Does your favorite canine companion need a large dog collar with studs and sharp spikes or will a plainer collar be your best choice?
These are just a few of the questions that any dog owner may
have to deal with when they are shopping for their pet.
When you begin searching for pet accessories be prepared for lots of
choices. You will find these products being offered in many colors and
There are even high end designer dog and cat collars that can
cost several hundred dollars. Martha Stewart has even created a new line of
pet accessories and products that includes clothing, leashes and collars.
Many pet owners often find that the wide selection of cat and dog
accessories can be a bit confusing. There is such a big variety of items to
consider that the task of finding the perfect choices is often viewed as a
Dogs may need shampoo, coat conditioner, chew toys, sweaters or booties.
There is also the need to fit your pet with the right collar, harness and
It might seem simple at first but many pet owners find that choosing
between a large dog collar and a medium sized collar can
soon become a bigger problem than they anticipated.
Most of the pet stores in your community will have a good selection of
products that are designed for dogs of all sizes. You will be able to
select a large dog collar for your favorite
or find a tiny collar with rhinestones that will be an ideal choice for a
The good thing about shopping in a nearby pet store is that you can take
your dog to the store and actually see how well that large dog collar fits.
Most collars will have a tag that
lists the neck sizes that the collar will accommodate but it is still a
good idea to actually try the collar on so that you can see for yourself if
it the right size.
Some dogs will require one of the XL collars and there
are some dogs that have long outgrown that large dog collar and may even need an XXL dog collar for
true comfort and security.
There are online vendors that also advertise special sales on their
products for dogs. You may want to shop around and check some of these
sites out to see what types of items they are offering.
Sometimes you can
find lower prices and better quality products when you use the internet as
your shopping resource. Many people have found the perfect large dog collar at an online store. If you are hoping to
find a unique, one-of-a-kind large dog collar then an
online site may be your best bet.
Buying a dog collar is not something that needs to be rushed. If you are
not careful when making the selection you can end up causing problems for
your dog. A collar that is too small can rub the neck creating skin
irritation that can even lead to infection.
Your dog will also be
uncomfortable and resist wearing a collar that hurts him. Some dogs have
developed serious medical conditions as a result of being forced to wear a
collar that is too tight and restrictive.
A large dog collar that is not the proper fit can be too
loose on a dog and this can be almost as troublesome as one that is too
In this instance a loose fitting dog collar can allow your dog to
break loose from his leash which can create a danger for the dog or other
people. An ill fitting collar can lead to lost tags or a lost dog that no
one is able to identify.
Any time that a pet owner fails to buy the appropriate sized collar for
their dog they are also losing money. The collar will need to be replaced
very soon and few stores will refund your money if an item has been used.
Selecting the right collar the first time around will save you time and
effort as well as those hard earned dollars.
Many medium sized dogs have fairly large necks in proportion to their
overall body size. Even though the dog may not seem to be that big or heavy
he may still need a large dog collar to accommodate the
circumference of the neck.
Tiny dogs such as the toy breeds can wear the delicate collars but a larger
dog is going to need a more rugged, sturdy style of neckwear. If you have a
powerful dog that has a lot of energy you will want to select a large dog collar that is comfortable and strong.
collar with padding around the neck is going to be one of the best choices.
Even with the pulling and tugging from a bully breed these collars will
stay in place without breaking or coming undone.
If you are willing to invest a little time and energy in the search finding
the right kind of large dog collar is not as hard as it
first seemed. With a large assortment of styles and colors to consider it
can even be fun. Just remember to make sure that the collar is appropriate
for your dog’s size and breed.