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    DefaultHaha! Afterthought to leads and leather things

    All 7 of my dogs wore (wear) rolled leather collars. I'll stick to my labs for this post, but the same holds true for my Beagles, Lhasa and Border Collie.

    Paddy's was a natural tannish color. Three years into it, the collar was an indefinite color of... dark.
    Seamus' first big dog collar (still wearing 10 years later) was black. Just black. Now it is an indefinite color of... dark.
    Flynn's first collar was red. Bright red! A few years later is was an indefinite color of... dark.

    Gotta love those body oils, dontcha?


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    Doesn't leather take forever to dry?
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    Quote Originally Posted by labchris View Post
    Doesn't leather take forever to dry?
    You are over-thinking things, Chris. But, yes. Leather takes time to dry. The heat from the dog's body takes care of most of that. The collars are not chokers... they are loose fitting. Air flows through, nature takes its course. If you're a stickler for that detail, just take the collar off after you've been swimming or playing wet games and sit it on top of your stove. The warmth from the pilot light alone will dry it out in a couple of hours. I prefer to let my dog's body heat take care of the drying.

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    Oh. One more thought on leather collars. If you feel a strong need to clean them, just use saddle soap.

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    If you look at the pictures I posted in the leash thread, you can see what colour the leather was when new up near the looped handle. But down by the clasp you can see how dark the oils from the dogs fur coloured the leather. Then up on the handle, the oils from my hands have also darkened and smoothed the leather. It all contributes to adding to the character and beauty of the leather, I think. You just don't get that patina with nylon (just dirty nylon).

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    Cam.. yes.

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