All of our collars are made from high quality and durable materials. The webbing is a thin and super strong seatbelt webbing and we use heavy cast and welded nickel-plated, metal slides and D-rings. Both the metal and plastic side-release buckles are solid and well made. Collar fabric is lined with interfacing before being wrapped and sewn around the webbing for extra durability and wear, and for a nice hefty feel to the hand.
Martingale Collars, also known as Humane Choke Collars, were originally designed for use on sighthounds (greyhounds, salukis, whippets, etc.) and other dogs where the head is smaller than the neck, and who can therefore back out of a traditional collar. A Martingale is made up of two inter-connected loops. The larger loop slips over the dog's head onto its neck, and the smaller loop, called the control loop, attaches to the leash by a sturdy "D" ring. When the leash pulls on the "D" ring of the control loop, the two Control slides at the top of the neck loop are pulled towards each other and the collar tightens around the dog's neck. When pressure is released, the collar becomes slack again. When the control loop is pulled, the two control slides on the neck loop should move towards each other (tightening the collar around the neck) but should never actually meet. If they do, the collar is too big and should be adjusted. Today, more and more people are discovering the benefits of a well-fitted Martingale collar for walking and comfortably controlling their dog.
**There are some types of dogs for which a Martingale collar in not ideal: Dogs that have any medical issues in regards to pressure on their neck, larynx or esophagus; Smaller dogs with very delicate necks; Dogs who are very anxious, easily frightened, startled or apt to bolt. For these dogs, a body harness paired with an ID collar may be a better and safer choice.
Martingale Collars should be used only when walking, training or actively controlling a dog and should be removed when the dog is inside the house or left unattended.
Martingale Collars are available in 3 widths: 1"(2,5cm), 1 1/2"(3,9cm), and 2"(5cm).
Sizes: Small (12"-15" or 30,5cm-38cm), Medium (14"-18" or 35,5cm-45,9cm), Large (17"-24" or 43,2cm-61cm) X-Large (20"-29" or 50,9cm-73,7cm).
Metal Buckle Collars
These are the wonderful, "traditional" dog collars with a solid metal buckle, and 6 grommet holes along the length to adjust the size. These also have a metal "D" ring for attaching ID tags or a leash.
Metal Buckle Collars are available in 2 widths: 1" or 2,5cm and 1 1/2" or 3,9cm.
Sizes: Small (10"-15" or 25,5cm-38,1cm), Medium (14"-19" or 35,5cm-48,2cm), Large (18"-23" or 45,7-58,5cm), X-Large (22"-27" or 55,9cm-68,5cm).
Side-Release Buckle Collars
These collars have a metal slide to adjust the size of the collar, a hard plastic, side-release buckle, and a sturdy metal "D" ring to attach ID tags or a leash. They are quite popular for the lightness of the buckle and ease and quickness of the buckle release.
Side-Release Buckle Collars are available in 2 widths: 1" or 2,5cm and 1 1/2" or 3,9cm.
Sizes: S (10"-15" or 25,5cm-38,1cm), M (14"-19" or 35,5cm-48,2cm)), L (18"-23" or 45,7cm-58,5cm ), XL (22"-27"or 55,9cm-68,5cm).
How to Measure Your Dog For a Collar
The easiest way to measure your dog's neck is with a cloth tape measure. First, measure around the top of the neck, right behind the ears. Second, measure again around the base of the neck. Then, take the average of the 2 numbers. A well fitted collar is imperative in helping to keep your dog safe and comfortable.