Dog Quirt, Black

United States
$190.00
Item No. 251L-BLK
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Dog quirts are used, or more correctly carried, as a symbol of authority by those running dogs in field trials. This quirt may be rolled up to fit in a pocket. It is in an 8 strand kangaroo hide braid, shot loaded, 30 inches long plus a double lash. Color is Black. Our own production, hand crafted in the USA.

Do you live outside the US? Due to strict US export regulations, we are only able to ship kangaroo leather products outside the US by adhering to the US Fish and Wildlife Service export inspection procedures.

Dog quirts are used, or more correctly carried, as a symbol of authority by those running dogs in field trials. This quirt may be rolled up to fit in a pocket. It is in an 8 strand kangaroo hide braid, shot loaded, 30 inches long plus a double lash. Color is Black. Our own production, hand crafted in the USA.

Do you live outside the US? Due to strict US export regulations, we are only able to ship kangaroo leather products outside the US by adhering to the US Fish and Wildlife Service export inspection procedures.

  • Care

    Good whips, properly used and maintained, should give long service. Physical damage such as hitting on sharp objects, gravel, concrete etc., being jammed in doors or truck tailgates, or chewed by dogs or poddy calves, obviously will destroy a whip quickly. Care in three other aspects will help you gain the most from your whip.

    1. Dirt and sand embedded in the whip will cause internal wear. Dirt can be washed out with warm soapy water, the whip dried (without heat) and then given a heavy coat of leather dressing.

    2. Using the whip with excessive force, as in seeking the loudest possible crack, will cause early breakage of falls and stretch the thong, so altering the taper. The usual and preferred crack is that attained with minimum force. A strong wrist action will over-stress the keeper on a stock whip or the junction of thong to butt section on a bull whip, and will cause early failure near the butt in a shot whip. Normal use of these whips should employ very little wrist force.

    3. Leather dressing is important. A dry whip loses its strength, and one with the wrong dressing may lose strength and/or stretch out of shape. Do not dress a whip with tallow, neatsfoot oil, or any light oils. We recommend Pecard Leather Dressing. Whips to be stored should be kept in light cool conditions, and given a thin coat of Pecard Leather Dressing every six months. Whips in use may be dressed somewhat more often. Whips used in hot, dry, or dusty conditions, and whips used in the wet, may need frequent dressing. Falls on whips last better if kept well dressed at all times.

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