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The Top Preppy Dog Collars of 2017

The Top Preppy Dog Collars of 2017

Blueberry Pet Floral Collar

Blueberry Pet Floral Collar
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Comfort

9.0/10

Value

9.0/10

Durability

9.0/10

Pros

  • 11 Patterns
  • Custom Embroidery
  • Eco-Friendly Buckle

Cons

  • Not Fray Resistant

It’s 2017 and we’re back with another great list of preppy dog collars that you and your dog can both agree on! From Lilly Pulitzer look-alikes to preppy bow ties, you can find just about any pattern for your pup. And as always, we’ve tested these collars, so they’re not only stylish but comfortable and durable as well!

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Summer 2017 Top Pick: Up Country Dahlia Darling Collar

Dahlia UpCountry Collar

This stunning dog collar is our number one dog collar pick for Summer 2017! It comes in a beautiful floral design with bright summer colors and is made right here in the USA. It’s easy to tell that this collar was hand made due to the attention to detail. This collar is the perfect balance of quality and price. There aren’t many hand sewn collars that you can purchase for this price point. It currently comes in sizes extra small, medium, large, and extra large. The traditional lock buckle makes it is for you to snap the collar on and off without any hassle. This collar also features a metal D ring so that you can attach a leash or identification making the collar fashionably useful! It is also very easy to clean because it’s machine washable. Just make sure you air dry this collar to keep it in tip top shape.

 

Dahlia UpCountry Leash

The extra small collar is 6-12 inches long and 5/8 inch wide, medium is 12-18 inches long and 1 inch wide, large is 15-21 inches long and 1 inch wide, and the extra large is 18-24 inches long and 1 inch wide. You can also purchase an adorable matching Dahlia Darling Dog Leash on Amazon in two size options, narrow (5/8 inch) and wide (1 inch). Both the collars and leashes are made from high-tensile strength nylon webbing and nylon ribbon. The ribbon is stain and fray resistant with cast brass hardware. The collars feature Quick-Release Buckles which are sturdy and Coast Guard approved for high weight hold. The range of sizes and gorgeous matching leash make it a summer must-have for all dogs!

Most Color/Pattern Options: Blueberry Pet Floral Print Personalized Dog Collar

blueberry collar

Blueberry dog collars are notorious for having tons of color, pattern, and size options. You don’t have to settle for a pattern that you don’t love for you dog because of the wide range of choices. The Blueberry Floral Collars come in 11 different color/pattern options. Kai loves that you can customize these collars to include your phone number and dog’s name. The price increases a bit when you choose the customized collar, but it’s way worth the price to have one less tag to purchase for your dog. You can even choose the color of the embroidered text to match the collar of your choice.

All collars have an eco-friendly plastic buckle. They range from size extra small to large. The extra small fits neck sizes 7.5-11 inches, the small fits 12-16 inches, the medium fits 14.5-20 inches, and the large fits neck sizes 18-20 inches. Out of the hundreds of collars on the market, Kai loves how personalized these collars are. If you add the embroidery option, your pup will have a one-of-a-kind fashionable collar. You can even purchase an adorable matching leash and harness on Amazon! 

dahlia harness

Top Patriotic Pick:Schmoopsie Couture Patriotic Stars Dog Collar

patriotic collar

This adorable American Flag collar is perfect for Memorial Day, the 4th of July, and every other day of the year. To add to it’s patriotic feel, this collar is made right here in the USA and is stylish yet strong. It ranges in size from small to extra large, so you’ll find the perfect size for your dog. The small is for neck size of 8-13 inches, the medium for 11-17 inches, the large for 15-24 inches, and the extra large is for a 20-28 inch neck size. To get the perfect fit for your dog, simply adjust the size of the collar to your dog’s exact measurements.

Schmoopsie Couture Collars are made with a heavy duty webbing to ensure durability. It is perfect for summer BBQ’s, beach days, and hanging out by the pool. Your dog is sure to be the center of attention when they wear this American-themed collar. While a lot of collars are either for a girl or a boy dog, this Americana collar is both! Any and all dogs will look stylish and patrotic as they flaunt this collar.

Best 2-Pack: Pupteck Set of 2 Adjustable Bow Tie Collars with Bell Charm

This plaid bow tie bundle is one of the best dog collar deals we could find. These collars are great for extra small to small sized pups. The extra small size will fit a neck size of 8-10 inches and is 3/8th of an inch wide. The small size collar fits a neck size of 10-12 inches. Both collars are adjustable for the perfect fit for your dog, and include 5 different holes to choose the right length. The only downside to these collars is that they are more for puppies or small dogs. They are made from high quality patent leather and polyester materials that ensures your dog is comfortable while wearing these collars.

This set of 2 Pupteck bow tie collars is the perfect way to spice up your boy or girl dog’s wardrobe. You may see the words “bow tie” and think of boy dogs only, but girl dogs also look adorable with a bow on their collar. Simply place the bow on the side of your girl dog’s neck for the perfect sassy look! These cute collars also include a removable gold bell so you can easily keep track of your dog and find them quickly. Or remove the bell if it becomes annoying. The plaid pattern on these dog collars is perfect for showing your pup’s holiday spirit during American and winter holidays and they are discreet enough for daily wear. Kai thinks the affordable price is amazing for two great collars!

Best Pattern: Schmoopsie Couture Bright Pineapples on Aqua Dog Collar

The bright pattern of this pineapple dog collar is absolutely perfect for the spring and summer months. This collar ranges in size from extra small to extra large, so it’s perfect for any dog. The extra small size is for dog’s with a 6-9 inch neck, small is for8-13 inches, medium is for 11-17 inches, large is for 15-24 inches, and finally, extra large is for 20-29 inch necks. The heavy duty materials used for this collar include nylon webbing, US designer ribbon, heavy-duty plastic buckle, and a metal D ring.

This collar’s cute pineapple design stands out on any color dog coat and you can even buy a matching pineapple leash. Any fashionista knows that pineapples are IN this year and you don’t want your dog to be left out! The pineapple leash has a Marine-grade clasp that will stand the test of time. Both the leashes and collars range in width from 1/2 inch to 1 inch. If you choose a small or medium sized collar you can choose between a 1 inch width or a 5/8 inch width. If you love handmade products from the USA, this is a wonderful option for you and your pup. You can’t beat the cuteness level of the pineapple pattern or the quality of the materials used for these dog collars.

Best Deal: Ruff Roxy Designer Aztec Handmade Cotton Dog Collar: 

Aztec Collar

This Aztec print collar is another brightly colored collar that is perfect for spring and summer. Dog owners love the fashionable print and the high quality of this collar for the price. This collar is perfect for any dog size and breed. It comes in sizes extra small to extra large, and the small and medium collars have a two options for collar width. The extra small collar is 7-11 inches long and 1/2 inch wide. The small collar is 9-14 inches long and you have the choice of a 3/4 inch width or a 5/8th inch width. The medium collar is 12-18 inches long and you can choose between 1 inch width or 3/4 inch width. Lastly the large collar is 14-22 inches long and 1 inch wide, and the extra large is 18-28 inches long and 1.5 inches wide. 

All Ruff Roxy dog collars are adjustable to perfectly fit your dog, and 100% handmade in the USA. They are vegan friendly and cruelty free, and made with fun cotton fabric. To ensure longevity, the fabric is strengthened with layers of durable interfacing. Each collar has a heavy duty plastic buckle and steel D ring for tag and leash attachment. Kai gives the Ruff Roxy Aztec Collar two paws up!

Vineyard Vines Look-Alike Pick: Schmoopsie Couture Whales Collar 

whale collar

Kai used her impeccable sense of fashion to find the perfect Vineyard Vines look-alike dog collar! Her pick is the Schmoopsie Couture Whales Collar in hot pink and navy. This collar features hot pink whales which closely resemble the Vineyard Vines logo whale for a fraction of the price. It ranges in size from extra small to extra large, so it’s perfect for any dog. The extra small size is for dog’s with a 6-9 inch neck, small is for8-13 inches, medium is for 11-17 inches, large is for 15-24 inches, and finally, extra large is for 20-29 inch necks. Both the leashes and collars range in width from 1/2 inch to 1 inch. If you choose a small or medium sized collar you can choose between a 1 inch width or a 5/8 inch width.

 To complete the look, you can also purchase a matching Schmoopsie Couture Whales Leash. There are three size options for the width of the leash, and all three are 60 inches long. You can choose between a 1/2 inch width, 5/8 inch width, or a 1 inch width. All Schmoopsie leashes and collars are made with heavy duty nylon webbing and USA-designed nylon ribbon. The collars feature a tough plastic buckle and welded metal D ring leash attachment. If you want your pup to be totally on-trend, this is the perfect leash and collar pair.

whale leash

Best Beach Pick: 3 Dirty Dawgz Lobster Collar

Are you looking for the perfect beach collar for your pup? Look no further! The 3 Dirty Dawgz Lobster Collar is customizable and currently comes in three sizes and two colors. Kai loves the nautical design and how it’s perfect for the summer months, or all year round. The three sizes are medium, large, and extra large which are all 1 inch in width. The medium size fits 14-22 inch necks, the large fits 17-27 inches, and the extra large fits 20-34 inch necks. You can choose between adorable pink or red lobsters on a navy blue fabric to fit your pup’s preference. 

The 3 Dirty Dawz Lobster Collars are made with a special Polypro webbing that is durable but lighter on your dog’s neck than a traditional thick nylon backing. It has the same amount of durability as the thick nylon backing, but is much more comfortable. Beach trips, walks, and any summertime outing will be much more enjoyable for your dog without the unnecessary weight of nylon. For those owners and dogs alike who love the ocean, this collar is the perfect way to feel “nauti” all year long! 

Lilly Pulitzer Look-Alike: Couture Pink Sparkle Dots on Lime Collar 

schmoopsie collar

Kai knew she couldn’t review preppy dog collars without scouring the internet for the best Lilly Pulitzer look-alike. She found an adorable lime green and sparkly pink collar for a great price on Amazon! The lime green and pink closely resemble the famous Lily collars with the busy polka pattern resembling their floral patterns! Your dog will have all your southern friends swooning over this collar! This particular collar comes in sizes small to extra large. The small size is 18-30 inches long and 1 inch wide, medium is 11-17 inches long and 1 inch wide, large is 15-24 inches, and extra large is 20-29 inches. All Schmoopsie Dog Collars are made with a heavy duty nylon webbing and nylon ribbon. They also feature a tough plastic buckle and welded metal D ring leash attachment.

Lilly Pulitzer Look-Alike Pick: Schmoopsie

These dog collars are proudly designed and hand made in the USA. You can also purchase the matching leash to your favorite collar design on Amazon. The price of the leash and collar combo is a great deal for the quality of the Schmoopsie collars. If you want to purchase the Pink Sparkle Dots on Lime leash, it comes in one size only. It is 60 inches long and 1 inch wide, which is the perfect size for most dogs. It is made with the same nylon webbing and ribbon as the cute collars, and features a Marine-grade metal clasp. If you love Lilly but not the hefty price tag, the Schmoopsie Couture Pink Sparkle Dots on Lime Collar is the best pick for you!

lime leash

Best Bow Tie: The Petal & Bow Black & Ivory Plaid Bow Tie Collar

schmoopsie plaid collar

Kai’s favorite preppy bow tie collar is this The Petal & Bow mashup. There’s no need to buy a separate collar and bow tie, because this company combines them into one adorably functional item. Removable bow ties can often slide around too much, but this collar uses double sided velcro so the bow tie stays where you want it to. If you do want to remove it, simply undo the velcro. Boy dogs tend to wear their bow ties right under their snout and girl dogs tend to wear their bows on the side of their neck for that extra girly touch. Whatever position you choose, this bow tie will stay in place.

The Black & Ivory Plaid Bow Tie Collars are handmade in the USA with designer cotton fabric. They come in sizes extra small to extra large. There are tons of size combinations to find the perfect fit for your dog. Small and medium sizes have two variations of collar width and bow sizes to choose from. The sizes are:

Extra Small: Neck Size 7-11 inches, 5/8 inch width, 3 inch bow tie

Small (Choice #1): Neck Size 9-13 inches, 3/4 inch width, 4 inch bow tie

Small (Choice #2): Neck Size 9-13 inches, 5/8 inch width, 3 inch bow tie

Medium (Choice #1): Neck Size 11-17 inches, 1 inch width, 4 inch bow tie

Medium (Choice #2): Neck Size 11-17 inches, 3/4 inch width, 4 inch bow tie

Large: Neck Size 15-23 inches, 1 inch width,  5 inch bow tie

Extra Large: Neck Size 17-27 inches, 1 inch width, 5 inch bow tie

If you choose to buy just the bow tie, you can buy it separately on Amazon. Choose between a small (3 inch), medium (4 inch), or large (5 inch)bow tie to velcro onto your dog’s current collar!

 

conclusion

Finally, no matter what collar, leash or combo you pick, you can’t go wrong choosing from this list! As always, Kai only suggests the highest quality products. And with the items on this list, you not only get high quality but also high fashion!