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12-01-2012 02:41 PM
Chicagocanine I have them snug enough that they are not moving around on the neck, but loose enough that I can grab the collar.
12-01-2012 03:44 AM
Mooch Got it worked out, their current collars are long enough that I can add a ring to them if I cut them in the middle
They are a coated nylon/biothane kind of material Yay for working in a saddlery and having access to rivets, rings etc
I would have loved to just order some from the website joy con posted but they won't ship overseas Guess I can't be lazy LOL

How snug do you have the leather collar Chicagocanine?
To be honest I had never until recently considered that one dog could get caught in the others collar, I always have had them fitted pretty snug.
11-30-2012 02:12 PM
Chicagocanine When I had a foster who was crated during the day I used a Premier breakaway collar on him, they are made so you can attach a leash, when you do they won't break away. So when he was supervised somewhere that I wanted to be able to catch hold of him, I would attach a training tab to the collar, so that I could then grab it without it breaking away, and removed it whn in the crate or when they were playing. If his collar had gotten caught somewhere while the training tab was on it would be easy to unhook the tab so that the collar would become breakaway again.
I have also used Ruffwear's older style of Knot-a-collars which are not breakaway but will loosen if they get caught on something, but the ones they currently sell I am not sure if they have the same feature, although you can sometimes find the older style cheap on clearance websites.
I also kinda like Tazlab's safety collar but I haven't actually used it myself.

I have two of these tag collars for my cats, they are actually made for dogs, however they cannot really be used to grab the collar, only for holding tags:
LongDog Leather Works - Martingale Dog Collars

Also want to add I use a Tagbag(from same site as the tag collars) to hold my dog's tags flush on the collar, or else a Boomerang tags collartag, so that there is nothing hanging down from their collars. This makes it less likely that the collar will catch on anything. I also use a heavy leather collar, so there is really no way for another dog to easily get caught on it or to grab and twist it.
11-30-2012 09:38 AM
jocoyn They usually come with very easy to use buckles......with the swimming I would go for the coated nylon! If the dogs were playing unsupervised I would remove the collar even with the center ring because it could still cause a "freakout" if one got caught in the other's collar.
11-30-2012 08:15 AM
Mooch Thank you ladies

I'll be ordering some centre ring collars, they seem like a good compromise.
Hmm I wonder if a centre ring with a quick release buckle would work - I may have to experiment with making a couple if they are not available.
11-28-2012 09:21 AM
Liesje
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Originally Posted by jocoyn View Post
I had a breakaway collar a few years ago and it kept falling off in normal use so I figured it was worthless as an ID collar. I do use center ring hunting collars fit loosely with one tag. The center ring gives a little more flex so the collar is designed to come off if the dog gets hung up. I use the coated nylon ones but her is example.

Collar Style Comparison.
I use the center ring collar too, for my dog that always wears a collar. My GSDs are "naked" but my escape artist mutt always wears a biothane collar with the center ring and two brass ID plates riveted on (no tags). I've only ever used breakaway collars for cats.
11-28-2012 06:54 AM
Sunflowers
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WOW ok looks like breakaway collars are not popular
106 views on the thread and only one response!
We had one, too, and it was a pain to use. We, too, had an incident when it just came apart when it wasn't supposed to.

Plus, I think only one company makes them and they are too narrow.

I read one thread where a poster had a dog suffocate and she couldn't do a thing. Two dogs had gotten tangled and the buckle collar could not be removed. That is why I always have the quick release buckles, and at night he doesn't wear one.
11-28-2012 06:46 AM
jocoyn I had a breakaway collar a few years ago and it kept falling off in normal use so I figured it was worthless as an ID collar. I do use center ring hunting collars fit loosely with one tag. The center ring gives a little more flex so the collar is designed to come off if the dog gets hung up. I use the coated nylon ones but her is example.

http://www.gundogsupply.com/collar-style-comp.html
11-28-2012 04:55 AM
Mooch WOW ok looks like breakaway collars are not popular
106 views on the thread and only one response!
11-27-2012 07:28 PM
Mooch Yeah mine are both chipped but they are home alone when Im at work.

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A breakaway collars seems self defeating
yeah that's sort of what I thought - likely they won't be wearing it anymore if they need it.
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