable concept, with products developed especially for the furry kind. Refreshing, naturally soothing and moisturizing, soap-free, paraben-free and specifically pH balanced haircare products for us.
They also smell delicious, which was a must for my Human. Not necessarily a requirement for me…but I’ve learnt to pick my battles.
It took time.
So many questions. So many decisions to make.
Never did this little Cocker think that making something quite so good, would be quite so challenging.
You know there’s nothing quite like those big muddy puddles in the park or, piles of smelly possum poo to get a canine really going. But at the end of a long day of play, where do we wanna be?
Yep, you got it…right up there where we deserve to be, on the couch, alongside our favourite human.
So, from research to formulation, testing to re-testing and re-formulation, we’ve been at the forefront of design. Manufacturing was the pinnacle, and production sweet. I’ve been having a ball.
Seriously. Take a look!
And then there’s the Underwater Dogs connection.
World renown Underwater Dogs Photographer Seth Casteel was the key to making dirty dogs come clean. Since Seth’s first book Underwater Dogs took the world by storm in 2012, his instantly recognisable photos have been seen by hundreds of millions of people around the globe. As a result, Seth captures the brilliance of a dog’s personality under water, showcasing their spunk and individualism.
When approached by UWDOGS from Australia, I was instantly curious, captivated by the Company and its vision. Our brands sit nicely together and I was impressed with its humour, its professionalism and love for dogs everywhere. Seth Casteel
I am so proud of where we are today.
With a myriad of happy customers (and Hoomans) being a testament to our Passion, Quality Product Assurance and a Customer Service Promise second to none.
We don’t take ourselves too seriously here at UWDOGS HQ, but we do promise all dog lovers alike, that we will continue to bring dogs everywhere, a product that delivers what it promises, AND smells good enough to eat!
So what will a professional haircare product do for your dog?
Apart from the quality assurance of a great product range proven one dog at a time, Underwater Dogs is a professional haircare range masterminded by dogs, for dogs everywhere.
It’s about belonging.
Because we care for dirty dogs!