Have you ever wondered about the history of the dog collar? PLUS – why the Weaver dog collars should be top on your canine shopping list
February 25th, 2020
WOW! Why not treat the canine in your life to a gorgeous weaver dog collar? These are ON SALE at World Wide Tack – the blingy versions are lovely collars that have twin studs in brown and black leather. Designed for long lasting use for your canine friends. Sizes; 13″, 17″, 19″, 23″, 25″. (Size 13″ has single stud detail. Not all sizes available in sale.)
Have you ever wondered about the history of the dog collar?
It is believed that Kings, Queens and Pharaohs were first to initiate the use of dog collars, which became more and more ornate as time passed and the status of dogs and dog ownership grew. The ancient Egyptians adapted special laws to protect their dogs from ill treatment while China gave one particular breed of dogs, the Pekingese, a special status as the official dog of the Imperial Palace. Domesticated dogs were first represented on the Moscow Cup, which dates back to the Badarian Age 4500-4000 B.C. In Ancient Egypt, in addition to being household pets, dogs were known to serve a role in military actions, guarding and police actions.
Even though it is believed that dog collars originated in Ancient Egypt, it was in Ancient Greece that gave dog collars their practical purpose; in Ancient Greece, farmers created spiked dog collars as a way of protecting their dogs’ throats. (Info sourced from HotDogCollar).
From Ancient Rome to the Middle Ages, the development of dog collars continued to evolve. It was during the Renaissance that the middle class began to emerge and keep dogs as pets. Among the middle classes, most dog collars were made from affordable leather.
However, it was during this time that padlock collars began to emerge as a way of authenticating a dog’s ownership. By the 1700s and the start of the Industrial Revolution, dog collars would often have the dog owner’s name. Today’s dog collars can be anything from utilitarian to designer.
Our favourite Weaver dog collar is the black version, with the double stud detail. It’s super smart, super durable, and goes very well with all coat colours and dog textures.
Have a look today at our Weaver items – the dog collars are on sale from £17.10.