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About Inspired by Darcy



INSPIRED BY DARCY produces beautiful and unique gifts for Labrador & Spaniel lovers. Our small business is based in Somerset and was launched in 2014 by me,  Janet Smethurst, and named after our much loved Chocolate Labrador, Darcy.

Following the success of our Chocolate Labrador collection, Black, Yellow  and Fox Red Labrador ranges have become part of the Inspired by Darcy family of products. Darcy’s best friend, Nell (a Chocolate Springador) who he met at puppy group, inspired us to introduce a Spaniel range. Sadly, Nell passed away in September 2021, but she will always have a special place at Inspired by Darcy. 

Darcy was, and still is the inspiration behind everything we do. Whether walking through the stunning Somerset countryside with my husband, Colin, enjoying a pub lunch together or just relaxing in front of a roaring log fire at home. Wherever we where and whatever we did, Darcy was always with us.

On 1st January 2022, we were completely heartbroken when Darcy passed away, aged 14. We were so blessed to share our life with Darcy and miss him so very much.  His memory and legacy will always continue to inspire us.

We personally check and pack every single order we send. We never send a product unless we would be delighted to receive it ourselves, so you can always be assured of the quality and service you will receive from us.

Whenever I’m asked where my idea came from to start a business, I just say…. “I was inspired by Darcy”.

I hope you love our products as much as we do!
Janet xx