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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-01-2012, 12:26 PM Thread Starter
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Collars and leashes - oh my

I've been searching this morning for the perfect collar and lead for Spirit. SO many options! Material, size, lining, lock type ... ay yi yi. And measuring Spirit's head and neck was no small feat LOL

Anyway, this is what I've come up with, after HOURS of searching, literally. Spirit is your basic many-colored GSD -- he's black, tan, silver, with red around his neck and head. Trying to color coordinate I've chosen Mahogany base with black top



And a leather Cafe lead in Mahogany



I'm torn between the Mahogany and Rosewood. Rosewood might be too red though??

And will Spirit's neck grow that much more that he might outgrow this collar? It's too expensive if he will. He's 8 months, measures 18" loosely. I'm concerned this collar isn't adjustable ??

Way too complicated
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Here's the website, in case you feel like helping me choose the colors

http://californiacollarco.com/custom...og-collars---1-
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But I kind of like this one too, it's 1.25" with red jasper gems. Do I want 1" or 1.25" or larger ??



CALIFORNIA COLLAR CO - leather dog collars, leashes & accessories - DIEGO - chain martingale leather dog collar
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We PM'd at the same time...lol!

I don't know about the thickness/width.

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I love those collars. I wish they came with quick release closures, though.
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This is what the site says:

1" Leather Dog Collars
These collars generally work well for medium to large breed dogs. The double layer, lined collars in this section are pretty heavy duty and are designed for stronger dogs over 50 lbs.
1.25" Leather Dog Collars
These collars are designed for large to giant breed dogs or for anyone who is looking for a wider collar than the standard 1" width. The double layered, lined collars in this section are much thicker and heavier than those you'd normally find in pet stores and are designed for dogs who need a stronger collar.

I like how this particular style is double layered.
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One inch looks too narrow to me.
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If that's the only two, I'd go with 1.25"
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Thanks! If these weren't so expensive, I'd be less fussy. Want to make a good decision.

And no, despite the raised eyebrows from family, I do not think $107 is too much to spend on a quality collar and leash.

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I did it! I got the collar in the first picture I posted, 1.25", and the cafe lead.

Merry Christmas, Spirit

$116.00 Holy cow. Has anyone else here spent this much money on one collar and leash?
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