This was the start of Tuffies:

Working my dogs, thinking about dogs and loving dogs as pets, means that their welfare is very much on my mind. Most dogs, when they are not worked, walked or played with, are just idle. They spend a lot of time sleeping on their beds. So it's an important piece of dog equipment. To keep a happy, active and healthy dog for as long as possible, a good bed with excellent insulation from the cold floor, is vital.

Most dog beds are filled with very limited amounts of fluffy stuff andt they just go flat. The covers are weak and get smelly very quickly. So I decided to make proper ones.

Tuffies was started as a company in 2000. It turned out that lots of you have the same need for good dog beds as I have, so Tuffies now supply everone, who likes sturdy, nice, solid and proper dog beds all over the UK and beyond.

We have grown over the years and we now have our own, purpose built workshop and storage. It is pink of course, because it was a vitally important principle that we would build something that looked reasonably smart in our rural site. A lot of the old houses around us have sandstone corners and chimneys in this pink and we took great care to match that colour exactly. We think this is one of the cutest industrial buildings around.


I still work my dogs in Scotland, they are a huge part of my life.


Ben Rinnes

On Ben Rinnes in August.


Happy days out :

Happy Days Out

For dogs that have to work whole days, day after day, their rest is clearly very important. No sneaking cold from the floor!!!




Tuffies is a UK registered trademark.
  TM # UK00002374446
  Vulin Ltd T/A Tuffies Dog Beds
  Registered number: 299567
  Registered address:
  Carnousie Smiddy
  AB53 4LN