Nameplate ID Tag for an existing Dog Collar (hand-stamped)
Upgrade your dog's existing collar with a personalised hand-stamped nameplate.
Nameplates are a great alternative to a traditional dog ID tag because they are silent and don't jingle, plus they are very securely attached to the collar - unlike a traditional dog ID tag - so no more lost dog tags!
We will hand-stamp your dog's name and one contact phone number onto a solid brass (gold) or marine-grade stainless steel (silver) nameplate. Your custom nameplate will be delivered to you with two solid brass rivets, so you can easily attach it to your dog's existing collar.
Small - 50 x 9.5mm - suits collars that are up to 16mm wide (2 lines of information)
Large - 70 x 16mm - fits collars that are 16mm or wider (up to 3 lines of information)
HOW TO ATTACH NAMEPLATE TO COLLAR:
1. Lay the nameplate out on the out-stretched collar and mark where you will need to punch the holes.
2. Make the holes in the collar with a hammer and punch, leather punch or a drill. For nylon collars, burn the edges of the holes to remove frayed strands.
3. Push the rivet posts (long ones) through the holes in the collar from the backside of the collar.
4. Push the rivet posts through the holes on your nameplate and attach the rivet caps (short ones).
5. Tap the rivet caps onto the rivet posts with a hammer until the caps flatten.
Includes: 1 x handstamped brass or stainless steel nameplate plus two rivets
(we have displayed images of the nameplates installed on our leather dog collars. Please note that, for this listing, the leather collar is not included. If you wish to purchase a leather dog collar that includes a personalised nameplate please click here)
DOG - HOW TO MEASURE YOUR DOG'S NECK
Using a soft tape measure, record the circumference of the neck at the point where a collar would naturally lie. Pull the tape so that it is snug but not tight. Enter this measurement in the personalisation text box when prompted. This measurement will be the middle hole of the collar, we will add at least another two holes either side. If your dog is a puppy, please let us know and we will make an allowance for growth when sizing the holes for the collar.
Please feel free to give us a range (up to 12cm, i.e. 38-50cm) so that we can make sure there are enough holes to suit your dog's growth. We can be very flexible with the number of holes provided in the collar.
This is personal preference, but as a guide choose 1/2" for tiny dogs, 3/4" for small dogs, 1" for medium dogs and 1 1/4" or 1 1/2" for large dogs.
CAT - HOW TO MEASURE YOUR CAT'S NECK
Using a soft tape measure, record the circumference of the neck at the point where a collar would naturally lie. Pull the tape so that it is snug but not tight. Enter this measurement in the personalisation text box when prompted.
Leather is a natural material and it can display natural marking and colour variations. Over time, the leather will soften with the oils from your dog's coat, developing a natural patina. With a bit of love and care, leather ages gracefully! Give it the occasional clean and recondition with leather dressing, and it will reward you with many years of service. Avoid getting it saturated with water as this can cause the leather to become brittle. For dogs that love to swim, we recommend keeping a secondary, nylon collar for water-based outings. If your leather dog collar does get wet, allow it to dry naturally and then recondition with a good quality leather dressing.
We recommend using our leather balm regularly.
Brass will naturally dull and tarnish over time. You can leave it to develop a beautiful, natural patina or you can bring yours back to a beautiful sheen by polishing with brass cleaner.