As a proud dog owner, you always buy the best for your dog, whether it's high-quality dog food, the safest chew toys and bones, not to mention looking for the best veterinarians, doggy daycares and groomers in your area. If you don’t skimp on quality with those things, why should your dog’s collar be any different?
While it may seem like it’s just a boring piece of equipment that you don’t need to put much thought or research into, a dog collar is much more than that. From providing identification and keeping your pet safe on walks to a statement piece for your pet to wear, there are plenty of reasons why you should want the best collar for your pup. And in our opinion, the best is a luxury dog collar. But what is a luxury dog collar, and why does your dog need one?
What is a Luxury Dog Collar, and Why Does Your Pup Need One?
When you hear the term “luxury dog collar," you probably think Hermes, Gucci, Prada, or Louis Vuitton. However, lucky for you—and your wallet—a high-quality luxury dog collar is within reach! Whether your pup is a dapper dog with dreams of a bowtie collar or a diva dog with an eye for sparkle and a little flower power, your luxury dog collar dreams are in reach, thanks to our line of impeccably made collars and leather dog leashes.
A Luxury Dog Collar for Every Occasion
Making sure your pup looks put together for all the special occasions life throws at you is a fun way to complement their personality. But, picking out a luxury collar also allows you to treat the good dog in your life to a special accessory that's as useful as it is adorable! Whether you buy one luxury dog collar that works for every event or buy a few to switch out seasonally, we’ve outlined a few occasions that we think are the perfect excuse for a high-quality luxury dog collar (or two!).
- Family photos
- Festive parties (birthdays, Valentine’s Day, Halloween, Fourth of July, etc.)
- Christmas gifts
- Graduation and other special occasions
Before you pick out the perfect luxury dog collar for your puppy, make sure you have the proper identification ready to go!
Why add I.D. your Dog's Collar?
Making sure your pup has the proper identification on their luxury dog collar is essential to keeping them safe. Imagine if your dog got loose but didn't have a collar or an I.D. tag. The odds of quickly finding them would be pretty low. That's why it's always a good idea to make sure your dog is tagged and that the information on their I.D. is current. Are you wondering what information you should include on your dog’s tag? Check out the list below for some ideas.
- Pet’s name
- Your phone number(s)
- Medical needs and whether or not they have a microchip
Adding additional information like your address or your dog's veterinarian can be a bonus, but with limited space, the most important is by far your phone number. That way, whoever finds your dog, whether it be animal control or a nearby resident, can call you immediately.
To Microchip your Dog or Not?
Many pet parents choose to go a step further and add in another layer of protection and peace of mind by microchipping their dogs. Did you know that one in three dogs will go missing in their lifetime?
Whether you choose to have your dog wear a collar at all times or not, a microchip is a fail-safe way to have your pet identified if they are lost, stolen, or misplaced during a natural disaster.
Amazingly, pets with microchips are up to 20 times more likely to be reunited with their owners. Make sure to register your pet's chip with a database like the AKC's Reunite program so it stores all of your contact information, leading back to you should you and your pet become separated.
Now that we’ve covered the importance of I.D. tags and microchipping, let's discuss how you can choose between different collar materials to find the right one for your pup.
Nylon or Leather Dog Collar: What’s the Big Difference?
If you google "dog collar," you're likely to get pages and pages of results, each telling you which collar is the best one for your pup. Typically, the two most common collar materials are nylon and leather. Each element has its pros and cons, and ultimately you must take your lifestyle, needs, and desires into account to choose the right one for your pup. Let's take a closer look at each material.
Nylon Dog Collar 101
Nylon collars typically have a plastic or metal slide release buckle and are made from nylon webbing. Nylon collars are available in an array of colors and ready for embroidery, so a separate I.D. tag is not always necessary. Nylon collars are also an excellent option for days when dogs will be in and out of the water or need a lightweight option. Let's take a look at a few more pros and cons of nylon dog collars!
- Holds up well in wet and humid environments
- Comes in a large variety of colors and patterns
- Easy to clean in a washing machine or by hand
- Not a natural material, so it can cause allergic reactions
- Frays easily and can need replacement
Leather Luxury Dog Collar 101
Not only do leather dog collars look beautiful, they feel nice, too! Made from super-soft, high-quality leather, luxury dog collars like these will make the perfect addition to your pup's wardrobe. Watch their attitude change as they strut their stuff with our favorite classic and sophisticated collars on! Like anything, proper care and attention will extend the life of your pup's fashion accessory, so make sure to read on for the pros and cons of a leather luxury dog collar.
Pros of Leather Dog Collars:
- Very durable if cared for properly
- Over time, leather collars become more comfortable as they break-in
- Provides your pup with a stylish, classic look that you can dress up or down
- Made from natural materials, so they are less likely to cause an allergic reaction
Cons of Leather:
- Cannot withstand a lot of water, needs to be removed for baths or swimming
- If not cared for properly, leather can become dry and brittle
The Ultimate Pup Pairing: A Luxury Dog Collar and Leather Dog Leashes
To make the most of your dog’s luxury dog collar, we recommend pairing it with one of our showstopping leather dog leashes, which are sure to put a smile on your pup’s face! The idea of picking the perfect leash and collar combination may seem daunting, so we did the hard work for you and compiled a few of our favorite pairings, mixing and matching styles and colors. Check out some of our favorite dog collars and leather dog leashes below!
Classic Pairings for Luxury Dog Collars and Leashes
Basic Black Duo
We'd be remiss in creating classic pairings without mentioning the classiest collar around, the basic black Martini bowtie. Like a trusty little black dress that goes with just about anything, pair this number with its matching bowtie leather dog leash, and your pup is sure to impress everyone!
Classic Pop of Color
Perfect for the pup that prefers to stick out rather than blend in, pairing our black and white oreeo bowtie dog collar with a simple, yet vibrant minimalist leash in renegade red is sure to blow everyone away. A night on the town? Trip to the dog park? This pair is perfect for any pup strutting their stuff for their dog and human friends!
One Sweet Pair
Pairing these two statement pieces might be seen as a bold move, but we think the pops of vibrant color pair nicely with the classic feel of the minimalist luxury dog collar and leather dog leashes! This fire-engine red collar will pop on any color fur, but what will set your pup apart on your daily walk is this crisp white leather leash. This pairing will remind you that your dog is as sweet as candy!
Peace and Love Dog Collar Pairs
Channel your inner Prince with this beautiful purple flower child collar, a perfect bloom of color for your superstar pup! An unexpected but fun pairing is the basic black bowtie leash—not only does it go with everything, but it can dress up this collar for a special event or just provide a fun accent piece for family photos!
Pretty in Pink
Nothing says girly like our pink supreme flower child dog collar with matching leash. Whether you’re a Barbie fan or not, this perfect shade of pink is ideal for the girly pups in your life. Plus, the creamy butterscotch interior makes this pairing a flawless fashion statement!
This sunshine yellow collar has flower power written all over it. Wherever you go, your pup will walk in like the ray of sunshine that you know he or she is! By pairing it with another bright and vibrant color like this peacock blue leash, you and your pup will be making a statement wherever you go.
Glitz and Glamour Luxury Leashes and Collars
Do you have a pup fit for royalty in your house? If so, this beautiful, glitzy rosalicious luxury dog collar is the perfect addition to her royal wardrobe! Your pup will shine even brighter when she struts in the room with the matching leash featuring genuine Swarovski crystals.
If you’re looking for the perfect accent piece for your glamorous pooch, look no further than our pink rosalicious collar! But don’t forget, your fancy girl needs a matching leash in this pretty pink, too!
Leash Laws: The More You Know, The Better
We all know that we should make sure to keep our pups leashed when we’re on walks and out in public, but why exactly is it important? Here are a few reasons why leash training your puppy is essential to both their health and safety.
- Leather dog leashes keep you in control of your pup on walks—preventing your dog from jumping on others or using the bathroom in a neighbor’s yard.
- Walking pups with leather dog leashes can cut down on instances of Parvo and Distemper by keeping them away from other animal’s droppings.
- It’s your pet’s lifeline, keeping them out of traffic or away from unrestrained animals that might be a danger to your dog.
- Good-quality leather dog leashes keep you from running after a runaway dog that’s chasing a squirrel, deer, or bird.
- It’s a great reward—your pup will recognize what their leash means and will get very excited when you get it out.
- It's the law—no matter where you live, your area probably has strict leash laws in place, but for a good reason—to keep your pup and the general public safe.
Leather dog leashes are a great tool for keeping your pet safe, but they also allow you to train your puppy to walk obediently, making walks a fun activity that you can do together to get some fresh air and exercise! Just because leashes are mandatory doesn’t mean they have to be boring or uncomfortable. Investing in high-quality leather dog leashes is an excellent way to express your pup’s playful personality.
Living the LuxeMutt Life
Here at LuxeMutt, we’re about more than luxury dog collars and leather dog leashes. Our dogs are our life. We know you value your relationship with your dogs as much as we do, so we strive to provide you with the highest quality accessories, perfect for your best friend. Whether your pups need matching leather dog leashes for a special occasion or a classic, durable luxury dog collar perfect for everyday wear, we’ve got you covered! It's always a good time to treat your best friend to a new collar, leash, or harness, don't you think?
Take a look at our website today for more high-quality fashion accessories for the special pups in your life!