Dog Collars

(16 customer reviews)

From: £9.99

A soft, strong & durable dog collar made from cushion webbing.

  • Handmade luxury craftmanship
  • Large choice of clours
  • Strong
  • LifeTime Stitching Guarantee
  • Strong buckles
  • Good, strong nickel or brass rings
  • Fits all breed sizes
  • Many bespoke options
    • Ribbon
    • Cotton fabric covered
    • Fleece lined
    • Wider 2 inch
    • From 8″ neck size upwards
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Description

The dog collar from Meg Heath will last you a long time. Our collars are made from cushion web. This is a very soft and incredibly strong material. They can be washed to come up like new in warm soapy water.

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

Review –

Just received two smart new collars for my boys that I ordered only yesterday! They arrived at 9.00 am today by courier. They 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.retractable dog lead

Strength of a dog collar

The 25mm cushion web that we use has a 450-kilogram breaking strain and the 19mm has a 375-kilogram breaking strain. 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

All of our products come with a lifetime stitching guarantee. If the thread breaks or there is a stitch fault, we will replace the product.

History

Their use goes back thousands of years. 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. Collars with spikes on the outside still exist amongst certain breed circles.

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

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

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

Choke & check collars & chains

The choke or check chain is still common today with dog people alike divided as to their humane use. The kinder half check or martingale collar is much nicer and when used and fitted correctly, 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. Choke chains are commonly seen on large dogs such as German Shepherds.

Sighthounds

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

Dog Training & the Dog Collar

In the name of dog training, the controversial electric collar (e-collar) is a type of battery operated device that delivers a battery-powered shock to a dog in the attempt to stop nuisance barking, a bit like a static shock on 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 collar. This type 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 variants 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 it is triggered. Similar units can also be purchased that you situate in your house or garden and not worn.

16 reviews for Dog Collars

  1. Stephen N

    I recently bought a collar 25mm, lead 25mm and Martingale harness all in bottle green. The quality of these items is immeasurably better than any thing else I’ve seen or used and the service second to none. Sarah took time to advise me to ensure I chose the right size of harness and delivery was remarkably quick and in the Christmas rush. Many thanks to you Sarah.
    Stephen N.

  2. Rhona

    I recently purchased 2 new collars – they are as expected well made and strong. I have in past had leads, car boot restraints and collars and they last forever. They also machine wash well inside a pillow case.
    I would highly recommend these products.
    Rhona

  3. Sue Newiss

    Very pleased with the lovely collar. I already have one similar and wanted another as a spare when the other gets washed. Very easy to order online and good delivery time. Excellent service. Sue

  4. Anne

    Collar looks fab & I love the colour. I hope Luga my 7-month-old Springerdor does too. It’s all wrapped up for Christmas Thanks have a good one.

    Anne

  5. Sue

    Lovely collar, just what was needed.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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

  9. Wendy B

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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. 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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