Labradoodle & Goldendoodle Forum
I searched through old discussions here and saw mentioned that a rolled collar is good to prevent matts (I think Lucy & Sophie's mom said this) on the neck.
So, then my tired brain mutated the information into "braided" collar and I went and ordered one based on Peri & Taquito's mom's rec of the braided "leash" from PrestonLeashes.
I am pretty sure it is too late to undo the order. Do you think a braided collar is going act like a rolled collar or a total pain for Porter? Anyone have a braided collar and wanna tell me of their experience with it?
Oh, yay! It is leather, so maybe it will work nicely. Fingers crossed.
Here is a link:
It's interesting that you're asking this question.
I'm also looking to purchase a new collar and leash for Sasha...and found the same discussion that you're talking about.
I looked at the leather leashes from Preston Leashes...and thought the braided ones were Beautiful!
I especially liked the two toned collars and leases that they offered.
They also had a Grab Tag that you can attach to the leash that looked Great...and would be very helpful!
Since I was orginally looking for rolled collars (hearing that they helped to prevent matting) I thought that the braided collars would do the same thing.
I was just about ready to place my order.
I'm going to wait a bit...just to see if anyone has any other thoughts...
I also found a Great site for Name Tags that you might be interested in.
I hope this is helpful...
Thanks everyone for your input. I will report back on how the collar goes. I don't expect to get it until late next week, and Porter is getting groomed tomorrow, so we will be starting with a mattless neck.
I always get stressed before his groomings. I have to remember to say: no cage dryer, no anal gland expression, scent-free oatmeal shampoo, don't cause him pain if clipping is easier, no poodle ears or tophead, maybe poodle muzzle b/c my husband gets annoyed when his face is all wet and messy but I am torn as to what I want for his face...
Makes me pant like a dog just thinking about it...
It is funny that we are thinking about the collar leash thing at the same time and reading the same threads. I will let you know how the collar works. The guy who runs the Preston business was very nice and friendly on the phone--I had sizing questions. Porter's collar is 21-22 in around the outside when he is fluffy, much less when he is trimmed. Buying the 20 inch collar will give us enough leeway in both directions. I should have looked more closely at leashes and tags since I am paying $5 for shipping anyway, but oh well.
Yes and I got the heavy weight. It is really not very thick or heavy so I am glad I did.
I would get the 18 in if I were to do it again, because when Porter's hair is short--all summer--the collar is a little too loose. And when he was fluffy, I was still using the first hole. (Porter is 73 lbs and on the short side.)