Saturday, December 20, 2014

Product Review: Cetacea Martingale Collar

The Cetacea Martingale Collar is made from nylon webbing. It features a quick-release buckle and a plastic slide that keeps the martingale loop from gaping open. The Cetacea martingale collar is available in seventeen different colors and patterns, and six sizes to fit dogs with necks 10-30" around.
Photo by Erin Koski

This is currently my favorite martingale because it has a nice short loop, so I don't have to choose between "so big it's falling off" and "so small it's strangling my dog". It also has a quick-release buckle, a feature not found on any of my current martingales, though I'm told Premier also makes them.

I particularly love the little plastic slide that prevents the loop from sagging open, I haven't seen this on any other martingale collar.

Photo by Erin Koski

It makes it look more like a slip collar, with the live ring on one end of the loop rather than sitting in the middle between the two dead rings. This also helps keep the loop from sagging. Note the two dead rings rings and loop, this is what makes this a martingale collar. A limited slip (or half-choke, half-slip, etc) collar would have a dead ring on one side and the loop would be a continuation of the collar strap on the other side.

Pros: Designed so that the martingale loop lays flat. Unbuckles so I don't have to slip it over Brisbane's head. Comes in a bunch of colors including rainbow! Brass hardware matches some of my favorite leashes. Soft nylon webbing is easy on Brisbane's delicate skin.

Photo by Erin Koski
Cons: I honestly don't have anything bad to say about this collar, it even comes in purple and two different shades of pink.

Bottom Line: I think Brisbane needs a rainbow martingale.

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