When it comes to dog collars, you have a couple of decisions to make. You could go entirely utilitarian, and emphasize only function. If you’re training a puppy, you might need to opt for something that aids that process. Maybe you just stick to the cheaper the better.
For me, though, putting a new collar on my dog Diesel is one of the little joys of dog ownership. He prefers to rock a collar with a subtle pattern, usually chevrons, and a bowtie in a color that pops. What can I say, he’s a dapper guy. There are loads of designer dog collars out there to choose from, so don’t hesitate to dress your dog up a bit. Have one on hand for special occasions, or just have a few to choose from given your mood.
Here are ten of the best designer dog collars for your doggy fashion icon:
1. Up Country Nob Hill Plaid Dog Collar
Made by hand in Rhode Island, this plaid patterned collar comes in eight different combinations of widths and sizes. The lead hardware is made of cast brass, while the collar itself is made from stain and fray-resistant nylon.
Need more options? Browse Up Country dog collars here.
2. Poochberry Tapered Dog Collar
For something slightly higher end, this leather collar features another plaid pattern and silver accented hardware. The ends are tapered for a tailored look. It’s available in four different subtle colors and is reinforced for strength.
Need more options? Browse all Poochee Designs here.
Price: $47.87 (15 percent off MSRP)
3. UsagiTeam Bowtie Collar set
Diesel’s favorite accessory is a bowtie. You can’t go wrong with a collar that includes one. This one uses heavy duty velcro so the bowtie itself is removable so you can use the collar without it. The collar itself is made of heavy duty webbing, though this finer material may stain easier.
Need more options? Browse all UsagiTeam dog collars here.
4. Martingale Irish National Plaid Dog Collar
Another plaid collar, this one in the national Irish tartan. It features a limited choke for use as a safety or training collar. This is a heavy duty collar meant for a purpose — but it’s stylish, too.
Need more options? Browse all Artful Canine dog collars here.
5. Luxury Real Leather Padded Dog Collar – The Capri Collection
This wonderful two-tone collar is made with real soft-touch leather for maximum comfort. This collar is made to last and is hand-stitched. The D ring is placed opposite from the buckle, which means that it should remain on top at all times. Available in blue and a few pink variations.
Need more options? Browse all Soft Touch Collars here.
Price: $27.95 (30 percent off MSRP)
6. Chrome Bones Eternity Diamonds Collar
If you want to move decidedly upmarket, consider this luxury collar. Made of Italian snakeskin leather, this collar also features iridescent Swarovski crystals set into the buckle. If your dog is totally spoiled (or you want them to be), this is the way to go.
Need more options? Browse all Chrome Bones collars here.
Price: $165.63 (31 percent off MSRP)
7. Hartman & Rose Barclay Dog Collar
This Ferrari red collar will keep you upmarket at a considerably more reasonable price. The hardware on this one offers a little designer decoration in polished nickel. This collar is also handmade of Italian full grain leather. Good for the dog who needs a splash of color.
Need more options? Browse all Hartman & Rose dog collars here.
Price: $48.59 (31 percent off MSRP)
8. Ruff Roxy Fleur Lace in Dusty Teal
If leather isn’t your jam, this cotton collar can add a little designer intrigue in cruelty-free form. Handmade here in the U.S., this collar features multiple layers of interfacing for strength. A nice option for the stylish pup.
Need more options? Browse Ruff Roxy dog collars here.
9. Berry Pet Sharp Spiked Studded Dog Collar
Need something in a spiked variety? It’s hard to go wrong with this black and white number. This is an outrageous collar for an outrageous dog. Great for keeping people back, if that’s your thing. Make sure you measure your dog’s neck before ordering this one.
Need more options? Browse all Berry Pet dog collars here.
10. Hennessy Small Leather Dog Collar, White with Grass
This collar is handmade with ecologically tanned Italian leather for a very high end look. The hardware on this collar is all 316L stainless steel, including the tag, which can be engraved. As an additional bonus for buying this one, 2 percent of the company’s sales go toward the International Animal Rescue Foundation. Style and substance.
Need more options? Browse all dog collars here.