Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Product Review: Planet Dog Cozy Hemp Collars

The Planet Dog Cozy Hemp Collar is an adjustable flat buckle collar. This product has changed a bit in the 8+ years since I purchased mine, as it is now has a plastic buckle instead of metal.
Photo by Erin Koski

I bought Brisbane's first Planet Dog collar when he was just a few months old. He previous collar had worn a lot of the hair off the front of his neck, and I was looking for something soft that would hopefully allow it to grow back. These collars are lined with fleece, and incredibly soft.

The purple one on Josie was the first collar I bought, this one is a Large and the metal buckle is fairly heavy. With his tags adding to the weight, it didn't seem to help Brisbane's lack of neck fur. I found the green collar a few months later, it's a size Medium and rapidly became Brisbane's everyday collar.

Photo by Erin Koski
Both of these collars have made many trips to the beach, but you'd never be able to tell by looking. The worst sign of wear on either is that the Planet Dog logo has come partially unstitched. They were advertised as getting better with wear, and I believe it. I'm not normally a fan of worn-out collars, but I still love these after all these years.

Back when the Cozy Hemp collar had metal buckles, I would recommend it for dogs with skin allergies that left them sensitive to plastics. It now has a nylon buckle, but this makes it much lighter and probably more comfortable.

Pros: Lasts forever and looks great the whole time. Great for dogs with sensitive skin. Machine washable, and weathers repeated salt water immersion better than my Lupine collars.

Cons: The sizing hardware on my collars slips very slowly, allowing the collar to gradually loosen up over time. Not a problem for me since I don't walk anybody on a flat collar, but could be an issue for someone else. It is very possible that this has been fixed since I bought these. They don't make one for super-tiny dogs, so no Cozy Hemp for Ru.

Bottom Line: These collars will probably last longer than my dogs and someday be willed to my descendants.

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