I've purchased numerous dog collars over the years for new puppies or adult dogs that ranged from small to large in size. There are many brands of collars and matching leads on the market that it is often difficult to choose the brand, let alone finally decide on a collar or pattern! One brand that I would purchase again and again is the Coastal dog collar. This brand has met all of my needs, my dog’s needs (through various stages of growth and development), and is soft and flexible, safe and secure. The Coastal collar is sturdy and holds up well over use – the one problem though is the hard time you will have choosing one color out of the 13 available; of course you can always buy more than one!
The Coastal dog collar is made out of nylon and width varies to accommodate all sized dogs from tiny to extra large. All the edges on this collar are finished off so there should be no fraying of any edges. A no-fray collar is important in maintaining the integrity of a collar - a fraying collar becomes weakened and over time may break just at that moment when you need to keep your dog under control.
This collar is made for all types of dogs with available collar sizes 8”, 10", 12", 14", 16, 18, and 20", 22”, 24”, 26”, and 28”. If you have a puppy, you may find that these sizes will work for you at one stage or another, especially if your puppy will be a medium to large size dog when full grown.
To find out what is the best size for your puppy or dog, you can measure their neck making sure you use 2 of your fingers to add to the measurement. Just remember to keep 2 fingers between your dog's neck and the measuring tape for a good fit. The length of a collar is measured from the end of the buckle to the last hole (or largest adjustment possible). A pet store owner could help you determine what size your pet may be needing, based on the breed of your dog, or Coastal has a web site that lists all the breeds and recommended collar sizes based on if they are small or large for their breed.
One thing that first attracted me to Coastal collars was the huge variety of colors available. My hardest choice was in what color to buy!! There are 13 colors available. They are: Black, Blue, Blue Lagoon, Hunter, Lime, Neon Pink, Orchid, Palm Green, Bright Pink, Pink Flamingo, Purple, Red, Sunset Orange. There is sure to be at least 2 colors that jump right out at you ~ it is so hard to make a choice . . . . (and in case you are wondering, you can get a matching leash to complete the effect).
Coastal Pet Products include the following:
- • Nylon Collars, Leashes and Harnesses
- • Leather Collars and Leashes
- • Training Products
- • Dog and Cat Toys
- • Grooming Tools
- • Retractable Leashes
- • Chain, Cable and Poly Tie Outs
- • Muzzles, ID Tags and Other Specialty Item
If you are interested in Coastal, I suggest you go visit their website ~ on their site you can actually see a color chart of all the colors (actual picture so you can see the weave of the collar too). While there check out their breed sizing chart and read over their information on choosing between a collar and a harness. They have quite a large FAQ section you can read through that will hopefully answer any questions you may have. On the Dealer Locator, you can type in your zip code, how many mile radius you'd like to look in and see what dealer pops up for you. While Coastal does not sell directly on-line, there are numerous dealers/pet shops where you can order on-line and have a product shipped to you.
Local pet shop dealers that sell the Coastal brand include:
- Pet Supplies Plus, 1510 Scranton Carbondale Highway, Scranton, PA 570-383-7180
- Pet Pantry, Route 940, Pocono Summit, PA 570-839-0480
- Pet Supplies Plus, 555 Scott Street, Wilkes Barre, PA 570-829-3446
- Village Pet Supplies, 2301 Sans Souci Parkway, Wilkes Barre, PA 570-735-5905
I have no complaints about this collar. It does the job well and in colorful style. The buckle has not slipped out of place, letting the collar come loose, and the D-ring for those all-important tags is securely sewed into place ~ the only way for that D-ring to come out would be for the whole collar to self-destruct!!! One bonus is that if you pup is in a growing stage or if you find you need to make a hole in-between the pre-made holes for a custom fit you can do so easily; any of the new holes added into the collar did not fray, rip or cause the collar to falter.
What more could you ask for in a collar? Ummmm, how about a sparkly one!