In addition, as much as I think leather is the best option for us (with the dogs), I also fear that one of the dogs will put a huge hole in it and then we'll be screwed (wouldn't have that problem with a slipcovered couch!).
And then, one day, The Break-Up was on tv and I had an epiphany! Why not go with a mix and match set - leather couch, slipcovered chair and a half (or vice versa) - the best of both worlds.
It worked for Gary & Brooke...
Here is another example of leather and slipcover paired together:
What do you think? Do you prefer to mix and match, or buy one whole set?