Breakaway collars can save your dog's life

The collar features a patented break-away safety buckle; if your dog’s collar is caught and pressure is then applied, the collar’s safety buckle releases and the collar falls off, saving your dog. You’ll also see that the collar features a metal D-ring on each side of the breakaway buckle; you can use these to attach ID tags or clip them together with a leash for a dog walk.

Breakaway collars for cats are very common these days, but similar safety offerings for dogs are harder to find.

Breakaway and stretch collars fit aroundthe dog's neck. If your dog is difficult to manage when you're on awalk, avoid these breakaway collars. This form of safety collar isdesigned to snap apart when the collar is pulled. Your dog will end upgetting away from you.

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Jun 14, 2010 - Any collar, other than a break-away style, is a potential death trap for a dog when he or she lives and plays with other collared dogs I have tried many breakaway collars. Treasure always loses the necklace types; I don't know how. I tried another breakaway tag collar and it never stayed close. I tried a keep safe breakaway collar and it was a big too big for the dogs. I really think that doubling up on cat collars has worked the best for my dogs.

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From a utilitarian perspective, there is also a wide variety of collar features to meet your dog’s specific needs. “Break-away” collars include an easy-to-release buckle that prevent your dog from choking should they get tangled up during play or other situations. are popular among greyhound owners, who need a collar that will not slip over their dog’s thin, slick frame but will also not be too tight for the dog’s comfort. These collars (see image at left) have an adjustable design that pulls tighter when the dog attempts to pull away and loosens when the dog relaxes.

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I've recently read some heart-breaking stories of dogs who were accidentally strangled to death by their collar. Since our whippet only uses a martingale collar for walks, we really just need something to use for his tag. We were previously cat owners and always used a collar that could stretch and pull away if he ever got caught, but I don't see anything like that for dogs. Amazon has some "breakaway collars" that appear to be what we're looking for -- curious if anyone has experience or preferences in this area.Buckle collars work just like a belt, except they go around your dog's neck. Breakaway collars snap together with a clasp, seatbelt style. The only difference between them is the way they close. Buckle collars are more secure, and therefore better suited for walks or traveling. If your dog gets separated from you, the tags on his collar will help him find his way back to you. If you like for your dog to wear a collar at home, the breakaway is a better choice. They are designed to unsnap easily if your dog gets his collar caught on something so that he doesn't strangle himself. Both come in a wide variety of colors, and you can match the leash and collar for a stylish look. Nylon is the most common type, but they also come in cotton, hemp, and leather. If your dog has really long hair, a rolled leather collar is a great option to avoid tangling. These are the only collars recommended for leaving on your dog at all times. All other types should be removed after training or walking.