Dogue De Bordeaux Specialty Collar

Here is the Dogue De Bordeaux Collar that I have made for this years national specialty.  It is black latigo leather with red leather trim, and brass flashing. It is lined with padded lambskin for perfect comfort.  The centerpiece is a French shield with filigree on copper and brass plating.  2.5 inches wide tapering down to a 2 inch strap to buckle.  The hardware is all solid brass and copper.  This piece has taken approximately 40hrs to make, I wanted to create a unique antiqued looking piece so the brass was treated to look rustic.