This year, we received 110 entries for our Editors’ Choice awards. We were more than up to the challenge of sorting through them all and choosing only the coolest, most innovative products. In some cases, this meant recognizing a novel product to the dog scene. But we also saw some fresh takes on classic items like collars, leashes, and bowls that upped the ante on innovation and practicality.
Read on to see which 21 products we dubbed the best of 2009. Plus, the DOG FANCY editorial staff — Editor Susan Chaney, Managing Editor Annamaria Barajas, Associate Web Editor Andrea Bravo, Associate Editor John Schwartze, and Assistant Editor Katy French — divulges a little about what made each product worthy of the honor.