In 2004, I'm getting Ken - my very first Staffordshire Bull Terrier. He's not just a pet; he's also the face of our brand and the star of our website.

I'm in a bit of a dilemma about which collar and lead to get for Ken. Being a big fan of this breed, I'm well aware that Staffordshire Bull Terriers have their own unique style – those distinctive, decorative features that set them apart. But despite my best efforts, I haven't had any luck finding a lead and collar that really capture that essence.

But as I gazed into Ken's soulful eyes, inspiration struck: why not take matters into my own hands? I've decided to take the initiative and organize the production of a custom lead and collar, adorned with those characteristic Staffie symbols.


The outset was tough. I was a novice in the trade, knowing little to nothing about it. The initial saddler I came across had a greater fondness for alcohol than for his work. The caliber of his creations mirrored the quantity of spirits he indulged in.

After persistent searching, I encountered a genuine saddler who would impart the skills to me in the Beskid Mountains. He was a peculiar old soul. Out of principle, he went about barefoot all year round; his closest companion and roommate happened to be a horse.

Yet, this saddler was a master of his art. Possessing a wealth of experience, he could work wonders with leather. Taking me under his wing, he imparted his expertise unto me! I frequented his workshop dutifully, soaking up knowledge and guidance throughout the year of apprenticeship.


I was well-informed and had put in countless hours of practice. Ken was already flaunting his new collar; we would head out for walks with a stylish leash. The hand-stitched accessories received positive feedback from other Staffordshire Bull Terrier owners who wanted them for their furry companions.

This led me to start producing custom leather goods under the Slade Czech brand.

Slade Czech


As time passed, I realized I couldn't handle all the work on my own. After about two years of crafting every order by myself, my son Adam joined our team. He gradually took over the entire production process and the daily operations of the workshop. My wife Tana manages our shipping and customer communication.

As for me, I remain deeply involved in the design and development of new products. We've expanded our team by hiring and training more saddlers. Our workshop is thriving, our customers are satisfied, and, naturally, so are their dogs. This brings us great joy and motivates us to continue growing our business.


We use only the finest materials in our manufacturing process and infuse each item with a deep love for the craft. Every product that leaves our workshop has been meticulously handled by several skilled artisans.

The quality of our products is a direct reflection of the talent and dedication of our people. That’s why we only employ the best in the business.

We take enormous pride in our work, which allows us to offer an unprecedented guarantee against processing and material defects on our leather products: a remarkable 99 years.

Wondering how long you should keep your guarantee certificate? Don’t worry about it. If an issue ever arises, our clients don’t need any documentation. We recognize our craftsmanship.


What's next? We're optimizing our processes, developing new models, staying attuned to current trends, and most importantly, listening to the needs of our clients and their four-legged friends. Don't hesitate to reach out and share your wishes with us.

Do you know which accessory will best suit your canine companion?

 Petr Sladecek, Founder of Slade Czech

 Slade Czech

For Dogs

Want to be a doggy superstar? With our collection, you'll break hearts wherever you go! Whether you're looking for Classic Collars for everyday elegance, Half Check Collars for a bit of discipline, or Greyhound Collars that are as fast as your hound. We've got it all.

And don't forget about Leashes and Brace Fittings, because no stylish collar is complete without a fancy leash. Heading to a show? Grab our Show Sets and be absolutely unmissable. For the adventurous types, we have Harnesses and Muzzles, so let's hit the trails!

Worried your pup might wander off? Check out our beautiful Dog Tags – they not only look great but also ensure your furry friend always finds their way home.

So, what are you waiting for? Pick out the perfect gear and get ready for some serious doggy admiration!

For humans

Check out our stylish leather Bracelets – the perfect accessory that will make everyone go "wow." Don’t stop there, add some fragrant Keychains and key rings to give your keys some flair. Need more? How about elegant leather Wallets and bags that keep your cash and belongings safe and chic?

But wait, there's more! We also have luxurious Belts that not only keep your pants where they should be but also look fantastic. Looking for something extra special? Take a peek at our Gift Vouchers – the perfect present for any style lover.

And don’t forget about Other unique accessories, like leather coasters that add a touch of Staffordshire elegance to any table.

So, don’t hesitate and pick out the best gear for yourself or as a gift. Make sure you and your buddy look sharp!