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Hi All,
I'm about to begin introducing a collar to MuShu. But I have heard mixed things on which type of collar to use. Please let me know what you're using: Either leather or nylon? Pros and Cons would be greatly appreciated. THANK YOU ALL!!!

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A collar is fine for his tags but for walking, most of us prefer a harness so there will be no stress on our babies' necks. Malts are prone to collapsed trachea so it is best not to do anything to put stress on that area. Some people do use collars, especially when their Malt walks nicely on a loose leash. But if he is just learning, he will likely pull.
 

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Originally posted by Kallie/Catcher's Mom@Jul 8 2005, 07:55 PM
A collar is fine for his tags but for walking, most of us prefer a harness so there will be no stress on our babies' necks. Malts are prone to collapsed trachea so it is best not to do anything to put stress on that area. Some people do use collars, especially when their Malt walks nicely on a loose leash. But if he is just learning, he will likely pull.
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T.Y KC's Mom. I wonder since harness is usually made of nylon. Would it matt their hair? I'm matt phobic.
 

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Originally posted by DiDi+Jul 8 2005, 07:59 PM-->
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A collar is fine for his tags but for walking, most of us prefer a harness so there will be no stress on our babies' necks. Malts are prone to collapsed trachea so it is best not to do anything to put stress on that area. Some people do use collars, especially when their Malt walks nicely on a loose leash. But if he is just learning, he will likely pull.
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T.Y KC's Mom. I wonder since harness is usually made of nylon. Would it matt their hair? I'm matt phobic.

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I never have had problems with nylon causing matting but mine are in puppy cuts. Someone posted a web site of gorgeous leather harnesses..... I'll try to find the link....

EDIT: The one I was looking for was for collars, not harnesses. I typed in to Google "Leather dog harness" and lots of listings came up.
 

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Peanut will mat under his front legs if I keep his harness (nylon) on all day. Tic doesn't seem to have that problem though even though his hair is longer. There are really cute leather harnesses out there, but I can only seem to find pink ones.
 

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Originally posted by littlepeanut@Jul 8 2005, 08:30 PM
Peanut will mat under his front legs if I keep his harness (nylon) on all day.  Tic doesn't seem to have that problem though even though his hair is longer.  There are really cute leather harnesses out there, but I can only seem to find pink ones.
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Lexi is the same. I do keep a collar (with her tags) on her when I'm at work. Just in case she would get out. For some reason she doesn't matt when I leave the collar on but if I leave a harness on she matts.
 
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