Chocko gets Sirius about his collar

You all know we are HUGE fans of Sirius Republic, right?  I mean how could we not be?  Aside from making our favorite style collars (the martingale) at a wonderful price for a custom fit, they give back so so much.  Free “adopt me” embroidery on collars for fosters, and adopt me bandanas?  Not to mention the fact that they donate a ton to rescues nationwide (particularly ones with a focus on pitbull type dogs- wahoo!)  So, we basically love them.  Like loooooove them.  And Chocko has a crush on Chilly (he likes the older ladies), but don’t tell him I told you!

So naturally we’ve been drooling over the new line of leather collars, but leather always seemed so intimidating…you know how some people buy that nice sports car and keep it in the drive way, wash it, but never actually DO anything with it because they are too scared they will ruin it?  Leather intimidated me, so I never took the leap…

Until we got a special surprise in the mail!

The Freebird

The Freebird

Doesn't the color compliment my furs?

Doesn’t the color complement my furs?

Since this was a gift, we were very open to whatever would compliment our brown boy best.  We maaaay have mentioned we had our eye on the Freebird (though the Guinness is also right up there in the favorites department), and it arrived in the ‘tan’ color (there are several different leather colors you can choose from).

Check out the detailing on the collar

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I love that there are two D rings; the way it falls on Chocko, one hangs in the front and one in the back of his neck, which makes it perfect for both leash clipping and tag/ID clippings!  That is a huge perk in my book.  I also love the details in the wings and peace signs, how cool!

And you can’t ignore how handsome he looks in it, right?  I mean all he needs is a cigar and a card table, and maybe a glass of Scotch  (ew, forget the Scotch, but you get my drift), and his new alias could be The Underboss.

"You talkin' to me?"

“You talkin’ to me?”

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Are you interested in looking as dapper as this guy?

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Then head on over to Sirius Republic and get a collar of your own!  And here’s a special code for 10% off your order: CHOCKO – expires this Sunday, 3/31!

 Now onto Leather Care

I asked about what I needed to know, since this would be my first experience with a leather collar.  Here’s the response I got:

“The collar comes to you “finished”, which just means we have applied conditioner and finishing products to weather/waterproof it. Care is really easy, in fact if you don’t do anything to it, it should last beautifully on its own, although a little bit of conditioner occasionally will help it look and feel great. Just take some conditioner (we use Fiebing’s brand, but any leather conditioner will do), rub it into the leather for a few minutes with your fingers to help the leather absorb the conditioner, wipe off any excess with a soft rag. It can get wet, just make sure you wipe it off after. Don’t leave it to dry out in the sun or soak it in water for an extended period of time. If it gets dirty, wipe it with a damp cloth. Leather is such a durable material, with a little bit of care and common sense, it will last nicely for many years (I actually prefer the look and feel of older leather). 

I’ve also updated our website to include leather info and care, check it out here:http://www.siriusrepublic.com/leatherinfo.html.”

Wow, that doesn’t seem too complicated now does it?  And I have to agree, I prefer the look of old leather!  So now that I know we won’t break and ruin it, we’re off to wear in our collar!  Hope you enjoyed all the handsomeness.

**The Freebird was a gift to us and all the opinions in this post are my own.  Seriously…awesome freakin’ collar!**

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14 thoughts on “Chocko gets Sirius about his collar

  1. ♥ the collar and Chocko looks so handsome! Thank you to Sirius Republic for hooking you up. I am off to go look at their website now.

  2. Chocko looks sooo handsome! I’m with you on how intimidating leather is – we’ve been wanting nice leathers for the dogs for awhile now. Maybe I’ll have to take the plunge now…

  3. Chocko looks even MORE handsome now! We love our leather collar also, and I’m a big fan of their martingales too but this leather collar provides a great control over Melvin during walks. I’m not sure if it’s because it’s heavier but he walks extra good on it. Maybe it’s magic!

  4. Very nice! I’d love to get leather collars for the dogs; cost prevents that from happening for all four. I also have decision making problems with the design-your-own sites 😉

  5. Do you save your collars? I mean, after the dog who wore them has moved on? One day I noticed my sister-in-law’s bulletin board, in the kitchen, had a tiny collar pinned to it. It was Gypsy’s collar (their first family pup, who had died). It was so simple and moving. Since then I’ve always saved the collars of my dogs as they’ve passed away (we adopt elderly and hospice dogs, so we have a few). They hang on the railing to the upstairs.

    I was only reminded of it by this post, because your collar there looks almost like a fine piece of furniture or something. Wonderful detail.

    Thanks!!!!

    Suzy
    http://www.charliedogandfriends.com

    • we do actually! We have Knox’s old collars and his tags…I love the idea of hanging them in view, we just havent figured out where yet. thanks for the reminder to get on that!

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