This collar starts off with a strong webbing base, that flexes and conforms around your dog's neck & passes weight tests up to 600 lbs/inch so it will hold even the strongest dog in check! Next, the collar is lined with cuddle satin, which wraps completely around the webbing core, leaving no exposed edges, bumps or wrinkles that could irritate your dog's neck. The Cuddle Satin lining provides a slightly padded interior and a super soft surface that will protect even the most sensitive neck. Cuddle Satin is a flannel backed satin that is softer and more durable than anything else available.For Sighthounds, the measurement at points A and B may be the same or very similar, this is because their heads are often the same size or smaller than their necks.
The decorative component is what really makes this collar stands out!! The fabric is matched up so that the pattern runs in the same direction to ensure that your collar is perfect from every direction. The fabric is carefully cut to give you the best possible pattern placement. Each piece is painstakingly ironed to the perfect size, making sure that patterns are centered and the resulting dog collar is a STUNNING WORK OF ART that your dog will be proud to wear!
The hardware used in the collar is another important component that is taken very seriously. Your collar is made with only premium hardware that will look great for years to come. Many years were spent searching for the perfect hardware sources because not all hardware is created equal. You have your choice of solid cast brass or premium nickel plated steel welded d-rings. Any other d-ring is simply not safe! The slides used are Premium Brass or Nickel Plated Zinc - a lessor slide would work but we prefer the look of the Cast slides and think the end result is worth it!
Lastly, the stitching that holds each dog collar together is just as important as the hardware. The collar is made using Strong, Tight, Lockstitch industrial sewing machines and Colormatched Bonded Nylon thread. Colormatched thread is softer on your dog's neck and makes for a more comfortable collar. We don't use any fancy zig-zag stitches because they can actually shred the webbing and weaken it. We sew the D-ring in tight so that it doesn't spin. This makes for a more beautiful dog collar and it also prevents the D-ring from "spinning", which can produce a "sawing" action and wear through the collar faster.
MADE IN THE USA
How to Measure:
To measure your dog for a Martingale Collar, use a soft tape measure or a piece of string and take the measurements at point A, B, and C as shown in the drawing. Choose the size that fits within this range to ensure that your collar fits perfectly.
For non-sighthounds, these measurements will be different and you will need to choose a collar size that is large enough to slip over the head (point A) but not too large to fit correctly at point B.
In other words, choose the smallest size that will still fit your dog. If your dog has a 15 inch neck, choose the Medium, which is adjustable from 13-18 inches rather than the Large, which is adjustable from 15-20 inches.
Since this collar is custom made, please allow 7-10 days for your collar to ship.