Dog Collars

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 12 customer ratings
(12 customer reviews)

From: £7.99

A soft and strong durable dog collar made from cushion web. Comes in many colours and is fully adjustable.

We use strong plastic buckles on our dog collars with a securely fitted brass or nickel O ring for your dogs lead.

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Product Description

Try a dog collar from Meg Heath, they last forever! Or at least a long time. Customers have been known to replace their dog collar on average once every 4 years. Well, maybe this isn’t forever, but it’s a jolly long time.

They are made from cushion web which is a very soft and incredibly strong material which can be washed to bring up like new.

The dog collar matches all of our dog leads and people often buy them to compliment the double-length lead or the webbing lead. I use these collars on my dogs and they last for years without looking tired.

The dog collar is essential to attach your dogs’ ID to and necessary for U.K. law too. A useful piece of kit for handling your dog, without which you could be in trouble.

Review –

Just received two smart new dog collars for my boys that I ordered only yesterday! They arrived at 9.00 am today by courier. These collars replaced ones I had 12 years ago (again from Meg Heath) and, they were fine but looking a little tired so, time to buy the dogs new ones. I can’t recommend these highly enough, they are very well made and last a VERY long time.

Wendy – Lincolnshire, U.K.

Strength

The 25mm cushion web that we use has a 450-kilogram breaking strain and the 19mm has a 375-kilogram breaking strain. So with our 40 TKT high tenacity nylon thread, the only part of your product that will fail, is me! The thread is Certified to Öko-Tex Standard 100, which is a worldwide, independent testing and certification system for raw materials, in this case, sewing thread.

Coats Nylbond is a bonded nylon thread made from pre-stabilised continuous filament nylon 6.6.

It cuts cleanly at thread trimming with no ply separation and provides superior abrasion resistance in the sewn product. [https://www.coats.com/products/threads%20and%20yarns/nylbond/nylbond] …

So you can see, we only used the best materials.

Lifetime Stitching Guarantee on all dog collars

All of our products come with a lifetime stitching guarantee. If the thread breaks we will replace the dog collar.

What is a dog collar and what is it for?

Dog collars are a piece of material placed around a dogs neck for the purpose of adornment, control or both.

The Dog Collar in history

The use of dog collars go back thousands of years. It is thought that the Greeks gave their dogs spiked collars in an effort to deter wolves from killing the farm dogs by ripping their throats out. Today some collars like the prong collar which is spiked on the inside, still exist as anti-pulling devices.

The dog collar was originally used in ancient Egypt to display the status of the family and the dog. Different materials were used such as gold, brass, silver, silk, velvet and leather as people started to personalise their dogs’ collars.

Nowadays, the dog collar is more likely to be made from manmade materials such as nylon, polypropylene, faux suede and leather, but also real leather is still used.

Leather dog collars are an art in themselves, with professional saddlers being the only real trade to make this type of dog collar well.

During the reign of King Henry VIII, the dog collar was used to represent how many battles a dog had survived. Sounds barbaric now, but in those days dogs were seen as possessions and the dog collar was fitted with padlocks where only the owner had a key.

Choke & check collars & chains

The choke or check chain is a common dog collar still in use today with dog people alike divided as to their humane use. The kinder half check or martingale dog collar is much nicer and when used and fitted properly are an asset to any dogs’ wardrobe.

The choke chain or similar action of the slip lead, is a punishment based training method to (supposedly) stop or reduce pulling on the lead.

Sighthounds

Greyhounds, Salukis and Lurchers often wear special collars that are wider due to their physique. Their wide necks and similar sized heads make it easy for normal collars to come off. The martingale types pull tighter when the lead is pulled meaning that they tend not to come off if fitted properly.

Surgical Recovery

The doughnut, soft collar or buster collar as they are known, are types of restrictive collars that dogs wear to stop them licking, biting or chewing wounds during surgical recovery.

Dog Training

In the name of dog training, the controversial e-collar is a type of battery operated dog collar that delivers a battery-powered shock to a dog in the attempt to stop nuisance barking, a bit like a static shock on to their neck. The shock is delivered either remotely by the handler or activated by the vibration from the dogs’ bark.

Another alternative is the citronella dog collar. This type of collar is battery operated and either activated by sound or vibration. Sound activated citronella collars are not suitable where they can be activated by anything other than the dog wearing the collar, such as neighbouring dogs.

Ultrasonic collars emit a high resonance tone which cannot be heard by the human ear but due to the dogs superior hearing, they are ‘punished’ by the ultrasonic sound whenever the collar is triggered. Similar units can also be purchased that you situate in your house or garden and not worn as a dog collar on

The above collar, if used correctly, can be used for a short period. Once the dog has worn them for a sufficient period, they become a dummy collar and no punishment is required

Dog Showing

Collars for the showing of dogs are for looks alone. Pretty collars and dog leads that a dog may or may not wear day to day are used specifically in the dog show ring to displays one’s dog.

Fixed length half chokes (half checks) made of leather or faux leather, in rolled leather or pretty coloured nylon with fine chains in nickel or brass are often used.

Accessorising

The most popular area of the pet trade today. Dog collars and leads are big business and countries like China and India sell to our big companies here in the U.K. in bulk to be sold to the unwitting British buyer to pamper their pets.

Dog fashion is popular and it doesn’t stop at dog collars. Embossed collars were found in ancient Egypt in 1440 BC, depicting hunting scenes. The name of the dog on this early collar was Tantanouit.

Of course, today, it is commonplace to see dogs’ dressed up albeit odd, particularly small dogs. It is not unusual to see canine fashion and dog clothing that look like human clothes such as a sailor, a tutu or something ridiculous.

The most popular dressed up canines are Chihuahuas, Yorkshire Terriers and small breeds alike.

Pet garments are also made to be practical. Dog coats made from waterproof material to keep them dry in the rain or warm in the winter are the more sensible accessory for our beloved dogs.

12 reviews for Dog Collars

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Sue

    Lovely collar, just what was needed.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Andy Pestell

    Went for the brown colour and the engraved dog tag. All came fitted and it certainly did not disappoint. Chuffed to bits with the quality of these products.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    K Breeden

    Thank you for the excellent service.
    I ordered a new collar and lead for my Goldie. This is only the second lead I have had for him, both made by you. The original lead is still in good condition but I felt he deserved a nice new one. He is now 6 years old and a big strong boy with a very enthusiastic look out on life ☺
    Thanks again.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Wendy McDonald

    Just received two smart new collars for my boys that I ordered only yesterday! They arrived at 9.00 am today by courier. These collars replaced ones I had 12 years ago (again from Meg Heath) and, they were fine but looking a little tired so, time to buy the boys new ones. I can’t recommend these highly enough, they are very well made and last a VERY long time.

    Wendy

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Wendy B

    Many thanks for a quick efficient service , I am really pleased with the dog collar.
    Wendy B

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jamie

    We are really happy with our purchases, we got a 30m long lead, a martingale harness and a collar. All are exceptionally well made and fit perfectly. The harness is a little work of art, combined with the long line, our rescue pointer has the illusion of freedom in complete safety while we get some basic training done. We will be buying all our future leads etc from you.

    Jamie

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    Barbara

    Sarah,
    We like your dog collars very much, which is why we made a repeat order, and the speed of delivery was excellent. Our older collars have metal D rings, whereas now you offer a nylon D ring, or metal O ring. As our dogs are Border terriers, and the collars are small, the O ring is not quite so aesthetically pleasing (to us) as the metal D ring.
    Best Wishes,
    Barbara

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    Alison Bell Jones

    Since I came across your website 6 years ago I have ordered all my collars, leads, & harnesses from you as they are the best on the market. The quality is first class with great options to tailor-make individual needs. The long leads on my spaniels trail & tangle through everything on a daily basis including mud, brambles, hedges & salt water and can withstand it all. I rinse under the tap ( sometimes spring clean in the machine) & they look as good as new. I highly recommend the brass accessories on all my products too. Thanks Sarah for supplying superb quality and service to us dog owners. Alison

  9. Rated 5 out of 5

    Andy McMullon

    Sarah,

    Thanks for the new collar. Amazingly quick delivery and the usual superb quality – you make the best collars and leads anywhere. The black plastic ‘D’ ring is just the job for a water dog like Bailey, with no water staining or irritation, and it looks even better than nickel or brass, in my opinion. Perhaps you should offer it more widely?

    Thanks again. Have a good one.
    Andy

  10. Rated 5 out of 5

    Alison Bell-Jones

    Hi Sarah, fantastic after care service, thank you so much. I am thrilled with the new collar and lead, such excellent quality as always. The leads certainly withstand a tough time dragging through just about everything out in the fields with my springer, and the brass clips are definitely worth having too as there is no rusting from when the collar or leads are washed. Alison

  11. Rated 5 out of 5

    Alistdair Woods

    Overall we were very pleased with the goods supplied although there was one small niggle which on contacting the supplier was resolved to our entire satisfaction immediately…

    Resulting in: Good Morning Sarah, …new collar and lead has arrived. This was very kind of you and your inclusion of an additional lead is above the call of duty and much appreciated. Alasdair Woods

  12. Rated 5 out of 5

    Alison

    Hi Sarah, fantastic after care service, thank you so much. I am thrilled with the new collar and lead, such excellent quality as always. The leads certainly withstand a tough time dragging through just about everything out in the fields with my springer, and the brass clips are definitely worth having too as there is no rusting from when the collar or leads are washed. Alison July 2016

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