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Looking for a new collar for Obi. I have a new one on him now but I keep it as a back up one, I want a good and strong collar. His other collar snapped at the buckle when he chased after a goose (we are working on this, our neighborhood is overcrowded with aquatic birds). So I need one strong enough to withstand his loose leash walking training and the random times a goose flies out of the sky and lands less than 10 feet in front of us when we are leash training. I already have a good quality harness, loose leash walking works better on a collar for him.

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Our favorite collars are:

1) the 1" flat leather collars from Leerburg (these are SOLID, are are the matching leashes - we use both every day) http://leerburg.com/flatleathercollar-1in.htm

2) Leerburg's leather-strap keeper collars (with metal buckle, not the plastic snap - we use these for walks with our very drivey, STRONG male)

3) if you're looking for something really intense, the rigid collars from Modern Icon

We always use a nylon slip collar as a backup collar - just in case one of the dogs backs out of the buckle collar. This saved me more than once when I had sighthounds, and we do it with all of our dogs now.

Photos attached of our 7-month-old girl wearing the Leerburg 1" flat leather collar, and of our male wearing the keeper collar.

Good luck! Let us know what you decide on - I'm curious what options you find! :)
 

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I used to do endurance racing on horses and we used almost strictly biothane material, since then I’m a huge fan and use the same for the dogs collars. I get them from Gun Dog Supply, they include a riveted name tag for $12. The material is indestructible, totally weather proof, and looks like brand new after a quick wipe.

https://www.gundogsupply.com/collars.html

They also have reflective ones for night time. Plenty of color options and collar styles too, I like the center rings.
 

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I used to do endurance racing on horses and we used almost strictly biothane material, since then I’m a huge fan and use the same for the dogs collars. I get them from Gun Dog Supply, they include a riveted name tag for $12. The material is indestructible, totally weather proof, and looks like brand new after a quick wipe.

https://www.gundogsupply.com/collars.html

They also have reflective ones for night time. Plenty of color options and collar styles too, I like the center rings.
After the recommendations of biothane, it seems like a great material. I will look into the collars you showed me too :) I definitely like that custom name tag! It's a nice touch!! What is it about the center rings that you like?
 

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I like the center rings because my dogs do a lot of off leash running through the woods and the center ring would allow them to slip out if they got stuck on something. Boomerang tags is a good company too! With Gun Dog Supply the tags they rivet onto their collars have held up nicely (years of time) with some fairly rugged use. Even saltwater!
 

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@Jax08 beautiful collars!!!!
That will be their
next gift. Lol! I’m a collar freak. A special splurge.

Dean and Tyler also have nice collars can be pricey but they have sales I think a Memorial day sale coming I believe if I remember.
https://www.dtdogcollars.com/Default.asp

Smart pak has nice collars and at good prices. They are not as wide
https://www.smartpakequine.com/pt/smartpak-soft-padded-leather-dog-collar-10838

Leather collars - I would keep all of these home if they are going out for a swim.
 
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