Stainless steel, domestically tanned and eco-friendly leather, lush deer suede, Kevlar belting, oak-tanned sheepskin... we use the materials we want in our own lives.
In 2005, a recent college graduate with an eighteen-month-old Dogo Argentino puppy, looking for a simple leather lead and dismayed by the junk found in pet stores, I started Raw Dog with the intent and desire to produce well-crafted, sturdy, and still classy-looking dog gear: rugged gear built to stand up to working dogs. In other words, the kind of gear I could not find, or could not afford once I did find it. Started as a hobby, I found that there were an awful lot of people who'd had the same problems, and Raw Dog stepped in to fill a niche.
The classic gear: buckle collars and standard walking leads
The good news: pretty much anything logistically possible is doable, with a little time. We've made custom gear for a wide variety of professional pooches and exotic livestock; we love interesting problems.