P'etiquette handmade leather greyhound collars are hard wearing enough for every day use, yet stylish enough for even the most special of occasions. We make our leather lurcher collars using a butter soft Italian leather which provides the ultimate comfort fit while remaining easy to keep clean and will last and last.
The handmade leather greyhound and lurcher collars measure two inches at the widest part of the collar, then taper down to a one inch buckle, and are available in a range of sizes to ensure there's a collar for any shape and size of sighthound. If you need something a bit thinner, then check out our whippet or Italian greyhound collars.
Your new greyhound collar will be lined with the same luxurious leather direct from the Italian tanneries and virtually eliminates any rubbing often associated with firmer leather collars.
Why not order a matching lead to go with your new P'etiquette handmade leather greyhound collar? Our handmade leather leads are approximately one metre long and can be made in a range of widths to suit you and your dog.
We always recommend measuring your dog before ordering a P'etiquette collar to ensure the perfect fit. There are a couple of ways of selecting the right size; measuring your dog's current collar or measuring their neck.
To measure your dog's neck, have your dog sit or stand in a comfortable position. Wrap a tape measure around the middle of its neck, half-way between the bottom of the dog's ears and the base of the neck. Tighten the tape measure enough that it sets against the fur but is not constricting the neck. Take the measurement and use to select the most appropriate collar size.
To measure their current collar you'll need to measure from the buckle prong to the most worn hole. This will give you the optimal collar size for your dog, so you would then order the collar size most suitable to that measurement.
The image below shows how we measure our collars, use this as a reference point when measuring your dog's collar.
Second measurement - longest length of collar when fastened
Sizing a collar for sighthounds such as greyhounds, salukis, whippets and Italian greyhounds is essential as many are expert collar escape artists due to the shape of their necks.
The best way to measure your sighthound for a collar is to have your dog stand and measure the circumference of their neck just behind the ears.
Collars for greyhounds, whippets and Italian greyhounds have a tapered shape, being wider in the centre and narrowing at the buckle. We have three standard widths for sighthound collars covering all sizes of dog:
- 2" wide at the widest part of the collar, tapering to a 1" buckle and D-ring - ideal for greyhounds, salukis and lurchers.
- 1 3/4" wide at the widest part of the collar, tapering to a 3/4" buckle and D-ring - perfect for whippets or greyhound puppies.
- 1 1/2" wide at the widest part of the collar, tapering to a 1/2" buckle and D-ring - ideal for the petite Italian greyhound.
All of our sighthound collar designs can be made for any size of dog, and remember, these are just our standard sizes. If you would prefer your collar being made to an alternative width, just get in touch, and we'll do our best to accommodate you.
Measuring your dog for a half check collar can be confusing, so as a guide, here's how we make our collars.
If your dog's neck is 14 inches, then we'll make the collar so that the length of the leather part of the collar, the two O rings and one inch of chain totals 14 inches. This will ensure that when tight there is still about an inch gap between the two D rings on either side of the collar, and the dog will be unable to back out of the collar, but will still be nice and comfy when loose.Measure the circumference around the middle of your dog's neck. The tape measure should be fairly snug so we have a true indication of your dog's neck. You should not put your fingers under the tape measure as you would to measure for a buckle collar. Following our guide on how to measure will allow us to produce the right size collar for your dog.
- A - Neck measurement - the circumference from the base of the back of the neck, in front of the shoulder blades, around to the front of the dog's breastbone
- B - Chest Measurement - the circumference of your dog's chest behind the front legs. Make sure you don't measure too close to the legs as this could cause some irritation
- C - the distance from the top of the breastbone (under the neck) to where you took the chest measurement
Once you have these measurements, then select the options that would best fit your dog and we'll make a harness with plenty of room. If you can't find the size or design you're looking for, then get in touch, and we'll be able to make a harness to your requirements.
Finest Nappa Leather Collar Colour Options
Our newest range of robust yet soft finest nappa leather dog collars have arrived. We've ten colours of nappa leather to start with, and another ten arriving in the Petiquette workshop soon. Choose from bottle green, merlot or the oh so stylish dove , there are some stunning shades of leather to have your leather dog collar made with.
To see how the different colours of crystal will look on the different shades of leather, simply click on the colour from the swatch below.
Traditional leather colour options
T1 - Black