6 Types Of Popular Dog Collars [ Guest Post by Easy Dog Supplies ]

by Christine  Lyttle
quick-release buckle collar taken by Elf

One of the most important accessories for a dog, either for training or walking, is a dog collar. There are as many collars in wholesale dog supplies store as there are different dog breeds  and it is a tough task to choose one. Each type of collar has its own purpose and unless you know what the use is, you will be unable to buy the right collar for your pet. Given below are 6 types of dog collars with their uses.

  • Buckle Collars – These collars have buckle and hence the name. They are excellent for walking dogs. Buckle collars can be adjusted and do not tighten around the neck after they are fastened. They are available in leather and cotton though rolled leather is the preferred material owing to the fact that it does not chafe skin around the neck.
  • Quick-Release Collars – These collars get their name from the quick release mechanism. They have adjustable belts but not after they are fastened.
  • Break-Away Collars – These are also quick release collars but are mostly used for training purposes. When the collar gets tightened on pulling, the release mechanism on the collar unfastens and the dog is free of the collar. It cannot choke to death. However, this is true only when it is not attached to a leash.
  • Slip Collar – Slip collars are loops available in cotton, nylon, or leather and have a ring at one end that can be attached to a leash. Slip collars are also available in metal and are worn by dogs during dog shows. However, they are differed from the choke chains used by trainers. Another type of slip collar is the Limited Collar that is used on those dogs, who slip their head out of their collars. These collars can be tightened on the neck but not so that the dog chokes.
  • Choke Chains – A training collar, this is made of metal. It is a traditionally used collar that can be jerked if the dog does not obey commands. It should not be used by someone who has no experience or knowledge of training dogs as they can otherwise choke the pet.
  • Martingale – These are used on toy dogs during shows. They look like plastic tubes and are available in many colors.


It is essential to get proper fitting for a collar as the dog may slip its head out if the collar is too loose or it may choke if the collar is too tight. Seek the help of a professional trainer when you are getting your dog fitted for collars.

Guest Author Bio:

Christina Lyttle is a pet lover and is especially fond of cats and dogs. Lyttle is a beauty expert by profession and often shares her makeup tips here.

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Comments

  1. I like a dog collars, Thanks fopr this information. They are excellent for walking dogs.They are available in leather and cotton though rolled leather is the preferred material owing to the fact that it does not chafe skin around the neck.

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