KnineCouture

Custom Dog Collars - Cat Collars - Martingale Collars

Seattle, Washington · 3188 Sales

KnineCouture

Custom Dog Collars - Cat Collars - Martingale Collars

Seattle, Washington 3188 Sales On Etsy since 2008

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Announcement   Here you will find custom dog collars & breakaway cat collars, martingale collars (Greyhound dog collars), matching dog leashes and ring-bearer harness for weddings. All of our products are handmade especially for your pet and we are always adding gorgeous new patterns and great new styles to our line up. Take a look around and feel free to get in touch with us if you have any questions or special requests!
Thanks for stopping by,
Mandy, Dave, Link the Shiba & Yoda the Siamese

Announcement

Here you will find custom dog collars & breakaway cat collars, martingale collars (Greyhound dog collars), matching dog leashes and ring-bearer harness for weddings. All of our products are handmade especially for your pet and we are always adding gorgeous new patterns and great new styles to our line up. Take a look around and feel free to get in touch with us if you have any questions or special requests!
Thanks for stopping by,
Mandy, Dave, Link the Shiba & Yoda the Siamese

Mandy Barton

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Corey Kaye

Corey Kaye on Apr 24, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Just purrfect!!! Bo looks so handsome in his new collar. Thank you so much!

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Loving these colors I get to look at while I sew!
Oooo! My fancy nails match this fancy cat collar perfectly :)
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About

Fabulous Fashions for the Discerning Dog & Finicky Feline

We are a tiny, home-based company located in Seattle, Washington. Every collar, leash and wedding harness is handmade from start to finish by myself and my husband Dave, with modeling help from our Shiba Inu, Link, constructive criticism from our Siamese cat, Yoda, and inspiration from the memory of our first cat, She-ra.

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!

Around this time I had a childhood friend get in touch with me with a problem that needed solving; she and her fiancé wanted their beloved labrador, Asa, to be the ring-bearer at their wedding but they couldn't figure out how to make it work. I did some brainstorming and designed them a harness that would allow Asa to wear a ring pillow on her back. It was such a success that I added the Ring-Bearer Wedding Harness to our shop the following month.

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.

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  • Mandy

    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

    Owner, Maker

    Dave, my husband and business partner, does all of the cutting, ironing, shipping and "fun stuff" (i.e. the bookkeeping). 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 all of the wedding harnesses for photos (we pay him in cookies) and show of his own K-nine Couture when out and about.

  • Yoda

    Test Model And Entertainer

    Yoda, our 11 year old Siamese, keeps us updated with his constant chatter and on our toes with his playful, mischievous shenanigans. His collars take a beating on his frequent adventures, so he makes an excellent test model for our cat collars.

  • She-ra

    Model And Teacher

    As our first pet, She-ra taught us the ups and downs of sharing our lives with a furry little creature. She passed away in September of 2012, but she will always be a part of the family.

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Last updated on Feb 2, 2017
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.

Wholesale availability

We love to have K-nine Couture in pet boutiques, and offer a 50% wholesale discount off of our regular prices to retailers on all the items in our catalog. Please get in touch with us for more information!

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.

Exchanges

Since we make our products to order we do not have a stock of finished products available for exchanges. If you ordered a collar in a size that is too large, we can alter it for a $10 fee. Please get in touch with us for more information.

If you ordered a collar that is the wrong width or in a size that is too small, it cannot be altered and a new collar must be made from scratch. In this case, since we can recycle the hardware on the incorrectly-sized collar, we can offer you a 25% discount towards to purchase of a correctly-sized collar. Please contact us for more information.

Returns

If you decide that you do not want the product that you ordered please contact us for a return address. Upon receipt of the product your account will be refunded the price of the item minus a 30% restocking fee. Returns require us to take apart the product in order to salvage any hardware that can be used on future orders, and the restocking fee covers the labor and materials that went into making your order.

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.

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