Thursday, November 26, 2009

Designer Dog Collars for Christmas

Designer Dog Collars for Christmas

By: Shelley Vassall

With Christmas right around the corner, it may be time to start thinking about that time honored tradition of giving and receiving gifts. For that all important 4-legged member of the family, why not look at purchasing a designer dog collar. A designer collar is not only a fun way to show off your ho-ho hound during the holidays, but it is also an investment that can be used every season (or all year 'round) if you so choose.

Designer dog collars are more unique at Christmas as they are designed with that specific holiday in mind. Like with all dog collars, the ones made for Christmas offer consumers a wide variety of colors, material, price, and design. You can select a collar made of nylon, fabric, or leather depending on what price point you are interested in. Nylon and fabric type collars are likely your best bet as the selection is vast and inexpensive. In addition, these collars generally offer a choice of buckle, whether it be metal or the quick, one-hand snap and release type.

For those with discerning tastes, there is a designer dog collar out there for everyone; from snowman dog collars to reindeer and Santa collars, to holiday stripes, to cartoon characters (like Snoopy and Scooby) and even peppermint stick designer dog collars, you will surely find one that is right for you and your pooch. You can even purchase a holiday wreath dog ID tag! If holiday themed collars are not your thing, you can still go with any number of other designer collars (Louis Vuitton or Gucci, to name a few) – the choices are endless.

Even though you are purchasing a designer dog collar for Christmas, fit and size must still be a consideration to ensure your dog is comfortable. Like with all collars, no matter what time of the year you buy them, make sure to measure your dog's neck prior to purchase and as a rule, ensure that at least one to three fingers can fit between your dog's neck and the collar (depending on the size of your dog). If buying a designer collar for a puppy, it should be one that will grow and expand as your puppy does. The collar you choose should also be easy to clean and stand up to the type of lifestyle your dog is accustomed to.

So what are you waiting for? Get out there and get shopping so your proud pup can look forward to showing off their new designer collar at Christmas time!

No comments: