Why buy a leather collar?
A leather collar is the classic canine accessory.
A quality leather collar looks good, lasts a long time and doesn’t show the dirt that an active dog is bound to get into.
It was high time Luke got a leather collar.
After crowing for a long time to Zach that his rugged, no-nonsense dog needed a collar more suited to his personality, I threw down approximately $40 for one at the Great KC Pet Expo.
It’s a simple buckle style made of Italian leather by a brand called Hurtta.
Honestly, I loathe spending money on canine fashion as much as I hate investing in my own wardrobe.
But considerig a collar is the only thing most dogs wear every day, it ought to be a good one.
I’m satisfied with my purchase for Luke. He seems proud of it, too.
Most importantly, the man who usually poo-poos all of my pet product purchases agrees.
Here’s Zach’s review of the Hurtta collar:
I am not one to coo over “product.” Planned obsolescence does usually trump craftsmanship in the marketplace, so why bother? I think this is especially true in the pet merchandising industry as most items we purchase for our dogs end up being absolute junk.
You can imagine my skepticism as I received orders that my dog would be wearing a new leather collar from Italy.
Well, I’ve inspected the spaghetti out of this collar and everything from the leather’s finish to overall construction and stitching do color me impressed. I am a sucker for the artisanal, so it’s great to hang something on Luke’s head that is well made and isn’t a total fashion faux-paw.
What’s the most you’ve ever paid for a dog collar? Do you prefer leather or fabric?
If you like Luke’s collar, check out the selection at Euro Dog Designs, the Lawrence, Kansas-based company that sold it to me. Come back tomorrow to learn more about the business and find out how you can win a beautiful leather Hurtta collar for your dog!