We’re all in this together!

We’re all in this together!

We are lucky to be able to close up at our workshop and work on your orders during this difficult time. We had to minimize personal visits. We will be happy to help you with everything by phone or email


5 reasons for providing your Staffie with a legendary collar

5 reasons for providing your Staffie with a legendary collar

The market is full of countless manufacturers of dog collars. But not all collars and accessories are of a quality which will last your pet for a long time. They are usually paper thin and plastic covered.
Nevertheless, meticulous saddlers still use genuine cowhide, brass fittings and strong waxed thread. They work by hand. Therefore, you get a 99-year guarantee against material defects and sewing for all Slade Czech products. And your dogs will inherit the collar from generation to generation.


Slade Czech

We have started production for 2020!

Dear customers,

we have started production for 2020! We thank all our customers for their favor - this year it will be the 16th season we sew for you! We look forward to continuing our cooperation, which we try to improve from year to year with something new. We wish you and your four-legged pets a lot of health!


Why show your dog in an original Staffie leather collar?

Why show your dog in an original Staffie leather collar?

Dog Shows have a long tradition. Since 1935, when Joe Dunn established the Staffordshire Bull Terrier Club, breeders have exhibited their Staffies in traditional collars. Why? Because of their characteristic feature – the pretzel or knot. For this reason, Staffie collars differ from the collars of other breeds.


The History of Dog Collars

The History of Dog Collars

It is difficult to say who the first person was to tie a rope around a dog’s neck and attempt to lead him like a horse or a camel. However, DNA analysis has proved that the first domesticated dog breeds already accompanied European hunters 32 000 years ago.


THE FIRST STAFFIE BREEDERS' CLUB AND OFFICIAL RECOGNITION 80 YEARS AGO

SBT History: Staffordshire Bull Terrier – from Fearless Fighter to Best Friend

In the 18th century, people enjoyed watching dog fights which were legal until 1835. Breeders bred Bulldogs, who were the forerunners of Staffies, for bloody fights with bulls and bears, and for dog fights, as well as for the extermination of sewer rats. But they never used any of these dogs against humans.


Collar Rescue Story

The Old Leather Collar Rescue Story

Like every dog, also I have my favourite leather collar, I wear it for many years …
However, everyday rolling in a grass, digging in a dirt and occasional swimming in a creek left the consequences – I look like a dog homeless wearing it :)
Fortunately, my collar is the Slade Czech


Engraved Metal Dog Tags and Collars

Engraved Metal Dog Tags and Collars

Do not fall prey to the illusion that your dog will definitely never run away. It does not even have to be the dog’s fault. For example, he could get lost in a crowd. He could start chasing a hare across the field or, just for once in his lifetime, taste freedom by crawling under the damn fence. What then? You run around the streets, call your dog’s name, drive around the shelters and post up posters with his photo on pillars. And it gets worse by the day. Because your beloved barking pet is missing. You try to calm yourself with the assurance that he is surely in good hands, but somehow you suspect that much more disastrous scenarios are also possible.


My Own Original Beeswax Production

My Own Original Beeswax Production

The period of research and testing is behind me, the time has come to write something about the production of Slade Czech Beeswax.


How to clean a leather collar and lead

How to clean a leather collar and lead

Leather is actually very similar to human skin. Even the leather of a collar or lead needs to breathe. At the same time, it must be sufficiently moisturised to avoid drying and cracking. The following instructions are generally suitable for cleaning smooth leather – coats, saddles, sofas and flat shoes.


From a darkened "Hole" to a new workshop

From a darkened "Hole" to a new workshop

Imagine the scene: a dim dark cell, almost like a cellar in a horror movie. Literally a "Hole"Bang! Bang! Crash! In the lamplight glow, the pounding of saddlers' tools can be heard. "Grrr! You woke me up again!" a sleepy Staffie growls in the corner.

For Dogs

Woof, Ken, where did you get such finery? marvelled a pretty Staffordshire Bull Terrier a few days ago. Since then, dressed to the nines, I regularly break girls’ hearts. A hand-stitched collar in fragrant cowhide decorated in shiny metal with a Staffordshire knot simply attracts the ladies.

Collarsleashes and other canine harness made by Slade Czech saddlers are also available in bright colours for canine ladies. Don’t forget a dog tag to complete the outfit.Take your pick.

Ken 

For humans

Where's my collar? I wonder. I see the master has pinched it to wear like a bracelet. Again! So I asked the master saddlers and we devised leather accessories for humans too. Check out the bracelets in colourful cowhide, aromatic keyrings and keychainsleather wallets and coasters. Everything in Staffie style. Make your choice.

Ken