So you are in search of a Plaid Dog Collar – either because you dog is a Gaelic breed, or your family is of Scottish or Irish descent.
Some of the most well-known tartans are plaid designs that you probably are already familiar with. You may have seen these tartans in clothing, home decor, or other popular items that use plaid. However there are 1000′s of authentic tartans, so what’s the best way of going about picking a tartan for your dog? Give some thought to these approaches:
Seek a Tartan that Represents Your Family Name
If you are of Scottish or Irish descent, then pick a tartan that represents your family name. A good resource for identifying your family tartan can be found at The Scottish Tartans Authority website. While finding a plaid dog collar in your family tartan may prove difficult, you will likely be able to find a plaid that is similar in color and pattern. Not to mention that your pup will be the sharpest dresser on the block!
Try a Tartan With Roots in Your Dogs Breed
OK, so maybe you aren’t of Scottish or Irish descent, but you own a terrier that hails from the highlands. Using the same resource cited above, do a search on your dog’s breed. For example, if you own a Scottish Terrier, do a search for “Aberdeen.” The results will yield a variety of Aberdeen plaids, beginning with the oldest. Incidentally, the Aberdeen plaid is the plaid that influences what many perceive to be the authentic Scottish Dog Tartan. While a collar in the Aberdeen tartan is also hard to come by, any Plaid that is predominantly red will do – and look great on your Scottie Dog, too!
Give it the Old College Try
Yep, many colleges and universities proudly raise their tartan flags high! A more preppy and polished way to show your Alma Mata pride is by dressing your little mascot in a plaid with the colors of your college football team – a sure fire way to stand out in a sea of boring team logos.
Last, there is never any harm in just going with a plaid that appeals to you, or that you think will look good on your dog. The Artful Canine offers over a dozen different plaid dog collars to suit almost any taste, and all are at prices well below it’s competitors.
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