All Leading The Way items are made using the finest died through English bridle leather.
The thickness of the leather is 4-4.5mm on standard items and goes down to 2-2.5mm for items used on smaller breeds such as Italian Greyhounds.
The sheepskin used to line the Hound collars is the most beautiful Merino sheepskin.
The thickness of the fur side is 5mm approx. and this offers a beautiful soft feel to the underside of the collar offering your hound the ultimate in luxury.
Although we only stock black merino sheepskin at the moment please contact us and we will see if we can get other colours and thickness from our suppliers.
Only the best brass and nickel fittings are used. The buckles, D rings, chains and rings are all sourced from suppliers known for manufacturing the highest quality harness fittings.
All our items are machine stitched with a heavy yet durable nylon bonded thread. And these threads are particularly hard wearing.
Some items are also riveted. Once again only quality fittings are used.
Each Leading The Way item is embossed with one of our unique designs.
You can pick which design you would like and items can even be left plain if you so wish.
Your own unique design can also be embossed on to your item. Some people choose their dogs name, their kennel name or just a favourite design. If you have a design you would like made into a stamp please find out if there are any copyright issues regarding the design. Leading The Way can not be responsible for any copyright issues. Also we cannot use images that have a registered trade mark.
All we require is a black and white image print out that is the actual size. This is then made into a stamp and only used on items you order from us. There is a one of set up charge for the stamps this is normally £15 -£20 for a stamp that is 0.75” x 2.5” in dimensions. Please feel free to contact us should you require a quote.
As with all leather items if given a little care and attention every so often they will look great for some time to come. We recommend a good quality saddle soap to remove any dirt and grease and then a leather feed or moisturiser to replenish the natural oils.
We recommend that our leather items are not exposed to excessive amounts of water.
As with any leather item this would result in the drying out of the leather and it may lead to the distortion of the embossed pattern.
Should any items get very wet, remove them and allow them to dry naturally and then apply a moisturising product. If a sheepskin lined collar was to get wet, once again allow it to dry naturally and then a brush will fluff the sheepskin back up again. (Do not treat sheepskin with any products.)