Martingale & Semi-Slip (check) Collars

Martingale dog collars are also known as Greyhound or Sighthound collars.  They were originally designed for Sighthounds because their necks are larger than their head and they can often slip out of buckle collars.  They provides more control by stopping your dog from backing out of the collar by gently closing up when the dog pulls on the lead.

When fitted properly the collar should pull close together but the two d-loops should never quite touch, then when not in use the collar will be comfortably loose


When slipping the collar on to the dog the narrow webbing section should be one side of the neck and the wide fabric section on the other, i.e. the wide fabric section does not go all the way around the dog's neck.

For a martingale to be most effective the two large d-loops should not quite touch when the thin webbing section is pulled tight to close the collar , the collar should be high up on the dog's neck behind the ears.

Mac's collar

Malcolm's collar, as Mac's above but with a veg-tanned leather loop rather than suede

Semi-Slip / check collars. The collar is designed to fit comfortably for general use but when correction is required, it will tighten to get your dogs attention without harming your pet. This is NOT a choke collar but be sure that it is fitted correctly.

Alfie's collar with hare decoration

Max's the English Collie's Collar

A Terrier size version!