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The Original Ginger Leader<BR>CHESTER - R.I.P. 2003 - 2012
The Original Ginger Leader
CHESTER - R.I.P. 2003 - 2012
Darby testing the latest Braemar dog coat East Yorkshire
Darby testing the latest Braemar dog coat East Yorkshire
Chester & Darby in the first protoypes
Chester & Darby in the first protoypes
Cuillin testing out the latest Braemar dog coat in Scotland
Cuillin testing out the latest Braemar dog coat in Scotland

GINGER LEADER was born through the love and unique bond of two very special dogs and a true appreciation of the Great British Countryside.

Two great Hungarian Vizsla’s, Chester and Darby, are the inspiration behind the brand and for the past 10 years we have explored our great country in all kinds of weather.

Our travels have been varied and included ambling around the urban landscape, traipsing through the unique heather covered land, strolling along wind swept sands and traversing the great mountains of Snowdonia, Scotland and The Lakes. We have loved exploring our great country, testing new products and designs before starting our own GINGER LEADER adventure in 2013.

The trips have inspired all we do here at GINGER LEADER, from the great British fabrics we have viewed to the craftsmanship of old we have encountered. We are influenced by British Heritage and embrace the resurgence of an appreciation of the hand made and its processes.

The finest British Wool fabrics are sourced in order to craft the most lavish products for your dog, you and your family. Exquisite finishing and attention to detail is paramount in our work to offer you high quality contemporary goods that award high personal value. All our products are hand crafted in our Yorkshire studio using both contemporary and traditional techniques. 

Sadly Chester passed on 8 October 2012, he is the original GINGER LEADER, a truly exceptional dog full of character and personality. His memory will forever live on with GINGER LEADER and will inspire the brand in all it does. Chester climbed 99 Munro's (Scottish Mountains over 3000ft ) in his adventurous life and he traversed Crib Goch. In Chester’s memory we have the CHESTER COLLECTION, a range of products made from orange wool with 50% of the sale going to Dog Charities. Please let us know which dog charities are held close to your heart as we are always looking to support new groups.

Darby met a new best fur friend on the 14th August 2012, when we welcomed Cuillin into our family. He is a Vizsla cross from Cyprus Vizsla Rescue and was an abandoned puppy that had spent most of his young life in a pound. He is the new muse and model for GINGER LEADER along with his older brother Darby.

We hope you like our products as much as we love designing and making them. We would love to hear what you think.

"Ambling through the towns of old, in weathers hot but usually cold, winter wind swept sands we combed, then deep within the land we roamed, finally climbing the ancient peaks of ours to take a moment to contemplate."