FAQ - Makers of English leather dog collars, lurcher/whippet/hound collars, leads and other leather accessories

Frequently Asked Questions

Why are our products superior? 

  • We use best quality English bridle leather
  • We offer a free of charge bespoke service if you need it. Just give us a call, 01545 580970 or email, info@pawsponies.co.uk to chat about your needs.
  • Our products are double hand stitched, not machine stitched or riveted. A lot of other stores market their goods as 'handmade' even though they are machine stitched.
Hand stitching is a lot stronger than using a machine, see the diagram below for a good demonstration.
 
Handstitched products
 

How do I clean & care for my leather product?

  • Leather does not like being wet for prolonged periods; allow to dry naturally as soon as possible, not on a radiator or near a fire
  • Remove any dirt from the collar with a damp cloth and allow to dry naturally
  • Your dog's natural oils should keep your collar very supple, if you feel that it needs it, a good quality saddle soap or leather conditioner will revive your collar/lead
 

My leather product's colour is running?

Don't be alarmed if some running occurs. It isn't the leather finish, it is the natural dye used to stain the edges of our leather products.
 

What size collar shall I order for my dog?

All of our leather collars are made to order and tailored to each individual dog. In order to obtain the correct size:
  • Measure your dog’s neck using a soft tape measure (inches), at the point where you would like the collar to sit. If you want a looser fit, make sure the tape is not too tight.
  • Choose the size (inches) from the drop down menu, that best represents your measurement.
  • Your collar will have 5 holes, we will make your collar so that the size you have selected is the middle of these holes, giving you a range of adjustment both looser and tighter.
The collar will be made specifically for your dog so we are able to design the collar for you if you want something a little different. Contact us on 01545 580970 or info@pawsponies.co.uk to discuss your requirements.
Sizing - Makers of English leather dog collars, lurcher/whippet/hound collars, leads and other leather accessories
All of our leather collars are made to order and tailored to each individual dog.

Your collar will be made specifically for your dog so we are able to design a collar for you if you need something a little different. Contact us on 01545 580970 or sales@vauxandjames.co.uk to discuss your requirements.