A new collar for a Rottweiler – Now named Praetorian.

A client who owns a Rottweiler requested a new design for his puppy so we came up with this. This collar is 2.25″ wide and has 3 layers. The base is black with a burgundy middle ply and a black top ply. This collar does not have a name yet however we have requested our client to think of something fitting. As soon as this collar has a name, we will post it up.

Update: We are honoured our client has named this collar: Praetorian.

This collar again is Roman inspired and is in the same collection as the Centurion, Gladiator and Albion collars.

When thinking of an appropriate name, our client did some research and found from Wikipedia the following:

“The term Praetorian derived from the tent of the commanding general or praetor of a Roman army in the field—the praetorium. They were an elite recruitment of Italians (Roman citizens and Latins). The emperors also often employed a small separate unit of bodyguards, distinct from and, in a degree, as a counterbalance to the Praetorian Guard. It was a habit of many Roman generals to choose from the ranks a private force of soldiers to act as guards of the tent or the person. They consisted of both infantry and cavalry. In time, this cohort came to be known as the cohors praetoria, and various notable figures possessed one, including Julius Caesar, Mark Antony and Augustus (Octavian). As Caesar discovered with the Legio X Equestris, a powerful unit more dangerous than its fellow legions was desirable in the field. When Augustus became the first ruler of the Roman Empire in 27 BC, he decided such a formation was useful not only on the battlefield but in politics also. Thus, from the ranks of the legions throughout the provinces, Augustus recruited the Praetorian Guard.”

We have to admit “Praetorian” is a suiting name for this collar and we thank our client for giving it its name.

Here is a picture of our client wearing the Praetorian collar:

Praetor

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