Dog collars from as early as 300BC have been found with elaborate patterns, and paintings decorating their surfaces.
In ancient Rome most of the public places, had intricate Mosaics on the walls, many of which contained depictions of dogs of the time wearing elaborately patterned dog collars and leashes.
During the Middle Ages, the upper classes decorated their leather dog collars heavily with brass adornment, creating a patterned armor to help protect their animals from injury, or death in battle and fight situations. Likewise, these heavily patterned armored dog collars were indented to help prevent a bait dog from being bite through the neck by an attacking Bear, Wolf or wild Boar, when on a planned hunt, or out in the rugged woods for a stroll.
Pampered pets of the wealth during the Renaissance period in Europe would have been wearing gold, silver and brass dog collars engraved or stamped with their owner’s names, verses and intricate beautiful designs. It was also during this time of history that owners started listing a cash award on their dog collar’s surface; and pet licensing came into being.
When the upper classes of the 18th century were spoiling their pooch with the best and fanciest dog collars of the day, the working-class folk were adorning their simple leather dog collars by painting and marling designs on their surfaces.
With the invention of the sewing machine, the development of synthetic fibers and the increasing rise of dogs among the middle and lower classes, the 19th and 20th century saw the introduction of fabrics as an affordable substitute for leather in dog collar construction. These evolutions have made the world of patterned dog collars possibilities endless.
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