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Old 09-04-2013, 02:11 PM
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Default Ella's Lead collars?

Does anyone have them? Are they as good/durable as Paco Collars? I love Nola's two PCs, and want other, but I can't afford to drop $75 right now. Ella's lead seems similar and less expensive. Any experience with them?
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Old 09-04-2013, 02:20 PM
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I can't compare them with Paco, but I can tell you the leather collars, leads, and the rope leads are fabulous. Make sure you specify that you are looking for a durable leather that will work on-leash (avoid the cat collar stuff if you want durability) or go with her regular black or saddle colors.

I've had mine for nearly 2 years now, and while I shouldn't have had it lined with soft blue suede, I'm 100% happy with my purchase. The leather is soft and supple, and I've had it dragged around in mud and in the river tons of times. Middie and I went swimming with it this morning, actually. The swimming and his general dirtiness has ruined the suede, but it's still securely attached to the rest of the collar.
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Old 09-04-2013, 02:23 PM
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Personally, I like them and have only had good experiences with their service and products. I have both leather and "vegan" leather collars from them and like them all.

They are the ones who made Squash's "Krypto" collar for his Halloween costume last year and also helped me make a custom design for his first birthday present.

I don't have any Pacos, so I can't compare, but I've been happy with the quality and durability of my EL collars.

ETA: Here is one of Maisy's EL collars:

And Pip's vegan. Love this for swimming:

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Old 09-04-2013, 02:28 PM
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Teagan has one collar and that is her Ella's lead collar and I love it. I've had it for about over 2 years now and its holding up very well. Teagan wears that thing in the water, sand, mud. I plan on getting Panzer a vegan collar once he is fully grown.

And in a few years I plan on getting a vegan for Teagan as well. Since they are a little more durable in the water. But yes, I would recommend them.

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Old 09-04-2013, 03:31 PM
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I have 2 tag collars(3/4in wide),from them & love them.One is black with rainbow spots and the other one is burgundy with alternating brass spots.
These were quite affordable and are great for everyday use and swimming.

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Old 09-04-2013, 04:20 PM
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I have a black leather/brass hardware custom service lead from them. It's tough and seems well made. I don't use it enough to give it a full review but the workmanship seems very good, and their speed and customer service (customization) was also very good. I have pictures of it from when I first got it -- I think they have a Chaz thread of their own somewhere.

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Old 09-04-2013, 04:21 PM
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I've never had a leather collar before, but I have one from Ella's Lead. It's really nice, I love the collor, had it for years and it is still so soft and has held up to swimming, mud, everything really well. The only thing with it is the red color of the collar will bleed on to Talon's neck if it's soaked in water too much. Art never had that problem as he will swim but for short periods of time. Talon sits and soaks in the water. lol

Other than that I love it! ^_^
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Old 09-04-2013, 04:35 PM
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Love blitzs. He's a rough little dog and runs himself into the nastiest stuff he can find and swims with it etc. since he doesn't have another dog to tangle with anymore its on him almost all the time. Meaning to get another.

Got my dad the train one for Xmas for his dog. Love that to!

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Old 09-04-2013, 05:37 PM
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I don't support companies who steal designs from others. And the one collar I've had my hands on was so poorly made, it was falling apart at less than a few months old.

I have had leads from them and all but a traffic handle were unusable.
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Old 09-04-2013, 09:59 PM
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Originally Posted by Red Chrome View Post
I don't support companies who steal designs from others.
I remember some drama about that, and it made me uncomfortable. And there was another thing that made me uncomfortable with supporting them, though it's probably really a personal overreaction, so I won't go into it. Anyway, I've just chosen to steer clear of the products, there are so many collar makers to choose from. Maybe they all have drama, but if I don't know it, I can remain happily oblivious.

My friend who owns Eva (Pi's sister) did choose to buy collars from Ella's Lead this year. I'd been teasing her to get Eva a fancy collar, and that was the company she liked, I guess. She likes the leather collar she got for Eva, and just chose to buy some for her other dogs, though she said the vegan one she bought Eva (because Eva swims a lot) is falling apart. I do not know if she mentioned it or asked for a refund.
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