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Scotties, Sealyhams, Ceskys & Westies

Scottish Terriers, West Highland Terriers, Cheskys and Sealyhams and other fabulous solid Terrier types are game and hardy little terriers, which are easy to train. They are lively and extremely self-assured toward other dogs. Robust, friendly, cocky and spunky. They just love companionship and , despite their size, they make a very good watchdog......... they do like to bark.
For glamorous "everyday" collars see our Cowskin and Calf range. They offer stunning colour combinations, including Pink/ Orange, Blue/Turquoise, Red/ Chocolate, Orange/ Orange and Lime/Brown. Most of these cheeky Teririers have fabulous long necks and many look adorable in our WIDES, 3/4" widening t0 1.5". But if you have a more delicate Westie Girl, for example, then do consider a mini-WIDE 5/8" widening to 1", so your little Lady has a teeny buckle but you get to see a lot more collar.
pug in slim pink Holly&Lil collarpug in slim pink Holly&Lil collar

Or you may feel your dog suits our ‘slim’ collars best - usually 3/4" piped slim. Because all of our collars, leads and harnesses are handmade in our own workshops, we can offer a complete bespoke service so you can have any size made in any width. We usually advise that the lead width should match the collar width, but again…it’s your choice…
Both types of Terriers look fantastic in our Safari Print Cowskins.
  The funky quirkiness suits them down to the ground. Our cowskins are very much everyday collars. Being made of Italian calf leather, the colours stay true and the leather stays supple. Our own dogs swim and mud wallow in theirs all the time.
And do consider our fabulous Harris Tweed Range. Handwoven in a wide range of subtle shades, the tweeds are wonderfully smart for town or country wear and pay homage to their Scottish roots! pug in Harris Tweed Holly&Lil collar We have fabulous Tartan Twills or we can also make you collars and leads in your own clan or family tartans or Estate tweeds. Please ask us for further details.
And of course for the Utimate Scottish tribute the great Scottish Flag from our Flying the Flag range. Though there are many little Terriers out there in Union Jacks looking just stunning! The Union Jack is a WIDE collar but it so suits so many Scottish and West Highland Terriers as we said.
For something simpler, but oh so stylish, see our Hollywood Dreams range. From the more sophisticated black piped with vanilla to super sweet, sugar pink and vanilla. That might be just the thing! We do also have a sweet baby blue and lovely lilac.    
Our Beau Belles collection of Bow collars, harnesses and leads are just too adorable on them.
dog bow collarWe can make them in any colour you like.
Our harnesses are just made for Scotties and Westies, be they Swashbucklers, Princesses or Dapper Dans in a Tuxedo. Individually made to order by our craftsman (delivery 6-8 weeks). Small is usually the perfect size for a Westies and Medium for a Scottie and Sealyham, etc. Contact us and we will advise on the 5 magic measurements we need to get the size correct.
The main body of the harness is calf leather with a soft, padded, chest 'plate' which is very kind to your Terriers  fur. The calf leather straps are all adjustable, allowing you to get a perfect fit. This is helped by the connecting rings which allow the harness to move very comfortably with your dog.  pug tuxedo harness
Most of our Charm, Semi Precious or Beaded collars look adorable on these breeds. And they can all be made for you on any colour you like and look fabulous with their matching leads.

Oh –there’s just so many to choose from! And remember if you have an idea for something you would like us to create specially for you, do go to Make Me One, let us know and we will do our best to make it for you!

And finally, to keep your dogs warm and cosy, do have a look at our Alpaca Handknitted coats. Though we have just discovered that Westies look divine in the long legged striped jumpers we had designed for Pugs. Who would have thought it?

How to check your size ~ We think the easiest way is to take your dogs most comfortable collar and measure it
a) from the centre of buckle to the very tip
b) from the centre of the buckle to your dogs favourite hole.

Your dog's
neck measures...

Size & total collar length

Typical breeds this size may fit
(as guide only)

9-11ins
28 - 33cm

Small Harness but we will want to tweak size
Size23
14"/40.5cm
1st hole 11.5"/29.5cm
last hole 14.5"/37cm
Small Westie Girl
11-13ins
28 - 33cm

Small Harness but we will want to tweak size
Size 3
16"/40.5cm
1st hole 11.5"/29.5cm
last hole 14.5"/37cm
Standard Westie
12-14ins
30.5 - 35.5 cm

Small Harness
Size 4
18"/45.5cm
1st hole 13"/33cm
last hole 16"/41cm
Standard Girl or Slim Boy Scottie
13-15ins
33 - 38 c
m

Medium Harness
Size 5
20"/51cm
1st hole 15"/38cm
last hole 18"/45.5cm
Large Boy Scottie