Made exclusively for BLD by artisan craftsmen in Ohio and completed to order in our own workshop, these collars are the best quality you’ll find anywhere. The round portion of the collar is triple-layered leather that is expertly stitched, rounded, and sealed for a smooth surface that keeps out dirt and moisture. Our leather is from premium American hides and does not have the stiffeners required for less expensive leather– you will appreciate the quality and suppleness immediately. This collar also features solid brass hardware (chrome-plated solid brass for silver color) and a leather keeper loop to prevent the leather from curling over time. Yes, all this costs more, but we believe it’s worth it for the superior feel and function.
Sizes are available for almost any breed of dog!
A perfect match for any of our leash designs. This collar design has been recently updated to offer a wider range of sizes and is more durable than ever!
Available for the following neck sizes:
*The width refers to the width of the leather at the buckle. The round part is narrower and is the same size on all collar sizes.
3/4″ wide (medium dogs):
- 14-16″ (35-41 cm) neck size
- 15-17″ (38-44 cm) neck size
1″ wide (large dogs):
- 18-20″ (45-51 cm) neck size
- 20-22″ (51-55 cm) neck size
- 22-24″ (56-61 cm) neck size
- 25-27″ (63-69 cm) neck size
The layered leather and stitched construction will have minimal stretch, so measuring is important to get the right fit. Measure your dog’s neck as you want the collar to fit (do not add extra length). Tip: You can also measure the length of your existing collar, starting from one end and going to the hole that fits.
Our collars are measured to the MIDDLE HOLES to reflect the dog’s actual neck size! We think this is the most accurate way to measure.
Leather & Hardware Color
Our leather comes in two colors: tan and black.
Our standard leather/hardware color combinations are:
- Black leather with stainless steel/silver colored hardware
- Tan leather with brass/gold colored hardware
*If you would like a different leather/hardware color combination, select the option “Make with OTHER Color Hardware”.
*Note: brass hardware can stain white/light coated dogs. Sometimes the oil in dogs’ coats can create tarnish, a harmless chemical reaction.
About our leather:
Our Golden TAN BRIDLE leather is 100% American vegetable-tanned leather, made with NO dyes or toxic metallic chemicals. Every item crafted from this high quality leather is HAND-OILED to bring out the softness, so your new gear arrives supple and only improves with age. The color will darken over time and with use.
Our lovely BLACK LATIGO leather is solid black and cut from select USA hides. Superior in quality and texture, it is incredibly durable yet very flexible. This leather feels great from the start and will simply get better with age.
Leather care is easy! Don’t worry too much, and don’t be afraid to use your items — we promise leather is incredibly resilient, and regular weather won’t hurt it. If you think your item looks dirty, dry, or just need a little extra love, pouring a little leather conditioner on a cloth, and rubbing it in like lotion will usually do the trick. Baths and a jaunt in the river are just fine, but you might want to offer a little conditioner to your products afterwards. Saltwater can be harsh, so after a visit to the ocean, a good rinse in fresh water and proper conditioning will help preserve and protect your treasured leash or collar. See our Leather Care page for more specific information.