Different types of leather dog collars
Taking your dog for a stroll down the park, leading them at a dog show or even training them to sit and stay, all require a good quality dog collar as well as a leash. The type of dog collar a pet owner ends up choosing will depend on a number of factors, such as the age, size and temperament of the animal, as well as the person’s budget and lifestyle. Collars come in a wide variety of materials, with nylon and leather dog collars being some of the most popular. Although many people love leather collars, it is important to remember that not all leather collars are alike. The same material can be used in the production of collars with very different purposes.
The most well known kind of collar for dogs is the buckle collar; these fit around the dog’s neck just like a person’s belt and can easily be adjusted. They’re ideal for those who own more than one dog, or have a slightly younger dog that is still growing. Leather versions of this collar come in a huge variety of colours, widths and patterns and the quality of the leather itself will vary quite a bit too, so it’s important to do some research on the brand before making a purchase. In terms of width, this generally relates to the size and strength of the dog, so smaller breeds who don’t pull on the lead will be suited to narrow collars, whilst a larger breed of dog who has a tendency to drag their owner along when walking will require a thicker collar.
There are plenty of variations on this standard type of collar. A breakaway collar, for instance, is great for those who keep their dogs outdoors during the day, as this collar is designed to open up when put under stress. This means that if the dog’s collar gets caught in a fence, they will be able to break free without choking. Of course, this type of collar may not be suitable for a dog that tends to pull when on the lead, as they can easily break free and run away. Dogs that spend most of their time indoors will also not be suited to this kind of collar.
Before purchasing a collar for your dog, make sure to take the time to learn their habits and temperament, as this will ensure that you end up with a collar which is perfectly suited to your pet’s needs.