Watch Mendota's video for more detailed info on measuring for a collar. This video also gives a good overview of the various styles and products that Mendota makes, and how to use them.
For those who love the look and feel of leather but worry about water and odor absorption (or have ethical considerations), Mendota's DuraSoft five-hole dog collar in a smaller size is the answer! It sports a leather embossed surface for an elegant look and butter-soft feel that you and your dog will both appreciate, but underneath all those good looks lies a nylon webbing core, so you can rest assured that this collar will withstand all types of use and abuse. All edges, including holes, are heat-sealed to prevent peeling and cracking. Finished with a quality buckle, center safety ring, and D-ring, all constructed of nickel-plated brass hardware for long-lasting durability. This terrific collar will resist fading, odor absorption, and moisture damage. Handcrafted in the U.S. using only the finest materials, ensuring premium performance.
WHAT IS THE SAFETY RING FOR? The mechanics of a center-ring collar allow it to be much more flexible than a standard buckle collar. The two strap ends can move 90-degrees from each other. If you attach a lead to the ring (which is an added convenient feature of the ring), you'll find that it assumes this shape as soon as the dog puts any pressure on the lead.
This offers a convenient pivot point that allows the collar to flip over and basically roll off your dog's head. The greater flexibility and ability to roll means this collar is much easier for your dog to back out of if they get stuck on brush while in the field. For that reason, a safety collar is usually fitted loosely enough to barely slip over the dog's head.
We offer four colors
Black, Brown, Orange, and Yellow
Each size will fit a neck size that is 2" up or down from the stated size. Example: an 18" collar is adjustable from 16" to 20" neck size.
12-inch - Neck Size 10-14 Inches
14-inch - Neck Size 12-16 Inches
Before making a final decision on size, please take a moment to measure your dog's neck and then use the resources below to help you decide which size to buy. This will help prevent exchanges, which just wreck everyone's day! : )
Here is a graphic that shows you how to choose one of Mendota's five-hole collars, based on Mendota's styling practices. It also provides info on how to measure for vests, field jackets and skid plates.