My dogs swim a lot and their collar buckles rust quickly. Anyone know where I can get some nylon collars with either solid brass or stainless steel buckles and D-Rings?
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My dogs swim a lot and their collar buckles rust quickly. Anyone know where I can get some nylon collars with either solid brass or stainless steel buckles and D-Rings? Thanks.

I don't do buckles, but plastic clips instead. no rusting, safer (will break open under enough pressure and easy to remove quickly). Never had the metal d-rings rust and my dogs swim a fair amount in different types of water.

Janet B
www.bestfriendsdogobedience.com
My eldest dog, who swims all summer long, has been wearing a Lupine nylon martingale collar (no buckle) with stainless steel hardware for nearly 10 years now, and aside from the colors being a bit faded, it's as good as new.
And my JRT, who not only swims like a fish but grubs in the mud, wears a Lupine harness which is grubby, but otherwise completely intact.
However, Lupine doesn't use metal *buckles" - their buckles are nylon. The hardware is D-rings for leash attachment, the rings that hold the harness together, and the slide loops for the martingale collars.
OTOH, my JRT pulls like a freight train on her harness, and the buckle has always been secure. Not to mention that it held together in a 45-mph car crash (it was attached to the seat belt).
My dogs swim a lot and their collar buckles rust ... either solid brass or stainless steel buckles and D-Rings? Thanks.

I don't do buckles, but plastic clips instead. no rusting, safer (will break open under enough pressure and easy to remove quickly). Never had the metal d-rings rust and my dogs swim a fair amount in different types of water.

I've tried plastic too but the one's I've used won't stay adjusted and I don't want one of my dogs in particular to lose her collar she got scared by hot air balloons a couple of times and ran off. Even with the plastic the D-Ring for the license corrodes.
Under what circumstances would you want the plastic clip to "break open?"
I've tried plastic too but the one's I've used won't stay adjusted and I don't want one of my dogs in particular to lose her collar she got scared by hot air balloons a couple of times and ran off.

When walking on leash? I don't attach leashes to buckle or buckle type collars. I use a martingale or slip collar for the leash. ID on the collar is no good if the collar comes off the dog in a moment of panic. I want to make sure a panicking dog can't back out of a collar.
Even with the plastic the D-Ring for the license corrodes.

Weird. I have never had that happen and my dogs have been swimming since 1973 (not continuously! ;-D). They don't wear tags on the d-ring though - maybe your tag ring is rubbing the finish off the d-ring? Mine where ID wallets that slide on their collars.
Under what circumstances would you want the plastic clip to "break open?"

If the collar gets caught on something, say a tree or bush branch. or
2 dogs are wrestling and one gets it's teeth stuck in the other'scollar. Have had that happen. Snap didn't break open, but I was able to easily release the collar - a regular buckle would have meant I would have to make the collar tighter before the buckle would open, and trust me, that would not have been a good situation.

Janet B
www.bestfriendsdogobedience.com
My eldest dog, who swims all summer long, has been wearing a Lupine nylon martingale collar (no buckle) with stainless ... is D-rings for leash attachment, the rings that hold the harness together, and the slide loops for the martingale collars.

Sounds good. Do you know where I can find the Lupine collars? I'll do some more searching now that I have a brand name, but just in case..
OTOH, my JRT pulls like a freight train on her harness, and the buckle has always been secure. Not to mention that it held together in a 45-mph car crash (it was attached to the seat belt).

I'm glad your dog is OK.
Under what circumstances would you want the plastic clip to "breakopen?"

Our hunting dogs over the years have always worn collars that would either break open or roll off their heads if they got caught on something in the brush. Better you have to replace a collar than try to locate in time a dog who has gotten hung up on brush or barbed wire fence. It's a safety issue.

~~Judy
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Under what circumstances would you want the plastic clip to "break open?"

When I was doing Search and Rescue, I did not want equipment on my dog that could catch and entangle. After my dog got caught in a rubble pile once, when he ran rebar through his harness, and had difficulties extracting himself, I quit with the harness except when entering a site for identification (or publicity).
When he was working, he wore a very THIN leather collar, designed to break if ensnared. It had his ID tightly riveted to his leather collar, and engraved extra small to "just" fit on the collar.
If the collar gets caught on something, say a tree or bush branch. or 2 dogs are wrestling and one ... make the collar tighter before the buckle would open, and trust me, that would not have been a good situation.

i actually have to use a metal buckle on Lola, Manu chews the plastic buckles off her collars as they play. never had one rust, but it may depend on the type of water... salt, fresh, hard, soft, mineral content, etc...

-kelly
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