Ruffwear of Bend, OR has partnered with Australia-based Frontier Equipment to manage distribution of its dog products in Australia and New Zealand effective immediately.

Founded by outdoor industry experts Dean Orange and Ben Ryan, Frontier Equipment has over 35 years of experience working with premium brands in the outdoor industry. Their expertise will help to introduce the Ruffwear brand to the outdoor community in the Pacific region, and will ensure the highest levels of service and professionalism to retailer partners and consumers.

“By partnering with Frontier, Ruffwear we will be able to provide better service to dealers, and thus their customers, in Australia and New Zealand,” said Dove Gibson, director of sales for Ruffwear. “This new partnership will help us grow the Ruffwear brand in two countries where outdoor adventures and dogs are a way of life. We look forward to working with Ben and Ryan and the entire team at Frontier.”

Headquartered in Sydney, Australia, Frontier Equipment specializes in managing and distributing products for outdoor, action sports and leisure brands across Australia and New Zealand. The company can be reached at 1300 552 000 or

Ruffwear also informed its retailers in Europe that UK-based Accapi has taken over distribution of its products in key EU markets more than a month ahead of schedule. Existing and new retailers are encouraged to contact Accapi with new orders and inquiries effective immediately.

The relationship with Accapi broadens the two brands’ existing agreement into Austria, Belgium, Channel Islands, Croatia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Lithuania, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, and the UK. Accapi can be reached at +44 (0) 1207 291 245 or