Wolfgang Man & Beast at the SIA Snow Show

Loki The Wolfdog hanging out in the Wolfgang booth.

Wolfgang made its debut appearance at the SIA Snow Show last month in Denver, bringing the unique Wolfgang brand story to an industry that is close to our hearts. Buyers from around the world come to SIA every year to buy for the multi-billion dollar, global snow sports industry. There they see the newest in snowboard and ski equipment, outerwear, and accessories that make these dynamic sports appealing as winter activities and business opportunities.

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With its booth in the new Trail Gate section of the show, Wolfgang was able to make its mark by appealing to something that many buyers, athletes, and exhibitors have in common…a love for dogs!

Although none of the Wolfgang shop dogs were in attendance at the show, there were many four-legged visitors to the booth, including the biggest celebrity-dog we know, Loki the Wolfdog! This guy has a social following that would make most Hollywood celebrities envious, and it’s easy to see why…he’s handsome, charming, and mysterious…all the attributes of a true superstar! And man, can he draw a crowd! Loki (and his agent/dad) hung out for a while admiring the new product lineup from Wolfgang, then moved on to grace others with his presence. What a stud. You can follow Loki on Instagram at @Loki_the_wolfdog

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Bringing Wolfgang to a new trade show opens up possibilities for new retailers in new regions in the U.S. and around the world. Available in over 350 doors across the United States., Canada, the United Kingdom and Japan, Wolfgang is making a connection between what we buy for ourselves and what we buy for our dogs. With nine new, all-original designs for 2017, the mix is looking better than ever!

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Pat Moore & His Dog, Murphy, Join Wolfgang!

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The team at Wolfgang are pleased to announce that Pat Moore and his trusty dog, Murphy, have joined The Pack! Pat is a snowboarding legend, and Murphy is a legend-in-the-making in the dog world. After being rescued by Pat and his girlfriend, Murphy’s paying them back by being a good companion. He’s by Pat’s side whenever he can be, is always keen to hit the trail for a hike, and is always working hard to make his people happy.

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Look for Pat’s part in the highly anticipated upcoming snowboarding blockbuster, The Fourth Phase, which officially releases on October 2nd, 2016. You won’t see Murphy in the film, and we think the film’s the worse for it. Should be a good flick anyway, so check it out!

Welcome to The Pack, Pat and Murphy!

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It’s official… Ken Block has announced his new KBLOCK livery

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It’s official… Ken Block has announced his new race livery for the 2016 season. Created with renowned street artist, Felipe Pantone, the new look is simultaneously psychedelic, trippy, and rad! There will be no mistaking Ken or his teammate, @AndreasBakkerud on the circuits of the 2016 FIA World RX season this year. The new Wolfgang KBlock products are COMING SOON and will start shipping within the next 10 days. In addition to collars and leashes, this season Wolfgang will also offer our ever-popular HARNESSES and all of it will be available in SMALL SIZES!!!

To coincide with kblock43’s reveal of his 2016 race livery, the new Wolfgang KBlock products are COMING SOON. In addition to collars and leashes, this season Wolfgang will also offer our ever-popular HARNESSES and all of it will be available in SMALL SIZES!!! This amazing art was created with renowned street artist, @FelipePantone, and the team at @TheHoonigans, and blends elements of geometric trippiness, and crisp, ethereal, gradient bolts. Your race-ready dog will leave the competition in the dust!

Wolfgang Man & Beast Grand Opening

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The new Wolfgang Man & Beast offices and shop are officially open for business, and we celebrated Saturday with a Grand Opening meet-and-greet for devoted friends, family, and fans alike.

We want to thank Ken Block (and his dogs, Yuki and Bentley), Justin Bennee for the music, Traeger Grills, and Tim Odland for his rad wolf painting, and of course all of you who braved the threatening rain, for making the event a big success. Despite the rain that eventually did fall we had a great turnout, ate a ton of tasty vittles, connected with old friends, and made many new friends along the way.

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Fans of Ken’s had a chance to meet him and his dogs, grab an autograph, snap a pic, and poke around in his awe-inspiring Ford RaptorTRAX truck.

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We had the chance to meet so many great people and tell the story of Wolfgang, but for those of you who weren’t able to attend, keep an eye out for opportunities to get a piece of the action soon. Hint…

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WOLFGANG HEADQUARTERS – GRAND OPENING – OCTOBER 17, 2015

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WOLFGANG MAN & BEAST has a new office! We’ve set up shop in a renovated factory building near the ballpark in Salt Lake City. Not only is this rad space our headquarters and workshop, we’ve also set up a small storefront to offer our local customers an opportunity to see and touch our complete product line.

To celebrate the opening of the Wolfgang HQ we will have world-renowned rescue huskies Yuki The Destroyer and Bentley Chicken Fingers with their very proud father-figure, KEN BLOCK along for the ride. Ken will be signing autographs for the three of them around 2 p.m. We will also have Ken’s famous Ford RaptorTRAX truck out front for photo ops and general jaw-dropping observation.

Other members of the Wolfgang Pack will be in and out throughout the day, including Justin Bennee, who’ll provide the music. Traeger Grills will be here to cook up many delicious things, and our friends at Best Friends Animal Society will be here to raise awareness of their no-kill efforts.

If you’re in the Salt Lake City area on October 17th, come by between 1 and 6 p.m. to see what we’ve got going on. Get here early enough to make sure you meet Ken and his dogs and before the food runs out.

Also, pick something up for your prized pup while you’re here…Wolfgang products will make him or her the envy of all the other fleabags in the dog park.

Click here for a MAP

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More Than A Cone

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WOLFGANG was proud to join our friends at PetSmart and KONG, among others, in the More Than A Cone event on Friday, September 11, at The Autry in Los Angeles, California. More Than A Cone is part art festival, part fashion show, part concert, and part elbow-rubbing…and all with a good cause: proceeds from the event benefit Best Friends Animal Society, The Shelter Project, Angel City Pit Bulls and Kitten Rescue LA, all of whom are in the business of not killing animals.

Artists focus their talents on adorning the dreaded “cone of shame” worn by pets-on-the-mend using paint, embellishments, and by sculpting them into fantastic shapes. The cone of shame becomes true art and the animals win as the items are auctioned off for charity.

Wolfgang will donate a portion of its proceeds from the event to these worthy causes.

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Ken Block & the KB43 Series

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The KB43 Leashes & Collars have landed and Ken finally got his hands on some in their packaging! “These things look dope!” Ken said when he got his box. We agree…they look rad! What a great addition to the Wolfgang lineup.

Even though Bentley Chicken Fingers and Yuki The Destroyer have been running these things for a long time, it’s great to see bulk production come through the doors, and to get it out to hungry fans of Ken Block, Hoonigan and, of course, Wolfgang.

As you might imagine, demand is high and we’re doing our best to keep up. Get ’em while you can. Your distinctive doggy will be at the top of the heap.

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Introducing…. The Pack

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We’ve been lucky enough to work with some amazing athletes and entertainers over the years and we made a simple observation; at photo shoots, at their homes, or just about any time they could get away with it, many of these ambassadors had their dogs at their sides. It was clear that the four-legged sidekicks were not just along for the ride, but were an important part of the story. Like any relationship, the bond between a dog and a person can expand the possibilities, add a dimension of fun, test our life skills, and make life richer.

These select individuals, both on two legs and four, exemplify the vision and the story that Wolfgang tells every day:

KEN BLOCK

  • Profession: Driver/owner with Hoonigan Racing Division in multiple Rally and RallyCross series; owner Hoonigan Apparel; renowned Gymkhana video director and star; founder of DC Shoes
  • Dogs: Bentley Chicken Fingers & Yuki The Destroyer
  • Home: Park City, Utah

DEVUN WALSH

  • Profession: Professional Snowboarder; founder Wildcats Crew
  • Dog: Calla
  • Home: Vancouver, British Columbia

COREY DUFFEL

  • Profession: Professional Skateboarder
  • Dogs: Wrecks & Crash
  • Home: Walnut Creek, California

THOMAS DAVIS

  • Profession: Owner/trainer Upstate Canine Academy; wolf expert (learning from wolves…teaching people about wolves)
  • Dog: Thompson Poe
  • Home: South Glens Falls, New York

ERIC PORTER

  • Profession: Professional Mountain Biker
  • Dog: Juno
  • Home: Midway, Utah

JUSTIN BENNEE

  • Profession: Professional Snowboarder
  • Dog: Cassius
  • Home: Salt Lake City, Utah

JULIAN CARR

  • Profession: Professional Freeskier, Owner of Discrete Clothing
  • Dog: Lexie
  • Home: Salt Lake City, Utah

The bond that is forged between dogs and their people is, in our opinion, one of the great things about being alive on Earth. We love dogs and we love dog people. We love a good dog story.

Find more info on The Pack on WolfgangUSA.com and follow us on social:

Instagram: @wolfgangmanandbeast

Facebook: facebook.com/WolfgangManandBeast

Twitter: @WolfgangUSA1

Post. Tag. Win. – Round 1

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They tell us all good things must come to an end. Well, we decided that “they” don’t know jack. So we recently announced the (pretty much) never ending Wolfgang Photo Contest. Why? Because that’s how the Wolfgang pack does things. We believe that when the good times are rolling, let ’em roll. So get in on this awesomeness right here. Show us what you do, where you go, and how you get down with your Wolfgang wearing beast. Just snap it, post it on instagram, tag it with #WGPhotoContest, and you could win. That’s what these guys did…

WINNERS – ROUND 1

Captain Shark

@captain_shark – We all get by with a little help from our friends. This pair of beast friends have each other’s back… literally. That kind of devotion definitely deserves some tough and stylish Latigo leather. 

 

Happy Ringo

@happy_ringo – Sometimes the day’s adventure is just hanging out downtown, putting out the vibe, licking your own face. Wherever the day takes you, look good in the NativeLines collar.

Hercules

@Hercules_Bulldog – Our CamoFlag collar had Hercules feeling so patriotic he volunteered to stand guard over the coast… or he’s just checking out seagulls. Either way he’s looking good doing it. 

Junkyard

 

@pappyvanwiggle – Carl knows that in the urban jungle it’s better to stand out, not hide. That’s why there’s the Ducklime Collar. 

 

 

Vance Rowley

 

@vancerowley – Puppy + Boat + Wolfgang  = Winning Combo

Wolfgang Launches in Japan!

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When it comes to hunting for cool things to buy, there’s not much that compares to a day in the legendary shopping districts of Japan. The level of curation that you’ll see in the endless shops that line the streets and alleys in this amazing country is mind-boggling. Whether you’re looking for a new pair of kicks, vintage clothing, or even something as simple as a keychain, you will find it hard to decide on just one of anything…there will be too many cool things to choose from.

Making Wolfgang products available in Japan has been part of our brand vision from day one. The Japanese shopper tends to seek quality products that have been thoughtfully designed from a brand that has an authentic story, and we think Wolfgang fits the bill. The use of American materials, like the Horween Leather used in our leashes, collars and men’s belts adds to the story of quality and authenticity. Finally, our love of the country and its people runs deep; we’ve spent a lot of time in Japan between our business and family connections.

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We have teamed up with a world-class Japanese distributor, Fortune, Inc., to take Wolfgang to Japan. Fortune are based in the Roppongi district of Tokyo and share our vision of what Wolfgang can bring to the Japanese customer. They have launched Wolfgang at its first trade show in Tokyo and the brand was well received…we couldn’t be more proud.

Japanese retailers and consumers can visit our sister site at wolfgang.jp to find out about becoming a Wolfgang reseller, to find a shop near them, and learn about Wolfgang in their native language.

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