I bought this collar for my 60 pound heeler mix, we had already been through at least three. They had all had the plastic closures, and I was getting tired of my dog loosing his collars and the pricey tags I had bought to identify him. When I seen this I thought it was a decent price so I gave it a shot. Needless to say I got this in December for Christmas, and four months later it still looks brand new! I plan on purchasing a second for my smaller puppy in the near future!