Given the fact that dog collars are essential dog accessories designed to hold identification tags or to allow masters to hook walking chains/lines to their dogs, getting pit bulls collars is not something which can be pegged as optional, making collars a definitive need in protecting pit bulls from being picked up as strays or running free from their masters when taken out for their regular walks.
But as essential as dog collars have become, countless pit bull owners have confessed to finding some confusion with which dog collar to get, making the whole process of finding dog collars for pit bulls a frustrating affair, if not overwhelmingly expensive.
From flat buckle collars to limited slips, choke chain collars to head halters, the mixed variety of collar types and options is enough to confuse pit bull owners in finding the right collar for their pit bull companions.
Below are some “collar points” worth knowing about, for those who are on the lookout for a collar to put on their pit bull.
Collars and Sizes – When it comes to retail dog collars, measurements tend to be an issue for most dog owners, particularly with where proper fit and doggy comfort is concerned.
To resolve collar issues, dog owners are advised to take measurements of their dog before heading out, utilizing a cloth measuring tapes or any handy ribbon or tape which can double as a measurement benchmark.
In terms of collar widths, collars with 1 to 2 inch widths are good choices for medium built dogs, and as an ideal, they should be tight enough to be secure around a dog’s neck, but loose enough for two or three fingers to be comfortably inserted in between, in assessing ideal collar fit.
Collars and Materials – For medium to large sized dogs, collars made out of leather or nylon materials are advisable, given the dog’s capacity to easily fray out collars made with weaker materials.
Generally, nylon collars are less expensive than leather collars, and picking out which of the two stands to be something which pit bull owners have to consider on their own.
Metal collars, though cool to look at, are not advisable due to the chocking risks they pose on pit bulls, and cloth collars, which are also cool to look at are also not advisable since they tend to be too weak.
Collars and Buckles – For medium sized dogs like pit bulls, collars with plastic snap buckles aren’t advised, since these could easily be broken by dogs. Metal buckles are then the best choice, and opting for one that doesn’t hinder a dog’s mobility is best.
Do well in remembering the above mentioned points, and you’ll certainly find the right collar that would fit with your pit bull.