Whippet Collars

Which are the best whippet collars? Find out about the advantages of the classic leather hound dog collars and the fashionable martingale dog collars.

The typical leather hound collars enhance the elegant whippet neck but they also have a practical purpose.

The classic whippet collars are wide for a double purpose: they are gentle on the elongated and delicate neck of the sighthounds and they offer some degree of protection.

In the heat of the hunt (or in the excitement of the dog park) our hounds tend to pull on their leashes and a wide collar is more comfortable and gentler than a thin one, especially if it is lined with a soft padding.

The wide hound collars can be seen in many ancient hunting painting and were developed also to offer some kind of protection to the neck in case of a fight or a wild encounter. The leather greyhound dog collars were especially useful for the short coated dog breeds that cannot count on the protection of abundant fur like other hunting breeds.

On top of all these practical reasons there is also the fact that wide hound collars look gorgeous on the exquisite whippet and greyhound necks.



E-Bay UK is a great resource to find quality whippet and greyhound collars at reasonable prices as you can see below. To see more items, scroll up or down with the arrow at left.

Few tips if you are just starting out with e-bay.

- After you have opened your account, list the items you like in your favorites.

- Check the seller’s info and shipping policies.

- Set a maximum price for your bid or choose the “buy it now” options.

- Wait as long as you can before placing your bid.

- If possible, pay with PayPal: it’s safe, fast and offers an extra guarantees to the buyer.



Find the Right Size

To fit properly a buckle whippet collar, measure your hound around the neck, just behind his ears.

This kind of hound dog collars tend to be expensive but a good quality one will last for years and will be a wise investment once your puppy stops the chewing phase and graduates from the cheaper puppy collars.

You can make your own dog collar at home with these easy to follow instructions. You’ll be able to make a personalized dog collar, save money and show off at the next coursing meeting.


Martingale Dog Collars

The other kind of collars that are often used are the whippet and greyhound martingale collars.

These are the best dog collars for walks because they can be slipped on easily but if the dog pulls, the martingale collar tightens behind the hound’s conic head and won’t slip off in case you pet pulls back.

Martingale dog collars are often made with fun and colorful fabrics. Learn here how to make dog collars of this style in few easy steps. You’ll be able to make collars for any occasion using different materials and patterns.


Rolled Leather Dog Collars

Greyhound martingale collars are generally taken off when the hound is left free to run. If you feel uncomfortable about letting your dog run free without a dog name tag, you can use a rolled leather dog collar just to hold the pet id tag.


Dog Name Tag

A dog id tag is always a good idea. Even if your dog is microchipped, a pet id tag with your cell phone number will help locate you quickly if your dog gets lost.



Collar Tassel

To catch the collar ring more easily or just because they look so pretty, sometimes tassels are attached to hound dog collars.

Hound Collar Size

Find out how to measure correctly your whippet or greyhound neck size for a perfectly fitting collar.

The Hound Collars in the Arts

The wide leather whippet collar has been the favorite choice of hound owners for centuries as it is evident in many famous paintings.

Click here to find out how to make your own sighthound collar





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