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Old 04-27-2013, 11:32 PM
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Default Collar rant.

Until Rider and foster Lucy, I've never had a dog with long-ish hair. Boxer hair is super short. You can put ANY collar on her, and even if the hair breaks, it still looks good because it is super short.

Well, I've had just normal ribbon on nylon collars on the two cattle dogs mixes, and IT IS DRIVING ME INSANE because the hair on the top sticks up and breaks and when you take the collar off, it's all worn down and nasty looking.

So, I invested in rolled leather collars, but they pretty much do the same thing, just in smaller amounts. Plus, there is still the "flat collar" style in the front where the buckle is.

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Old 04-27-2013, 11:58 PM
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My dogs' fur does get stuck down if they've been wearing a collar for a long time, but I've never had a problem with the hair actually breaking.
I've always figured there's just no solution, except a good bath, and right after you put the collar back on and start the process of pushing the fur down again. :/
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Old 04-28-2013, 12:05 AM
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My dogs don't wear collars in the house. Only when we are out and about. I don't have problems with collar rings.
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Old 04-28-2013, 12:13 AM
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Yep. I started taking collars off at night and when we were hanging out, but it didn't seem to help if they are wearing them for any length of time. I'm aware of it but I don't know of any viable solutions, I just accept it.
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Old 04-28-2013, 08:20 AM
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White Pine SoftWeb collars are your best bet if your dogs need to wearcollars regularly! We have the limited slip version and while our crew doesn't wear collars in the house most of the time, when I forget and leave a WP collar on for a few days, there are still no signs of breakage.
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Old 04-28-2013, 08:32 AM
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White Pine SoftWeb collars are your best bet if your dogs need to wearcollars regularly! We have the limited slip version and while our crew doesn't wear collars in the house most of the time, when I forget and leave a WP collar on for a few days, there are still no signs of breakage.
Awesome thank you!
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Old 04-28-2013, 11:17 AM
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My dogs don't wear collars in the house. Only when we are out and about. I don't have problems with collar rings.
yup or we use fursavers.
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Old 04-28-2013, 10:19 PM
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Yep, this is why Sienna wears a rolled leather collar, and I keep it loose enough so it rests on her shoulders...below her ruff mostly. She also doesn't wear it in the house. I walk her on a slip collar since the rolled leather one is so loose - it's really just there to hold her tags. I'm a tad jealous of all you owners of short haired dogs who have pretty collar wardrobes.
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Old 04-28-2013, 10:40 PM
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Huh. I must be blissfully unaware lol because I don't seem to notice any issues with Happy's hair, and she wears a collar 24/7. This guy: http://www.coastalpet.com/products/p...m_Number=14901

So what do I know.
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Old 04-29-2013, 09:02 AM
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We, and our breeder (BRT's) uses these:
http://www.hoganleather.com/store/pr...rolled_collar/

Unless they're showing or being bathed,
she leaves the collars on her dogs 24/7.
No problems whatsoever.

The collars aren't cheap, but of very high quality -
they will certainly last the life of your dog, and probably your next.

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