Rated 4 out of 5 by DrWagoneer Nice Collar, Fair Price
I actually ordered two of these collars, one for my big 10-year-old Chocolate Lab who has a 23-inch neck, and one for my 1-year-old Beagle who has a 13-inch neck. Both collars are the same width, which makes them match. Both are made with quality leather and look really sharp. I have only had the collars for a few weeks, so we will see how they wear, but they are doing great so far. Both dogs are males, and the collars look manly (many people assumed the beagle was a female with the last collar we had for him--which I'm sure injured his pride a bit--that mistake has not been repeated since we got the new, more masculine collar).
The only suggestions I would make are:
1. There needs to be a strap of some sort to keep the excess leather at the end (especially when using the first two holes) from dangling and curling up. This has not been a problem on the Lab's collar, but our Beagle's neck is a little smaller comparatively and we have to tighten it to the first two holes. He has been able to chew on the curled end a little. We got the collar with the leash D-ring near the buckle in hopes that this would help prevent curling. It did a little, but still needs more.
2. A nice upgrade would be to offer a collar with both a D-ring AND a leash ring (i.e. combine the "rings" from both collars into one collar). I'd pay extra for that.
3. (small suggestion) I would prefer a collar with silver colored metal hardware rather than gold. Also the color of the actual collar's leather is lighter than it appears in the pictures.
All in all, we are happy with these quality collars! Another L.L.Bean success.
August 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by charliesmom11 Best collar for the money!!
I originally bought this collar in June 2012. My chocolate lab was about 6 months old. It was stiff to begin with but quickly softened, it looks so great on her and was very durable! It always drys well and the color doesn't bleed. It doesn't hold smell so never stinks and doesn't need to be washed. I ordered one for my second dog and they're both still going strong. I bought three more for my parents dogs as Christmas presents. All have been engraved and look so sharp!! I'm ordering again now only because the information on the collar is no longer relevant (the collar outlasted the relationship! lol) Thanks LLBean for making an affordable durable attractive leather collar! 5+stars for sure!!
April 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by MuttDog great value
Can't beat the price for this high quality collar. It looks great on our German Shepard mix and the fit is true to the measurements. He is about 76 pounds and the 19 inch collar works well.
March 22, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Lucy5 Not for smaller dogs
I love the collar and it is very well made. The problem is the scale of the product and that's why I gave it only 4 stars. Although it may fit the neck of a small dog, the width of the collar and the size and weigh of the buckle are too much. I had to return it for this reason. Please make one for smaller dogs!
February 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Chuckdog Great Collar
Love this collar. I ordered from another company and returned it. Ordered this collar and I love it. It is very well made and sturdy. It looks great on my dog. Ordered the D ring one and it is great.
December 28, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by NYgal Not for my dog
Have no complaint about the collar - well- made, heavy leather which will probably soften over time. However though the 15" collar fits my 20 lb. terrier, the buckle is much too heavy & large for her. It would seem that the width and buckle size should be more comparable with the length of the collar, since the shorter collars would be for a smaller fog. Do, sorry but it will be going back. I wanted a leather collar with a buckle, have the monogrammed a Bean one but afraid that over time the plastic (?) snap buckle will get worn out. Wish Bean would offer a smaller leather one with brass buckle, I could put her name on it with a wood burning pen.
November 7, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by MZhang Fabulous
This is a great collar, very nice leather that is supple and smooth. We got the D ring style, with a brass plate in block lettering and it is readable and classy looking. We love this collar.
October 23, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by LosAngelesChivas Fine Collar-Great Price
Bought this for my lab. Had it engraved. Looks nice.
My lab is still a puppy. I bought the size when he is fully grown.
So I cannot attest to its durability yet.
But it certainly appears well made and that it will last.
It is a far better price that the national pet chains.
September 19, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5
by BMVeenema Tug loves his new collar!
Very nice looking and well made. Looking forward to many years of use.
September 16, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Pbitt Good quality and USMade!
Better quality than I expected.I have two high energy dogs and was concerned that they might tear through the leather...no chance! I highly recommend having looked far and wide for an appropriate collar with classic good looks.
August 21, 2013