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Shamrock Dog Collars - How to Choose a Shamrock Dog Collar

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If you're looking for a shamrock dog collar, you have many colors, materials, sizes, and styles from which to choose. Finding the safest and best shamrock dog collar is easy though, just keep these few simple concepts in mind. And remember, measure the diameter of your dog's neck before you shop!

Desirable Features in a Shamrock Dog Collar

  • Size – To look best, your shamrock dog collar needs to be fitted correctly.

    - If your dog is very small, (under 20 pounds), leave only one finger's width between the collar and his neck.

    - If your dog is medium-sized, go for a two-finger fit.

    - If your dog is very large, a three-finger fit may be better.

    - You will also want to consider you dog's hair coat and head shape when fitting your shamrock dog collar. A finer coat and slimmer head will require a snugger fit than the heavier coats and boxier heads to ensure that your shamrock dog collar does not slip off inadvertently.

  • Easy to clean – Since dogs will be dogs and invariably find ways to get themselves and their collars dirty, you will probably want to choose a shamrock dog collar that is either machine washable or soap and water washable.

  • Durability – The more durable your shamrock dog collar is, the longer it will stay looking good.

  • Safety – If you are using your shamrock dog collar for more than decoration you will want to make sure it is adequate for restraint. It should be made from strong materials with a secure buckle, and fitted properly to provide you with reliable restraint.

    Ideal Choice of a Shamrock Dog Collar

    Shamrock dog collars come in all variety of styles and colors.

  • For the understated look, a subdued color with a woven or embroidered shamrock design will provide and elegant touch.

  • For a flashier look, there are brighter colors with jeweled shamrock designs or dangling shamrocks like a charm bracelet.

  • Or you may simply want to add a shamrock charm to an elegant rolled leather collar.

    Whatever your style, there is a shamrock dog collar made for you.

    Shopping Tips for a Shamrock Dog Collar

  • Take time to inspect your shamrock dog collar before you buy. Avoid anything with sharp points or edges, and make sure the decorations are securely attached and do not make the collar too stiff or heavy.

  • If you are shopping for a martingale or choke style collar, you will still likely find some with shamrock decorations. Look for those made from colorful nylon with shamrocks woven or embroidered into the materials. If you choose to add shamrock decorations to this type of collar be sure that it does not interfere with the normal functioning of the collar.

  • Body harnesses, ideal for small or toy dogs, also come in shamrock decorated styles. When you pull back on the leash, the harness tightens around the dog's chest, controlling him without causing pressure on his neck or back. Or you can simply add a shamrock dog collar as decoration to the wardrobe of your tiny friend.

  • Leather is a good choice for a shamrock dog collar; however, many dogs are dedicated leather-chewers. So, when you send your dog out to play with his friends, you might want to keep the shamrock dog collar at home.

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