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About TuffStuff

We are Nige & Jacqui McWhinney and are based in Nottingham, England. All our leads and collars are manufactured here and our embroidery is done in house, ensuring a reliable but speedy service.

We have had a trade stand at agility shows around the country through the summer season for over 20 years. Here you can visit us and see for yourself our quality products.

Where it all began...

Storm was Jacqui's first agility dog. We had been embroidering horse lead reins for many years for other companies. One day in 1999 I made Storm a lead, embroidered his name on it and took it to the club that I was then training with. The response was crazy, EVERYONE wanted a dog lead with their name on it.

So we started a new company up, called TuffStuff. The first year we did 2 shows with just leads, it proved so popular that the following year we found ourselves with a variety of leads and now collars, travelling around the country attending various shows with our trade stand.

20 years on, and TuffStuff is thriving. We pride ourselves on quality and customer service.

We have always had Border Collies, here are some of our very special dogs from past and present.


October 1997 - June 2013 (RIP)

  • Black & White Tri BC Dog
  • Agility & Flyball
  • Spirit of Benski


May 2000 - August 2011 (RIP)

  • Red & White BC Dog
  • Agility & Flyball
  • Dyacre Reds Kai


January 2003 - February 2018 (RIP)

  • Black & White BC Bitch
  • Agility & Flyball
  • Nothing But Gyp


  • Blue & White BC Dog
  • Litter brother to Phase
  • Grade 7 Agility
  • Rosmarinus Chase the Stars


May 2005 - February 2019 (RIP)

  • Blue & White BC Bitch
  • Litter sister to Chase
  • Grade 6 Agility
  • Rosmarinus Silver Moon


  • Blue & White BC Dog
  • Nephew to Chase & Phase
  • Grade 7 Agility
  • Rosmarinus Silver Sunrise


  • Seal Merle BC Dog
  • Training for Agility
  • Aviary Supernatural