Rolled leather dog collars are simply that, a piece of leather rolled and stitched together. These collars are typically made of Latigo leather that is tough and durable but can be a bit rough on a dog’s skin due to the roughness of the leather. Furthermore, the leather used for those type of collars are typically made in China or India and are loaded with chemicals. Since the pet has to wear their collar pretty much around the clock and their skin is the largest organ, all the nasty toxins get absorbed through their skin and enter their bodies. There goes the benefits of leather being the most natural and closest to a pet’s own skin chemistry. So in short, rolled leather dog collars do their job of preventing hair matting but they can be a bit tough on the skin and are typically only available in brown and black leather. Another downside to rolled leather is that it is not suitable for dogs that pull. Although, it is pretty durable, the constant pulling will expand the leather until it eventually breaks. When purchasing a rolled 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.
We noticed that there was a need for a round dog collar that is 100% natural, comfortable and good looking so we created our BALDY Collection. Our Round Leather Dog Collars are made of Eco Friendly Leather made in 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. 90% of leather today is typically made in a couple of days using harsh chemicals.
HUND's tanning process is natural, environmentally friendly and combines Danish fashion with tradition as well as past with the future.
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.
HUND's leather has been awarded the German Blue Angel Certificate that guarantees a product to meet high standards when it comes to its environmental, health and performance characteristics. The final result is velvety soft luxurious leather in vibrant colors.
On the inside of the collar is a Nylon Robe to ensure the safety and durability. Last but not least, we have removed the outside stitching and replaced it with an inverted inside stitching so there is absolutely no edging to bother the dog’s hair.
Round Leather dog collars are overall a great option for dogs with longer hair/fur to prevent matting/pulling and irritation in the neck area. Like with any product your purchase today, educate yourself about the pros and cons of the different types of collars to make the best choice for your companion.
For the Love of Pets, People and Planet
Owner of HUND Denmark LLC