page 105 of 234 of The Medieval Shepherd

A studded collar for a dog comes from the shepherd protecting his dog from wolves who always go for the throat. A dog with a nail studded collar might better survive such an attack.

I like how Brie says a shepherd should make his own mittens and that they should be colorful with a checkered pattern being the ‘prettiest’. I think that says a lot about what kind of person he was and how he liked simple order.