Rated 3 out of 5 by Baylin17 Poor Quality, OK for price
I work with leather everyday because I have horses, so to me the quality of the leather of this collar is not good. It is very stiff - my dog is frequently scratching at the collar and it now has scratches on it from her claws. I wish it was padded, but it is not.
The name plate looks adorable, but I checked to have block letters (all caps) and when I got it, it was mixed lower and uppercase letters. I didn't think that I needed to type it in caps since I clicked that box, but apparently you should - llbean did offer to replace the item, but to me it's not that big of a deal.
In my opinion, this is a low quality product - great for the price, but in the future I would spend more to get a padded leather collar with more supple leather.
March 8, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 Great Quality, Engraving a Must
I LOVE this collar. You can not find anything of this quality for this price anywhere else. I had it engraved as well (see photo) and I was more than pleased with how it turned out. I have an 8 month old Black Lab mix, he weighs about 65 pounds and the 19 inch collar fits perfectly with a few extra holes he can grow into. Hope that helps!
March 5, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Theresa Excellent quality!
This collar is very well made and a steal for the price! I've seen lesser quality leather collars at pet stores that cost more. It fits my goldendoodle nicely, although I did have to exchange for size. The original collar I ordered was a little too large. Not sure if I measured wrong or it runs large. Despite that, it's a great, well made item that I see lasting a long time.
I do wish they made one that was narrow for my small bichon/shi tzu The smaller size is just as wide as the large size.
January 21, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by GideonsMom Great Leather collar
I got this collar for my dog. I was worried it would need another hole punched to make it fit. But it fits perfectly and looks great. It is more comfortable for my large dog than the skinny leather collar he had. It is well made. I'm very happy with this collar. My dog says "Thank you LL Bean"
December 25, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5
by ILM89 Gorgeous, Leather Collar
The price and quality are fantastic. I had my dog's name engraved on the plate and it really makes the collar. It fits true to size and I love the mahogany color. I can't wait for my dog to show it off at Christmas!!
December 17, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by ElleninMichigan Too heavy for small dogs
This collar is very well made, but too wide and heavy for our 20 lb. Westie. We are returning it and ordering a collar that is lighter weight and narrower. It would be a great collar for a large dog.
November 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lividigeus Great in the water or around town!
A stylish looking collar that doesn't stretch in the water...seems to run a little big, so maybe order down a size if transitioning from a typical nylon webbing version.
October 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lindalindalinda Gift for Friend's Pup!
I got this for a friend's dog as a gift and they loved it! Great quality, a really handsome collar.
Love the leather and the personalized name plate is a nice touch.
September 18, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by ActiveOutdoors1 Excellent collar!
I have ordered 3 of these in the past 4 years. Very happy with them and the engraving. The leather wears nicely and the plate fastened to the leather is strong and shows the lettering clearly as well. Overall, it holds up well with my active children with 4 paws! Yes, would recommend them without a doubt! Had a lot of complements and questions where I bought such "NICE" collars. LL Bean all the way!
August 26, 2014
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