Handmade Shaped Leather Dog Collars For Sight Hounds

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    • Standard delivery
    • 1st - 2nd August
    • Express delivery
    • 31st July - 1st August

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The very first collar we made was a black leather dog collar with silver star studs. For the last 20+ years I have been asked by sight hound owners to create a shaped leather collar in a similar style for Greyhounds, Whippets and Italian Greyhounds. It’s...

The very first collar we made was a black leather dog collar with silver star studs. For the last 20+ years I have been asked by sight hound owners to create a shaped leather collar in a similar style for Greyhounds, Whippets and Italian Greyhounds. It’s taken me a while, but at last, here is our collection of gorgeous fishtail collars. Available in our core collection of colours - black, red, tan and chocolate brown leather. The leather is worked in the same way we have always made our collars - champhering in the underside of the collar to create a smooth fit against your dogs neck. The edges are painted and sealed, the leather then treated with Neatsfoot Oil and pulled with cloths to protect it against the elements. These collars are available with studs upon request. If you have a white dog please let us know and we will use the white leather that we have created especially for white fur.

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Shaped leather fishtail dog collars, hand made by us in our Brighton shop.
Small fits neck size: 20 - 27cm (Italian Greyhounds)
Medium fits neck size: 27 - 36cm (Whippets)
Large fits neck size: 30 - 41cm (Greyhounds)

We use 3-4mm thick leather in black, tan, chocolate or red.
Here is some more information about the unique properties of each leather:
Black Leather - really long lasting and strong.
Tan Leather - will age beautifully as worn & the colour will deepen with time. Super strong.
Chocolate Leather - strong & beautifully rich in colour – looks amazing on brindle dogs.
Red Leather - bright and fun, may not last as long as the natural veg tanned colours.

Further information on our red leather and white dogs:
Red leather is a strange and tricky thing – we have tried many different leathers over the years – some deepen to a brown, others run like crazy. So we have created our very own red leather and have it specially made for us. At its core is a natural leather that we have surface dyed on the top and underside to our own pantone reference. This reduces colour change in the leather, but primarily it is to stop the red from running into your dogs fur.
There seems to be no rhyme nor reason as to why red leather will run into some dogs fur and not others. We have tested and researched endlessly and can only conclude that it must be down to the oils in certain dogs coats causing the leather to run. For this reason we have created a one sided red leather especially for white furred dogs. It is red on the top and natural on the underneath to minimise the risk of run. If you have a white dog – please let us know if ordering a red collar and we will use this special one-sided red leather for your collar.

It is important to note that leather is a naturally dyed material. It can behave in a similar way to a new pair of dark denim jeans that turn your hands and legs blue on first wearing. Leather is a natural product and some colour transference can happen on initial wearing but should soon stop.

The buckle, dee ring and studs are all made in solid brass. The silver finish versions are nickle plated solid brass.

Before leaving our workshop the collar will have been treated with Neatsfoot oil to protect against water. Ideally we recommend treating this collar as you would a pair of leather shoes – it may not last as long if not looked after. Ideally rinse off salt water if worn swimming and remoisturise with saddle soap or Neatsfoot oil every now and then. However this being said, lots of our customers are in and out of the sea and their collars last for years without any rinsing or saddle soaping!

If the collar does not fit, please return it to us unworn and unscratched ASAP. If the wrong size collar has been ordered please let us know and we will send you out the correct size and refund or invoice you for the difference. If the wrong size has been ordered we will unfortunately have to charge you for postage on the replacement collar (unless we have made an error with your order), so please make sure you measure correctly when ordering.

Dog Collars are sent out via Royal Mail as standard, however you can opt for express courier delivery at checkout. Please bear in mind that we still need time to hand make your order, however if you have selected express courier delivery your order will go to the top of our making pile, and will also spend less time in transit.

Please see our size guide and info sheet on how to measure your dog’s neck for one of our collars.
We use neck size rather than overall collar length as this creates a more accurate fit.
If you don’t have a fabric tape measure, you can either measure your dog’s existing collar to the point at which the collar is done up, or use a piece of ribbon to gauge your dog’s neck size and then measure the ribbon.

It is important to note that leather is a naturally dyed material. It can behave in a similar way to a new pair of dark denim jeans that turn your hands and legs blue on first wearing. Leather is a natural product and some colour transference can happen on initial wearing but should soon stop.
To care for your hand made leather dog collar we recommend that you treat it as you would a new pair of shoes. If you spend 3 hours in the sea in a pair of leather DM’s then they won’t look the same as when they were new. That said, dogs just want to have fun and really don’t care about these things, and rightly so! So to keep your collar strong and supple, treat it with Neatsfoot Oil or Saddle Soap every now and then. And after a jump in the sea please try and wash off any salt water and avoid your dog pulling against a wet collar as you will stretch the leather.

Guarantee: Our collars are guaranteed for 6 months from date of purchase against breakage or loss of studs.
Our collars tend to last for many years – often a lifetime. So if the collar is in need of some TLC we offer a collar service for £20 (inc postage back to you) where we will replace all rivets and clean and treat the leather.

Delivery

The delivery options for this item are listed below (if it doesn't state 'Express delivery' then that option is not available for this product). As soon as you place your order, this small business will spring into action, get it ready and send it out... (and you can feel wonderful for supporting them).

Delivery options available

Standard delivery: included
Receive it by 1st - 2nd August

Express delivery: £7.50
Receive it by 31st July - 1st August

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Creature Clothes

Brighton & Suffolk

Creature Clothes design & hand make cool kit for dogs & cats & their people. Founded in 1999, we pour the love & life that we share with our creatures into the products we create. Because the animals in our lives are more than pets. They're family. We make everything that we design in our Suffolk workshop or in our store in Brighton’s North Lanes. Our dog beds are washable (& won’t go lumpy), our collars are long lasting and beautiful. We love what we do & hope you do too.