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Handmade Collars, Leads & Training Aids

Treat your beloved pet to something special from Zig And Zag Handmade, Durham. Check out my range and place an order today.

Handmade paracord collars for dogs and horses

My name is Jane, and I set up Zig And Zag Handmade when I noticed a distinct lack of suitable collars for my three beautiful rottweilers, Tia, Kruger and Mika, and my two horses (Raven and Bambi). I felt everything looked the same, and so I decided to do something about it.


I came across a product called a paracord collar. Paracord collars originated in Germany, and were practically unheard of here in the UK. I decided to take the plunge, and started selling these fantastic items to pet owners in the UK.


Now specialising in handmade collars for dogs and horses, Zig And Zag Handmade aims to provide a unique range that’s stylish, affordable, and comfortable for pets to wear. Based in The Middles in Stanley and Langley Moor in Durham, I offer UK-wide shipping on any purchase.

The history of paracord 

The word 'Paracord' comes from its use by American paratroopers during the Second World War. After a parachute landing, the cord would be cut from the parachute and used for all kinds of applications. Because of its popularity today the cord is available in many variants of varying quality.

Also known as survival cord, paracord has evolved from a military essential to a general-purpose utility cord.

Throughout the years, paracord has been used for some pretty awesome stuff. Few people realise just how important paracord has been in the history of the USA—and the world. The history of paracord begins with the invention of nylon.

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Check out my full range of fantastic collars, pet toys and enrichment items.

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How to measure

Find out how to correctly measure your pet for one of my collars.

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Dog products

I stock a wide range of products perfect for canine companions!


Take a look for yourself

My products are enjoyed by pets and owners alike. Take a look at a few star pets today!

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Need any help with training?

Zig And Zag Handmade is proud to announce a partnership with Voodoo K9 Academy in Durham. Specialising in dog training and dog hydrotherapy, they are one of the leading trainers in the North East of England. Whether you need general pet behaviour help or support with a specific issue, I can’t recommend anyone better!

We couldn’t be happier with the service we received from Zig & Zag Handmade! Easy to communicate with Jane, select the perfect collar for my German Shepherd & place our order. We were kept updated with delivery details & received our order professionally packaged.
Max loves his collar & so do we! There’s a small part of us that wants to keep Zig & Zag Handmade to ourselves so Max always has the most beautiful collar of all the dogs we meet! 

Scottie1976 - review

We are super happy with the collar made by Zig And Zag Handmade for our staffy Leo :)
The quality is great, the pattern is beautiful and Leo looks stunning. Highly recommended!

KalinaB - review

Interested in my handmade paracord collars? Place an order today or call 07387 084246 

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