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I have alway's been a bit fussy about collar's. I had one made about 1971 in a saddle shop in Kalispell for my old Skipper when he was a year old. He died at 12 yrs and I burried that collar with him; it would have outlasted another dog easy. Then it seemed like all I could find was nylon and cheapo junk leather collars. Nylon is not bad but never had one last the life of a dog. I got the stiffest I could find. They are tougher and they slide around a dogs neck like a steel ring when check cording. Problem is I can't find them any more.

So last week I saw a sign to a leather shop in Redmond, Ore and went in. Asked about collar's and he said he did make them. Told him I wanted a double leather collar, both side's with the smooth side out and edges sewened. Brass D ring and buckle. He went out to the car and measured the boy's for them and told me they would be ready befor X-Mas; right! Well he called about noon today that I could pick them up anytime so into Redmond I went. That's not a short drive either, 35mi to Madras then another 20 to Redmond. Madras is the closest town to me.

I walked in the door and they were right there waiting for me, absolutely beautiful collar's!! I asked him for some copper rivit's to put their name plate's on them and he wasn't hearing it. Had me bring in the plates and he put them on. None of those rivits either, he used brass studs that screw together and put lock tite in the threads to be sure they stayed there. The outside collar is heavy latigo leather, inside is thinner but with the smooth side out. Both piece's are glued together and edges sewened and burnished. These are first class collars. If your ever looking thru a dog catalog and see those Nat Ch collars listed, they are junk! Good collars will really spoil you! Good collars don't have rivits holding them toegether.

To this point, that old collar I had made for Skipper was the hands down best collar I'd ever owned, these two are every bit as good I believe. Here they are with the inside and outside showing.

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nice collars, what was the damage$

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$30 each, I'm happy as a clam! My dogs usually go thru ntwo or three nylon one's in about 12 yrs ao they do pay their way. And boy do they look good on a dog. I saw some on a dog site that were leather with nylon sewn in for a backing. The idea was they wouldn't streach when they got wet. My old one didn't either and it waqs all leather.

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30 bucks not so bad for something that looks good and will last a lifetime plus. Care to give the leather shops name? Dutchess is wearing her 3rd one now and its in serious need of repair. She thinks she is part terrier and goes threw scrub bursh so thick ya wouldnt want to drag a dead man threw it.

J.R.

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Nice Don! Now lets see some pics of them on the beautiful pups!! Yes

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HeavyC wrote:
Nice Don! Now lets see some pics of them on the beautiful pups!! Yes

Oh shoot! Twist my arm. Should have got them today. Couple of guy's from another site came over and we fooled with dogs. Boy's dun well!

Hey JR the guy has the Redmond Leather Shop. His name is Ryder Gauteraux. Have no idea how to say that. He told me a bunch but I can't do it, French name. Ph# 541-410-5317, web is http://www.rydergauteraux.com. Ya really got to see these live to appreciate them!

OK Heavy C, I think your a relatively new guy, I forgot to look! Welcome aboard. Now I dopn't do this for everybody but I'm gonna give you a preview of the boy's to mull on while I get some photo's of them in their new collars!

Bodacious Bodie aka Bodie. Poked his eye on sage brush but pointed the bird anyway.

The Chick Magnet aka Squirt

Both boys in training session last year. Squirt on and Bodie backing.

Let this be a lesson. Be carefull what you ask for, you might get it! Wave

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Way cool! Very good looking! Thumbs up In love

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A couple of good looking dogs you got their. I think Bodie and squirt will like your up and coming chucker hunt. Are there any huns where you're going? If so they should be on the flats.

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Those are some great pics of some great looking Dogs there Don.

I Love to watch Dogs working especially 2 or 3 that work well together.
Kinda makes me wish for the old days before I quit working with them.

Post more, heck everybody post more !!!

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