I love the look of this collar, but it is not sturdy. If you are after an occasion collar that looks pretty this is perfect. However, if for some reason you have to catch your large dog before it runs out the door the collar stretches and cracks. Also after a few weeks the stones start to fall out and the silver finish wears away exposing a brassy look in spots. Of course I keep buying them for the look, but it is getting expensive. I bet it is great for smaller dogs though.