The Band and I were competing at The Pacific NW Scottish Highland Games in Enumclaw. After watching the Shelties at the agility trials, I stumbled upon The Heelan' Hound. Talk about awesome! The Heelan' Hound specializes in hand made Tartan (plaid) dog collars, leads and other dog related items. Real wool, real tartans (over 500 to choose from), real high quality! I can't recommend these guys enough. Their vendor booth is beautifully organized and professional, the owners are kind and helpful. Gibson's been rockin' their gear for awhile now, it looks sharp.
Although I'm a bit biased, this has been my favorite collar and leash set to date. Now of course, you and your dog don't need "Scottish Roots" for this fine stuff lol... Just pick out a Tartan you fancy or one that looks fabulous on your pet and go for it! However, it doesn't hurt to know a bit about the clan/country/state/organization (Yes, there are registered "Tartans" for many things nowadays.) that your pooch will be representing with pride. Here is an example, with a wee bit o' history, The Washington State Tartan. It's quite lovely actually.
Slàinte mhòr agad!
P.S. Not dog related but... Checkout this bit of news. Lol! Personally, I'm OK with whatever ends up happening. It wouldn't affect our biz much, luckily we wouldn't have a big sign to change, just some website stuff and flyers. Over the years, we have had a handful of folks looking for our daycare in Seattle's "U-District" haha. By the way, the business owner they interviewed in that article, just so happens to be our next-door neighbor.
My thoughts are that the majority of U.P. business owners wouldn't be too upset with a change. Unless of course, it cost them a considerable amount of money! I for one, wouldn't wish that on anybody's business. Alright, no more "PoliTricks", different strokes for different folks. Just read the comments under that article haha wowza! ;)