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If you’ve been to a retail pet store, you know that finding a high-quality leather dog collar in Australia isn’t as easy as one might think.
Fortunately, there are some great local small businesses that design a wide range of beautiful leather dog collars for Australian dogs.
In this article, we’ll show you 15+ Australian-made leather dog collars that you can buy online.
Leather Dog Collars: Before You Shop
Before you start shopping for leather dog collars, there are a few things to keep in mind.
- If you just got a puppy, be aware that many dog breeds will grow out of their collars several times before they are 7 months old.
- Not all leather is created equally. If you’re after the most planet-friendly type, look for “vegetable tanned leather”.
- If you go swimming with your dog, leave the leather dog collar at home. For a waterproof alternative, consider Biothane collars.
What to look out for in a Leather Dog Collar
Similar to other types of dog collars, the buckle is the most important part of a leather dog collar. What you’re looking for is a sturdy buckle that won’t fall apart when your dog pulls on the leash.
Most leather dog collars will have a buckle, rather than a snap that will hold the collar in place as well as adjust the size of the collar.
When it comes to sizing, the collar should be loose enough for you to be able to slip your finger under it. If your dog is still growing in size, don’t forget to regularly check the collar to make sure it’s not getting too tight.
Also, don’t forget to check your dog’s neck for skin irritations by removing his collar periodically.
Benefits of Leather Dog Collars
Here are some common benefits of leather dog collars:
- Longevity: While leather dog collars are generally more expensive at first, they often last longer than nylon collars
- Being all natural, leather can be less irritating to the skin than synthetic materials
- No snap: Many dogs don’t like the loud sound of the a plastic snap buckle right next to their ear
Personalised Custom Leather Dog Collars With Name
Below are some great picks for personalised custom leather collars with name from different states across Australia.
Handmade Veg Tan Leather Dog Collar, Murwillumbah, NSW
This beautiful vegetable tan leather dog collar is hand-made in New South Wales with optional personalisation to add your dog’s name.
Plain Leather Collars
Like it simple? Take a look at the gorgeous plain leather dog collars below.
Pink Leather Dog Collars from Murwillumbah, NSW
This pink leather dog collar complete with a gold buckle is made of PU leather.
Plain Leather Dog Collars from Perth, WA
Made from strong, single layer latigo leather. Perfect for everyday wear, play-dates and walks.
Purple PU Leather Dog Collar from Murwillumbah, NSW
Show off your good taste with this lovely purple PU leather dog collar made with a gold buckle.
Quirky Leather Collars
Are you looking for something quirky? Below are our three favourite picks to inspire you!
Western Leather Dog Collar from Perth, Western Australia
This wide, dual layer piece is made for the dog in charge. Silver conchos with turquoise gems, stainless studs and hardware adorn this collar.
Pink Leather Dog Collars
If you love pink, be sure to check out these lovely pink leather dog collars.
Rose Pink Leather Dog Collar and Bow Combo from Sydney, NSW
You can get this beautiful collar and bow combo in pink, dusk pink and rose pink.
Pale Pink PU Leather Dog Collar from Melbourne
This pale pink PU leather dog collar with rose gold hardware is available in many different sizes and ships from Melbourne.
Leather Dog Harness
If you’re in the market for a leather dog harness, check out these options:
What’s vegetable tanned leather?
Many people think vegetable tanned leather is vegan leather made from vegetables, but that’s not actually the case.
Typically the leather itself is still an animal product. Vegetable tanning refers to the tanning-method, which is all-natural.
Vegetable tanned leather is therefore better for the environment and the health of the leatherworker, when compared to chrome tanning, which is a much more toxic process.
Are Leather Dog Collars bad for dogs?
No, a leather dog collar, like all collars, is a piece of equipment for you and your dog. Their purpose is to attach your dog’s pet ID tag, and a leash for when you take your dog somewhere where they need to be on a leash.
A leather dog collar may be bad for your dog if your dog is not leash-trained. But every dog collar can be bad for your dog if your dog is not leash-trained, it’s not just leather dog collars.
This means that if your dog is likely to pull on a leash, the collar may hurt their neck.
If this sounds like your dog, it’s best to discuss the topic with a vet or qualified dog trainer to find a solution to your problem.
In the meantime, you might want to use a dog harness for outings with your dog, instead of a collar.
Why do people roll Leather Dog Collars?
If you have a long-haired dog, a rolled leather dog collar may help to prevent matting of your dog’s hair.
On the flip side, a rolled leather dog collar has often a smaller surface area than a flat collar, and will be more uncomfortable for your dog if they pull forward while on a leash.