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The Opening Half Check Collar
This Opening Half Check Collar, when fitted correctly, gives a check effect when used in conjunction with a lead. Similar to the Adjustable Half Check, this collar allows you to completely open the collar up to put on your dog.
Please note - the size you order is not the entire length of collar. Do refer to our sizing guide before purchase.
The Opening Half Check iis made from Sedgwicks 3.5 - 4mm bridle butt, hand cut, finished and stitched to make a strong, unique collar that will last a lifetime given correct care. It has the added benefit of being able to be opened up completely, rather than being enclosed, like the Adjustable Half Check, but retains the option of adjustability.
We are able to make these collars with either solid brass or stainless steel fittings. Brass makes for a smart, distinctive collar, is the traditional metal of choice of the saddlery trade and will never rust. We have added a stainless steel option to address the needs of owners of show dogs or dogs with white hair who have found that brass chain leaves a grey mark on the coat. Unlike many widely available brands our chain and fittings are solid stainless steel, so will never rust, discolour and are far less likely to mark the coat. Typically these collars are used in conjunction with a plain collar when the dog is walking on a lead, for training purposes etc.
How to Measure For Your New Half Check!
The most accurate way of determining the size of your new Equus Half Check is to measure your dogs neck. We appreciate this is probably easier said than done in some cases! We've put together a handy video to show you the best way to measure. Watch it a few times, then arm yourself with a tape measure, a pencil and some paper and a few doggy treats!
Ask your dog to sit, remove the current collar and take a tape measure around the lowest part of the neck where a collar would naturally sit. Have it quite tightly, no fingers underneath and record this size.
What To Do With Your Neck / Collar Measurements
Neck Measurement:Take 3" off your neck measurement - this is the size you order and will be the length of the leather part of your collar.
For example, a neck measurement of 13" would mean you order a 10" Half Check or a 10-13" Adjustable / Opening Half Check. This sounds small, but the chain section of the collar is in addition to this. We've made this type of collar for many years, and in our experinece this will produce a collar thats just right
If You are Stuck!
We have helped people find the perfect sized collar for Jack Russels to Italian Greyhounds to Leonburgers. If you're unsure of the best size we're very happy to talk through fitting options with you, please just get in touch by emailing Customer Services at firstname.lastname@example.org