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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 09-04-2011, 08:48 PM Thread Starter
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Stupid question on collars and all breed shows

Can you use this kind of collar at an all breed show here in the U.S.?

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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 09-04-2011, 08:49 PM
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I use a fur saver collar, never used that one before

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Yes my husband sent off and got me one as a present not sure if I can use it or not though. Rhett loves it...
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I think as long as it works for you and is aesthetically pleasing you can use it

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I think as long as it works for you and is aesthetically pleasing you can use it
I think you could use this one, but I would have another handy if the judge has a problem with it.

But you cannot you just any collar. You cannot have a prong collar on a dog on the grounds of a show. I am not sure about e-collars. And, you cannot have any dangly things on the collar.

I use an all chain martingale or a leather martingale and neither have ever been questioned.

this thing looks a little like an all chain martingale. Only my links are all tiny, where this one has some bigger links.

ETA: collar and lead have to be separate. Which is odd because they have something called mendoza show leads, which are one piece collar and lead, and well, you cannot use them to show in, so why they call them show leads is a mystery.

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ETA: collar and lead have to be separate.
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Which is odd because they have something called mendoza show leads
I think you mean Mendota. The collar + leash combos are used in conformation frequently, so, you can indeed show in them, and they are show leads.

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Thanks for all your info guys

Selzer, you can use collar/lead all in one combo's though. I use them on many toy dogs I have handled. They usually have a built in swivel which is great for thier tendency to spin... and spin... and spin... man I am thankful for my Shepherd lol.

Anyway, I thought this collar would be worth a try since it evens out the pressure on the front of the throat. I am working on Rhett distinguishing his different collars for different work. When he has his chain he walks at a heel when I switch to a non tightening collar he moves out in front so I thought this collar might help since he's big enough to move off of the loop leads.

I was thinking that if I can't use this one I could just hook the fur saver so it won't tighten can you do that? Thanks Xeph.
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Most times because dogs can back out of these collars and also because the dog is kept to trot at side, these are not the collars used at all breed shows. These were designed for dogs to pull against in gait classes like the German style showing. These are not designed for proper at the side control of showing a dog.
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I was thinking that if I can't use this one I could just hook the fur saver
That's what most of us do

I use the live ring for the down and back, and then loop it over and connect to a dead ring for the go around.

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Ah ok great! That helps a lot. I will use the collar for road work then and keep to the fur saver for ring practice. I have a handler but I want to make sure I am practicing with him the best way I can. And moving from loop leads and square dogs to GSD's well this is all much more complicated lol!
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