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Genuine Leather & Brass - Adjustable Martingale Collar (with optional nameplate)

Genuine Leather & Brass - Adjustable Martingale Collar (with optional nameplate)

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A flat leather martingale dog collar, custom made to ensure a great fit for your dog. It features an adjustable buckle on one side, making it easy to get on and off your dog.

Handmade using Italian vegetable-tanned leather and rust-proof solid brass hardware.

There is no need for a separate dog tag, as we can attach an optional, hand-stamped nameplate securely to the leather using rivets - a 'silent' alternative to a jingly dog tag.

We round, smooth and seal the edges of the leather by hand for your dog's comfort, as well as position the buckle holes for a bespoke fit.

The leather has been paired with a premium martingale chain, brass buckle and a flat loop to ensure the strap stays securely in place.

Customisation Options

Leather - your choice of 11 colours in premium Italian veg-tan leather.

Hardware - your choice of either gold (solid brass) or silver (stainless steel and nickel plated brass) hardware.

Nameplate - if you would like a nameplate added, your dog's details will be hand-stamped and clearly seen on the solid brass or stainless steel nameplate. The standard placement of the nameplate is beside the chain hardware, visible on the side of your dog's neck. However, if you would like a different placement just let us know - we can attach it wherever you like.

(Please note that the stainless steel nameplates are marine-grade and are a VERY hard metal - this means that the letter stamping has a lighter effect than the brass. This difference is shown in the product images.)

Is this suitable for your pet?

Martingale collars must only be used when your dog is being supervised. They are traditionally used for dogs that slip out of regular collars, as the chain tightens up behind the ears when a dog is pulling on the lead. The tightness of the collar is limited by the two dee rings, and it is very important to size the collar so that at its tightest it is firm but not choking the dog. If you do not have experience with a martingale collar we recommend you consult a dog trainer or consider our traditional flat leather collars.

The weight of the chain means this leather martingale collar is best suited to medium or large dog breeds.

Any dog collar, regardless of material, should be periodically checked and well maintained, ensuring that it remains strong, safe and fit for purpose.

Materials

LEATHER
The vegetable-tanned leather has been selected for its strength and beauty - as it ages it will soften and develop a unique, natural patina, whilst remaining extremely strong to withstand harsh and demanding conditions. It has been dyed all the way through with non-toxic water dyes.

HARDWARE
Cast from solid brass, our hardware has been selected for maximum strength and to ensure our products remain rust-free for life. All hardware is kept securely in place with strong solid brass rivets.

NAMEPLATE
A solid brass or stainless steel nameplate, attached securely to the collar using solid brass rivets to match the colour of the nameplate.

*BEAUTIFUL FLAWS*
As our collars are entirely handmade by us, marks from the tooling process and minor inconsistencies in the stamping will occur. Neither will detract from the quality and beauty of the collar, in fact we think this adds to the charm of choosing a handmade, unique product rather than something that has been mass-produced.

Dimensions

COLLAR
The width of the leather can be 3/4" or 1" depending on your dog's size. The leather is 2.8-3mm thick.

NAMEPLATE
70 x 16mm - up to 3 lines of information in 3mm text.

Sizing Guide

LENGTH
Using a soft tape measure, record the circumference of the neck at the point where a collar would naturally lie. Pull the tape so that it is snug but not tight. Enter this measurement in the 'Neck Measurement' box when selecting your custom options. This measurement will be the middle hole of the collar, we will add at least another two holes either side. If your dog is a puppy, please let us know and we will make an allowance for growth when sizing the holes for the collar.

Please feel free to give us a range (up to 12cm, i.e. 38-50cm) so that we can make sure there are enough holes to suit your dog's growth. We can be very flexible with the number of holes provided in the collar.

WIDTH
As a general guide we recommend that if your dog’s neck circumference is:
- less than 22cm (8.5") or puppy under 3 months old, choose our soft leather puppy collar
- 22 - 28cm (8.5 - 11”), choose 1/2” collar
- 26 - 30cm (10 - 12”), choose 3/4” collar
- 28 - 40cm (11 - 16”), choose 1” collar
- 38 - 50cm (15 - 20”), choose 1 1/4” collar
- 46cm (18") and larger, choose 1 1/2” collar
Wider collars are stronger so please keep this in mind when you are selecting the collar width (basically, don’t walk a medium sized dog on a 1/2” collar! Choose at least 3/4” and preferably 1” +).

Care Guide

With appropriate care, this leather collar should last your dog many years.

LEATHER
Leather is a natural material and it can display natural marking and colour variations. Over time, the leather will soften with the oils from your dog's coat, developing a natural patina. With a bit of love and care, leather ages gracefully! Give it the occasional clean and recondition with leather dressing (we make one!), and it will reward you with many years of service. Avoid getting it saturated with water as this can cause the leather to become brittle and more likely to break. For dogs that love to swim, we recommend keeping a secondary, waterproof collar for water-based outings (see our Biothane collection). If your leather dog collar does get wet, allow it to dry naturally and then recondition with a good quality leather dressing.

Due to the nature of the product, please expect some wear and tear. Scuff marks, surface scratches and colour fading are completely normal - how quickly these changes occur depends entirely on your dog and its environment.

HARDWARE
Brass will naturally dull and tarnish over time. You can leave it to develop a beautiful, natural patina or you can bring yours back to a beautiful sheen by polishing with brass cleaner. If the hardware is exposed to salt water, rinse well in fresh water.

As with any collar, check leather and hardware for signs of weakness. If rivets need replacing, contact us.

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