There are almost as many dog collar and leashes available as there are grass tongues on the local dog park.
We help you have fun choosing a cool dog collar and lanyard for your best friend. We consider different types of dog collars and leads available for relaxmydogs and other large breeds. And give you the help and advice in making the right choice.
Not all lanyards are suitable for every situation, and many people may find it somewhat lacking in quality. So you need to choose the right collar and lanyard – the right type and decent quality.
To help you with your decision, we have put out a short list of high quality chains to suit every situation we are pleased to introduce.
We have chosen these chains based on their strength and suitability for large and powerful dogs, for their fashionable looks and high ratings and excellent customer feedback from the previous buyers.
Read on to discover some of the best lures for relaxmydogs and large varieties available on the market today.
- 1 1.Genuine Leather, 6 foot by 3/4 Inch Wide Leash
- 2 2.Signature K9, Heavy Leather Leash
- 3 3.Puppy Collars
- 4 4.Waterproof dog collars
- 5 5.Leather Dog Collars
- 6 8.Designer Dog Collars
- 7 11.Colorful Dog Collars
- 8 13.High Visibility Dog Collars
- 9 14.Dog Collar Tags
- 10 15.Personalised Dog Collars
- 11 17.Dog Leashes
- 12 What about harnesses?
- 13 Expecting a puppy?
1.Genuine Leather, 6 foot by 3/4 Inch Wide Leash
Made from 4mm thick, 100% full grain genuine leather with a stylish braided section at the connecting end, this lead is incredibly good looking while being incredible durable and will in most cases be a leash for life it will last so long.
Being quite firm and stiff at first, it will soften and become more pliable after a short amount use, so don’t let the initial feeling put you off. It’s a sign of quality you will find with any leather leash.
At the connecting end we find a snap hook attachment that is rust and corrosion resistant that will match the long lifetime of the leash.
This is a very strong and stylish leash, perfect for every day use whether on a daily walk or training session. And not everyone will agree, but we think leather leashes are the perfect match and most suitable style wise for the noble looking Labrador.
2.Signature K9, Heavy Leather Leash
A very high strength, 1/4″ thick and 7/8″ wide, heavy-duty, durable leather leash available in black or burgundy.
Marketed as a ‘Law Enforcement and Military grade professional training equipment‘ standard leas, it’s certainly built to last, as documented and greed with by the many positive reviewers .
The Leather is stitched with extra strong thread, is double riveted both ends and is fitted with a larger than most 1 inch bolt snap for easy attachment and removal from a collar.
This leash truly will last a lifetime!
When your Labrador is small he will still need a collar, but it won’t be quite like the ones he will wear when he’s fully grown. For a Labrador puppy collar, you’ll want something softer, thinner and much lighter for his growing neck to support.
The Blueberry Puppy Collar range are a great choice for any breed, even bigger pups like Labs.
They are easy to clip on and off, light-weight but still sturdy and durable.
They come in a range of fun colours and designs, and you can get matching leashes and even harnesses to go with them too.
4.Waterproof dog collars
If your labs love the water as much as ours do, smelly collars can be a big problem.
One of our top favorites is the Ruffwear range of waterproof dog collars.
The one inch collar is coated to protect the webbing, and keep it ‘stink proof.
The Ruffwear Headwater dog collar looks really smart and comes in several cool modern colors.
5.Leather Dog Collars
Leather dog collars are a very popular choice amongst us Labrador owners. They are definitely my collar of choice for our three year old chocolate Lab, Rachael.
There are numerous leather collar choices available, but we think the following stand head and shoulders above the rest when it comes to our large breed dogs.
Perri’s Padded Leather Dog Collar
Perri’s Padded Leather Dog Collar is a very popular and well received choice.
It has the sturdy, durable leather collar in a traditional style, complemented by very soft lambskin inner padding.
The inner padding comes in a range of colours, from very discreet dark to bright and funky.
It is very well made and should keep your dog looking good for months and even years to come.
6.Rosewood Luxury Leather Dog Collar
The Rosewood Luxury Leather Dog Collar is a simple, stylish design.
It is made of high quality brown leather, and comes in a range of sizes to fit even the bigger Labrador around.It has a quality buckle fastening and a cut little paw print embellishment
The leather is soft and comfortable for your dog to wear, but with a durable, robust finish.
7.Hamilton Creased Leather Dog Collar
I have been really impressed by the Hamilton Creased Leather Dog Collar.
Not only does this come in a range of lengths but you can choose varying widths as well.
Making it easier to find one that suits your dog down to the ground.
It comes in black or burgundy leather finish, and each collar is strong and durable.
Stitched together with weather resistant thread so that it stays in great condition for longer.
These collars are available to buy individually or in a set with a matching leash too.
Please note that the length measurements refer to the collar and not your dogs neck – so take this into account and choose a size bigger.
8.Designer Dog Collars
Designer clothing and accessories have made a real mark in the pet world. There are some really gorgeous choices when it comes to getting something eye-catching and great quality for our dogs just like we would want for ourselves.
Our favourite designer dog collars don’t just look great though. They are durable, functional and stand up to our big, bouncy Labradors’ enthusiastic use.
9.The Chocolate & Cream Designer Collar
Not only is it designed for large dogs like Labradors, it is soft, comfortable and stylish too.
The faux leather dollar is backed with polyester, and includes a small paw charm on the D ring.
It can even come with a matching dog leash.
10.Blueberry Pet Collar Range
At the other end of the designer spectrum we are also crazy about the Blueberry Pet Dog Collar range.
These fun dog collars look really cool.
They are made of high density polyester, which gives softness as well as durability to the design.
The buckles are made from ecofriendly plastic and the metal D ring is nickel coded for added strength.
11.Colorful Dog Collars
There is a real splash of color injected into the dog collar world at the moment, and we are loving all of the fun, cheerful designs and bright colours. Enough to cheer up the chilliest morning dog walk.
The Red Dublin Dog Collar
The Red Dublin Dog Collar is sure to get everyone at the dog park talking.
It’s made to last and glides easily onto your dog’s coat with no fuss.
It is also 100% waterproof and easy to clean in warm water when you get home from a muddy walk.
It will stay looking and smelling clean for much longer.
12.The Lupine Dog Collar
We also love the Lupine dog collar range. They are fully adjustable, and will fit even the biggest breed of large dog.
They also come in a range of colors, from plain to fun and funky patterns.
Not only that, the manufacturers are so confident of their durability that they are guaranteed, even when chewed.
13.High Visibility Dog Collars
At certain times of year you will probably find that you need to take your dog out after dark. It might be only 5.30pm, but it’s pitch black outside and your black Labrador is a speck in the gloom.
To help keep him safe and your worries to a minimum, why not invest in a high visibility collar?
The LED Dog Collar
The LED Dog Collar takes visibility to a whole new level with Light Emitting Diodes.
They glow in the gloom and flash when it gets really dark.
Meaning that you will always know where your dog is even in the park at night.
It even has a remote control so you can change the speed or emission of the lights without even being right next to your dog.
This collar is easy to put on your dog and comfortable for him to wear too.
14.Dog Collar Tags
When you take your dog outside your home and garden, you will need to have an I.D. Tag attached to his collar or harness. This dog collar tag can be something simple and discreet, or bold and flashy.
Here are some great options to suit any Labrador owner’s taste, starting with personalised dog collars.
Dog I.D. Tags
There are lots of options for dog I.D. tags. Personally I really like the plain traditional look when it comes to tags, and the Stainless Steel Pet IDs from GoTag are a very popular choice.
They are strong and wear resistant, with plenty of space to have your dog’s essential information added on.
They also come in a range of shapes from circular, to bone and even heart shaped designs.
The ordering process is straight forward and they even come in a choice of two sizes, so you can get your preferred version.
If you would like something with a bit more colour then why not check out the amazing range of Pet ID Tags by Providence Engraving.
They come in not just a range of shapes from stars to bones, but in a lot of different colours too.
They are also very well reviewed online, which gives a lot of confidence in buying!
Our final top choice are the personalised engraved glitter pet IDs.
These vibrant, fun dog tags are in the shape of a paw and covered in your choice of colored glitter.
15.Personalised Dog Collars
You don’t have to use a separate dog tag to show your dog’s identification details on his collar. You can buy them already combined.
Custom Embroidered Dog Collars
These custom embroidered dog collars are embellished with your dog’s name and your phone number.
Although if you are not comfortable having his name plastered all over his neck you might like to get your surname put there instead.
This dog collar comes in a range of colours so you can choose the one that you like best.
They aren’t just practical, but great quality too.
16.Engraved Slide Tag Collars
These slide on tag collars are an easy way of getting your dog’s collar and I.D. tag sorted in one go.
The tough nylon collars come with an engraved tag which simply slides onto the collar.
This has the added benefit of not waving around on your dog’s chest or making a clunking noise as it bounces against the D ring as he runs around.
So now that you have found your perfect dog collar, you will want a functional but fabulous lead to walk him on to. We have put our favourites into a few handy categories for you to help you choose your preferred design.
Traditional dog leashes either click straight onto your dog’s collar or harness, or work independently like the slip leads worn predominantly by working gundogs when out in the field.
What about harnesses?
A number of you have commented that you use body harnesses nowadays, instead of collars, and these are becoming increasingly popular
We think this is a great thing and we recommend you read our harness information
Expecting a puppy?
Don’t miss The Happy Puppy Handbook.
The book will help you prepare your home for the new arrival, from what to buy, where to buy it, to what to do and how to do it!
It will also get you and your puppy off to a great start with potty training, socialisation and early obedience.