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Old 11-14-2011, 09:57 PM
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I say no to the lining if your dog gets out and dirty.

I love the taper. My itty bitty JRTs wear a 1.25 wide collar with a taper.
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Old 11-14-2011, 10:00 PM
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The one time I made a leather collar (which was eaten by Charlie) the leather bled onto Strider's fur when it got damp so you might want to make sure your leather won't do that. I ended up lining it with something, can't remember what now, and that stopped the bleeding at least.
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Old 11-14-2011, 10:07 PM
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I have a bridge handle (Liberty's attachment) made from the same black leather and it's never bled. But Gavorche has a green name collar and it bleeds ALL. THE. TIME. I think it's just a crappy dye job. I think I'd actually be more afraid of the suede bleeding than the leather (I'd go with lime green suede if I did it).

Anyway, so I just did the paper cutouts, and 1.25" tapered to 3/4" looks AWFUL on him. The 3/4" is just too thin. But the 1.25" to 1" looks great! I tried 1.5" and it just WAY too thick - looks like a neck brace. I never really appreciated the difference 1/4" makes lol.

I also remeasured his neck and it's 14.75 instead of 14.0, so the pattern may actually fit as pictured...especially if I get single leather (don't have to leave room for the rivets on the second layer).

I think I'll go with the 10/12 oz black leather in a single leather 1.25" tapered to 1" if she can do it.

I guess I want to know what the inside of the collar looks like after the bling is attached and without the suede (and if someone has a pic with suede to show the difference, awesome!) Soooooo...anyone want to show me the inside of their collars? Gavroche is fairly sensitive, but not terribly so. He's also not going to wear it 24/7 since I take collars off when I'm not supervising.
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Old 11-14-2011, 10:22 PM
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I LOVE the taper on Saga's 1.5 to 1 inch. It makes it look not bulky at all.
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Old 11-14-2011, 10:31 PM
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The one time I made a leather collar (which was eaten by Charlie) the leather bled onto Strider's fur when it got damp so you might want to make sure your leather won't do that. I ended up lining it with something, can't remember what now, and that stopped the bleeding at least.
If its good quality it shouldn't bleed. Only cheap tack has bled on my white horse. The collars I have from ella's lead have never bled, not matter what the dog swam in (fresh water, salt water, chlorinated water). Mine are various shades of brown, Maf's black one didn't bleed either.
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Old 11-14-2011, 10:35 PM
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The leather handle I have seems to be very thoroughly dyed and then sealed VERY VERY well. I know I have used it in the rain at least once and it didn't bleed on my hand. I adore their black leather.

Anyone who has suede...is it glued on or what? I don't intend to take him swimming or anything in this collar. I have biothane collars for that. As long as it securely attached, however it's attached, I'm considering getting a darker suede lining - either black, london green, or electric blue.
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Old 11-14-2011, 10:49 PM
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I think I may have a picture of the inside of Enzo's single leather. She just has brass spots on it though, not concho...


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Old 11-14-2011, 11:00 PM
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Hmmmmm...I think I may go ahead and do the suede. But I'm still not sure. Gah! Why is it so hard to make decisions? lol
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Old 11-14-2011, 11:43 PM
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Okay. Went with 1 1/4" black single leather tapered to 1" and lined in black suede. Can't wait! As of this morning turnaround time was 2ish weeks. I'm crossing my fingers it'll get here before Dec 3rd, but with my luck it'll get here on the 4th...or on the 3rd while I'm AT the trial

Thanks for all the help everyone! <3
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Old 11-14-2011, 11:51 PM
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Oh and as far as tapering, I found this on FB:
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A Big Fox in 1.25" width, tapered to 1" at the buckle. ***9829;
so I guess it is possible
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