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About Inspired by Darcy



INSPIRED BY DARCY produces beautiful gifts and accessories for Labrador & Spaniel lovers. Our small business is based in Somerset and was launched in 2014 by Janet Smethurst.

Darcy was the  inspiration behind everything we do, whether its walking through the stunning Somerset countryside with my husband, family and friends, enjoying a pub lunch together or just relaxing in front of a roaring log fire at home. Wherever we are and whatever we do, Darcy was always with us. On 1st January 2022, we were heartbroken when Darcy passed away. We will treasure the wonderful memories of our life together, and he will always remain in my heart.

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 14 years ago at puppy group, shares a big part in what we do and has inspired us to introduce a Spaniel range. Sadly, Nell passed away in September 2021, but she will always have a special place in the Inspired by Darcy family.

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