Material and care


Here you will find information on the selected materials that we use to manufacture our accessories, as well as tips and information on how to care for the products.

All leashes and collars are made by hand in Germany with a lot of passion. Each product is adapted to the dog and is therefore unique! We also make 100% vegan leashes and collars upon request. These are made of weather-resistant materials, polypropylene multifilament (PPM for short), Biothane, cotton rope or hemp rope.

Our leashes are usually 2x adjustable and therefore extremely practical, as you can regulate and adjust the length as desired. Custom-made lengths are possible on request.

Our adjustable collars connect to a biothane or leather adapter. The collars can be adjusted in size as required. The double-layered rope ensures that the dog feels comfortable on the neck and protects it at the same time. For dogs with a neck circumference of more than 40 cm, we recommend a 3-fold rope (from size L).

 

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PPM (polypropylene multifilament)

It is a weatherproof rope with the following properties:

- Very light and comfortable material
- Extremely robust
- Non-toxic, safe for humans and animals (OEKO-TEX))
- No quick pollution
- Don't fault
- Does not absorb water
- UV-resistant

Biothane

Biothane is a good leather alternative with the following properties:

- Extremely robust material
- Light and comfortable material
- No quick pollution
- Non fault / antibacterial
- Does not absorb water
- UV resistant (no color fading)
- High abrasion resistance

leather
Leather is a natural and very comfortable material. It lies well in the hand and adapts smoothly to the dog's neck. The special thing about leather is that it can develop a beautiful patina over time. We only use leather from the EU and our oiled leather is vegetable tanned.
cotton rope
We use cotton rope for our woofballs and to make leashes and collars. It is a biodegradable material. We source our cotton rope exclusively from Europe.
hemp rope
Our hemp rope is also a completely natural and biodegradable product. The hemp rope is also very robust and has a special look. Our hemp rope is produced regionally in Germany.
fittings
We use brass, stainless steel and die-cast zinc fittings to manufacture our leashes and collars. Various color combinations are possible.
Our recommendation:
Small scissor carabiners = small dogs up to 10 kg
Large scissor carabiners = medium sized dogs
Bolt carabiners are available upon request.
For larger dogs from 25 kg and/or dogs that are not on a leash, we recommend reinforced fittings (we can use these for your product for a small surcharge.)
ATTENTION: This is our recommendation, every dog owner knows his dog best and should decide accordingly.
Please note that a leash (this applies to all leashes available on the market) may not last as long on dogs that pull extremely as it does on dogs that are on a leash. We make jewelery accessories for dogs, so our leashes are not suitable for sporting use (e.g. for pulling sports, etc.).
Colored fittings (such as rose gold) can fade or peel over time and acquire a "used look". For frequent use in/on salt water, we recommend brass or stainless steel fittings. Proper care is important! If your carabiner jams or squeaks after a while, please contact us to get the correct care instructions.
Please make sure that your dog does not chew on the leash. If your dog damages the leash (e.g. minor damage to the rigging), we can repair the leash for a small fee (depending on the effort involved).
Please keep an eye on your pet when wearing accessories. Bellkami is in no way responsible for damage caused by improper use of the goods.

maintenance

All of our products are machine washable at a maximum of 30 degrees. However, we recommend hand washing. We do not recommend washing products made of leather or with leather accessories, decorative cords and certain fabrics (e.g. made of foil jersey) in the washing machine.
Our products are not suitable for tumble drying.