Leather collars come in various styles:
flat leather collars with a buckle closure and D-ring to attach
– Rolled oiled leather collars give a little extra comfort for longer-haired
dogs and helps prevent matting and tangles. They have a buckle closure
– Leather hunt collar for the working dog. A center safety ring
relieves pressure when caught on an obstacle, and is also a handy
place to attach the lead. They come with a buckle closure and D-ring
– Leather slip training collar tightens when your dog pulls and
loosens when he responds to your correction. The collar is a combination
of flat and rolled leather. They come with a center safety ring
and slip ring.
– Leather prong training collar used for correction and training.
flat buckle leather collar is traditional. This type of collar fits
around the dog’s neck, just above where the neck meets the shoulder,
and will have a metal or plastic buckle on it, somewhat similar
to a belt. The buckle makes the collar size adjustable. Leather
collars can be adorned with decorations such as rhinestones, studs,
spikes, a silver plate that can be engraved, leather and chain,
cut out styles, colored sparklers, tapestry, and come in a wide
range of colors other than brown or black.
collars might break if pressure is applied for an extended period
of time. This means if the dog becomes caught or "hung up"
on something, the leather collar is
more likely to break and free the animal than a nylon collar; however,
a leather collar is not a "breakaway" collar. Leather
collars may also stretch or crack as they age. Cleaning leather
collars simply using soap and water will dry out the leather, and
shorten its useful life. To prevent this from happening, be sure
to apply leather conditioner or oil to the collar or other approved
cleaning products designed for leather. Lastly, flat buckle collars
are not the best type of collar for all types of dogs. Small and
delicate dogs are prone to a condition called collapsing trachea.
The trachea (the airway to the lungs) of these animals can actually
become flattened or completely collapse as a result of pressure
on the throat, such as when pulling on the collar during walks.