Whether you’re looking for a replacement collar for your husky, or this is your first one, you can find the assortment available is overwhelming. There are hundreds of models available in all sizes and levels of quality. Navigating the jungle of husky dog collars may require some assistance, and that’s where we come in.
We have quite a few dogs in our household, so we get to review a lot of dog collars. We chose six brands of popular husky collars to review for you so you can get a better idea of what you need and want. More than just a collection of reviews, we’ve also included a husky collar buyer’s guide where we break down what’s important to look for in a collar and what you should avoid.
Please continue reading for our detailed reviews of each brand of collar for husky, where we compare comfort, effectiveness, and durability, to help you make an informed purchase.
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The 6 Best Dog Collars for Huskies
1. Starmark Pro-Training Plastic Dog Collar – Best Overall
The Starmark Pro-Training Plastic Dog Collar is a humane, polymer training collar. It uses a similar method to prong collars, but the prongs are softer foam.
The collar uses a link style design, like a wristwatch, which makes it easy to adjust the size and fit of the collar to fit your dog. This collar is not designed for everyday use, and it should only be fitted and worn during training exercises. But it can be used to help you assert your pack leader position, preventing your Husky from pulling ahead, and preventing charging at other dogs and people. When they do lunge the polymer cones will constrict lightly against the neck, causing them to stop. When reinforced with positive behavior training, this will eventually lead to your Husky being a well-behaved walker.
The humane cones do work for most dogs, and this can be a highly effective walking training tool for use with your Husky, hence why we have chosen it as the best overall collar for Husky walking. However, it won’t be effective with all dogs. Some will shrug the pressure off and continue to pull. It will be more effective when used in conjunction with other training techniques.
2. Frisco Solid Nylon Martingale Dog Collar – Best Value
The Frisco Solid Nylon Martingale Dog Collar is made from durable nylon and sold at a very competitive price. It has two loops: one sits around your dog’s neck like a standard collar, while the second loop tightens slightly around your dog’s neck if he tries to pull or back up.
Huskies usually want to get ahead and get in front of you, but this needs to be discouraged. Walking in front of your Husky means that you are showing them that you have pack leader status. The Frisco Martingale Dog Collar is a humane and friendly way of helping you achieve this and can turn nightmarish walks into a more relaxed and enjoyable experience.
The collar is designed for large breeds so will fit comfortably around your Husky’s neck, and the nylon is durable and hardwearing, although the sharp teeth of the breed mean that you will have to take care to ensure that your dog doesn’t chew through it. The collar also runs quite large, so take this into account when buying. However, the combination of cost and general durability makes this the best collar for a Husky for the money.
3. OneTigris Nylon Military Dog Collar – Premium Choice
The OneTigris Nylon Military Dog Collar is more expensive than most of the other collars on this list, although it is still a decent price. However, the flat collar is well designed and very strong. The nylon is tough and durable, while the inside of the collar has been padded to provide extra comfort.
There are five adjustable fittings and the collar uses metal for the hardware, so it is durable and will withstand even the most vigorous of pullers. The leash ring is a strong D ring, offering even further strength and rigidity when in use. You can choose from a variety of colors, and sizes, but be aware that the collar tends to come slightly smaller than expected so it might be worth buying a size up.
For those that like to customize their collars, there’s a Velcro panel, allowing you to add patches and other embellishments, although you will have to take care to ensure your dog’s hair doesn’t get caught in this.
4. EXCELLENT ELITE SPANKER Husky Dog Collar
The EXCELLENT ELITE SPANKER DG115 is a military-style dog collar that features two nylon layers for strength and has a padded lining to increase the comfort level for your pet. It has five adjustable points to ensure a snug fit. A sturdy metal D-ring makes it easy to connect a leash, and it won’t bend from pulling or tugging.
While we were using this collar, we liked its professional look, and our dogs were not able to back out of it like they can on some other collars. We couldn’t get the end of the collar to stay it the elastic loop that’s supposed to keep it in place. It kept falling out, which caused it to dangle and could lead to our pet getting free. Also, we could see some wear in the collar after just a few walks, so these collars are not very durable.
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5. Black Rhino Neoprene Husky Dog Collar
The Black Rhino Neoprene Padded Dog Collar is another collar on our list that features reflective stitching for much safer walking. It’s also lightweight has thick neoprene padding to increase the comfort level of your pet.
What we didn’t like was that it was hard to undo the buckle when removing the collar and the metal grommets bend and rust. The collar was also tight on one of our dogs, and loose on the other with no way to adjust it better.
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6. Max and Neo Nylon Dog Collars
The Max and Neo Nylon Buckle Reflective Dog Collar is the last model on our list. This model husky dog collar comes in a wide variety of colors, and the company donates one dog collar to the animal rescue for every collar purchased. It also features reflective stitching and a plastic quick-release safety latch.
What we didn’t like about this brand was the poor quality construction left some sharp edges on the collar that disturbed our dogs after a few days. We were able to trim off the sharp edges, but it was after we noticed our dogs complaining. There is also to pins to keep the size and our dogs were able to work the collars loose. Finally, the loop that holds the dog tags is a fabric that can rip and lose your tags.
Buyer’s Guide – Choosing the Best Dog Collar for a Husky
Let’s discuss some of the most important things to look for when choosing the best collar for your husky.
Huskies are strong dogs that love to play and pull. If your collar isn’t durable, your husky can snap the collar and break loose. Improperly designed dog collars can also fray apart, which will weaken then over time.
Having a collar that has reflective stitching is never a bad idea. Reflective stitching helps you and everyone else know exactly where your pet is at all times in low-light situations. In high-traffic areas, these collars are critical for the safety of your pet.
Putting It On
There are two common ways to put the collar on your dog the quick clip and the buckle style.
The quick clip is also known as a snap collar and this type has a clip on each end that snap together and hold the collar in place. These are the most common style of collars in use. They are easy to use and are suitable for most situations.
The downside to this collar is that this type is a little more lightweight and may not hold up to active dogs or aggressive dogs that pull. The clip is usually plastic, but you can find some made from aluminum or other metals if you look around. The collar itself is often nylon or some other type of lightweight and durable fabric.
We recommend thoroughly inspecting this type of collar before purchasing to ensure a durable, high-quality collar that won’t fail when you need it.
Buckle style collars are usually much more substantial than quick clips. This type of collar resembles a belt and fastens to your pet in the same way. Most collars use two metal pins that push through a metal grommet to it in place. These collars can hold up to the extreme pulling and tugging that huskies are quite capable of doing. These are usually leather or similar extremely durable material.
The downside to these collars is they are often huge and heavy for your pet, especially if it’s smaller than a husky. This collar is often less flexible and can be uncomfortable for your pet, especially at first. It’s also common to use harsh chemicals to preserve the leather that can be harmful to your pet sometimes. Using leather is discouraged, but there are suitable synthetic leathers.
We recommend buckle style collars for aggressive and strong dogs but always suggest thoroughly inspecting a new collar for signs of chemical use before putting it on your dog and always try to get a leather alternative when possible.
With any luck, your pet will wear their collar for a long time, so comfort is just as critical as durability. If the collar is stiff, pulls at their fur, bothers their skin, or jabs them with sharp edges, your pets not going to enjoy wearing the collar all that much. Your pet will always tell you if they are not happy and we recommend paying attention. Your dog will struggle to get out of the collar more when it’s uncomfortable, and the more your pet fiddles with it the more likely it is to figure out how to remove it.
Hopefully, these reviews and buyers guide has got you closer to the best dog collar for your husky. We recommend the Starmark Pro-Training, our best collar for a husky overall. This collar is extremely durable, comes in plenty of sizes and is waterproof. The Frisco Solid Nylon Martingale is our best value collar for a husky, and it’s another excellent choice for a durable husky collar and it’s reflective so you can feel safer around traffic.
If neither of these options suits your needs, hopefully, our buyer’s guide will help you feel more comfortable as you shop around. And if you found these collars for husky reviews helpful, please share this post on Facebook and Twitter.