Dog collars pick up dirt and odors from your pet and the environment. Over time, the collar will get wet and bacteria is sure to grow between the fibers. This creates more odor. The Dublin Dog No Stink Collar is made of a non-porous material and is 100% waterproof to prevent odors completely.
A collar isn’t just a cute fashion accessory for your pup. Dogs need to wear collars for many reasons. Not only is a collar a way for you to take control of your pet if necessary, they also offer a means of identification if Fido ever gets lost.
The right collar will look great, feel comfortable and hold your dog’s ID tags so he can be identified if he happens to wander off. If you choose a collar based simply on looks alone, it may not fit properly or it may be made with poor quality materials. This could lead to the collar breaking or your dog slipping out of it during your daily walks.
Can you see now why it’s important to choose a durable collar that fits properly? I’ve used dozens of different collars with my dogs over the years. While I’ve found some great options, I have noticed that they all seem to get dingy and develop a smelly odor after a while.
Our dogs are very active. We hike with them, swim with them and take them on all kinds of outdoor adventures. Between the dirt and water, it only takes a few months of daily wear before a collar starts looking dirty. That’s why I was so excited to try the Dublin Dog No Stink Collar.
How have these collars held up on our active girls? I’ll let you know my opinion and all the details about these collars in the following review. I’ll also tell you how much you can expect to pay for one of these unique dog collars and whether or not they are a good value.
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Dublin Dog No Stink Dog Collar Review
So, as the name suggests, these collars are specifically designed to not retain odors or bacteria. They are made of a woven polyester strap encased in a waterproof urethane coating with a tough liquid polymer top layer. In layman’s terms, it is a non-porous material, so no there is nowhere for odor-causing bacteria to fester.
Dublin Dog claims that these collars are 100% waterproof and do not retain any dirt or odors. Our dogs have been wearing the collars every day for the last 2 months, and so far they have not developed a smell.
They have gotten dirty from time to time, but they are super easy to clean. The Dublin Dog No Stink Collar can be hand washed with warm water and a mild soap. I just used dish soap to remove the dirt from the collars, and it came right off.
Since they are made of a non-porous material, there is no dry time required after washing.
I have to say that the hardware on this collar is some of the best that I have seen. You can see it in the photo of our Beagle, Molly, above. It is brass with a brushed satin finish, and it’s very aesthetically appealing.
Not only does the Dublin Dog No Stink Collar look good, it’s also incredibly strong! The company claims that this collar has a 1200-pound pull strength, which is strong enough to tow a full size pickup truck. Now, I didn’t perform this test myself, but here’s a video that shows it is possible:
The Dublin Dog No Stink Collar is designed and assembled in the United States. It is available in 3 sizes:
- Small – fits dogs with a neck circumference of 11″-14″ (band width of .625″)
- Medium – fits dogs with a neck circumference of 12.5″-17″ (band width of 1″)
- Large – fits dogs with a neck circumference of 17″-21.5″ (band width of 1″)
Dublin Dog also makes a KOA series of collars. The one pictured to the left on our Labrador, Saddie, is from this collar line. This one is in the pattern Red Snapper. These collars have all the same features of the No Stink collar, and they also have UV inhibitors to prevent fading or yellowing.
KOA collars come in a variety of patterns that are themed around the outdoors. Some options include Blue Fly, Brown Trout and Mahi Mahi.
The Dublin Dog No Stink Collar is available on Amazon for $15.48-$27.10. The price depends on the size and color option that you choose. As far as dog collars go, these are more than double the price of traditional nylon collars. However, for the unique features they offer, I still think they are a good value for the money.