Rated 2 out of 5 by Staylor111 My dog is now blue.
I ordered this collar a year ago and was perfectly happy with its appearance and fit. My dog has finally (he's 6) learned to swim this month, and the first time he hit the water, his neck fur turned blue from the collar. How is it possible that LL Bean sells an item for dogs that can't go in the water? Ridiculous and disappointing.
May 9, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by sfnativeguy Leash review
This is a review of the leash, not the collar. I really dislike this leash because the 3/4" webbing from which it is made feels like a piece of string in my average-sized hands, when compared to stouter, 1" leads I have always had in the past. You might not think a piddling 1/4" would make a difference, but it does. Surely this leash will never break (though it is more susceptible to being chewed through), so that's not an issue. I feel this leash affords me much less control, and there is no question I find it less comfortable to hold. For small dogs, or people with smaller hands, it may be fine, but I find myself not wanting to use it.
May 8, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by CircusMom3 Six year leach and going strong
I have had two of these leashes for six years for my 65 pound english setters. My dogs have near about pulled my arm out of the socket when they lunge at bunnies or squirrels and the leash (the hardware) has stayed strong. I just noticed today that one of the hardware on one of the two leashes is slightly bent (from lunging dogs) and so I decided to replace after six years of 3-5 mile daily walks. My knees wore out before the leash did. Also, these wash up so nicely. Just put them in a delicate item bag when throwing in the wash machine.
May 4, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by santooth Fits perfectly
After reading the reviews on this collar- I was concerned about the sizing and only ordered one for our skinnier dog- it fits great and it also fits our slightly rounder dog! We will be ordering one for the larger dog as soon as they are avalible.
April 30, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by HamishDog Too narrow, too small.
My excited anticipation at opening the box from UPS was quickly deflated when I saw the collar that I had ordered. The medium collar definitely does not adjust even an iota beyond 12 inches. My dog is a medium by any measurement, but the collar strangled him. The width is too narrow and the D ring is too small for a leash or tags. It may be fine for an indoor small poodle, but not for my guy. Sorry I had it monogrammed, because now I'm stuck with it. A definite disappointment.
March 22, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by corgicourt Awesome durable collar
I swear by these collars!!!
I have 4 dogs and they all wear these ID collars with their names and my phone. They are super durable and you don't have to worry about a tag with ID falling off in the water or the woods.
My 3 older dogs have been wearing their same collars in heavy brush, woods, water, snow etc since puppyhood. The oldest is now 10 years so that tells you about the durability.
Just ordered a new one for our new Berner pup in X-lrg. I know I can count on the sturdiness of this collar for our little/big girl.
March 22, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by NYgal Good buy
Ordered the small in pink, for my 10 lb. small terrier mix. Now ordering the same in medium size. Although the smaller one is Ok, black letters are legible ( luckily no similar letters or numbers which might be hard to read) , I found the narrow width and 'D' ring difficult to manage, even though the dog is small. The "D' ring is especially hard to attach the leash to. I wanted a leather collar with a metal buckle because I don't trust the plastic snap ones to hold. Guess I will settle for this one for now. It doesn't irritate her neck, being nylon not plastic. Needs another ring to attach tags to. Otherwise, though not perfect, it is workable for now.
March 4, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 Numbers not clear on SMALL dog collar
ID collars are a great idea but on the SMALL size we cannot tell the difference between an 8 and a 3. It might be easier to distinguish the numbers on a larger size.
February 23, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by llbeanershopaholic Nice leash, not heavy-duty
I ordered the blue leash with black lettering (and can hardly see the monogram). It's a nice standard leash. If you have a large dog that does not heel and likes to pull, this leash probably isn't for you.
February 5, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by llbeanershopaholic Nice collar, not heavy-duty
I ordered the extra-large collar for a 130lb dog.....it barely fits. It is a nice collar, and the monogram feature is very nice. I'm happy with the collar so far.
February 5, 2013