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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, 09:16 AM
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I have to add to the white pine collars. Ivans got one, he's had his since he was a puppy and its still going strong.
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Old 04-28-2013, 09:38 AM
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White Pine collars are great.

If you want something with more decoration options, Nearly Naked Neckwear is fantastic. There is a reason a lot of FCR people buy her collars (and not just because one of her dogs is an FCR ) -- they are extremely well made and the smooth exterior doesn't seem to break fur at all. Mira has two and I've been really impressed with the craftsmanship.
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Does fleece lining help to not break hair? I have no experience with fleece, but the comment from Shai made me think a softer material may not do it?

I have the same trouble with Frag, I've just come to accept it. I keep Recon in a paracord slip and I've noticed very minimal breaking so far! Sir's the easy one!
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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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