I like diamonds and sparkly things as much as the next girl, but on my dog's neck? I'm not too sure about that. First off, my pooch is a boy and secondly, there's a part of me that worries he would decide to take a nibble out of a crystal and semi-precious gemstone studded leash and end up with an emergency vet visit.For those of you with more girly pets or ones that perhaps don't view everything as a snack, the Koh-I-Noor Prime Dog Collar ($290) comes with the aforementioned jewels hand embroidered to leather collars and leads for the next big occasion. Is this especially nice or something way too special for your furballs?
Remember those totally iconic screenprints created for Barack Obama? Well, the talented artist has done it again, this time, for the dogs! Shepard Fairey expands his talents with this new Obey Awareness project in conjunction with Adopt-a-Pet.com, and just check out the new collar and leash designs to show support for homeless animals.The cute collar ($24) and leash ($24) tell everyone you care about the cause and you (literally) put your money where your mouth is since, not just a portion, but all profits from the sale of the Obey Awareness Adopt-a-Pet.com project go towards the cause of the crisis . . . and, the image is rather sweet, too.
This pooch isn't named Spike (hello, it's Licorice, of course) but that's what the collar's called. The Spike Studded Leather Dog Collar ($59) sported by this smooshy is super cute for Famke Janssen's little stud.
The happy twosome took a stroll around SoHo over the weekend. I love their neutral color coordination; what a sleek match they make! See more, close-up pictures below.
I've tried three different collars and two harnesses before settling into this, a pink nylon one with a plastic clip buckle, a green leather one from the AKC with the clip buckle, and a red leather belt type collar. None of them held up. The pink one was ragged and tearing easily, the green leather one slipped loose so easily that she could slip out of it after minutes, and she pulled the rivets out of the leather collar from pulling so hard.
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New season, new collar. Switch up your pampered pal's walktime accessories and check out the new styles from Bella Bean. Each offers a coordinating leash ($48) if you like to go the matchy-matchy route but the patterns still function prettily alone.
Now I'm biased towards the Whoo Wants a Walk? style featuring cute little owls but the "North Pole" color combo of the Caravan model would be a great option to last straight up until that big holiday coming later this year. Browse the looks below.
I first learned about Jon Wye during my chat with The Lazy Environmentalist — although they're best known for a line of leather belts, he also offers some super-unique doggie collars by FREDFRED. Priced at $35, the leather is 100 percent full grain (no composite here) and all designs are hand-dyed with numerous layers to get the rich hues and shades in each item. They've got a bunch of unique patterns and designs, but I've gotta go bananas — monkey see, monkey do. No matter what pattern you choose for your pup they're all coated with the same treatment that covers your car's leather upholstery. So no matter the messes he gets in, the pretty piece's protected.
While I'm not positive it's the exact model modeled by this cute pup (since the picture was too fuzzy to zoom), I can certainly see Matthew McConaughey picking out an eco-tastic collar like this one — it's constructed with yarns made from recycled plastics. Way to just keep livin'.For just $13, your pampered pals can have a heavy duty gold or salmon colored collar and, if you're not in a leash-free zone, a matching lead, too!
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While it's important to not be too tight (since that can irritate the skin, restrict breathing, or even cause hair loss in the area), attaching a loose collar can let pups slip away.
If you're in the market for a new one, here are some things to remember before you hit the stores:
- Measure your dog first, especially if he's not shopping alongside you. Since collars should fit the dog's neck, use a tape measure to check the diameter a couple inches above his shoulder blades.
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Not technically necklaces, these pretty pieces still make quite a statement. Hello there. Since oversized necklaces continue to be a favorite fashion trend of mine, I'm gonna rename these statement collars for furballs.
Take Sundance ($58) — I love the turquoise centerpiece and smaller round details 'cause it's so cowboy chic with a Southwestern twist. There's plenty of other items in both thick and thin for pooches of all sizes and styles. Guarantee these jewels will get him noticed on his next walk around town!