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When it comes to finding a durable, straightforward dog collar, it’s easy to end up swimming in choices. And if you want something with a cute print on it, sometimes you end up sacrificing quality for style or dropping too much money on a designer dog collar. Wouldn’t it be nice if there was a one-stop shop for things like this? As it turns out, there is.
Up Country has been selling high-quality dog collars since 1984, and now boasts over 100 designs, so there’s a good chance you’ll find one that’s perfect for your dog’s size and personality, or for a special occasion.
In this in-depth product review, we’ll tell you what’s so great about Up Country dog collars, starting with their design and versatility, and ending with some of our absolute favorites.Buy Now on Amazon
- Regular dog collars come in sizes XS to XXL, in both narrow and wide
- Up Country also makes step-in dog harnesses and cat harnesses (all in very cute prints)
- Teacup sizes available, in both collars and harnesses
- Up Country also sells Martingale collars for escape artists
- All collars and harnesses are made from high tensile strength nylon webbing
- Made with cast brass hardware, providing better strength and durability than welded
- Coast Guard approved buckles = high weight hold
- All Up Country collars, harnesses, and leads are machine washable
- Decorative polyester/nylon ribbons are stain and fray-resistant
Based in East Providence, Rhode Island, Up Country is one of few companies to manufacture their dog collars (and a variety of other products) in the U.S. Up Country’s commitment to carefully handmade (and hand-sewn) products makes each purchase an investment. It also makes them a little more expensive.
Up Country’s obsession with quality also means they know dogs. Whether you have a small dog, a medium dog, a large dog, an extremely large dog, a tiny little teacup, or a rascal who tends to wiggle out of a collar, Up Country probably has something that will work for your dog.
If you’re a stickler for the well-made, you can trust that Up Country collars are made from high-quality materials like cast brass, Coast Guard approved buckles, and high tensile nylon webbing, making them ready to handle the wear and tear of the life of a happy and active dog.
Up Country dog collars are also easy to care for. If the collar gets dirty, simply machine wash on cold and air dry. Maybe use that second one you bought while the first one is drying?
We know it’s the function that matters when it comes to a collar, but most of us can’t forget fashion. When it comes to Up Country’s style choices, you won’t be disappointed. You can find prints in plaid, pirate, stars and stripes, bow wow, and more. For the nontraditional, you can show off one-of-a-kind designs like funky fish, hedgehogs, ragtop, marlins, evil geniuses, bees, buoys…wait a second. Do you have all day?
Once you’ve decided on the look that’s right for you, Up Country also sells matching dog leashes to complete whatever look you’ve chosen, as well as other pet supplies.
Word to the wise: you might want to watch your pocketbook before you go on a spree at Up Country. At around $20 per collar, you can end up spending quite a lot of money if you start collecting. If you’re having trouble deciding (or want them all and need to rein yourself in), take a look at Up Country’s style guide to narrow down your choices and stay on budget.
Customer reviews for Up Country dog collars tend to highlight durability and style, and the desire to buy more than just one.
Helpful review: “Up Country has a fantastic range of designs and, more importantly, they’re made to last. Durable, cute, and affordable—what more could one ask for.”
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Who doesn’t love donuts? Wear this one on the way to Dunkin, or just use it as a conversation starter. Our favorite is chocolate with sprinkles.Buy Now on Amazon
You can wear your heart on your sleeve or your dog’s neck (does that make sense?). In any case, there’s no clearer way to show off your love for your dog or your dog’s loving demeanor than with hearts.Buy Now on Amazon
Dogs get distracted. Add to the hilarity with this on-the-nose pattern. Bonus: you can always remember to tell a yet another squirrel! joke with this collar nearby.Buy Now on Amazon
If your dog loves the water or if you love taking them out on your boat, this design is perfect for the nautically inclined.Buy Now on Amazon
Want to see more? Visit Up Country’s website for a complete selection of sizes and styles.
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