My husband and I acquired a whippet cross as our first family dog shortly after we were married and were advised by our vet never to use a 'straight' (or thin width) collar on any type of hound as, if she/he pulled on his/her lead, a normal collar could damage the delicate tissues of her neck.
Like many whippet owners, we soon became a little bored with the 'run of the mill' leather whippet collars that were around. Even though there is now a wider range of leather collar colours, we don't like 'breaking in' a new leather collar, and we wanted something different.
We looked around for something a little different but could only find collars that were based on un-shaped webbing collars. Yes, there's loads of lovely ones out there, but the vet's words always lingered at the back of our minds about damaging the delicate neck tissues.
This led to me having the brainwave of making fabric collars (usually 100% cotton, but some silk or faux suede) which are based on the shaped traditional hound collar style.
The result has been that there have been several owners of other whippets (or should that be human pets who belong to whippet owners?) who have asked where we got the collars that our dogs were wearing.
So ... to help out... we decided to start making our own collars (and cushions).
The result has been ...
Whippety Doo Dah collars and knitted things!
South Shields, Tyne & Wear