Today, I want to tell you a sad story. In 2016, we had to say goodbye to our best dog friend, Ken. He was a fighter, his whole life he wore the first leather collar we sewed for him at Slade Czech. It was a symbol for him, and eventually, Ken became a symbol and a brand for our company.

But then the fateful day came when we had to say goodbye. It was terribly sad. Ken is now our guardian angel and lies under his favorite linden tree in the garden. And what's craziest, we hung his collar and leash on a branch so he wouldn't leave us completely.

It's been 7 years since the collar has been hanging there, and we think of him every day. But that's just how fate wrote it, and we have to come to terms with it. Although it hurts and we have sadness in our hearts, we know that Ken is still watching over and protecting us, and that we were the best pack he could ever have.

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.


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.