Best type collar to prevent coat breaking?

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Best type collar to prevent coat breaking?

Post by Monika » 12 Mar 2020, 18:15

Hello, not sure where best to place this post and hoping for advice. I have a black mini pup not quite 5 months. I’m wanting to try showing her once old enough and question is around what collars you use for those if you that show as she’s got a puppy synthetic material collar but it’s marking her coat on her neck creating a dent and breaking the fur. She wears it through the day only as her clothes come off at night 😆

Would a rolled soft leather collar be better?
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Re: Best type collar to prevent coat breaking?

Post by zeta1454 » 13 Mar 2020, 06:53

Hi Monika and welcome to the Forum :)

We have used fabric collars for all our puppies / dogs and we have and do show a number of them. However we do not leave the collar on through the day, it is only used when they are being taken out for walks or to a park. I am not sure whether any collar that is fastened securely will not have some effect on the fur but others may be able to offer advice from experience.
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Re: Best type collar to prevent coat breaking?

Post by Oscar 12345 » 13 Mar 2020, 08:24

Hi Monika welcome to the forum. I don't show Otto but I had the exact same problem in fact what seemed to happen was there was a kink in the fur and the undercoat became really fuzzy under the collar and was difficult to pull, it looked very untidy. Once I changed to a harness for walks and no collar Otto's neck hair started to lay normal. His tags are on his harness.
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Re: Best type collar to prevent coat breaking?

Post by Monika » 13 Mar 2020, 11:05

Thank you both. I walk her in a Julius K9 harness so will try keeping her collar off unless she’s out 😊

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