Zak the Collie Dog & Co

Zak the Collie Dog & Co


Zak the Collie Dog was born on a smallholding in Glenshee, and brought to Cumbria as a pup, to live with Jean and Ade. When Zak was three years old, his humans started a shop, and Zak graduated into the new role of 'Shop Dog!'

Zak excelled in every way, greeting the public with his unparalleled charm, and generally brightening the shop with his outstanding beauty.

Ade came up with the idea of using Zak as a mascot, to raise money for charities working with dogs. He designed a logo based in Zak's striking ying-yang markings.

At the time of writing, the Zak range has raised over £13,000 for the Lake District Search Dogs and ehe Border Collie Trust.

We know Zak was very dear to so many folk.

When Zak passed over, in April 2021, we asked ourselves what was next for his brand. It quickly became clear that people didn't want to forget Zak, and that they wanted to continue celebrating his life and all it meant, to so many people (and dogs!)

Taking into account all the beautiful messages we received at that time, Ade designed the 'Zak's Lakeland Legacy' range, which represents qualities and values that our customers mention again and again, when they talk or write to us about Zak.

Zak also lives on in his daughter and son, Jesse Dog and Jack the Lad! Jesse and Jack follow in Zak's footsteps, enchanting customers, watching the shop, and enjoying the fells on their days off.

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Cherrydidi is home to 'Zak the Collie Dog'™ We continue to celebrate his life and all it meant, to so many people (and dogs!).

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