Leather half-choke sighthound collars are handmade with a solid brass or nickel-plated brass (silver) circle chain, and are ideal for sight-hounds or any dog with a long slender neck. This is a good control collar when used on the lead, while the wider leather section supports the neck and prevents your hound giving you the slip! These collars are often also called ‘martingales’ – relating back to the equestrian control equipment. They are available in a range of colours, but made to order only so delivery time may be a little longer.
Sizing – These collars are available in 3 widths:- 32mm with a lightweight chain, 45mm with a mediumweight chain and 62mm with a heavyweight chain.
To ensure a good fit and adequate control, measure the dog’s neck circumference where the collar will sit – usually the top of the neck, behind the ears at it’s narrowest part, subtract 2″ (5cm) and this will give the length of the leather that you need to order. The chain adds 5″ (12.5cm) to this length with light and medium chains, 5.5″ (14cm) with the heavy chain, so for a 10″ (25cm) collar, the leather section measures 10″ (25cm), the chain then adds 5″ (12.5cm) or 5.5″ (14cm), so the open circumference will be approx 15″ (38cm) / 15.5″ (39.5cm) – make sure this open measurement will fit over your dogs head & ears comfortably!
There’s an optional soft padded leather lining available in various colours.
Please take care of your collar from new with a good Leathercare product – it will supple up the leather and keep it in great condition for years of use.