How to Pick the Perfect Dog Collar
When looking for a collar for your canine companion, all the choice can be a little bit overwhelming! That is why we have compiled this handy guide to help you pick out the perfect dog collar for you and your pup. As always, if you are unsure about what choice to make for your dog, we are always happy to help so please do get in touch.
Designed specifically for small and large hounds including Italian Greyhounds, Whippets, Greyhounds and Lurchers, these collar's have a special 'fishtail' design which prevents it from slipping over their slim heads and protects their delicate windpipes. Because hound's heads are narrower than their necks, ordinary collars can easily slip off or even cause pain or injury to the dog as they have little fat to protect their neck. These collars are sturdy enough that the dog cannot slip the collar when out on a walk, but are comfortable enough for walkies that last hours! These collars should be worn high on the neck – just below the ears and snugly adjusted. These collars are not suitable for all dog breeds, brachycephalic breeds such as pugs should definitely never wear a hound collar due to their breathing issues. You can shop our full range of Hound Collars here.
A classic for a reason, the most traditional style of dog collar is made with an adjustable buckle and leather trimming. These collars are hardwearing, making them a great choice for larger breeds (or small strong ones!) Our classic dog collars use high quality buckles and solid D rings, secured by two rivets for maximum security. These collars offer slightly less adjustability than other styles, so may be more suited to an adult dog that has already reached their full size. These collars are also a little bit more difficult to take on and off so may not be suitable for dogs that attend daycare. Many people love the classic look of this design and we agree - it's a good one! Our range of classic dog collars are all handmade in England and matching leads, harnesses and accessories are also available. Shop the full range here.
An adjustable collar is made with a sturdy plastic clasp and can be adjusted to different sizes using the metal slider buckle. A fully adjustable collar like this may be a better choice for a younger dog as it allows for a greater range of size adjustments as your dog grows. The design of these collars also makes them leather free so they are perfect for anyone following a vegan or vegetarian lifestyle. These collars are easy to take on and off so are perfect for busy dogs on the go, as well as dogs that attend day care. You can shop the full range of our vegan collars here.
Whichever collar style you choose, the most important thing is to get the size right! You can view our size guide here, or pop into our Margate store where we will be more than happy to assist you.