Dutch Dog Amsterdam is a pet company with a twist. In fact, what you see on the Dutch Dog Amsterdam Eco Friendly Collar is actually their signature thing.
This brand is about art and eco-friendliness, and of course, pets. So, it makes pet products from eco-friendly materials that look absolutely beautiful.
It is a regular everyday collar, so it is definitely a good thing that it has some other things going for it. Before we get ahead of ourselves, there is a question we need to answer…
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Who Can Wear The Dutch Dog Amsterdam Eco-Friendly Collar?
Well, this collar doesn’t really have any restrictions as to who can or cannot wear it. So any dog should be fine with this collar.
Features Of The Dutch Dog Amsterdam Eco-Friendly Collar
This is definitely one collar with a twist. The material used is neither nylon nor leather. It is what Dutch Dog Amsterdam calls “PET webbing”.
PET webbing is recycled material that is made out of used plastic bottles. So first, the material is kind to our environment by using plastic bottles that otherwise wouldn’t decompose.
Secondly, the material is soft. In fact, Dutch Dog Amsterdam says it is even softer than nylon. So we are looking at a collar that is practically cloud on the skin.
However, while the collar is indeed soft on the skin, it is actually thick enough. Thick enough that it shouldn’t succumb to the pawing and bites of over-enthusiastic dogs.
Now, in addition to all these, this collar is machine friendly. So you don’t need to fret about how to wash or clean. All you need do is toss that baby in the washer and let the washer do its job.
Probably the most notable thing about this collar is the design on the thing. Dutch Dog Amsterdam decided to play around Van Gogh’s art on this one.
Though there are no paintings of people on this one, you could still see a semblance to what Van Gogh did. The designs are basically flowers. You have irises, almond blossoms, sunflowers and even starry nights.
There are leashes that go with every design. That is if you decide to go for this collar with, say, irises as the design, you can get a leash with the same design. Sold separately.
3. Clasp, D Ring, Tri-Glide, And ID Tag
The clasp on this one is a plastic black buckle. It is heavy-duty and should be difficult for a dog to break out of but easy for a human to pop open.
The D Ring is made of metal and is sewn right into the collar. That way, it remains where it is through all the pulling and the tugging. And it works.
The tri-glide is a plastic thing that is used to adjust the collar. Because of the material of the collar, we dare say that it glides along quite easily.
Now for the ID tag, there is a provision for it. On the collar, you will see a rubber rectangle-like ring. It is not affixed to the collar, it can be moved to any location. That is where your dog’s ID tag is supposed to go.
We like that it is not affixed because it allows us to decide where we want the tag to be.
Is The Dutch Dog Amsterdam Eco-Friendly Collar User-Friendly?
It is a regular collar so how hard can it get, right? Seriously, this collar is easy to use. Even if you have never used a dog collar before, you should work this collar like a pro.
Pros Of The Dutch Dog Amsterdam Eco Friendly Collar
The material used is, itself, made out of recycled materials. Recycled plastic bottles to be precise.
So the manufacturers of this collar are actually helping us clean up our environment. How? They make use of materials (plastic bottles) which will otherwise not decompose if left alone.
We are sure that there are dog parents out there that will get this collar just for this reason. And that is cool.
This collar has a number of beautiful designs. And the designs are of nature, of flowers to be specific.
You can get the one that is designed with your favorite flower. And if you don’t have a favorite flower (most of us do not anyway) just pick the one that makes you (and your dog) happy.
3. Easy To Wash
We like that you don’t have to break a sweat all in the name of washing this dog collar. A washing machine can do the work for you. Plus the color does not run out when it is washed. Neat huh?
Cons Of The Dutch Dog Amsterdam Eco-Friendly Collar
The collar comes with a Dutch Dog tag that is quite rough. If you are not careful, it could snag on your dog’s fur or, worse still, injure him.
However, there is something you can do. Just cut off the thing(s) off and you both should be fine. Cutting off the tags do not affect the collar in any way. But if you are not comfortable with cutting, you could just file it down.
Alternative Options To The Dutch Dog Amsterdam Eco-Friendly Collar
So what if the Dutch Dog Amsterdam Eco-Friendly Collar isn’t exactly what you are looking for? Check these ones out:
Double Thick Option — Hamilton Double Thick Nylon Dog Collar
Are you looking for a collar with reinforcement as regards collar thickness? Well, the Hamilton Double Thick Nylon Dog Collar could be what you are looking for.
It has two thick layers of nylon strap, making it one of the thickest and, by extension, most durable dog collars on the market.
However, it doesn’t have any designs whatsoever on it. But it is less pricey than our featured product. That should count for something, shouldn’t it?
Break Away Option — PetSafe KeepSafe Break Away Collar
The PetSafe KeepSafe Break Away Collar has two buckles. One is the regular buckle that is used for opening and closing the collar. The way regular collars work.
The other is a break away buckle. What happens is, when pressure is applied on the collar the buckle bursts open so that your dog can escape.
People usually use this collar in cases where they feel a collar could be a choking hazard. So you could consider this.
Bling Option — Pet Kingdom Bling Dog Collar
The Pet kingdom Bling Dog Collar has a spattering of rhinestones on it. Some others have a huge stone bowtie smack dab in the middle of the collar. And for all the lovers of leather, this one is made of leather.
It is quite inexpensive so if you are on a budget and still want to get something nice for your dog, this should do fine.
Hamilton Double Thick Nylon Dog Collar
PetSafe KeepSafe Break-Away Collar
Pet Kingdom Bling Dog Collar
|Unique Feature||Eco-friendly material and Van Gogh inspired designs||Double layer of material||Breakaway buckle||Rhinestones and stone bowtie|
|Clasp||Plastic buckle||Metal buckle||Regular plastic buckle and breakaway buckle||Metal buckle|
What People Think About The Dutch Dog Amsterdam Eco-Friendly Collar
Dog parents who are very concerned about the environment (we should all be) are crazy about this collar. And rightly so.
People also love this collar because of the designs on it. Everybody (well almost everybody) loves a thing that is functional and still beautiful.
What We Think
This is one beautiful collar. Even better is that it does what it is supposed to do.