Southern Barker, a dog boutique in the Hamburg area, made their opening official with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Wednesday, April 18.

The boutique, which specializes in offering custom dog leashes, pet accessories, luxury dog accessories, dog supplies and even products for dog owners themselves, is ran by mother-daughter duo Leslie and Sarah Stewart.

“My daughter and I wanted to create the dog store that we would want to shop at,” Leslie Stewart said. “For dogs, we try to accommodate from the smallest to the largest and we wanted to create a boutique where not only can you get products for the dog but you can get products for the dog owner and the home to showcase your love for the dogs.”

According to the Stewarts, their Portuguese Water Dog Lilly is the face of the company, an appropriate statement considering she’s on the company’s logo.

Lilly roams the shop where they also hold events, seminars and classes on a monthly basis as a way to reach out to the Lexington dog community.

Southern Barker is located in Hamburg near the intersection of Star Shoot Pkwy and Sir Barton.

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