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Go Traditional with Oakside Saddlery's Flat Leather Dog Collar

Posted by Simon Harrison on Friday, July 25, 2014 Under: Belts
Most dogs just need a collar to clip your lead to and to carry their identity tag (like all competent owners should do!). But you wouldn’t want to walk round with just any old collar on! So treat your friend to a traditional leather dog collarfrom Oakside Saddlery.

My traditional leather dog collars are made using the time-honoured skills of a traditional saddler. Made to order and hand stitched all in the UK by a traditionally trained Cordwainer.



I make my leather dog collars to a traditional style as I described in an earlier post. The buckle is on the end with a leather loop to keep the point of the leather in place. A Dee is then stitched in enabling your lead and tag to be attached.


My leather dog collars are cut from English Bridle Leather. This is one of the best leathers in the world! As its name suggests Bridle leather is used to make horse bridles, so you can just imagine how strong the leather needs to be when used on a horse. This makes leather the perfect choice for your dog collar; strong, supple, and long-lasting!



I use either solid brass or stainless steel buckles to ensure that my leather dog collars do not rust. Why have a really good piece of leather and then fit poor quality buckles! Brass buckles are dog collar roller buckles from Abbey England and my stainless steel buckles are West End buckles, also from Abbey England. The dee is either solid brass, stainless steel or nickel.



I punch 5 holes through the leather to enable you to buckle your leather dog collar. These holes are oval as it allows the buckle pin to sit flatter against your dog making the collar more comfortable and giving a smoother appearance. If you have measured correctly your dog’s collar will buckle up to the middle hole leaving two holes either side. The tail end can be held in place by another loop if required.


How long should your  dog collar last? This is a question I am often asked. With proper care your collar should easily last your dogs lifetime. My old dog had his collar over 15 years and it was still going strong. So why buy a cheap, throw away collar when you could buy one from Oakside saddlery that will last a lifetime! Go on, order one today!


In : Belts 

Tags: "leather dog collar" handmade "hand stitched" made in england" "made to order" 
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Simon Harrison Cordwainer at Oakside Saddlery Handmade, bespoke leather Made in England. Leather Collars and Leads for your Dog, Handmade, made to Measure Leather Belts, Leather camera straps, Leather briefcases and messenger bags, watch straps, And Leather rifle slings for Field Sports. All made in the Traditional Hand-stitched way


Simon Harrison

Oakside Saddlery

67 Windmill Rise



ME12 3QA

United Kingdom


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