If you are shopping for a Leather Martingale collar it can be overwhelming to sift through all the different types of collars to figure out what type is best for your pup. This article will help you to quickly identify the differences between the different leather collars so you can make the best-educated decision for your pup’s needs.
If you are looking for a Martingale collar, chances are your dog is a leash puller or even worse, an escape artist. Dogs are very intelligent and once they figure out to slip out of a standard collar once, they will begin doing it all the time which becomes a safety concern. Don’t make the mistake of trying to pull the dog harder, because you risk choking your dog and straining their neck.
A better solution is to use a Martingale collar that is designed with two loops that tighten to give greater control and reduce the risk of a dog slipping out of their collar. Martingale collars are not choke collars so they will not hurt your pup if you have the correct size.
There are hundreds and hundreds of different designs available on the market today. There are Martingale collars made from: Fabric, Nylon, Hemp, Leather etc. If you are reading this article you have probably already done your research and realized that leather is the best material to choose for a dog. Leather is extremely durable as well as the most natural material for a dog to wear. With that said, there is an overwhelming variety of leather collars available on the market and it is imperative that we as dog owners learn to sift through the bad ones.
Most Leather Martingale collars have a flat design and are made of Latigo leather that is tough and durable but can be a bit rough on a dog’s skin due to the rough and stiff nature of the leather. Furthermore, the leather used for those types of collars is typically made in China or India and is loaded with chemicals that can directly irritate the neck area from chemicals rubbing off into the pet's skin. There goes the benefit of leather being the most natural and closest to a pet’s own skin chemistry. The flat design of the collar can also cause friction on the dog’s neck and cause rubbing on their neck, this is especially true for dogs that pull.
Round Leather Martingale collars are great for dogs that pull and dogs with longer hair prone to matting. When shopping for a round collar make sure it isn’t a “Rolled Leather Dog Collar” since it is not suitable for dogs that pull. Although, it is pretty durable, the constant pulling will expand the leather until it eventually breaks. A round leather collar has a Nylon Rope on the inside to ensure that the collar is extra durable yet soft. When purchasing a round martingale leather collar, I recommend looking for a “Made in USA” or “Made in Europe” label to ensure you are getting the highest quality product without the unnecessary toxins. Note, most companies that go the extra mile to provide clean materials to their customers will typically rave about it on their website. So if you don' t see it mentioned in their product description, it is a good indicator that the product is not clean and most likely from China.
We noticed that there was a need for a Round Martingale dog collar that is 100% natural, comfortable, durable and trendy which is why we created the Munchkin Collection. These Round Leather Martingale Dog Collars are made of Sustainable Leather from Century Old Tanneries in Italy. The colors are derived from plants and not chemicals. It takes about 40 days to transform raw hides into unique, durable and versatile vegetable tanned leather. The hardware on the collar is made of a durable chain from Solid Brass and Solid Chrome to make the collar extra strong and create the classic 'chain sound' which is considered by many dogs as an audible signal to stop pulling.
HUND Denmark combines Functional Danish Design with the latest Technology to protect our environment, companions and employees. The Munchkin Collars are the only round collars on the market without an outside seam to bother the dog.
So in the end, it may cost us a few more pennies per square foot of leather, but we feel that it is a small price to pay for leather that will last longer, is kinder to our companions as well as the earth.
Leather Martingale Dog collars are overall a great option for dogs that pull or escape from their regular collars. We do however recommend only to wear Martingale collars when walking your dog. While the dog is relaxing at home, we recommend keeping them in a comfortable and safe dog collar.
Like with any product you purchase today, educate yourself about the pros and cons of the different types of collars and how they are made to ensure your are making the best choice for your companion.
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