Collars that don't rub

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  1. JacksonsMom

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    Jackson had a black leather Paco that was pretty stiff.... but the 3/4" tan leather is SOOO soft. His is actually 3/4" with the buckle tapered to 1/2" but, yeah, I was kind of worried about ordering him another because I wasn't extremely impressed with my first one. But the tan one he has now is by far the softest collar ever, I have no worries about leaving it on him all day, or even during the night (tho I typically always take any collar off him at night). Also not heavy at ALL. very lightweight.
     
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    But tan would be so ugly on Gusto :( Was the black collar the same width? I wonder if they use lighter leather for the smaller sizes.
     
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    Lizzie has a tan Paco and I really like the tan on her. It pops very well. And it darkens considerably as time passes.

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    They worry you because you worry about strength? Grace is (still!) a crazy little scavenger on walks (stubborn teenage girl and as strong as a ~40 lb determined puppy can be), and I don't have any concerns about it holding up. And it's super lightweight. I also really don't like heavy hardware for my two.

    I'm definitely not an expert, but I did quite like the people at the company I linked earlier (and braided matching leashes) are holding up well IMO.

    Bailey has the Planet Dog hemp collar (and leash) and it is soft, but I didn't notice any positive changes in terms of his ruff hair breakage (he had to wear it all day when he was at daycare). Neither did I with the Ella's Lead satin lined collars. B doesn't have the best coat, though.
     
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    Oh, not the strength. He's a little guy, so barring a severe malfunction, I don't think collar strength will ever be a huge issue. I worry that they are so thin they will concentrate all the pressure in a small area if he hits the end of the leash hard.

    I think I have one of the hemp collars floating around somewhere that I got for Meg at one point. I'll have to see if I can dig it up and see if it looks like it will help matters.
     
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    Oh, geesh- I just thought of another alternative- soy collars. They are super soft.
     
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    Yeah I have soy collars. They are great and don't break the fur. They also dry quickly and seem to remain pretty comfortable while wet, which is important for Kim and Mira.

    I also have two Nearly Naked Neckwear collars ( http://www.facebook.com/pages/Nearly-Naked-Neckwear/106947779377882 ) which very smooth and well stitched. I just got them but honestly can't imagine them rubbing. The stitching is flawless. I'll try to get pictures later today -- need to go meet up with MORE Spotty Dogs now :p
     

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