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Old 09-14-2012, 08:37 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default If Your Dog Wears A Collar - What Do You Prefer?

If you have a favorite brand, please let us know.

Leather? Nylon? Buckle? Quick Release? How Wide?

And why did you choose this particular collar?

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Old 09-14-2012, 08:53 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Teddy wears a nylon martingale collar with a plastic quick release for the time being. (Bret Michaels from Petsmart)
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Old 09-14-2012, 08:54 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I have several collars for Dakota (ok I admit it, I like to buy them and can't stop lol)

My least favourite was the most expensive and bought at woofstock. Beautifully made leather with lots of colorful studs. It 2" wide and I find it too wide. I put it on because my husband wanted it.

I like leather collars as I find the nylon ones stink when wet.

So I have not found my favourite collar, yet, but when I o it will be leather and about an inch wide.
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Old 09-14-2012, 08:58 AM   #4 (permalink)
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We have several. The current one he is wearing is a Florida Gators nylon one with plastic quick release.
I really liked the metal quick release on one he outgrew. It also had his info engraved. It was cotton webbing and I didn't like that material because it faded and took too long to dry if wet.
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I prefer the quick release kind. We live on several acres and the dogs have about 6.5 acres fenced for them. The thought of them getting caught on something and choking scares me to death so I keep the quick release ones on them for that purpose. I get mine at PetSmart most of the time. Lupine is also a good brand.

I also have fur savers, and leather buckle collars as well. I used to use the biothane metal buckle collars from Cabelas for my coon hounds. I like those because they had the flat tag with info on it as part of the collar. Nothing hanging down which is pretty convenient for hunting dogs.
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My favorite is a coated nylon collar with the tradtional metal buckle connection.
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It's 1" red leather and has pewter hearts on it, lol! Yes, I know, hearts...but I bought it specifically for being in public, to project a certain image. It works, lol! He swims in it sometimes, so I drop neem oil and lemongrass oil on it, and the leather just sucks it up. Smells great, nice supple leather, and so far no bugs either! I have my eye on a rolled leather one for when he outgrows this one, but I'm not sure if I could still put the oils on it, since they'd be on his fur.
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I use leather collars for both dogs, Delgado has Brett Michaels's black leather embossed with red embroidery from Petsmart and Jazzy has the Brett Michaels's brown leather embossed with pink embroidery from Petsmart. I got them when they first came out and got 30% off, I originally got them because I liked the fact they were pretty and matched but the leather quality is really good for the price and I like the 4' leash

Both are flat buckle and have quickly become favourites
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My favorite collars are very narrow rolled leather collars that I have made for my dogs. They are strong, don't tear the neck hair and I get them in both choke and buckle so that we have them for training as well as for daily use. The ones that I purchase are hand made in Ohio by a leathersmith and I have not found any that are better.
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If you have a favorite brand, please let us know.

Leather? Nylon? Buckle? Quick Release? How Wide?

And why did you choose this particular collar?

Thanks.

Rolled leather collars are the only ones I put on my dog. Akita Rescue recommended them when we got Kioshi and I love them so much I haven't put another collar on any of our dogs since. I keep a selection of puppy sizes because they can be re-used and they grow out of them so fast. Once an older dog has their collar it usually lasts for life and they love them. I've tried the different colors but they all fade back to the original brown eventually anyway. I can usually find them for under $20 at petsmart.
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