Collars & Leads Worthy of a Highland Fling! Tartan by H L Whitingham

by Mary Haight on December 9, 2011

collars and leads tartanCollars and leads for your dog is a decision you put some thought into, if not for style, then for safety.  Why not go for both? You’re probably familiar with the tartan plaids that represent Scottish Clans, worn by bagpipe players and at festivals and events. This gorgeous predominantly cobalt blue and and forest green Cohane tartan plaid from H L Whitingham collars & leads is, like all their products, hand tailored in the USA.

Quality Collars & Leads

The bridle leather used for lead handles and collar sections where hardware attaches and the collar clasps is of quality materials and thickness, as is the stitching throughout.  No stray loose threads or areas where stitching is missing! The navy canvas webbing used to back the Cohane tartan is thick and tightly adheres to the fabric. The hardware is solid brass or nickel, depending on the print.  Handmade in the USA  vs. mass production shines in acollars & leashes handmadeny side-by-side comparison.

Collars & Leads Worth Your Consideration

The tartan designs have a wonderfully authentic look and collars come in various sizes, depending on the print.  There are two sizes of leads, narrow and wide.  There is also a khaki green canvas and hand-tooled leather design and more available on their website.  H L* Whitingham collars & leads donates 15% of after tax profit to animal welfare organizations.

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I think I’ll go try to teach Tashi a little Highland Reel!  You might get in the mood too when you take a look at this and other tartan plaids here.

*The “H L” stands for Heather Lowe, the owner, who has been involved with animal welfare for 45 years as a volunteer in New York, a president of a Vermont humane society, and now a volunteer and foster-mom for a shelter in Seattle.

6 comments
Carol Bryant
Carol Bryant

Oooh these are very attractive and I had not heard of them. Cute little doggie model, too!

@CindylusMuse
@CindylusMuse

What beautiful products! They look fabulous on Tashi, too :) Talk about stylin'!

MaryHaight
MaryHaight

That's my Tashi boy! He's an angel ;-D Thanks, Carol! Interesting company was around for 10 years from late 80s to late 90s and the owner was offtered an exec position at Nordstroms and off she went - now due to demand she's offering them online. What a great line!

MaryHaight
MaryHaight

I agree! Lovely things;) Tashi was sooo funny...every time I tried to take a profile picture showing the collar and leash, he would turn to look at me (of course!) and that meant the collar was covered by his hair...oh boy! I gave up, and took the picture from behind;-D

@CindylusMuse
@CindylusMuse

Ha! And here I thought, with trying to photograph CindyLu for things, that I was the only one with that challenge! Well, I must say, his back shows off the collar and leash quite nicely! ;)

MaryHaight
MaryHaight

Yes, and I hope the hair explains the somewhat rude pose!

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