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
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!
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.
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.
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.
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 …
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.
The period of research and testing is behind me, the time has come to write something about the production of Slade Czech Beeswax.
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.
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.
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.
Designing and manufacturing of a new type of fitting takes us a little time, but the final product is worth it! An original sketch comes from Adam – a head of production – usually as a doodle on paper napkin.