Welcome to Friday Fox, a small family business which makes beautiful Witney wool horse blankets and dog coats from its base high on the Lancashire moors. We take great pride in all our products and our customer service, both of which embody traditional, English quality.
Even though we may have a web site, we also live surrounded by dogs, horses and dirty boots, like many of our customers. This means that we are never too busy to talk and love to chat to our customers about their horses, hounds, lurchers and terriers. If you are not too fond of the online world, do feel free to call.
It's 01254 701458 or +00441254 701458 from outside the UK.
We manufacture our products here in Northern England and are very proud of it. Our horse blankets, dog coats, clothes, bags and accessories are all made by hand, from a mixture of English blanket wool, wool Tweed, Yorkshire moleskin (a soft, warm cotton cloth- not real moles), traditional wax cotton & Scottish stag's antler gathered by shepherds and gillies.
Our horse blankets are the iconic English horse blanket. Made from soft, thick warm English blanket wool, they grace the stables of hunters, racehorses and sports horses across the world. The more modern styles of blanket we manufacture, like the Easy-Off Exercise Blanket and the Fitted Witney Horse Blanket, are very popular today, although the traditional favourites like the Race Cut Exercise Blanket and the timeless Witney Blanket Square remain our most popular blankets.
In recent years we have become very well known for our range of designer dog coats. Made in England from the same best quality English horse blanket as our horse blankets, our Witney dog coats are warm, bright, stylish and well suited to the great outdoors. Over the years we have received numerous accolades for our dog coats but the thing that we are quietly most proud of is that our Witney dog coats grace the backs of terriers, lurchers and greyhounds belonging to Grand National winning jockeys, Cheltenham Gold Cup winning jockeys, multiple Olympic event riders and a host of top trainers.
In part, what makes our dog coats so popular is that they really fit dogs well. As small, specialist manufacturers we appreciate that generic styles of dog coats will fit some dogs fine. However, we prefer to fit specific breeds with specifically cut coats. Hence, our whippet coats are cut to fit whippets, our greyhound coats to fit greyhounds and, at the other end of the scale, our dachshund coats are cut specifically to fit dachshunds. Some breeds of sporting dogs have a similar body shape, hence our Pointer coat is also a great fit on Vizslas, Weimaraners and other slim, athletic working dogs.
As a small manufacturer we are always delighted to help people find a bespoke or made to measure dog coat for their best friend, so do contact us if you are struggling to fit a basset hound, bull terrier or borzoi!
Friday Fox also supplies beautiful English blankets for beds. Through our long association with the great English blanket makers like A.W Hainsworths and Early's of Witney, we are able to offer customers a range of fabulous English woollen blankets, from the unsurpassed luxury of Earlys of Witney "Henley" merino blanket to the soft elegance of the John Atkinson "Atkincel" wool blankets. Early's of Witney was the iconic English blanket manufacturer providing "Incomparable quality since 1669". Sadly, they have now ceased trading and Friday Fox Ltd acquired all the remaining stocks of Witney horse blanket, Henley Merino blankets and many of the old machines used by Earlys to make up their blankets.
Our customers are the most important people to us, so our aim is to deliver the best service possible. We dispatch 97% of orders from stock within 24 hours, allowing for weekends and holidays. If an item is not in stock then we will call or email to let you know. For piece of mind, if you are not happy with your order, we offer a full "no quibble" refund or exchange policy. A few conditions apply and they can be found here.
International Delivery. We ship worldwide and use a shipping broker to get the most competitive prices for our customers. Please email or call with your requirements and we will do our best to keep the international delivery costs as low as possible.