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About Us

Launched in 2009 Big Dog Kayaks are entirely dedicated to the production of innovative White-Water kayaks.

Big Dog story need little introduction within either trade or paddling circles. Peter Orton, Jason Buxton and Andy “Snakey” Whiting have all held down influential development and managerial roles within the paddle sport industry. As paddlers they have represented the country on countless occasions. Many of the kayaks already accepted as benchmarks within white-water, sea, surf and squirt paddling were designed or developed by one or more of this team. There really are few other companies, anywhere in the world, with this level of experience on their books.

Three years on and Big Dog is going from strength to strength. Now with 10 boats in the range, from boats that are designed to sink to boats that are designed to fly. Big Dog believes that it’s focus is it’s strength. Many companies are diversifying into other areas of paddle sports, leading to inevitable compromises within their organizational and development teams. Big Dog has only one focus, making the very best whitewater kayaks available!

Another of Big Dog’s main assets is that their whole management team actively paddle. So next time you see one of the trio out on the water, paddle over, have a chat and let them know your thoughts!