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Fabric Dog Collars and Lead

Article Author: Dog Collars Review - A Merryvaluation by Angie McKaig

It's a dog-walking-stravaganza here at this month with FOUR dog collars or harnesses on review.

But we all know why. 'Tis the season to strut your stuff with collars and leads. Let's face it - when it's steamy and hot outside, you might not be able to show off your incredible collection of t-shirts (like Merry's) and dresses (like Merry's) and polo shirts (like Merry's) and...

Well, you get the point.

No, sir, summer is all about doing more with less. Sure, our furkids are running around out there practically naked, but that doesn't mean that they don't need to have style! In fact, style, and lots of choices for it, are more important than ever. When all you've got to show off is a collar, do you really want to be seen wearing the same old tired collar day and and out?


It's just one of the reasons that we were thrilled when the folks from Zoe's Collection decided to send along three collars from their collection for us to try out on the supermodel pug.

First up, the Blushing Geisha collar. This dog collar is a riot of color in Asian silk brocade. Finished on both sides, this elegant collar features nickel hardware and a small black quick-release buckle. We loved its finished edges - both sides feature the brocade. It was silky soft and brilliantly colored.

Second was the Pink Rainbow Collar. This style was more traditional: a pink nylon webbing back topped with striped French ribbon. We loved the subtle colors and also, particularly, the fact that instead of a black quick-release buckle, it featured a nickel quick-release buckle instead (matching the rest of the hardware).

It's not that we don't understand the practicality of the black quick-release, but - sigh - it just gets less-than-ideal, stylistically speaking, after a while. You know? The nickel is a much better option, in my opinion.

Lastly, the deliciously refined Montrose Collar & Lead set. This set was by far our favorite. It featured a similar design to the Blushing Geisha - it's finished on both sides, both the collar and the leash. It's nice to have something finished on both sides with the same material. There are lots of options out there in dog collar land, but finished on both sides with the same fabric is more rare, and it made for a very nice look (not to mention more comfortable for the pug). This design features a really stunningly different material; a satin blend in a champagne color with a riot of pink, white and red flowers.

And like the Pink Rainbow Dog Collar, it features optional nickel quick-release buckles (which the folks from Zoe's kindly sent), to match all of the hardware on both the dog collar and lead. We thought the princess looked spectacular in this set, and we just loved the design.

Workmanship was excellent, color choices were good, and we love nickel buckles. That about sums up the experience with Zoe's Collection dog collars. We can't wait to see what they come up with next!

You can find out more about Zoe's Collection from their web site at

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