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The history of dog collars begins on the heels of the beautiful friendship between canines and humans. There are depictions of ancient Egyptians with decorative collars fastened around their hounds. The dog collars left behind by the ancient Greeks and Romans are a testament to how much they adored their pets. And at Leeds Castle in England exhibits centuries-old collars, some studded with spikes to protect hunting dogs from wolves, others ornately inscribed with the names of wearer or master.

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Things were tough all over during the Middle Ages and man’s best friend moved from companion to working dog. Many of the earlier collars dating from the 15th, 16th and 17th centuries were designed to protect the dog. Collars became more utilitarian and less decorative – primarily through the use of leather collars with long, fearsome spikes. It was a time when wolves, bears and wild boar roamed the forests of Europe and the vulnerable throats of hunting dogs were shielded by broad iron collars bristling with fearsome spikes.

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Mrs. Bones Decorative Dog Collars - Cheetah - Natural Dog Collar, $38.00… This was a time when dogs were well-regarded for hunting and guarding. Ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs show dogs resembling large greyhounds with thick collars designed to protect the dog's throat while adding a level of control. They were both functional and decorative, much like the hound collars of today.

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The Christmas Dog House collar is available in 5/8" or 1" wide with a clip buckle closure. The collar features solid brass hardware. The collar is constructed from industrial strength nylon with the decorative "Dog Houses" fabric sewn on-top of the webbing.

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Comfort for your canine: grow with your puppy and won’t become too tight or chafe your dog’s neck as he gets bigger. Generally, a comfortable, safe and snug fit is indicated when two fingers fit under the collar. Any decorative touches are best built-in, such as stitching or braiding on a leather collar and embroidered embellishments on a nylon collar.Harnesses offer a decent alternative to traditional and special purpose collars. Though somewhat limited in decorative features, harnesses are a great choice for dogs with respiratory or trachea problems since they do not put as much pressure on the throat as other collars. Harnesses have a strap that goes in front of the shoulders and another behind the front legs. Some harnesses come with specialty features like front clips that minimize pulling or safety clips that can secure dogs while riding in cars.Flat and rolled collars are as convenient as they are common. Both are fastened with a plastic clip or buckle, are easy to slip on and off, offer a variety of decorative features and can hold tags or other visual identification for your dog. The biggest difference between flat and rolled collars is that flat collars come in a variety of materials, whereas rolled collars are made of rolled leather. Since rolled collars are designed to avoid leaving a flat spot on dogs’ fur, they are a better choice than flat collars for dogs with sensitive skin or long fur.Braided dog collars are made of leather and represent aninimitable style, beauty and craftsmanship. Braids will never go outof fashion. Naturally, stylish people look only for fashionableequipment for their dogs. Here you can purchase somethingexquisite for your favourite pet. Beautiful leather braids arelining the collar and they are strongly riveted to avoid fallingoff. Despite its delicate look, decorated leather gear with braidscan be used as for walking as for training, These superb braidedleather collars may be exactly what your doggie needs to look cooland dazzling.