How much would you pay for a dog collar??

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  1. stardogs

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    My personal preference is between $10 and $15 plus shipping. Most expensive was maybe $20 - before I found the awesome online merchants I use now (Love of Qwill on etsy and Trendy Hounds). I have 3 awesome inlaid ribbon ones that were originally $30 each, but were on sale for buy one get 2 free!! :D
     
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    several years ago i paid $86 + $8 shipping (US dollars) for one from ugly dog ranch. it is 4 inch wide 2 layers of ballistic nylon custom sized at 23 inches w/ a riveted brass contact info plate.

    ETA
    the same collar now is a standard production size & costs $20 before adding the plate.
     
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  4. Southpaw

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    I don't think I could justify anything more than $20-$25. To me they're just collars, my dogs only wear them so I don't lose them... so while I want something cute, I don't see any reason to spend a hunk of money on them. Petsmart quality is good enough for me lol.
     
  5. ihartgonzo

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    I wouldn't pay more than $100 for a collar... :p

    I used to think expensive leather/custom/fancy collars were for purse dogs, but they are actually WELL worth the price if you buy from a reputable source. Fozzie's leather collars were $80 & $60, but they both still look flawless after 1+ years. I used to buy standard rolled leather collars from Petsmart or whatever, and they would last 1-2 years. I bought Gonzo a $50 rolled leather collar online from a really amazing leather company, and the difference is striking. This one only gets better with wear, and is unphased by constantly getting wet.

    If they're going somewhere that I know they'll get filthy, like the trails where Fozzie loves rolling in unidentifiable substances, I usually throw on Lupine collars... but only because I don't feel like spending time cleaning the leather.
     
  6. stellasmama

    stellasmama Proud Schnoodle Mama

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    My limit for Stella is $25.....she's harder on her collars that our Sadie was......Sadie....I would have spent more because they lasted her longer!
     
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    ^that.
     
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    I would never spend more then 25$ You can't see her collar, and all I want it to do it to do is to keep her safe, we have a harness to walk her with.
     
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    I would spend up to 50$....My guys only wear collars out to events and to the vet so I like to have nice ones...they wont get dirty because they don't have them on when they play....but I'm also always on the lookout for collars on the clearance rack too :D

    This is probably the most expensive ...because it was custom made

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    Lisa @ collarmania.com is awesome
     
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    puppydog Tru evil has no pantyline

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    Those collars are STUNNING Dizz. I think you should go for the teal one.
    Also, if you can, pop into Harrods, they have an amazing collar section! It is to die for.
     
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    Is it getting wet with salt water or with fresh water?

    Muffy isn't too hard on his collars... but he does LOVE to go swimming. I live right on the bay, but it's salt water and that's a general collar killer. Right now he has a $15 suede one from petco that is holding up all right... it's warn down in some places and the buckel part has some rust... It's not "pretty" but it works.

    I was thinking of getting a paco collar or something... but I can't spend $100 on a collar to have it end up like the one he has on now.....

    I know someone with a nice quality leather collar that is holding up amazingly... but her dog only goes into fresh water......

    ETA: to answer your question Dizz, it depends on the dog. If I know a dog will have the same collar for YEARS than I don't mind spending $100 on it...

    If I know the dog will destroy the collar within 1-2 years... than I'm a $20 and UNDER(like to stay around $10) person.....

    So, for any type of cloth collar, I'd be more likely to buy something that's $10-15 than something that's around $40.
     
  12. colliewog

    colliewog Collies&Terriers, Oh My!

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    My cut off was $30 a collar for custom thin rolled leather imported from England.
     
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    Mine last for years ( rolled english leather ) so I don't mind spending . Ollie's wearing my Bear's collar ...antique !
     
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    Depends on the collar.

    I adore all the pretty, colorful collars. I think they look FAB on other dogs, LOL....but I won't spend more than $15 unless it's a good, tough, leather collar that will last. I have paid in the high $60's for a tough leather collar :)
     
  15. Dizzy

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    I bought the pink skull one in a martingale - nice, pretty, but cheap enough not to care if (when) it gets filthy ;)

    When I meet a rich bachelor he can buy her designer collars.
     
  16. dogsarebetter

    dogsarebetter EVIL SHELTIES!!!!

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    I would have to say my cutoff for a collar is about $25 maybe an exception if it is durable and looks nice on her like the leather one she has now.
     
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    I don't spend a lot on any single collar. I only use them when I take my dog out anyway. But, I do have a ton of collars and leashes xD
     
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    Rad! I think Bo is definately a pink skull girl!
     

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