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Old 12-20-2014, 10:20 AM
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Default Your favorite TYPE of collar (leather, fabric, other, etc)

I guess I like all for different reasons. In the summer I primarily use his biothane collars from Fraggle Rock just because he's often in or near water or beaches etc. He rarely wears leather in the summer just because I don't want them ruined from chlorine in the pool.

In the fall and winter I would say he wears his leathers a lot more.

But with fabric I sometimes like the light weightedness of it, that you can find different patterns, and sometimes I like dealing with a plastic snap vs a buckle like on a leather.

So I like them all for different reasons. I think even if I didn't have a collar buying addiction, lol, I would likely still have one of each (1 biothane, 1 leather, 1 fabric) of these materials simply for usefulness.

BUT if I could only choose ONE... I think I may go with biothane simply because it's so easy to clean, doesn't get messy easily, looks like leather, can have a nameplate on it, etc....
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Old 12-20-2014, 10:26 AM
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Ugh. Such a battle.

For single coated, short haired dogs this is easy for me. Leather, no doubt for everyday wear. I prefer a nylon/ribbon martingale with a buckle for outings, though.

I still don't know for the double coats. I've got a few thin leather tag collars which overall I like. However, they make me nervous for playing and they have gotten caught going into kennels a few times so they rarely wear them now. Also, the slipping issue again. I like paracord on them as well, but similar issues and I don't like how paracord has a tendency to "stick" and doesn't slide easily. I've been throwing around the idea of fursavers, but I generally don't like full slips. I'm borrowing a CM minky from Danielle.. kind of hoping those don't break coat.

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Old 12-20-2014, 10:37 AM
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Depends on what I'm doing!

I think for just everyday sort of wear, my dogs have always had nylon collars, either martingale or just a really nice buckle collar that holds its size.

I LOVE my biothane collar for outings that involve water for Abrams.

I've honestly only ever had one dog with a leather collar, and she chewed on it. LOL

If I had to pick just one collar type, I'd probably go with biothane, then nylon, then leather.
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Old 12-20-2014, 10:40 AM
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So I don't walk with collars, I use harnesses for that.

I use collars for quick grab situations or tags.... and for that I like leather. My dogs are VERY hard on collars(salt water, fresh water, mud, poop, dead things, etc) but I haven't had any problems with the leather. A little saddle soap and conditioner and you would never know how gross it was before. LOL.
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Old 12-20-2014, 10:45 AM
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Leather. I've got other stuff. but leather is just... classy.

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Old 12-20-2014, 11:01 AM
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Leather all the way baby

To me nothing beats the way leather looks or wears.
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Old 12-20-2014, 11:36 AM
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Well I really adore limited slip collars for every day use for the youngsters, which aren't really leather-friendly. So nylon, I guess.

I do love my leather collars. They're so beautiful and durable, but I really only use them on a regular or day to day basis for Pip.

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Old 12-20-2014, 11:37 AM
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I like fur savers best, no question.

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Old 12-20-2014, 11:40 AM
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Nylon in practice. Leather in theory. Just haven't been sold on the right leather collars yet.

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Old 12-20-2014, 12:06 PM
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Biothane for outdoorsy activities. Hugo is is definitely a jump-in-all-mud kind of guy and any other collar gets super gross. He has a nylon collar that he wears around sometimes that I like because it's a pretty blue color and reflective. He has a faux leather collar that I think looks super snazzy on him and he wears that around town/ to the pet store. I do want a fabric one for him but he doesn't have one yet.

I think if I had to choose just one it would be the faux leather one. I like the look of leather, but I try not to buy animal products (other than food and treats, obviously).
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