Whippet and Greyhound Collars in Australia

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Collars are an important part of any dog owner's equipment. However, they’re especially essential if you own a Sighthound dog, such as a Greyhound or a Whippet. The heads of greyhounds and whippets can be the width of their necks or smaller. Regular collars can easily slip over their heads. Thankfully, there are many types of Sighthound collars available to rectify this problem: Greyhound collars, Whippet collars and the Martingale collar. All are sold in different shapes and sizes. So, which one should you buy? We believe we have the answer!

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If you happen to own a Greyhound, there are specific types of collars designed for your breed. Greyhounds are graceful and powerful dogs. They are also one of the oldest and fastest breeds with a unique build. Their long and slender necks, which are usually bigger than their heads, distinguish greyhounds from other dog breeds. Therefore, they require specially designed collars when putting them on a leash. Whether it’s for Italian Greyhounds, Whippets, Greyhounds or any other Sighthound, there are collars made especially for these breeds. We’ll go over the two different types of Greyhound dog collars that you can find in Australia.

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Types of Sighthound Collars

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The Martingale Collar (Greyhound Collars)

The most common type of dog collar for a Greyhound is the Martingale collar. The Martingale collar can be used on a daily basis and it is perfect for almost all Sighthound breeds. As Greyhounds are usually active dogs, these types of collars are wide throughout, unlike the Whippet or Lurcher collar, making them more comfortable for the dog to wear. The Martingale loosely slips over the Greyhound’s head and tightens when it tries to pull itself out of the collar. Martingale collars are also great as training tools because they allow more flexibility for your hound. Most pet shops in Australia carry this type of collar and it’s also easy to find them online. RSPCA (AU) recommends martingales without a chain or buckle. Compared to other training collars, Dogaloo's Martingale is the best option in my opinion as a force-free dog trainer.

Pros:

• Durable - High Quality Nylon Webbing

• Safe - Reflective stitching ideal for nighttime walks

• No-Slip - Provides control without harming your pet

• Easy Fit - Designed specifically for Greyhounds

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Collars For Whippets and Small Hounds

These Sighthound collars are rarer and are also known as Lurchers. Most of the time, these are used by smaller Sighthound breeds, like Italian Greyhounds and Whippets. These breeds usually have larger necks and narrower heads than other Greyhound breeds. These dog collars are designed with these smaller Sighthounds in mind and can be used for races and other sports. Sighthound collars come in a variety of widths and sizes. However, their major function is to prevent your dog from getting loose. That is why the Lurcher or Whippet collar collar is designed to be wider overall and narrower at the ends and will not strain or suffocate while the hound is running. The collars comfortably fit around their neck and will not cut off blood flow.

Whippet collars, on the other hand, are typically wide in the front and narrowed at the ends where it meets the buckles and are usually made out of leather. These collars tend to be difficult to find. Still, many Whippet owners like this type of collar because of its elegant design. These collars are not, however, ideal for everyday use when walking your Whippet or Greyhound on a leash. The recommended collars for Greyhounds are the Martingale collars. And don't forget to support an Australian owned pet brand (if possible).

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Cons:

• Expensive - They go around AU$50+

• Quality - The material breaks and hardware gets rusty pretty easily

• Not Vegan - 90% of them are made out of leather




FAQs / Most Asked Questions

This will save you some time from having to go back to Google to get an answer to all your questions!

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For Greyhound Owners:

Are Greyhound collars legal in Australia?
Yes, Greyhound collars are legal in all Australia (RSPCA approved). However, if your greyhound pulls on the lead, it is recommended to use a no-pull harness instead.
What is the best collar for a Greyhound?
According to RSPCA Australia, the Martingale dog collar is the best and most commonly used collar for Greyhounds and other Sight Hound breeds in AU. The collar slips over the hound's head, and only tightens when your dog pulls on the lead or tries to back out of its collar. It is considered the safest collar for a Greyhound.


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