Real Dog is a family business.

Nigel, Rose & 3 children, Dylan, Amanda & Ben live & breath Sled Dogs !

We have had a passion for Sled dogs for over 30 years & are lucky enough to beable to share our love of our dogs & our experiences with everyone.

Importantly every item we sell has been carefully designed & rigorously tested on our own dogs.

We live in the beautiful Maniototo , in Central Otago, South Island,  New Zealand. 

We have a the largest kennel of Alaskan Malamutes in the Southern Hemisphere and the only 3 Canadian Eskimo Dogs in New Zealand that we breed, show & most importantly work in harness.

We are always keen to develop new ideas for equipment,  so if you have one to share I am interested :)

If you are travelling thru the south please call in to our shop or just visit with our beautiful dogs.