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Collar Style Comparison

Collar Style Comparison


The three major styles of dog collars each have their own purpose.

Collar Styles - Most collars fit into 1 of the 3 categories below, although a few collars may be a hybrid of 2 or more styles.

Center Ring "Safety" Collars:
    This style collar is used when you are concerned about a hunting dog getting his collar hung on a tree limb or branch. The center ring allows the collar to flex in a way that the material would not naturally flex and the dog can back out of the collar if it is fitted loosely. It can also be used to fasten a leash to but it could be possible for the dog to back out and get loose if the collar is not tight enough.
    Click here to see our full line of Center Ring Collars.

    A center ring collar that has both a center ring and a "D" to hook a leash to is sometimes referred to as a "Double Ring Collar".



"D" End Collars:
    This style collar is a variation of the Standard Collar. The "D" comes before the buckle on this style. When used with a leash this is the most secure design since the dog actually pulls against 2 layers of collar. If a dog some how managed to pull the "D" loose from where it is attached to the collar material, he would still not be able to run loose. Best design for strong pulling dogs.
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Standard Collars:



Buckle styles - Most collars fit into one of the 2 categories below, however a few models use a hybrid buckle that combines the roller and double buckles for the best of both worlds. We also carry several adjustable collars with quick release or cinch buckles.

Roller Buckles:
    Easy to put on and remove. These collars have a single sided buckle with a roller the allows the collar material to slide easily through. Collars with this style buckle almost always have a keeper to prevent excess material from flapping.


Double Buckles:
    The collar material passes through the buckle twice for the most secure fastening. The double buckle actually acts as it's own keeper.


Either style buckle can be used with any style collar
       









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