Collar Help

I have decided to get Medjai a new collar and need help deciding. I have gotten down to two collars from allhoundsapparel. I love the guarantee that covers chewed collars. I have to decide between a 1.5" martingale collar or a 1.5" hound collar. Then I have to decide between the closures.

These are the two I'm looking at.

http://www.allhoundsapparel.com/cart/edit.asp?p=115771
http://www.allhoundsapparel.com/cart/edit.asp?p=89866

Both look good, but which is better?

**I like the bottom one better!
But I am a HUGE fan of Nick Russell's collars.
They are durable and pretty.
I have used Nick's collars for 10+ years and they last forever
and his collars are the only one I use.
I send a Nick collar home with all my puppy people.

Probably cheaper than the website you listed.
http://members.aol.com/k9collars/ Here is Nick's.
I only use the Martingale collars, which is called safety choke design in
Nick'e website.
Email Nick for new designs.**

I agree with Steffie, My "Nick" collars are over 6 years old and I am going to replace them soon, just for variety. And the safety-choke absolutely prevents a basenji getting out of them when they are pulling. They fit loosely so can be slipped when the dog is just hanging around, but not when they pull. The collar gets snug, but you adjust how tight you are willing for it to get so the dog is never really choked. Nick has other styles as well, but I swear by the safety-choke.

The collars you have selected are really nice, though!

Anne in Tampa

I got Zip's collar from Northwind Catalog. They're $1 more than Nick's ($13). I went with them b/c they had a ribbon Dp and I agreed on (which wasn't easy, let me tell you). She vetoed just about everything. Zip has the "Tiny Stars on Red" martingale collar. I've always loved red and black.

http://northwindcatalog.com/

I asked them to make it 3" smaller than the small size.

BUT, from your options above, I also like the bottom one.

Are the photos of the patterns on Nick's website the only ones he uses? Just curious since I have been lookging for a good collar for Dallas but I haven't taken a liking to any of the patterns he offers…

Nina,
You can also send him a ribbon you like and tell him what width and collor webbing you want. I tried that and Dp still didn't like the options (picky picky). So I looked at other sites…

yeah, I have martingales, but I have never tried a hound collar on.

I like the second one. I have bought from All Hounds and really like the service that I got. I did have to use the replacement garuntee and she was very prompt and sending the replacement for the one chewed when I mailed back the hardware.

@etzbseder:

I have decided to get Medjai a new collar and need help deciding. I have gotten down to two collars from allhoundsapparel. I love the guarantee that covers chewed collars. I have to decide between a 1.5" martingale collar or a 1.5" hound collar. Then I have to decide between the closures.
These are the two I'm looking at.

http://www.allhoundsapparel.com/cart/edit.asp?p=115771
http://www.allhoundsapparel.com/cart/edit.asp?p=89866

Both look good, but which is better?

I get all my collars from All Hounds Apparel. They usually set up a booth at the shows so I was able to meet her personaly. She makes my collars custome because my boy is really strong and he can frey a martengale. She sews a thicker backing to reinforce it.
I've never had a problem returning a collar which is great. I've only purchased martengales though. I say buy both! They both are beautiful. 🙂

Thanks for all the help. I got the martingale one for now. Maybe I'll get the hound collar later, but I figured I'd get the kind I already know and swear by.

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