CARE OF YOU COLLAR: I recommend handwashing all collars and leads in warm soapy water and leaving to dry naturally. Metal buckles should be dried thoroughly. Although all the products are durable, cotton fabrics will tear if caught on sharp objects and fade if washed in high temperatures or sea water. It is the customers responsibility to ensure suitability of the products for your dog and to check regularly for wear and tear. Life of the collar will be dependent on the activity level of the dog. Products/fabrics are subject to change or may discontinue.