If you are in the market for a new dog collar look no further. The collar is one of those things you must have if you’re going to own a dog, though what kind of collar you get really depends on the type, size and sometimes even the temperament of the dog. My dog, Diesel, is a pit mix and favors a nylon collar, which I usually buy with a colorful design to subtly signal that he’s friendly. I don’t attach his leash to it for walks (I use a Flexi extension leash and harness I mentioned in this post), so it doesn’t need to do anything but hold his tags. Keep the function in mind when choosing a collar.
Here are ten of the best dog collars on the market, and why they are a great choice for your dog.
Lupine dog collars are a great choice for a reliable adjustable collar. Not only can you get the great solid colors shown above, but they also come in some cute designs too, like fish and flowers (and many more). Lupine offers a lifetime replacement package that is in effect even if your dog chews it up. They are durable and will last the lifetime of your dog, and beyond. They come in various sizes, even small (not pictured above), so they are great for any breed of dog.
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Price: $9.97 and up
PetMate is another great dog collar company. They make more than just collars and leashes, so their focus isn’t fully on just these products, but it doesn’t take away from their quality. PetMate collars come in many different styles, colors and sizes. You can find them in bright colors for making your dog stand out, or simple and rugged choices for the dog that spends a lot of time hunting, swimming or just walking. There are collars with reflective colors and even specialty ones like that pictured above. Most of their options come in adjustable collars so they can grow with your dog. They are made out of sturdy nylon.
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Price: $5.99 and up
3. Up Country
You won’t find anything plain or dull with Up Country dog collars. They come in many fun designs, from classic houndstooth to cute and nutty squirrels. They even have holiday ones, like clovers, so your dog can dress in style every day of the year. Up Country dog collars are all made in the U.S. You’ll find that they are machine washable and even fray resistant.
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Price: $13.60 and up
4. The Good Dog Company
Hemp is not only green and Earth friendly, but it is also a strong and durable fiber that is perfect for long-lasting dog collars. The Good Dog Company has created some beautiful collars, in numerous colors, textures and designs. You’re sure to be able to find one that is right for your dog. The corduroy design looks very stylish and has a rugged look, too. They also have some with dog bones and other designs. They come in many sizes.
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Price: $17.18 and up
Their name really does say it all. Ruffwear dog collars are made for the outdoor types who like to abuse their gear. They are a great option for those that take their dogs out for hikes and mountain climbing. They come in a few different styles and colors, but all of them are as rugged as the next. You will still be able to find something that allows your girl dog to stand out from the boys with the collar pictured above. It may look simple, but it’s tough. They also have more common collar types available. You’ll always know your dog is secure when using Ruffwear products and dog collars.
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Price: $22.95 and up
6. The Artful Canine
The Artful Canine combines fashionable patterns with useful function. They offer Martingale collars with “Limited Choke” action, which fixes the tension so that your dog won’t slip out of it when on a leash. Of course, they also have standard plastic buckle collars and leashes to match. These are high quality pieces in a wide variety of patterns from which to choose.
Need more options? Browse more The Artful Canine products here.
Price: $13.99 and up
We recently got a second dog — a Siberian Husky mix — and thought that would be the perfect occasion to grab a new collar for him and our older pit mix, too. We went with these Kurgo Granite collars, which are normal nylon collars coated end-to-end in clear PVC. This makes them totally waterproof and resistant to stains and dirt. They’ll even put up with more wear from chewing, too. The unique leash hook also serves as a bottle opener for those camping adventures. They’re on the stiff side because of the coating, so if you’re looking for maximum flexibility, you might consider others on this list. These collars will be best for staying clean longer.
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8. Planet Dog
Planet Dog dog collars are made to help the planet, and they are made to last. Created using durable hemp, these collars can survive mud, water and more. They are a flat collar type and they do come in a few different sizes and colors. There are no designs — just straightforward, solid colors. All of their attention is put into making a nice looking, long lasting collar for your dog.
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Price: $15.95 and up
9. Blueberry Pet
Bluebery Pet collars are made of polyester webbing and have a neoprene bottom layer for maximum doggie comfort. The buckles are made of eco-friendly plastic, and each collar includes a loop on the logo for attaching tags or charms where other collars would have you attach it to the D-loop. Like the other collars on this list, there’s a very wide variety of designs to choose from, so there’s something for every dog.
Need more options? Browse more Blueberry Pet products here.
Price: $11.99 and up
These reflective Pawtitas collars are simple and effective. The reflective material is stitched into the durable nylon for maximum twilight visibility. They also have the advantage of being inexpensive without sacrificing quality. Colors include black, blue, green, orange pink, purple, red, marsala, orchid, and teal. Choose between the four sizes of extra small, small, medium, and large. They also make matching leashes.
Need more options? Browse more Pawtitas products here.
Price: $9.99 – $11.99