Saturday, May 23, 2015

Protecting the Protectors

In Spain, the use of the carlanca, or spiked protective collar, is common on Spanish Mastiffs working  in wolf country.  These fierce looking collars protect the dog's neck from attack.  The chest plates shown also shield the dog from predator's bites.

Here are some photos of (real) working Spanish Mastiffs in Spain wearing the incredible works of protective art manufactured by Jesus Burgos Penasco of Castilla-LaMancha, Spain.