Out of one sailing Captain's love for the sea, his island home, and of course, his dog, The Black Dog brand was born.
In the winter of 1971, Sailing Captain Robert Douglas first opened The Black Dog Tavern on Martha’s Vineyard as the place to be for a good cup of chowder & good company. His canine companion “Black Dog,” taking her name from the Robert Louis Stevenson classic “Treasure Island,” was by his side both on the sea and on land. Years later, the Black Dog logo has become famous all over the world. Today, with over twenty-seven retail locations and five food service locations, the Black Dog collection has grown to include the highest quality apparel, accessories, dog gear and gifts for the home.