Every dog needs a collar that is comfortable, stylish and reflects their personality. As well as being the perfect accessory, it is ideal for holding their ID tags and necessary for walking your dog on a leash. Leather is the ideal material for many reasons, but with so many types and styles of leather collars, including custom dog collars, available, how do you know which is best for your dog. Personal preference is only part of the answer, so to help you choose, our panel of pet experts and dog lovers have put together a list of the 20 best leather dog collars.
The Personalized Dog Collar by Custom Catch is made from genuine leather. The collar is available in six colors and can be custom engraved in a variety of styles. Collars can have bone, paw, or heart designs in addition to the text, which can include names, phone numbers, or even medical information included on them. These personalized dog collars can be designed for specific events, as well as for everyday use.
Personalized leather dog collar made from genuine high-quality leather
Available in soft pink, blue, green, orange, yellow, and red
Available in 4 sizes from X-small to large to fit neck measurements from 8.5” to 22”
The Luxury Real Leather Padded Dog Collar from Soft Touch Collars is made from full grain naturally tanned genuine leather. The collars are made without the use of dyes or harsh chemicals and the final products are two-tone brown and cream, with soft sheepskin leather padding. The edges of the collar are sealed, and the buckle and D-ring are solid lacquered brass, so they won’t corrode or rust.
Two-tone leather collar with padded sheepskin leather interior
Made without harsh chemicals or dyes
Collar is 20” in length to fit 14.5” to 17.5”
The Hide & Drink Rustic Leather Dog Collar is handmade from full grain leather. The durable and sturdy design is double-layered and double-stitched to provide comfort and longevity. It is designed to withstand being scratched and tugged at by dogs who prefer to go collarless, all while making your dog stand out for all the right reasons. The collar includes weatherproof heavy-duty brass metal features including D-ring, eyelets, and buckle.
Rustic leather collar double stitched and double layered for durability
Includes brass metal buckle, eyelets, and strong D-ring leash attachment
Made to fit medium to large dogs with neck size between 10” and 19”
The Warner Brand Cumberland Leather Dog Collar by Warner Manufacturing comes complete with an engraved brass ID tag. The tag quite easily fits all the details you would want to add in case of an emergency. The collar itself is 1” wide and comes in three distinct colors. It is made from genuine leather with nickel plated metal features including the buckle, D-ring, and rivets.
Genuine leather 1” wide collar with nickel plated metal features
Available in rich brown, golden tan, and black
Engraved tag can hold 3 lines of information and a maximum of 22 characters including spaces
Available in 5 sizes to fit neck sizes from 15” to 25”
If you are looking for something a little different, then the Vcalabashor Custom Leather Collar might be just the thing. Its braided leather design helps your dog stand out from the crowd. Made from genuine leather, with a padded interior, the collar is durable and comfortable for your dog to wear. The collar also comes with an ID tag that can be custom engraved with your pet’s name. The tag is made from chromed mirror steel and the text is laser etched for clarity.
100% real leather collar with braided design
Available in 7 different color combinations
Custom engraved chromed mirror steel ID tag
Available in sizes x-small to x-large to fit neck sizes from 8” to 22”
For a plain, yet stylish, dog collar, consider Perri’s Padded Leather Dog Collar. The collar is made from 100% genuine full grain leather and is available in several different color combinations. The exterior of the collar is either black or Havana in all variations, and you can then choose a color for the padded interior that best suits your dog.
Created from 100% genuine full grain leather with padded interior
Available in fourteen different color combinations
Available in sizes x-small to x-large to fit neck sizes from 8” to 25”
Taglory Genuine Leather Dog Collars are designed to be sturdy. The collars are made from high-quality full grain leather and each includes an alloy D-ring leash attachment and an additional ring to attach your dog’s ID tags. The leather is tanned using vegetable extract and corrosion resistant alloys are used for the metal hardware. The collars are created to be strong enough to hold 200lbs of pulling power, to improve handler control, and reduce the risk of your dog slipping or ripping their collar.
Made from naturally tanned genuine full grain leather and corrosion resistant metal hardware
Available in one color – brown
Available in sizes from small to x-large to fit neck sizes from 15” to 26”
The stylish Leather Custom Collar by Didog combines faux leather with soft suede leather braided trims. The interior of the collar is padded for comfort and the stainless-steel name plate can be custom engraved. The hand braided collars are available in a range of color combinations and each includes a sturdy D-ring leash attachment point. The buckle on the smaller size is specifically designed not to be bulky, while the larger collars are sturdy enough to hold the pulling weight of medium and larger breed dogs.
Collar is created with a combination of faux leather and soft suede leather
Includes hand braided trims
Available in five color combinations
Available in sizes from x-small to x-large to fit neck sizes from 8.5” to 22.5”
The Padded Leather Dog Collar from Soft Touch Collars combines quality, comfort, and exquisite design. The leather is hand tooled to create beautiful designs that dog owners will love. The collar comes complete with padded interior and lacquered solid brass hardware, including buckle, D-ring, and additional ring for your dog’s ID tags. The hardware is rust proof and weather resistant, meaning your dog’s collar will look amazing for years to come.
Collar is made from custom tooled leather with padded interior
Available in two colors – brown and black
Available in two sizes – medium and large, to fit neck sizes from 14.5” to 21”
The Coastal Pet Circle T Black Rolled Leather Dog Collar is designed so that it can be worn without matting your dog’s hair. The collar is made from top quality, full grain leather, which has been naturally tanned using vegetable extracts. It has a leather core to ensure that it holds its shape and expertly sewn together after being rounded lengthwise. It is the ideal choice for dogs with sensitive skin or long hair.
Rounded full grain leather, which has been naturally vegetable tanned
Suitable for sensitive skin and long-haired dogs as it does not cause matting
Adjustable to fit neck sizes from 13.5” to 16”
If you are looking for a simple, yet classic and stylish design, then the AOLOVE Basic Classic Padded Leather Pet Collars could be just what you are looking for. Made from leather with nickel plated hardware and a heavy-duty D-ring the collar is fashionable and durable. It is available in a range of colors and the width of the collar is related to its length, meaning that is not too heavy or bulky for smaller dogs to wear.
Made from leather with nickel plated hardware
Available in ten different colors
Available in four sizes to fit neck sizes from 8” to 18.5”
Collar width varies from 0.6” to 1”
The stylish Soft Padded Real Leather Dog Collar by Moonpet is made from 100% genuine leather. It is padded on the inside to ensure your dog’s comfort and to reduce the risk of irritation or rubbing. The collar includes a heavy-duty brass D-ring leash attachment point, which also easily holds your dog’s ID tags. The leather collar is hand stitched and each collar has a two-tone finish.
Made from 100% genuine leather, hand stitched, with padded interior
Brass hardware includes a double buckle and heavy-duty D-ring
Available in five colors – Red wine, black, brown, dark brown, and light brown
Available in sizes small, medium, and large, to fit neck sizes from 12.4” to 22”
The stylish Adjustable Leather Studded Rivet Dog Collar by Charmsong is designed especially for owners looking for something a little different. The 100% leather collar is offset with two rows of metal studs. The studs have rounded edges to make the collar safe and comfortable to wear. The look is completed with a large metal buckle and D-ring.
Made from genuine leather and offset with two rows of metal studs with rounded points
Available in two colors – black and brown
Collar is 23.5” long, designed for larger dogs with neck sizes between 17” and 21”
The Polyester Fabric and Soft Genuine Leather Webbing Dog Collar by Blueberry Pet combines leather ends with a primarily polyester mesh body. This gives the collar a softer and more flexible finish. Leather at the buckle fixing point and around the eyelets give the collar strength, durability, and adjustability. The leather contains natural color variations and marks from the grain, while the buckle and D-ring are metal and are coated in an environmentally friendly brass color for the perfect finish.
Made from a combination of polyester webbing and genuine full grain leather
Metal hardware is coated in an environmentally friendly brass color
Available in eight different colors
Available in three different sizes to fit neck sizes from 12” to 22”
Made from high-quality leather the Luxury Real Leather Padded Dog Collar by Soft Touch Collars is the height of fashion for any dog. Every collar is hand-made and hand-stitched to ensure the highest possible quality. The collar is padded on the inside to make it comfortable for your dog to wear and to reduce irritation and rubbing. It also comes with an easy attachment D-ring sewn into the top of the collar so that it doesn’t slip or move during walking. This makes it the perfect choice for training and leash walking your dog. Also includes a separate D-ring for your dog’s ID tags.
Made from quality leather with a padded interior
Includes rust resistant metal hardware and strong leash attachment point
Available in four different color combinations
Available in small, medium, and large, to fit neck sizes from 11” to 21”
The uniquely designed Weaver Leather Sundance Dog Collar has scalloped edges and is decorated with antique copper berry conchos. The collar is carefully crafted using brown skirting leather and varies in width depending on the length of the collar. Width is measured from the thinnest part of the scalloped design. The collar includes metal crafted buckle and heavy-duty D-ring to secure your leash.
Made from brown skirting leather
Scalloped design with copper berry conchos as decoration
Available in eight lengths from 11” to 25”
The Beirui Cute PU Leather Collar by Berry Pet is a soft and flexible collar that is decorated with colorful flower accessories. The collar is made from PU leather and the flowers are kept in place with studs pushed through the collar. The collar is designed for small and medium dogs and is available in four different color combinations.
Made from soft and flexible PU leather
Decorated with colored flowers studded to the body of the collar
Available in four different color combinations
Available in two sizes to fit neck sizes from 10” to 15”
If you are looking for a stylish and traditional collar for your pet pooch, then the Genuine Leather Dog Collar by Trevano could be just what you are looking for. The collar is made from high quality genuine cow leather and is hand crafted to ensure the quality of the finished product. The completed collar is non-toxic and safe, as well as being soft and comfortable for your dog to wear. It includes double D-rings, giving you space for your dog’s ID tags as well as a convenient leash attachment point. The D-rings and buckle are both made from metal alloy.
Made from genuine cow leather with metal alloy buckle and D-rings
Hand crafted and non-toxic
Available in small, medium, and large for neck sizes from 11.5” to 22”
Made from OU leather and full crystal rhinestones the Didog Full Crystal Rhinestones Shing Diamonds PU Leather Dog Pet Collars are the very height of fashion. The Soft PU leather is skin friendly and high-quality. Each collar is adjustable with five eyelets to create a comfortable fit. The crystal rhinestones are exceptional and bring shine and glamour to the collar.
Made from PU leather and decorated with crystal rhinestones
Adjustable with five eyelets and rhinestone covered metal buckle
Available in five colors: black, blue, hot pink, pink, and red
Available from x-small to large to fit neck sizes from 8” to 18”
If you want something unique, but not sparkly, then the Leather Black Spiked Studded Dog Collar by Dogs Kingdom could be the perfect choice. The eco-friendly PU leather is decorated with three rows of black spikes. The collar comes in five different colors and is complete with metal buckle and separate heavy-duty D-ring.
2” wide PU leather collar decorated with 52 black spikes
Available in white, pink, red, purple, and black
Available from x-small to large to fit neck sizes from 15” to 24”
Knowing which are the best collars available is still only part of the answer to buying the best one for your dog. Other considerations the style, width, and color of the collar you choose, and whether to go for genuine leather or faux leather. The amount and type of maintenance you want to do will inform this decision as well. In this part of the buying guide we look at these and other considerations, as well as frequently asked questions about buying leather dog collars.
There are many benefits to buying a leather dog collar for your pooch. However, this only remains true if you buy a leather dog collar that is suitable for its intended purpose and is made to a high-quality. One of the first considerations should always be size. A small thin leather collar is going to be of little practical use on a large strong dog and will similarly be lost in the hair of a long-haired dog. On the other hand, a heavy, wide, thick leather collar will be too heavy for a small dog or young puppy and could even cause muscle damage to their neck. As well as size, other considerations include:
Leather dog collars can be either genuine leather or faux leather. Much of the decision is about personal preference. However, genuine leather tends to be longer lasting and more hardwearing than faux leather, so it is the better choice for active dogs. Genuine leather is also better for temperature control as it won’t cause sweating and absorbs sweat and oils from your dog’s skin. However, quality is a more important factor. High quality PU or faux leather will be longer lasting and less likely to irritate your dog than low-quality, overly chemically treated genuine leather.
Your dog’s leather collar is only as strong as its weakest point and this is often the buckle. The buckle should be made from rust resistant metals or coated to make it rust resistant. It should be cast rather than stamped to make it stronger and less likely to snap or bend. The fastening that keeps the buckle in place should also be checked to ensure that it does not become a weak point and that it has no sharp edges that could injure your dog or make them uncomfortable.
A good quality leather collar should have at least one heavy duty metal D-ring. Pay the same level of attention to the quality of the metal and fastenings as you do the buckle. Ensure that there is no gap between the two ends of the D-ring that could allow it to slip off the collar over time.
Leather dog and puppy collars can be either flat or rolled leather. Both are great options, but if looking at a rolled leather collar it is important to check the quality of the stitching. Poor stitching will affect the longevity of the collar as well as potentially making it unsafe and uncomfortable for your dog.
Leather collars come with a range of decorations and accessories. While these make the collars unique, it is important to ensure that they are well attached and made from suitable materials. Poorly attached decorations could become a choking hazard.
While leather dog collars are durable and hardwearing, they do need to be properly looked after and maintained to ensure you get the best out of them. The collar should be checked regularly for damage, including and fixtures or decorations. Take time to check the metal hardware as well.
If the leather gets wet it should be dried as soon as possible, but this should be done naturally rather than using a heat source. Simply blot the liquid with a towel and allow to air dry.
If your dog collar needs to be cleaned this is best done with saddle soap as this won’t cause discoloration or staining. Add a small amount of saddle soap to a cloth and lather onto the collar. Next, use a damp cloth and wipe the collar. Finally, allow the collar to air dry out of direct sunlight to avoid fading or shrinking.
The richness of the leather can be maintained and nourished with a good-quality leather conditioner. A small amount should be added to a dry cloth and rubbed into the leather. A separate cloth should then be used to buff the leather until the conditioner is absorbed.
It is important to but the right size collar for your dog. If the collar is too big it will slip off; too small and it risks hurting your dog. It is important to measure your dog’s neck, rather than their old collar. Using a flexible tape measure wrap around your dog’s neck in the area where the collar normally sits. Leave enough of a gap that you can comfortably fit two fingers between your dog and the tape measure. This gives you the size of your dog’s neck and you should choose a collar length that incorporates that size.
A leather collar is a brilliant choice because if well maintained it will last for many years. The wide range of options that are available mean that you will always find a leather collar that suits your dog and your needs. High-quality leather that has been naturally tanned is also less likely to cause allergic reactions or irritation than man-made materials.
A: Genuine leather is hardwearing and durable. It can be got wet but should not be submerged or kept wet for extended periods of time. A leather collar should be dried as soon as possible. The best way to do this is by blotting the liquid and then allowing it to air dry out of direct sunlight.
A: Leather dog collars should be cleaned using saddle soap. Add a small amount of the saddle soap to a cloth and lather onto the collar. Next, use a damp cloth and wipe the collar. Finally, allow the collar to air dry out of direct sunlight to avoid fading or shrinking.
A: While a high-quality leather collar and a nylon collar are considered comparably strong when new, the leather collar will maintain its strength for longer if well-cared for a properly maintained. Genuine leather is stronger than faux or PU leather, however, again it is about the quality of the material and of the workmanship that has gone into making the collar.
A: Over time a leather collar can stretch. This is more likely if it is made from poor quality leather or is allowed to get wet and not dried appropriately.
Our top pick of the 20 best leather dog collars is the Personalized Dog Collar by Custom Catch. This personalized genuine leather collar is available in six colors and can be custom engraved in a variety of styles. Collars can have bone, paw, or heart designs in addition to the text, which can include names, phone numbers, or even medical information included on them. The collars can be designed for specific events, as well as for everyday use.