Are leather collars better for dogs?
Leather has always been a traditional choice for a dog collar but are leather collars better for dogs? Let’s have a look at why they are.
Your dog’s collar is much more than just a fashionable item, it needs to be practical and suitable for the breed.
When choosing a collar there is an endless list of possibilities. From size, width, colour and material its easy to get overwhelmed. Leather is a suitable choice for any breed of dog. When you choose a handmade collar you have the choice of width, length and style.
A collar is an essential Item for your dog for these reasons
for safely restraining them
for carrying their identification
to be able to quickly clip a lead on
So, are leather collars better for dogs? A leather collar is the best choice because they are lightweight, easy to clean and a natural product. Leather softens with use, and the oils from the dog’s coat work with the leather keeping it supple. Leather comes in a variety of colours, sizes and styles. The two basic styles are flat and rolled. A rolled collar is a great choice if your pet has long hair it will help the coat stay smooth and not matted.
Fabric or weave type collars traditionally fasten with a sliding buckle. As these wear there is a danger of the buckle sliding when you don’t want it too. This can result in the collar slipping over the dog’s head.
Caring for your leather collar
- Wipe clean using a damp cloth. Remove any mud and dirt.
- Leave to dry thoroughly in a well ventilated area.
- Use a leather balm or conditioner once a month to keep supple.
Although a leather collar may be a more expensive choice initially, they last a long time with a little care and are a comfortable breathable choice for your pet.