Top positive review
44 people found this helpful
on 28 February 2011
I love these collars, the quality is great and they use unique materials (neoprene, same as wetsuits) that makes them suitable for all weathers, mud and even the odd dip in the sea! On my dogs first outing in his new collar he managed to slide down a muddy bank using his neck and shoulder as a brake, caking the collar is exceptionally sticky sandstone mud. I think it would of finished off a leather collar and probably most webbing ones too, but a quick run under the tap and it was good as new.
I did really like the idea of a specific place to put the dogs ID tag but in reality, it is only about an inch or so away from the lead attachment ring, so the ID tag and the ring still clink together all the time. Wonderfully simple idea, badly executed.
The only problem I have had is that these collars do come up quite small and the room for adjustment is not that great. They are adjusted by a wrap over velcro arrangement, which is very secure and allows you to get a perfect fit, but has to have sufficient overlap in order to work. I ordered the medium which is supposed to adjust 403-453mm to fit my dog with a 430mm neck, but it was nowhere near big enough. I re-ordered the large (468-528mm) and that fitted perfectly at the smallest sizing. Unless your dog is at the very bottom of the size range, I'd order the size above you think you need.