The 10 Best Dog Collars To Buy Right Now, in Every Style & Size
For pet parents looking to keep their pups safe while also giving them a fresh, stylish look, finding the right dog collar is essential, but it can also be a difficult task. There are seemingly endless options on the market, with collars available in all different patterns, materials, sizes, and colors. It's easy to get overwhelmed by all the selections, especially if you're not sure what kind of collar is right for your particular dog.
"This day and age, with dogs being such a big part of our lives, there are increasingly more and more products available for sizes, needs, and personalities," says Shane Gentry, the owner of Sally Said So Professional Dog Training. When wading through all the choices, he adds, make sure to focus on collars that aren't just aesthetically pleasing but seem like the best specific fit for your pup and their needs. A collar "is not something that simply connects you to your dog," Gentry explains. "It's a tool to communicate with your dog" and a way to keep them safe. To make your shopping experience as easy as possible, we've rounded up 10 of the best collars available to buy right now, separated by material, dog size, and so much more.
Our Top Picks
- Best Overall: Joytale Reflective Dog Collar ($9)
- Best for Large Dogs: Daganxi Tactical Dog Collar ($18)
- Best for Small Dogs: Blueberry Pet Classic Solid Nylon Dog Collar ($10)
- Best Patterned: The Foggy Dog Wildwood Dog Collar ($32)
- Best Personalized: TagPup Personalized Dog Collar ($16)
- Best Glow in the Dark: Candofly Rechargeable LED Dog Collar ($13)
- Best Leather: OmniPet Signature Leather Bone Dog Collar ($12)
- Best Luxury: Hawkmarsh Engraved Leather Dog Collar ($45)
- Best Leash and Collar Set: Ladoogo Heavy Duty Dog Leash and Collar ($10)
- Best Durable: Black Rhino The Comfort Collar ($19)
Best Overall: Joytale Reflective Dog Collar
Best For Large Dogs: Daganxi Tactical Dog Collar
Best For Small Dogs: Blueberry Pet Classic Solid Nylon Dog Collar
Best Patterned: The Foggy Dog Wildwood Dog Collar
Best Personalized: TagPup Personalized Dog Collar
Best Glow in the Dark: Candofly Rechargeable LED Dog Collar
Best Leather: OmniPet Signature Leather Bone Dog Collar
Best Luxury: Hawkmarsh Engraved Leather Dog Collar
Best Leash and Collar Set: Ladoogo Heavy Duty Dog Leash and Collar
Best Durable: Black Rhino The Comfort Collar
What To Look For
"The most important aspects of a collar for a dog are proper fit and functionality," Gentry says. "Dogs that get out of improperly fitted equipment are exposed to lots of dangerous situations such as possibly getting hit by a car." Try the collar on your dog before purchasing to ensure it's not too loose or too tight around their neck—you should be able to fit two fingers under the collar.
While many dog collars are made out of nylon or leather, there's no "'one size fits all' when it comes to material," Gentry says. Nylon is usually less expensive and easy to take on and off, for instance, but it's also often less durable, while leather tends to be long-lasting and easy to clean, yet pricier.
Dog collars come in a variety of types, ranging from quick-release (or breakaway) collars that snap off if pressure is placed on them to basic collars with no particularly special features. Choose a collar based on your pup's specific needs, such as whether they'll be often left unsupervised while wearing a collar or if they pull on leash and need something that won't break open.