This antique sleigh bell is easy to add to your dog's collar. The heavy-duty button snap allows the loop to be opened and the bell removed while the collar is still on the dog. Also useful for hikers with or without a dog -- snap this bell around a backpack strap.
The antique bell has a clear carrying sound suitable for busy festive occasions, field trials, and search and rescue work, or for hiking when wildlife needs to be warned away.
Unlike a bell fitted with a bolt snap, this compact design will be more comfortable for a dog to wear on its collar, because the bell will not bounce heavily on the dog's chin and chest.
I recommend this bell for medium to larger dogs. To give you a sense of scale, the dog in the photo is Gypsy, my petite 35 pound German Shorthair Pointer. She is wearing a #4 bell.
Your choice of bell size -- #2 (1 1/4" across), #3 (1 3/8"), or #4 (1 1/2"). I normally use antique petal bells to make this item, but I will use antique round ridge bells instead if I do not have suitable petal bells.
Which size to choose? Larger antique bells tend to be slightly louder and lower pitched than smaller antique sleigh bells. Compared to new solid-brass bells of the same size, antique bells typically have a lower pitch and more mellow sound.
Antique bell with a solid-brass button snap. The sturdy bridle-leather loop comes in your choice of black, dark brown, or medium brown. The loop will fit up to 1" wide collars made from heavy leather or double-thickness nylon.
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