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Finding the perfect dog collar can be quite the endeavor. Finding a high quality collar isn’t so easy when so many pet products are mass produced. So, I was really excited when I was contacted by leash & collar manufacturer Classic Hound to review one of their designer collars.

Classic Hound Story

Classic Hound, created by Ellen Greenaway, has been around since 2005.  It all started with the adoption of a deserving Greyhound named Bugsy (pictured right). When the opportunity to combine her love for dogs and her love for sewing presented itself, Ellen jumped right on it. She’s been designing high end collars and accessories ever since. On any given day, you can find 3 humans and 3 dogs in a sewing studio on a quiet salty street in Maine. Abby (her Whippet) is usually napping in the corner while Dewey, (her beagle mix), is sniffing in search of his next adventure. Kate, the head seamstress, has a sassy little French Bulldog named Rhoda who keeps everyone in their proper place. All accessories are testing on these three dogs – and they all have very discerning taste.

The Collar Review

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I selected the “Citrus” collar, pictured left, for Dash.  I thought it was the perfect style for summertime.  The collar is exceptionally well made – and I’ve seen a lot of dog collars.  The stitching is impeccable. The fabric is sturdy and brightly colored. The hardware is definitely top quality.

They also offer leash bags, poop-bag holders (these are totally cute), leashes and even people handbags!  I also like their Go Fetch! Go Green! Collar Recycle Program. This program helps reduce the amount of materials going into our landfills. You can either trade-in your old Classic Hound collar or leash for $5 – $7 off your next collar/leash purchase!

Would I purchase a Classic Hound collar?

I would absolutely purchase a collar from Classic Hound. While it may be a little tough to cough up $32 for a collar, you certainly get what you pay for.  Plus, the available fabric designs are really cute and unique – so your dog is sure to stand out from the crowd.

Most of all, I’m really excited to team up with Classic Hound to do a giveaway contest for one free collar of your choice! Contest ends on August 8th!  Good luck everyone! (Sorry, contest is over!)