So my dog, Denver, is just over 7 months and already has been through three different collars so time to research for a replacement and in the process select some appropriate products for the Mountain Dog site.
When looking around we found a kindred spirit, albeit at the other end of the world in Australia, in Surf Dog. A brand that like ourselves are focusing on outdoors pursuits with their dogs, although with a weather advantage that they have down under. Don't get me wrong I know we have some very hardy souls who love to surf in the UK but I really see the application of their waterproof, anti-bacterial and anti-stink collar across many more mainstream UK pursuits from hiking through to the beach. The design is uber cool too and transports a little bit of Australia to the UK.
First impressions were great, it was well packaged and a VERY solid product. This is slightly heavier than a conventional fabric collar but that will pay you back with durability and strength which to me are more important. So far Denver seems to wear the medium sized collar quite comfortably.
The item is 100% waterproof which prevents things getting soggy, itchy or smelly. It benefits from a zinc alloy buckle and leash connector. It also looks great due to the 3D embossed design of the Surf Dog logo. Colour wise they are well designed with a good palette of colours - blue, yellow/red (a nod to Australian lifeguards), and a very elegant rather than shocking pink.
Size wise there is small, medium, large and wide large, everyone of which has 7 (8 on the small) connector holes to make a perfect fit. This also gives great product longevity for those with younger fast growing growing dogs, Denver is only on notch 3 of his so he is allowed to expand without a search for collar number five anytime soon!
Further sizing data is pasted below.
In summary, and after visiting numerous pet warehouses locally, I can honestly say this products really shines, it is something different, it is highly practical and also comes in at a great price point for such a quality product.
All opinions my own
S - 24cm - 34cm (9"- 14") Width 2cm (3/4")
M - 32cm - 45 cm (13"- 18") Width 2.5cm (1")
L - 42cm - 55 cm (17"- 22) Width 2.5cm (1")
WL -42cm - 55 cm (17"- 22") Width 3cm (1 1/4")