Fancy Martingales, Dog Collars & Cat Collars

Seattle, Washington

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Last updated on Nov 23, 2020

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Mandy Barton

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About KnineCouture

Sales 6,105
On Etsy since 2008

Fabulous Fashions for the Discerning Dog & Finicky Feline

We are a tiny, home-based company located in Seattle, Washington. Every collar and leash is handmade from start to finish by me along with help from my husband Dave, our Shiba Inu, Link and entertainment from our twin kittens, Roland and Suzanna

K-nine Couture began when I couldn't find collars to fit Link properly when he was a puppy. I started making my own out of silk brocades that I had been collecting and stashing for years, and the process became addicting. I made so many leash & collar sets for Link and our cats that I had to start selling some in order to make room for more!

Our pets are a very important part of our family and we design and construct all of our products with them in mind. Over the years our products have evolved and improved but we continue to stand by our founding principle; to make beautiful, unique items that are custom designed to fit.

Shop members

  • Mandy

    Designer, Maker Of All The Things, Owner

    As the founder of K-nine Couture, I do all of the sewing, designing, planning and problem solving for the company. After careers in both costume and floral design, creating pet couture seemed like the next logical step.

  • Dave

    Assistant, Supportive Partner, Owner

    Dave, my husband and business partner, helps out with the cutting, and shipping and keeps my head on straight! He's also been known to take Link on some epic beer hikes around Seattle :)

  • Link

    Head Model And Muse

    Link, our handsome Shiba Inu, is the inspiration behind the company. He is required to model many of the collars and leashes for photos (we pay him in cookies) and show of his own K-nine Couture when out and about.

  • Yoda

    Customer Service

    Yoda, our dear siamese, was with us for 18 years until passing in the spring of 2019. He always kept us updated with his constant chatter and on our toes with his playful, mischievous shenanigans. Our elastic collars were designed just for him.

  • The Twins


    in August of 2019 we rescued Roland and Suzanna from a local shelter. As kittens are want to do they get into everything and keep us on our toes

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Last updated on Jun 15, 2020
Frequently asked questions
Sizing details

Since all of our products are custom made, all we need is a neck measurement to create the best size for your pet!

For cat collars and traditional (buckle) dog collars we need the measurement from the middle of your pet’s neck; about halfway between the jawbone and the base of the neck.

For martingale collars we need the measurement at the very top of your dog’s neck, right behind the ears.

You can send us a convo with your pet’s measurement or simply leave the information in a note at checkout and we’ll take it from there!

Have questions about the right width of collar for your dog? send us a convo and we’ll be happy to help you determine the perfect width.

Care instructions

Cotton Sportswear: Machine wash cold. Air dry and iron (on a cotton setting) as needed.

Silk Formalwear: Hand-wash sparingly in cold water with a gentle detergent (like Woolite). Air dry and iron (on a silk setting) as needed.

Quality Guarantee

We take great pride in the construction of our products, and guarantee all of our stitching. If you find that your collar or leash is defective, we will of course fix or replace it at our expense. If you receive a product that you believe is defective, please contact us ASAP and we will be happy to make it right.


Since we make our products to order, we do not have a stock of finished products available for exchanges. However, if you ordered a collar in a size that is too large we can easily re-size it. If you ordered a collar that is the wrong width or in a size that is too small, it cannot be altered and we are not able to exchange it. If you need to exchange your collar please get in touch with us as soon as possible for return shipping information.


If you decide that you do not want the product that you ordered please contact us as soon as possible for a return address. Since we make everything to order, most returned items need to be scrapped for any hardware that can be reused in which case you will be refunded your original purchase price minus 30% to cover shipping, materials and a portion of the labor. However, in the event that your collar is a very popular pattern and size we may be able to resell it and provide you with a full refund minus shipping costs. Please get in touch with us within 24 hours of receiving your order if you would like to return an item.

About our Products

We make our collars from the same materials that we would feel comfortable having against our own skin all day, every day. We back all of our collars with heavy-weight cotton denim that we dye to match our decorative cotton or silk fabrics. Just like a pair of Carharts© or Dickies© work pants, the denim we use is strong and holds up well to regular abuse but is also soft, breathable and flexible.

Our Silk Brocade collars, like silk clothing for humans, it is not suited for rough wear; just like you wouldn’t wear a silk gown to play football we don’t recommend our silk collars for the dog park or the beach.

What is a Martingale?

Martingale dog collars are made using two loops, to give a humane "squeeze" when the dog pulls on the leash and prevent the dog from slipping backwards out of the collar.

This is a must for breeds like greyhounds and whippets, whose heads are smaller than their necks, but also works very well for any dog who is an escape artist! Our Shiba Inu has worn a martingale style collar all of his life and we swear by it.