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Waterproof BioThane® - Custom Dog Collar - D-End for Dogs That Pull

Waterproof BioThane® - Custom Dog Collar - D-End for Dogs That Pull

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Enhanced Durability with Classic Dog Collar Design

Our flat BioThane® D-End dog collar is designed with additional safety in mind. It features a classic flat strap design with a sturdy brass buckle, loop, and a dee ring placed in front of the roller buckle for added strength, ensuring secure attachment and a timeless look. Crafted for a precise fit, the BioThane® material provides durability and water resistance, making it ideal for both everyday use and outdoor adventures. This collar blends practicality with elegance, offering your dog comfort and style in one.

Custom Fit: Crafted with a minimalist design and custom-made for a perfect fit, our flat BioThane® dog collar merges practicality with tailored comfort.

BioThane® Strapping: Handmade using BioThane® strapping—a waterproof alternative to leather—it's also known as vegan leather or faux leather, ensuring durability in any weather. This collar is waterproof, odour-resistant, and easy to clean, making it perfect for outdoor activities and everyday wear. 

Silent Nameplate Option: Forget about separate dog tags—opt for our optional hand-stamped nameplate securely attached to the collar using rivets. This 'silent' alternative adds a touch of elegance while providing essential identification. Unlike laser engraving, hand-stamping creates a deeper, more distinctive impression for a personalised look that stands out.

Premium Hardware: The BioThane® strapping is paired with premium British saddlery hardware, including a buckle and loop for secure fastening and a dee ring for leash attachment.

Lasting Investment: Choosing a Kinfolk Leather custom dog collar means you're investing in a piece that showcases your dog's unique personality with timeless style and lasting quality. Our collars are crafted to endure and look great for years. When you’re ready for a fresh look, we can reuse the same high-quality hardware to create a new strap, ensuring your dog’s collar is as sustainable as it is stylish. Kinfolk Leather collars are more than just accessories—they're a smart and enduring investment for your loyal companion.


Due to high demand and our commitment to quality, please allow up to 2 weeks for your custom creation to be carefully crafted.



BioThane® is a brand name for a type of coated webbing that is made by bonding a PVC or TPU (thermoplastic polyurethane) coating to a polyester or nylon webbing. This creates a strong, durable, and waterproof material that is easy to clean, lightweight yet resistant to chewing and scratching.


Premium British saddlery hardware, cast from solid brass and rust-proof. Our hardware has been selected for maximum strength and to ensure our products remain rust-free for life. All hardware is kept securely in place with strong solid brass rivets.


An optional solid brass or stainless steel nameplate can be securely attached to the collar with matching solid brass rivets. Your emergency contact details will be clearly visible, ensuring your dog can be quickly identified if they wander off.


Each dog collar is meticulously handmade, and our nameplates are hand-stamped. Minor tooling marks or inconsistencies in the stamping enhance the unique charm and human element of your custom dog collar.


Waterproof BioThane®

Customisation Options

Each collar is crafted to fit the dog that will wear it. Please see our Size Guide if you need help choosing a suitable width. The length will depend on the neck circumference of your dog.

Break Strength (approx.):
1/2" (13mm): 225kg
3/4" (19mm): 340kg
1" (25mm): 450kg

The BioThane® thickness is 2.5mm.

Your choice of MANY colours of waterproof BioThane® strapping.

Your choice of either gold (solid brass) or silver (nickel-plated solid brass) hardware.

If you would like a nameplate added, your dog's details will be hand-stamped and clearly seen on the solid brass or stainless steel nameplate. The standard placement of the nameplate is directly opposite the buckle hardware, visible on the top of your dog's neck. However, if you would like a different placement just let us know - we can attach it wherever you like.

Nameplate Dimensions:
Small (for 1/2" wide collars) - 50 x 9.5mm - up to 2 lines of information in 2.5mm text
Large (for 3/4"+ wide collars) - 70 x 16mm - up to 3 lines of information in 3mm text.

Is this suitable for your pet?

If your dog has a history of being extremely tough on collars, such as, excessive pulling behaviour, we recommend using a specialty collar when attached to a leash or tie-out and keeping this biothane dog collar for 'good'. While our collars are extremely sturdy, and will withstand forceful tugging, there are determined dogs out there for which any collar is no match!

Please see our Sizing Guide for recommended collar widths.

Collar Size & Measurement

As a general guide we recommend that if your dog’s neck circumference is:

  • less than 22cm (8.5") or puppy under 3 months old, choose a soft leather puppy collar
  • 22 - 28cm (8.5 - 11”), choose 1/2” collar
  • 28 - 34cm (10 - 13”), choose 3/4” collar
  • 32 - 40cm (12.5 - 16”), choose 1” collar
  • 38 - 50cm (15 - 20”), choose 1 1/4” collar
  • 46cm (18") and larger, choose 1 1/2” collar

Wider collars are stronger so please keep this in mind when you are selecting the collar width (basically, don’t walk a medium sized dog on a 1/2” collar, choose at least 3/4” and preferably 1” +). For medium sized breeds and larger, we highly recommend choosing our D-End Dog Collar which gives another layer of leather to pull against when attaching a lead to the dee ring.

How to Measure For A Dog Collar

We strongly suggest providing an accurate measurement when placing your order. If you follow the instructions below, this will allow us to make a collar for your dog that will fit him/her well.

1. Using a soft tape measure, record the circumference of the neck at the point where a collar would naturally lie.

2. Pull the tape so that it is snug but not tight. Record the measurement.

3. 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.

Puppies - 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. 24-36cm) 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.

How to Measure For A Cat Collar

1. Using a soft tape measure, record the circumference of the neck at the point where a collar would naturally lie.

2. Pull the tape so that it is snug but not tight. Record the measurement.

3. Enter this measurement in the personalisation text box when prompted. 

Care Guide

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Follow our instructions to care for your custom dog collar, leads or cat collar. With a little bit of TLC, your custom BioThane® or Genuine Leather Dog Collar, Dog Lead or Cat Collar will last many years.

Lifetime Guarantee

We believe in our products and stand by the quality of workmanship, craftsmanship and materials in each one. We are pleased to offer a Lifetime Guarantee on the hardware components used in our products. See our Lifetime Guarantee for more information.

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