Recommendations for collar, leash?

Sorry if this has been posted before but I couldn't find any posts for this.

I just have a regular collar and 6 ft leash for my basenji mix (not very attractive) but he walks well with this. However, I would like to buy him a nice set but unsure what to buy or where to buy from. There are soo many options.

What are some of your favorite places and types? I am open to trying the martingale.

thanks!! I am loving this Forum!

http://www.ellaslead.com/

http://www.crowncollars.com/shop/index.php

I like a good martingale. The collars at Ella's leads are beautiful and handmade πŸ™‚

I just bought one Saturday from this site. Many designs, sizes and collars are lined.

http://www.2houndsdesign.com/

I always buy Lupine because Malu has a tendency to like to chew on his leads and collars. They replace everything for free even if chewed. If you find a local store that sells them you can just walk in and exchange. They're clip is more like a Carabiner so its much easier to operate and it doesn't get jammed up with sand and dirt.

http://lupinepet.com/

@Vintinck:

I always buy Lupine because Malu has a tendency to like to chew on his leads and collars. They replace everything for free even if chewed. If you find a local store that sells them you can just walk in and exchange. They're clip is more like a Carabiner so its much easier to operate and it doesn't get jammed up with sand and dirt.

http://lupinepet.com/

They are good collars and I have gotten a leash replacement but the nylon irritates Buddy's neck. Right now he's wearing a hemp collar which seems to be better. I just ordered a collar from 2 Hounds that's lined with cuddle satin.

@nobarkus:

They are good collars and I have gotten a leash replacement but the nylon irritates Buddy's neck. Right now he's wearing a hemp collar which seems to be better. I just ordered a collar from 2 Hounds that's lined with cuddle satin.

Which design did you choose on the new collar?

The Hot Rod. Shown is the 1-1/2 and 2" with the border. I got the 1" wide which does not have the borders.

I really liked this one too but thought I would buy one and see how it goes.

Great looking collar, Dan!

@nobarkus:

They are good collars and I have gotten a leash replacement but the nylon irritates Buddy's neck. Right now he's wearing a hemp collar which seems to be better. I just ordered a collar from 2 Hounds that's lined with cuddle satin.

I had Malu in an "earth dog" hemp martingale. One day I removed the collar I accidentally left it within his reach. Turns out that he must like hemp because he ate eveything but the D rings. Usually he'll just chew on/tear up things but with the Hemp he actually ingested it. Luckily, it worked its way out.

The Lupine harness is sturdy and works really well but when they are new, there have sharp edges (from where the threads are sewn), which irritates the skin. So I just used a nail file to smooth the sharp edges/corners.

I use a harness with a lead but Cosmo also has a soft martingale collar with a phone number stitched on it. πŸ™‚

Oh, oh, oh! I have to recommend Collarmania (http://www.collarmania.com). Going to order some for the pups when the youngest get older. πŸ™‚ I've had a few collars from them before, and loved them!

@paneane:

Oh, oh, oh! I have to recommend Collarmania (http://www.collarmania.com). Going to order some for the pups when the youngest get older. πŸ™‚ I've had a few collars from them before, and loved them!

These are nice collars! Thanks for the link.

I bought a collar similar to what Nobarkus pictured –- however, I found the buckles were too heavy for my little girl. They dragged the collar down (yes it was fitted correctly) and when clipped to a leash they caused the collar to twist because of the weight. Pretty though.

Question…..Why do 'hounds' have the nice hound collar? You know which one I am talking about? The one that is thicker around the front of the neck and then thinner around the back? What is the benefit and why only for hounds...?

@nobarkus:

Right now he's wearing a hemp collar which seems to be better.

Don't turn your head - he wants to smoke that collar. πŸ™‚

I just bought Buddy a solid red hemp collar in March. One washing and it turned pink. So I emailed a pic to Earth Dog. They responded quite quickly and said their newer collars have a better dye and will be sending me a free replacement.

We use beautiful martingales from the dutch site www.halsbanden.com - maybe she ships to the US….
The leash we use is what is called in Holland a police leash, with fasteners on both sides:
http://www.vldsweden.nl/Webwinkel-Product-1824933/Politie-lijn..html?gclid=CKetvYTG8K4CFVEjfAodeyptLQ
When I want my 2 B's close, I can use one leash.

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