Visitors to our site often do not know the difference between the different kinds of leather that we use to make our collars and leashes, so we thought we would do a series on "Leather Education 101" - starting with Latigo Leather.To start off - and I am sure all of you know this - leather is made from the hides of cattle, goat, sheep, pigs and sometimes even snakes or fish. We make all of our collars and leashes from cow or and use ONLY hides sourced in the USA. We never buy hides from other countries due to the substandard tanning practices in countries such as China, Turkey, Brazil, India, Argentina or Mexico. Tanning is the process of treating animal skins to produce what we know as "leather," making it more durable and less susceptible to decomposition. Tanning a hide into leather involves a process which permanently alters the protein structure of skin and can be performed with either vegetable or mineral methods. Latigo leather uses BOTH methods. First, it is chrome tanned, then vegetable tanned. Before modern combination tanning, Latigo had been combination tanned with alum and gambier. After the tanning process, Latigo is usually infused with oils and waxes.So what makes Latigo leather so special? Due to the way it is made, Latigo is a stiffer leather but becomes softer the longer it is used. With use, the oils and waxes are slowly released, which eventually gives it a soft and supple feel but maintains its durability. This leather does not lend itself to dyes, so it comes in only 4 colors; black, red, tan, and dark brown.We use Latigo leather to make some of our leashes because it is long lasting and very strong. We actually hand cut each strip of leather from the hide to make each leash custom for each order. We then hand bevel and finish the sides, so that the leash is smooth and easy to hold. Latigo leather is also water resistant, which is why we also use it to make our dog collars.Since Latigo leather is fairly stiff, we put a lining of chap leather (which is a very soft leather - think cowboy riding chaps) in each collar so the collar is soft and comfortable against your dog's neck. We can also line our Latigo leash handles with chap leather for the same reason.If any of you own and ride horses, you are probably familiar with Latigo leather as it is used to fasten a saddle onto the back of the horse. Again, it is used this way due to its durability and water resistant nature.As you browse through our many styles of and leashes, you will know when Latigo leather is being use, as it is noted in the description of the product. Using the best quality leather will produce the best quality and longest lasting collars and leashes. We hope you learned a thing or two about Latigo leather! Stay tuned for our next installment of "Leather Education 101." In the meantime - check out our !
Handcrafted with our soft and extremely durable leather, with 24 inches of stainless steel chain at the “dog end.” This is the best quality leash you will find anywhere. There is no stitching to come undone or rivets to wear out. We use only the best and most durable leather that is always soft to the touch and only improves with age. Top quality hardware assures strength and durability. We believe so strongly in the quality of our work, we offer a LIFETIME WARRANTY. Only available in the XL 3/4″ (17 mm) width with stainless steel (silver). Assembled with screw posts at the chain end, and a braided handle for the most durable leash we can make.
Leather Dog Leash Black Lead Soft Medium Large - CollarDirect
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Rolled Leather Dog Leash , Soft - Euro Dog Designs
This is a handmade dog collar and 4 or 6 foot rolled leash set. It is made out of very soft genuine leather.
The collar has two buckles on each side. Using this two buckles you will be able not only adjust the collar size but also to position a chrome D rind symmetrical.
These collars are specially intended for Italian Greyhounds but also can be used with other small and extra small dog breeds. They will suit dogs with sensitive skin. Soft leather layer on the inside provides cushioning feel and wonderful look.
Rolled leather dog leashes are particulary comfortable to use.
Dog Multi Leash 6 Way European Rolled Soft Leather ..