Dogs on Bikes developed from a variety of avenues; our love of hounds, madness for cycling, enjoyment of crafting and a bit of a passion for photography. All of this combined with an over-riding desire for a safe, affordable and yet more than functional looking collar for our newly adopted greyhound Boris led me down the road to where we are now.
Boris had the most amazing long elegant neck that just cried out for a lovely collar so my stash of fabric became his new wardrobe. Like most things this soon snowballed into complements and requests and that was the start of Dogs on Bikes.
Now I have a full hound range of collars, leads, coats and treats from the martingale, walking, tag and buckle collars to fleece and rain coats to extra special occasion treats, special orders and a wide range of coloured webbing leads that would make a rainbow weep!
I make collars for all dogs be they little, large and everything in between but as you may see I do have a bit of a soft spot for greyhounds. Not that I haven't had other houndies but as the phrase goes 'they get under your skin'!
That's why I have a vast array of martingale collars as I have always had willing volunteers with my own and friends dogs to try them out. It is such an extremely versatile design of collar that it is suitable for all breeds and mixes of hounds. The martingale was primarily designed for Sighthounds who have smaller heads than necks and therefore can easily 'slip' their collar but it has shown itself to be a really good design for all dogs. It is safe, comfortable and gentle on their necks.
It is a wonderful design comprising of a larger loop section and a smaller control loop which, when fitted correctly, will gently tighten on walking or if like our little girl, you have a hound that is excellent at sudden reverse manoeuvres! It's a design of collar that has been around for many a year with lots of variations to said basic design; large collar loop section and smaller control loop section. The collars made by Dogs on Bikes are my own interpretation of said classic design.