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Ruffwear Doubleback Dog Collar - 2008 BCS
Ruffwear made the Doubleback Dog Collar for your German Shepherd or other large, strong best friend of the canine variety. Ruffwear took its inspiration from a rock climbing harness to create this super burly dog collar: Tubular webbing and high-strength aluminum hardware won't break, and you can doubleback the webbing, just as you can on your harness, so you know it'll hold your huge dog. You can micro-adjust the fit of this collar for your furry buddy's comfort.
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Nice gift, for a great price
December 1, 2011
Got this collar for my rock climbing friend's dog, He loved it! has a medium large size dog said it fit perfect. I took a look at it. This collar is super adjustable, can make it any where from a medium up to a large collar. Sturdy metal parts.
This collar rocks
January 16, 2010
This is by far the best dog collar I have ever purchased. It is very durable. A definate must have for any dog collar
isn't this called a leash? i thought the collar was the piece
isn't this called a leash? i thought the collar was the piece that goes around your dog's neck...this, being the leash, is what clips on to the collar...right?
December 22, 2008
This is indeed a collar and not a leash - it's just super long because it double backs through the clip.
By: Morgan Bast
July 7, 2010
If you look not really that hard at the picture, you'll see the collar part in the upper left. It's kind of both.What is pictured above is indeed a leash. The loop in the upper left is for your hand, the carabiner clip is to hook on a collar. Judging by the price, if you purchased this you would get a collar not a leash. My guess is that the picture is matched up with the wrong item.
By: Christian Johnson
December 23, 2008
Runs in the nylon
July 2, 2011
I got this collar because my dog pulls hard and can snap open the plastic buckle collars. After only a week, I started to see runs in the nylon just like the previous reviewer, "dig," described (see his photo as well--that's exactly what mine looks like now). This happens when my dog itches her neck and her claws, though properly cut, catch the material of the collar. Since the fabric is thin, it gets runs easily. A definite disappointment. I expected better quality materials from Ruffwear.
Looks sharp... on a black or grey dog!
January 25, 2011
I bought the collar and leash, thinking that the pink would be a bit darker than it is... turns out it does not match well with our tan-coloured pooch. Plus, he is a "he" and my husband does not think pink is his colour. Luckily, we just started fostering a beautiful black dog and this collar is perfect! It is a bit difficult to tighten, but otherwise it looks real sharp, and that is why I purchased it in the first place!
November 17, 2010
My wife and I are always on the go with the dog. Camping, beach, running around town... Last time we were at the beach with Hugo (our King Charles Cavalier Spaniel) the clip spring in his leash got sand in it and it wouldn't close anymore. Our friends had the same thing happen to their leash. We ended up getting the Doubleback leash with the carabiner clip and it's great in sand, dirt, and mud. The only problem was it wouldn't fit on the D-ring of his collar. We recently got him the matching Doubleback collar and it fits great. It's not too bulky and heavy and it's not hard to adjust. The material seems to be holding up well. Thanks Ruffwear!
October 26, 2010
I really like the overall feel of this collar including the all metal binder clip. However, adjusting the size and taking it one and off my 95 lb Rhodesian is more annoying than it should be. I would really like the combination of the binder clip and durability with a standard pin and buckle collar.
August 3, 2010
My large Aussie (79lbs) has used this collar exclusively since he's shredded his bamboos and other collars. Biner clip hole is money and he wears it like it is not there in the summer heat. I rarely take it off unless it is over 95 outside. Good control for a neck collar when properly adjusted to size. Get it.
June 10, 2010
It worked great while we only had one dog. The leash attachment is more than large enough for a climbing biner for making your own leash too. After we got our second dog though, he would pull out the double backed strap and turned it into a tassel, reducing the collar to threads! I just salvaged the hardware and sewed a new collar using 1 inch tubular climbing webbing though...now that sucker is going NOWHERE! Great hardware, crappy strap.
Good High Quality Collar
May 5, 2010
I've had this collar on my dog for the past few months and it's worked out great. The only issue is when he wrestles with my parent's 8 month old Newfoundland, the Newf grabs onto this putting a few small runs in the collar.
February 16, 2010
Our pup put a series of runs in the nylon in this collar after less than 24 hours of wearing it. This is getting returned, and we're going back to the cheapie from the local pet store. This is hugely disappointing.
Like it, hard to get on and off
July 7, 2010
We originally got this collar for the pooch because he stretches so many out (pulls on his leash a ton). While it is great for not stretching, it is a pain to get on and off a squirming dog because you have to double back and attach the tail of the collar back to itself. For a wiggler, that's a lot of patience they may not have. We ended up getting another collar - but will use this on occasion.