In 2006, we set upon a mission to create the finest leather dog collars and leads in the world. We would design and make the products ourselves in Great Britain. Where our competitors outsource overseas often using the cheapest materials and labour, we anticipated that discerning dog owners would choose handmade artisan craftsmanship with quality materials instead. Handmade at our workshop in London. After all, our bottom line is your dog's safety and security - and making sure they look fabulous at the same time.
Terms like 'future heritage' are commonplace today. But since we started, we have been making timeless classics alongside fashion-led designs with flair and style.
During this time, our products have featured on the cover of The Sunday Times Styles Magazine and been selected for numerous editorial shoots across prestigious national titles you will recognise.
In the last few years we have also supplied our products to film and television projects including the original international blockbuster film Kingsman: The Secret Service. Other projects include a TV series featuring a strong Russian aristocratic woman and another series about a 'cruel' woman who doesn't like a particular breed of dog.
In 2010, we had the honour of collaborating with jeweller Nicholas James of Hatton Garden in the creation of one of the most spectacular dog collars ever made, anywhere. This was completed on behalf of the Battersea Dogs and Cats Home's 150th anniversary celebrations. The collar featured "five brushed silver studs engraved with the charity's initials and logo, plus an 18ct yellow gold stud inset with 30 pave diamonds." (pbw news, Nov 2010).
Extra security was assigned to the workshop. Men in black suits whispering into their lapels – that kind of thing. It was surreal (the story gets better every year we tell it..).
With a retail value of £2K, the collar reportedly sold at auction for many times that amount. Which was great news for Battersea - and made us feel very pleased indeed to have been part of something so special (although we’re not allowed to say who the lucky dog was that got the collar).
Kingsman: The Secret Service / D&H
We were thrilled when our leather dog collars and leads took a 'lead role' in the British-made 2014 blockbuster film, Kingsman: The Secret Service.
Supporting roles went to Colin Firth, Michael Caine, Samuel L. Jackson and Taron Egerton.
Special thanks to 20th Century Fox for use of the photos
When you order from our website, you will normally receive the email confirmation. You might get an extra notification once your order is updated to ‘Shipped’. Then it’s on its way to you – when you might get another email from the courier.
That’s how it works in theory. But if for some reason you’re not hearing anything, please let us know. You can ring the London workshop directly on 020 7018 0175. Or ping us an email: firstname.lastname@example.org
When you get your product, we’ll include Product Care Instructions. Leather is a natural product and the hardware is either brass or super strong zinc alloys. So we give you some tips about how to keep the leather in good shape (the biggest most common mistake is this: if it gets soaking wet, you have to allow it to air dry naturally before re-using. Remember that one thing and you should be mostly alright).
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In the news
D&H has caught the attention of the editorial press from some prestigious national titles you’ll probably recognise - including the cover of The Sunday Times Style Magazine.
Our designs are registered with the Intellectual Property Office. As artisans, creatives and manufacturers ourselves, we take seriously any attempt to copy our designs. Imitation is a form of flattery, sure. But, unfortunately, it also leads to brand confusion and undermines our brand value. Design thieves have no scruples so we don't feel badly about pursuing them through all available legal channels. If you come across any products that look eerily similar to D&H, please let us know. If we don't already know about it we'll be sure to reward you (or your dog) with something from our collection.