Dog Collar 101: Why Buy Leather?

Did you know that domesticated dogs wore collars in Egypt, dating back to 5000 B.C.? Often, these collars were leather, or in the cases of some Roman and Grecian pups, they were studded or spiked, keeping them safe from predators.

Today, dog collars are simply a way to identify a pup should they get lost or as an easy, yet practical approach to allow a pup's personality to shine. Whether your pup prefers a bedazzled collar, a leather dog collar, or a bowtie collar, there’s something for every puppy on the market in this day and age.

 

The Importance of I.D. Tags

Studies show that one in three dogs will go missing at some point in their lives, so making sure they have the appropriate and up-to-date information on their collar at all times is essential to keeping them safe and returned to their rightful home quickly and safely.

What information should you include on your puppy's dog tags, anyway? We've compiled a list of a few of the essential things you might include, but remember, there is limited space, so make sure anything important is listed as briefly as possible!

  • Your pup’s name
  • Your phone number and city
  • Rabies tag
  • Medical needs or microchip information

Why Buy a Leather Dog Collar?

Crafted from one of the most natural elements there is, a leather dog collar is a durable option that’s designed to last a lifetime. Keeping your pup’s leather dog collar relatively dry will ensure it outlasts any other collar you may have had in the past. For puppies with allergies or sensitive skin, a leather dog collar can be a great alternative to dog collars made from other materials like nylon.

For a pup looking for a more upscale look for a particular event or as a classy everyday collar, a leather bowtie collar can be a great addition to their doggy wardrobe. Simple, elegant, and classy, just like your fabulous pup!

While a quality handcrafted leather dog collar may be an investment in the beginning, it will be more than worth it in the long run, thanks to its longevity and quality craftsmanship. 

 

What are Some Differences Between Leather and Nylon Dog Collars?

 

Nylon Dog Collars

Nylon dog collars are some of the most common dog collars you'll find online or in your local pet store, as they are relatively inexpensive to make and come in a variety of colors and designs. A nylon collar is often a lightweight option, but exercise caution as it can become a strangulation hazard in a dog fight. Nylon is typically a better option for a dog that spends a majority of its time in the water, as leather becomes brittle when exposed to water for extended periods.

 

Leather Dog Collars

By keeping a leather dog collar soft and supple with the help of a leather conditioner, you can indefinitely prolong its lifespan. Likewise, keeping it out of water is essential to maintaining a leather dog collar's integrity. However, the oils secreted from your pup's skin act as a kind of natural leather conditioner, too, softening and breaking in the collar the longer your pup wears it. Leather dog collars also come in various colors and varieties, like a bowtie collar, allowing your puppy even more freedom to express themselves.

 

The Perfect Fit for Your Pup

Choosing the perfect collar for your furry best friend can be confusing, with many options available, each with distinct styles. However, if you carefully consider your pet's style, you're sure to find the perfect handcrafted leather dog collar for you and your pup at LuxeMutt!