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Finding the Right Collar for Your Breed

Posted by Hot Dog Collars on 08/11/16 10:19 AM

Dogs have been and are bred for specific purposes: to hunt, guard and herd. Some canine classes have even been bred as show dogs and used as status symbols, dating all the way back to Medieval times. There is no one perfect breed, and some say a mutt is the only kind of “breed” to get. But did you know that specific breeds require specific pet collars?

Let’s take a look at four different dog breeds and the type of collar that suits them best.

The Labrador Retriever

lab retrievers The American Kennel Club (AKC) lists the Labrador Retriever (lab) as having a friendly and outgoing personality. Playful and patient, labs have made a welcome addition to families. Labs are very active dogs and were originally bred as a working companion animal to fishermen.

Today, labs work in search and rescue, therapy efforts, and social services. As a lab owner, don’t let his gentle disposition fool you. Labs require lots of exercise and love to run and swim. Because they are constantly on the move, their collar will need to be durable. The flat leather collar will fit comfortably around your lab’s neck and soften with use, making him feel like he’s not wearing anything!

The German Shepherd

The German Shepherd is a loyal dog who puts the safety of his human family members above his own. A very intelligent breed, German Shepherds were bred for work, starting their careers in herding sheep. Similar to Labrador Retrievers, German Shepherds work in search and rescue, police services and social services. German Shepherds are nimble and quick-footed. Their athleticism makes them superb adventuring buddies. For your German Shepherd, we suggest the martingale dog collar . This collar will help train your pup not to lead or pull on your daily walks.

The Boxer

The Boxer is a goofy, fun-loving dog breed with lots of energy who really love their human parents and siblings. Boxers can get bored if they don’t have enough stimulation, so you’ll need to make sure to provide them some good fun. Boxers were originally bred to be bull-baiting dogs, but later worked as butcher’s helpers in gathering cattle for slaughter. For the Boxer, you will want the flat collar. The square head of the Boxer will make it impossible for them to slip out of it out on a walk.

beagles The Beagle

Beagles are a happy, laidback dog breed with very curious natures. Like the Boxer, German Shepherd and Labrador Retriever, the Beagle (despite having a relaxed personality) is a spritely little beast who loves to bounce around play. This means they require plenty of exercise. Bred to track game in a hunt, the Beagle still loves to use their nose for tracking and adventuring. For the Beagle, the rolled leather dog collar is perfect. Their short fur won’t be pulled by the collar and the leather will mold softly to the contours of their neck, making for a relaxed fit.

Dogs deserve the very best, after all, they are family. Find your pet’s perfect collar with Hot Dog Collars today!