Hi! I love my dog and much like you, I only want the best for her. I searched high and low for a durable leather collar that had to tick all the boxes: I needed to like it, it had to be hard-wearing and it needed to suit her personality. I don't ask much!
After hours of Googling, I couldn't find what I wanted, so I decided I'd try to make my own. I bought terrible leather, cheap studs and even cheaper decorations, all to learn the mysterious ways of leatherworking. I made a lot of errors, spent a lot of money and figured things out as I went. My first collar wasn't great...
I experimented further and found sources for top quality leathers and components. I finally made my first proper collar and wanted to make more! I wanted to make great collars for great dogs.
And now I make collars for your dogs to compliment their special selves.
Each collar is completely hand made. The leather is measured, cut and punched; edges are bevelled, slicked and dyed. The piece is treated to ensure it's waterproofed and ready for decoration and hardware.
We're proud to be Australia's very first custom leather dog gear business.
I love nothing more than sitting at my workbench - dog at my feet - punching out a design that somebody will love to see their dog wear for years. I treat every collar as though it were going onto my own dog.
When I am not sitting at my workbench, ShopDog and I love to be active. We participate in agility and are members of DockDogs. Our favourite past time is hiking. Maybe we'll see you out there sometime!