Rated 3 out of 5áby 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 5áby 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 5áby 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 5áby 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 5áby 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 5áby 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 5áby 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 5áby 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 5áby 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 5áby 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