My springer spaniel, Tucker was 16 years old when he died. It left a huge hole in my life, actually in my heart. As in his life, his death inspired me to change my course and finally do what I wanted and not just what I needed.
Thus began Woofwerks and the quest to design and craft the very best quality leather collars and leads; products that are worthy of capturing his spirit and even carrying his name. So the goals were straight forward:
- The finest English bridle leather
- Highest quality fittings in non-corrosive brass and nickel
- Superb US leather artisans to craft
- Elegant design and style
- Fair cost-to-quality ratio
- Extreme durability
The durability was and is a crucial component. I want these products to endure and become a vivid memory of your dog’s life and great times shared. With care and conditioning they will stand the test of time.
We all buy fabric collars and leads and they are fun, but they aren’t designed to hold up and the elements take their toll rapidly. It’s like having a fabric chair and a leather chair in your living room. In five or six years the fabric chair has been replaced and the leather chair has softened and developed a beautiful patina. That’s in a living room, and chairs don’t jump in the lake, roll in the mud or wrestle with each other!
The other really important element in my goals is to support America and the American worker. The majority of us are fighting every day to pay the bills, build a life or in many cases keep the life we thought we had. We all need to come together and support the American worker and thereby each other. It’s just good business and the right thing to do.
I’m proud of what we make and those that craft it. It may just be a collar to some, but when I hold Tucker’s collar some 20 years later it means so much more to me.
- Jack -