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Looking for the perfect collar
  • InuzooInuzoo
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    So I know there are search topics on collars, types, harness, etc, but I am looking for the perfect collar. So far: buckle thin removes fur front of neck, martingale chain discolors fur, martingale no chair removes fur back of neck (and hide the first tick of the year). Any suggestions? I looked for a rolled leather martingale but have only found the choke type or slip but not limited slip. I made a cotton martingale but it lost its size and some sneaky girl was able to escape. Confused on where to go next.
  • lindsaytlindsayt
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  • redcattooredcattoo
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    On FB I recently found this person who makes leather martingales.

    http://www.facebook.com/Made2MeasureLeatherWorks

    The leather work looks good to me and they do ship to the US. I had messaged them and prices to me seem reasonable and had planned to probably buy a leather martingale for each of my dogs.

    I like the ones that do have a buckle so they can have some leeway in size, but they also have pictures of martingales without a buckle.
  • KichiPupKichiPup
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    I just ordered a no stink one from dublindog.com
    (Cause her nylon was was getting nasty and we don't want it pullin hair out)
    They are really stylish. Haven't gotten it in the mail yet but excited! They arent too big and clunky like most water proof collars
  • redcattooredcattoo
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  • ShibaLoveShibaLove
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    I don't quite know how to quote yest, hence the editing, but I am loving the silk collars @lindsayt posted about above. Now the hard part will be deciding which paisley pattern I like the best.
    Post edited by ShibaLove at 2013-04-10 14:30:04
  • lindsaytlindsayt
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  • bikingleiabikingleia
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    I use buckle martingale collars from K-nine Couture as well. They're very high quality and the fabric ones hold up quite well through wear and wash. Plus they're really cute! The puppy size is perfect for the first 5-6 months and then I go to the 3/4" adult collar. Like lindsayt said, I don't keep collars on my dogs unless we're going out so I don't have any issues with them rubbing or matting hair.
  • InuzooInuzoo
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    Great thanks all! I want them all! Might have to do a few a d swap her out from time to time. I don't dare not keep one on, she doesn't seem like she will walk out alone again but I am not taking any chances. :)
    Post edited by Inuzoo at 2013-04-11 20:16:32
  • wliu003wliu003
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    I'm in the market for a new and durable collar and this thread has been very helpful thus far. Thanks everyone for the links/resources.
  • knnwangknnwang
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    The poster on this thread has the perfect collar if I ever win the lottery http://www.shibainuforum.org/forum/discussion/9176#Item_19 and it also has some other good collar suggestions.
  • bmass174bmass174
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  • redcattooredcattoo
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    I fear my dogs getting loose even though they are not speedy door bolters and unattended door, a slip of the leash, in one moment I could see them out and Bear has poor recall when he is more interested in other things ... he may not "run away" as much as stay just out of reach, but the collar to hold his tags helps catch him if we need too.

    The only time collars were an issue for Bear's coat was during coat blow, seemed then Bear developed a real raw area on his neck (probably from the thinning coat during blowing). That is when we switched from cloth to a leather collar to hold his tags. No issues since, but we haven't yet been through another full blown coat blowing either.
  • lindsaytlindsayt
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  • ShibaLoveShibaLove
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    I have been looking at those collars since you posted that Knine Couture link @lindsayt. Last night I ordered Ember and Nikko each a fancy adult collar as well! I am excited to get them and will also post pictures. I wonder of we got the same ones (-:
  • lindsaytlindsayt
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  • ShibaLoveShibaLove
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    They won't fit because of the neck size? They state on their site that they can adjust the size because they custom make them by request. When ordering their is a section for measurements and special requests. I had to get Ember's collar 1" smaller than normal. She is too big for the puppy collars but the adult collars are too large since her neck is 11". Since she is still growing I requested they make the adult collar 11-16" instead of 12-16" since she is petite.
  • InuzooInuzoo
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  • InuzooInuzoo
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    @shibamistress. Do you use a harness also? It is such a challenge getting the harness on I was thinking of an over the head type instead of step in...... Doubt either she will be happy to wear. Oh, and I loved the leather collar you listed but remembered that nickel bothered her what her first martingale was. Still researching and I email the kangaroo leather to ask about the chain.
  • zandramezandrame
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    Has anybody had any experience with Spindrift collars? I'm curious about their
    tubular webbing - maybe similar to White Pine? They have a stuffed comfort collar, as well as martingales. Wish they had a stuffed martingale with buckle!
    https://spindriftdog.com/Collars/
  • lindsaytlindsayt
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  • wufanwufan
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    I use a brown/red leather collar to match my shibas coat. It looks perfect on him and sturdy. I recommend soft (or medium soft) leather.
  • lindsaytlindsayt
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  • YukikoYukiko
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  • LosechLosech
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  • lindsaytlindsayt
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  • LosechLosech
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    Yeah she did! They are fantastic.

    I forgot to mention, but those collars you got look real nice. I really like the green and blue ones.
  • sunyatasunyata
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  • InuzooInuzoo
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    Zooey also got her Knine couture collars too. She picked the pink polka dot and Klimts earth. They are very well made. In talking with Mandy (the designer) we went with a tiny dog collar which is 1/2 inch wide for tag only use. I figured perfect..... We'd just pop on the old martingale for quick potty outside (our tiny has no D ring). Zooey had other plans. It's a game of hide, seek and nip that she plays when trying to put the martingale or harness on. So now she's sporting 2 collars.....that will fix her. :). She is such pistol. She loves being naked dog and once something is off she has no plans to let you put it back on no matter how much peanut butter, cheese or treats are involved. I picked up a mesh harness thinking she'd like it better..... Nope she stood in the back yard for an hour and didn't move, even off leash with soccer ball, football, and tug rope attempts to move her. What a picky girl! Her Shiba stubbornness shinning brightly!! I probably could have put a prong collar on my lab and he'd have said "thank you, may I have another".

    I think I'll order the Knine Couture Shiba Inu collar and call it a day.

  • RhondabeeRhondabee
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    A plug for my friend who does custom leather work: https://www.facebook.com/KaijuInuLeatherDesign

    She makes leather dog collars and specializes in Japanese-inspired art. She is currently making collars for 2 shibas. She is giving away a free belt or collar to the 200th person who likes her page.
  • sarahwnzsarahwnz
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    I got Taffy a rolled leather collar and rolled leather martingale from http://www.hoganleather.com. Really great service, great quality and shipping to New Zealand was pretty reasonable
  • ShibaLoveShibaLove
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  • lindsaytlindsayt
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  • Those are really nice!

    On a slightly different note, does anyone know if there's a place that will do custom collars and leashes where you can send your own fabric? I am not so dexterous with my hands and bought fabric for both pups before discovering Bark and Giggle stopped. The Knine couture ones look super nice but I feel like the responsible thing would be to use the fabric I bought first.

    @losech - I didn't realize Osy did those. They look great, very high quality!
  • RhondabeeRhondabee
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    I know that Sniff to Wag will let you provide your own fabric. http://www.etsy.com/shop/SniffToWag Aimee is the co-founder of SIRA rescue. I have harnesses that she made for all my shibas. She has some cute fabrics to choose from, but if you have a fabric you want to use, she will work with that. She is on her honeymoon right now, but when she returns will re-open her Etsy shop. Sniff to Wag is also on Facebook.
    Post edited by Rhondabee at 2013-05-01 20:31:32
  • @rhondabee - sweet! Thanks very much for the tip. I always forget about etsy too.
  • lindsaytlindsayt
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    Post edited by lindsayt at 2013-07-17 13:17:10
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    @lindsayt that is the awesomest picture!!!

    That being said, did you have luck with the collars from knine coutre not creating rings?

  • pyleapylea
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    Does anyone know of a good vegan alternative to rolled leather (i.e., rolled pleather)? I would like the option of keeping an ID tag collar on Pylea at home without messing up her fur, I don't like buying animal products unless it's for their food.
  • sunyatasunyata
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  • pplzyxpplzyx
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    @lindsayt What size K-nine Couture collar would you recommend getting for adult shibas? I was thinking of getting one in a medium which is 14-18 inches or should I do a small (12-15in)?. I don't have my puppy yet so I'm not too sure how big their neck sizes will be when grown but I love the look of them sooo much I'm ordering ahead of time :D I'm also going to order a puppy collar as well!
  • LilikoiLilikoi
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    Post edited by Lilikoi at 2016-11-06 05:57:53

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