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Oscar & Hooch - Dog Collar - Sky Blue - Large

SKU: 724120092614

Our signature range dog collars are made of an ultra- soft suedette. Available in thirteen colours to suit all tastes.  Fully machine washable and set off with stylish nickel plated hardware. The suedette fabric is stitched over ultra-strong nylon webbing.

Our dog collars and leads are all handmade with the upmost care and attention in the heart of Somerset.

  • Machine washable dog collar
  • Anti-bacterial and anti-dust mite fabric protection
  • Water friendly dog collar
  • Scratch resistant
  • Stain repellent fabric dog collar
  • Durable and long lasting
  • Vegan friendly dog collar
  • Handmade UK dog collar

when to change your dogs collar

For many dog owners, the question of “when should I replace my dog’s collar?!” is likely to be a familiar one. This may seem fairly obvious, particularly if the collar is very worn or damaged, but there are other things to consider too. Below we discuss some of the key reasons you should change your dog’s collar and the main signs to look out for.

  1. Consider the training needs of your dog

The age and the type of activities you do with your dog will determine what style of collar or lead is required. Short strolls along Park Lane may warrant a more decorative collar and lead, but if you find the walks are longer and more arduous then you definitely want a collar and lead that provide comfort for dog and owner. You may find some cheaper nylon or leather collars/leads cut into your hand, so it’s worth remembering that this could be what your dog feels around its neck. If your collar starts to wear easily after longer use, then it is time to change.

  1. Has your dog grown or lost weight?

As well as thinking about what activities your dog takes part in, think also about your dog’s age. During the first two years of your dog’s life this is very important, as your dog’s size may be constantly changing. A simple rule of thumb is to see if you can get two fingers under the dog’s collar – if you can’t, then it is probably too small. If you can comfortably get more than two fingers under then it is probably too big and there is a risk that it may come off.

This doesn’t just apply to puppies in their early years but also to fully grown dogs that, like us, put on and also lose weight! A quick check is much better rather than waiting for a collar to come off, or worse for a dog to choke with a tight collar.

  1. Signs of wear and tear

You should always check your dog’s collar for any signs of wear and tear. Fabric and nylon collars may become frayed over time and any fraying is a sure sign that the dog collar may need changing. Never wait for the moment the collar breaks as this could be life threatening.

Checking the hardware on the collar is also very important. If you see any signs of rusting make sure the metal work still holds, and if you’re unsure change the collar. Be aware of buying collars from reputable retailers and brands to ensure you have a quality product that has been thoroughly tested for the strongest of dogs. 

What Size Collar Does My Dog Need?

When you try on a new shirt or pair of shoes, getting the right fit is often the thing that will make or break your buying decision. Just as an ill-fitting item of clothing can be uncomfortable and unpleasant, the same goes for your dog and its collar. In this blog, we discuss some techniques to ensure you get the right size, whether you’re looking for collars for big dogs, collars for medium dogs or collars for small dogs.

Size is more important than breed

The measurement is crucial as a dog collar that is too tight will be uncomfortable, and worse still could cause harm. If it is too loose, you increase the risk of the dog collar coming off (dangerous if you happen to be on a busy road).

To measure your dog’s neck, we would recommend using a soft tape measure and taking a full measurement of your dog’s neck.. The tape measure should be placed around the neck where the collar would sit.

One note of caution: if your dog has long hair and is regularly groomed you should ideally take two measurements. Take a measurement just before grooming and then just after.

Consider strength as well as size

Dog collars not only come in different lengths but also different widths, which is an important consideration depending on the strength of your dog. When considering a dog collar for a big dog it is likely the collar will be wider and there is usually some correlation between neck size and strength (although not always). A wider dog collar will offer more support around the neck, and is suited to a dog that is strong and pulls a lot on dog walks. It helps spread the pressure across the neck, thus reducing the risk of any injury.

For a smaller dog, a wide dog collar is less suitable as it is likely to be heavier., Small dogs require a lightweight solution so that you avoid an unnecessary pressure on your dog’s neck.

Personal choice will always factor but ensure a good fit and comfort first. Remember your dog may be wearing it 24/7!