Top 5 Best Dog Collars for Yorkshire TerriersThe dog collar is an essential purchase for any responsible Yorkie owner; not only are they used for identification, but they enable the owner to control their pet via a leash. In this article, I will briefly look into what I consider the three most important things that should be considered before purchasing a collar for your dog. I will also share my top 5 recommended collars that I think you will love, some that have been used by myself, friends and family.
What to consider before purchasing a collar for your Yorkie
Style of the collarWhen it comes to purchasing a collar for your Yorkie, it may be quite a difficult decision to make. So, what should you look for in a collar? Well, it is all down to individual preference. Do you need something stylish for that special occasion so that your Yorkie can stand out and look its best, or are you looking for something a little more basic? Whatever your preference, it is something you will need to think of before purchasing, and it is something I take into consideration before purchasing a collar for my Yorkie.
Material used to make the collarDog collars are made from a variety of materials, but the most common materials used in their manufacture are leather and nylon with the buckles and D-ring made of plastic or metal.
If you are looking for a collar that is waterproof or water-resistant, look for collars made with leather, or collars made with nylon that is coated with polyurethane, as this is a water resisting material. However, most collars will state if they are waterproof, but read the product description carefully before purchasing if this is something you require.
Cost of the collarWhen it comes to the cost of a good quality collar, there are many to choose from to suit various budgets// with varying price tags. Generally, the most you’re going to pay for a high-quality collar is roughly 30 to 50 dollars with budget collars starting at 5 dollars. There are a lot more expensive collars available to purchase too, but these tend to be dog training or GPS tracking collars.
My top 5 recommended collars
I have chosen the following collars as some of them have been used by myself, friends and family, so we can personally recommend them. If you are unsure of what you need or have you any questions regarding collars, please do leave us a message in the comments section below and I will get back to you.
Gyapet Collar with Bowtie and Bandana
Gyapet has made this collar specifically for small dogs. They also offer additional pet products in their store.
- High-Quality material
- Made for small dogs
The Gyapet collars are highly fashionable and will make your Yorkie stand out amongst other dogs. With their unique designs, this particular collar can be used as a bow tie or bandana and will make a great addition to your collection.
The collar is made with strong PU leather, while the decorative parts are made using premium cotton and polyester.
Specifically made for small dogs, this collar is ideal for Yorkies of all sizes. Here are the measurements:
- Bowtie collar-overall length: 12.5″, width: 0.5″, adjustable from 9″-11.5″, 6 holes available for adjusting.
- Bandana collar-overall length: 13.5″, width: 0.5″, adjustable from 9″-11.5″, 5 holes available for adjusting.
- Collar available in multiple patterns
- 2 for 1 product (Bowtie and Bandana)
- Multiple designs (11 total)
- Some customers state that the free bandana is too small.
Blueberry Pet Essentials Dog Collar
Blueberry Pet is a popular seller of dog products. Aside from their large collection of dog goodies, they also offer products for other animals. View their other pet products by clicking here.
- Adjustable collar
- Strong design
The Blueberry Essentials line has a great selection of high-quality collars at very reasonable prices. This particular collar has 10 stylish patterns, so whichever you choose, your Yorkie will look super cute.
These collars have an easily adjustable buckle and a high-tensile force, so this means that the collar will last longer, particularly if your little one tends to try and pull you.
A great advantage of this collar is that it comes with a matching harness and leash (sold separately).
- Available in multiple sizes and patterns
- Matching leash and harness
- Some customers have reported that the collar is too small. However, the product description clearly states that you should measure your pets carefully before purchasing.
Country Brook Petz – Premium Nylon Dog Collar with Metal Buckle
Country Brook Petz specialize in dog collars and accessorize. They also stock the material used to create a collar of your own. Visit their store for further information.
- Collar available in multiple colors
- High-Quality material
- Made in the USA
This specific product is available to purchase in 25 stylish colors. The collar itself is manufactured using premium-grade nylon and the buckles and D-ring using aluminium and stainless steel made in the USA.
- Simple yet stylish
- Available to purchase in multiple colors
- Available in small, medium, large, extra large sizes
- Some customers have complained that the material is easily chewed.
Pumila Led Dog Collar
- Led Collar
The Pumila Led Dog collar is a must-have for your dogs’ safety, as it allows your dog to be seen in low light conditions, particularly when walking your dog at night or exercising with your dog in the early hours of the morning. The LED light has three flashing modes: Solid Flash, Quick Flash, and Slow Flash.
The collar itself is made with waterproof materials however, the charging port is not, and may loosen when in use so be sure to check and tighten the lid to be sure it remains waterproof.
The battery is a rechargeable 250mA battery, allowing up to 10 to 16 hours of continuous use.
- 3 LED light modes
- Waterproof materials
- Rechargeable battery
- Some customers have complained that the collar is not fully waterproof. That said, it is important that you read the product description before purchasing as this product states that the charging port may become loose, making it not fully waterproof.
Elecane Anti Barking Training Collar (The Most Humane and Safe Collar)
Elecane specializes in small breed dog products. This particular product appears to be a hit for those looking to train their dog. Visit their store to see their other training collars.
- Adjustable collar
- Humane and safe
- Rechargeable & Rainproof
The Elecane Anti Barking Training Collar is suitable for even the smallest of dogs. It has an adjustable collar and is suitable for dogs with neck size of 6” to 24”.
Training collars that emit small vibrations rather than an electric shock are the most humane and safe collars available. This training collar helps you to reinforce good behavior and unwanted barking habits by gently releasing small vibrations. While other barking collars of similar size can be triggered by other dogs, this particular product triggers from throat vibrations.
This training collar has extra features such as the collar being rechargeable, and rainproof making it super convenient.
- Various colors
- Available in small or medium sizes
- Some customers have reported an issue with the product not working as expected.
To conclude, I have looked at what I consider to be the top 5 best dog collars for Yorkshire Terriers. I have identified what you should look for in a high-quality collar; the style of the collar, the materials used, and the cost.
I conclude that it is down to the individual’s circumstance, such as if you are training your dog or you need a collar that helps them stand out in low light. Whatever your preference, the main purpose when choosing a collar is to ensure the safety of the d