We hope that you and your hound will love Dog Moda products. After all, we only sell hound collars, leather dog leads and sighthound accessories which we are happy to use on our own beloved dogs.
However, if for any reason you or your hound are not completely happy with the quality of our sighthound products, we offer returns with a full refund.
Have you ever wondered why Greyhounds, Whippets and Lurchers often wear wide leather collar and what makes these collars especially suited for sighthounds?
Sighthound breeds, such as Greyhound, Whippet, Saluki, Afghan hound and Italian Greyhound, have long graceful necks. These breeds hunt by sight and, as any sighthound owner knows, sighthounds can get very excited and lunge on their leads on seeing any fast moving object which they consider good enough to chase.
It is no surprise that these special dogs need special
sighthound collars to protect their neck and throat, which can be damaged when a dog pulls wearing a narrow collar. The wide part of sighthound collar will fit under the dog's throat and any pulling on the lead will not cut off his breath and arterial blood flow. See pictures below for illustration.
Sighthound collars are typically made of leather and have variable width being wider in the middle narrowing down at both ends to accommodate the buckle or martingale chain. Traditionally this style of sighthound style collars, sometimes referred to as 'fish tail' collar, were used for hunting and coursing Greyhounds, Whippets and Salukis. They range from plain leather to fully lined and padded models to highly decorated, embroidered and studded designs.
Relative to their necks, all sighthounds have fine narrow heads and can easily back out of and slip their collars. Therefore, it is important, that the collar is worn correctly just below the ears, which is much higher on the neck than is normal for other breeds. It should fit very snugly on the neck so the collar can not be shaken loose, but you should be able to squeeze two fingers in-between the collar and your dog's neck.
Many of the sighthound breeds have short and delicate coats that can wear out from constant contact with dog collars. The added benefit of wearing a wider than normal hound collar is that is spreads out the pressure on the dog's neck preventing damage to the coat and hairless patches on your dog's neck.
On the image above you can clearly see the wide part in the middle of sighthound collar, which will fit under the Whippet's throat. Leather then narrows down at both ends to accommodate the width of the buckle.
This image of the collar demonstrates how quality product is lined and padded for extra comfort. In addition, you can see that good Greyhound collars are double stitched and riveted in the place where D-ring and buckle are attached.
Another example of the wide middle part of sighthound collar. It will fit under the Lurcher's throat, so that any pulling on the lead will not cut off their breath and arterial blood flow. Leather then narrows down at both ends.