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Old 08-07-2013, 07:47 PM
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Default Oy Pacos....

Since being on this forum and stalking the older posts, I've discovered Pacos Collars. I hate you all. JK! But seriously, I'm dying for a Pacos now. They're just so expensive! For those who have one, is it worth it? Do the decorations stay on well? How's their customer service? About how much does a customer piece run? Nola's 3rd (how is that possible?!) birthday is in October, so that'd be some sort of justification.....
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Old 08-07-2013, 08:18 PM
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They are AWESOME. I'm on my phone so I can't elaborate much, but I have about 15 between my 5 dogs! Great customer service and collars are guaranteed for life. Since getting Paco collars, I haven't put any other brands on my dogs necks. My dogs swim in them, play in them, and they still look amazing.
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Old 08-07-2013, 08:29 PM
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The studs will fall off, especially the bigger ones, BUT Pacos are lifetime guaranteed, so the will replace them.

There is a Facebook page call Paco collar addicts not so anonymous, members sell used ones on there all the time, I bought 2 last week, lol.
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Old 08-07-2013, 08:38 PM
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LOVE them. My favorite leather collar thus far.

Jackson wears his tan St. Francis almost every day, it's just an awesome collar. The tan came sooo soft too. My only complaint is how much it darkened up, BUT that's going to happen with any leather collar unfortunately (with that particular color).

He's been wearing his GunDogSupply collar a lot this summer though because of water, and I prefer not to let him get in the chlorinated water with his expensive collar. But since I have another Paco on the way, I'm almost tempted to try it out and the St. Francis can continue to be his 'get dirty' leather collar and I'd like to test out how well it stands up overall.

I love Paco too because their small dog collars are not bulky or heavy hardware like a lot of leather collars are, and I don't find them too stiff. They soften up pretty quick.

This is what it looked like day 1:


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Still amazing condition, just darkened a lot.

But their quality is amazing. I do try and buy when there are deals or coupons, etc... so keep an eye out. Saving even 10-20% will help a great deal. I ordered my last one for their Fathers Day special...
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Old 08-07-2013, 08:49 PM
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Yep, the tan will darken unfortunately . However, that's the nature of tan leather. One of my favorite Coach purses is a similar color tan, and the strap is SO dark now!

They do run sales off anything on their site occasionally, and they have sample sales generally every couple of months (great prices if they have what you want!).

I'll post up some pictures and more info when I'm on my computer tomorrow!
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Old 08-07-2013, 08:51 PM
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I've had a few of my collars for years. I've only had one stone ever fall out. And, as mentioned, they'll fix it free of charge. The rest have not even loosened. They're my favorite collars for my dogs. Just waiting to find the perfect one for Brooks, since he's the only one who does not have one.
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Old 08-07-2013, 08:51 PM
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I really wish their stuff was easier to find in person, because I think I need to actually feel some of the other collars.

I was...not a fan. The quality seems wonderful (I haven't used mine enough for any damage, but I'm a horse person and I do like good leather) and the customer service is supposed to be second to none, but I found the collar really heavy and uncomfortable for my dog. I'm really hesitant to purchase any more, because I'm not sure I'd like them at all on my small-ish dogs. Meg (36 lbs) has a 1" wide single layer, and it is just way too much on her. I'd like to stick some 3/4" on my dogs to see if they seem more appropriate, but it's an expensive experiment.

I want to like them! Some of them are beautiful (although usually the bigger ones, as is usual for leather collars), and they come so well recommended.

Thanks for the Facebook group heads-up. I should go try to sell mine there!
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Old 08-07-2013, 09:00 PM
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Rory weighs 35lbs and I'm very comfortable with his daily double layer 1.25" collar. I've never found them to be too bulky. I put 3/4" collars on all of my chihuahuas besides Emma, and they aren't heavy either.
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Old 08-07-2013, 09:05 PM
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Meg looks like an accident victim in a neck brace in hers! I want to emphasize it isn't an issue with the collar; just that I don't like it for my dog. Some day if I can try smaller ones on my two, I might try again. The only other person I've found who has them in real life (where I could try them on) has all bigger collars.
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Old 08-07-2013, 09:11 PM
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I can totally understand it's all based on how the dog is built. Emma weighs 3.5lbs and anything more than 3/8" looks like an e-collar on her. My chihuahuas (even 4lb Rylie) are stocky enough to *just* get away with 3/4".
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