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Choose A Hemp Dog Collar

Updated on August 21, 2015

He'd be happy if he had a hemp dog collar. Image: Maggie Smith /

Should You Buy A Hemp Dog Collar?

For the eco-friendly dog about town a hemp dog collar is almost a must. Of course your dog should always wear a collar, not just for fashion, but for training and identification purposes as well. That being said your dog's collar has to be functional as well as fashionable, and hemp collars deliver on both counts.

Hemp is one of the most durable fibers around, consider that The Constitution and The Declaration of Independence were both written on hemp paper and those are still in pretty good shape. So your hemp dog collar should give you many good years of use, but if it does ever wear out it's biodegradable, unlike those nylon jobs that you find on the not so conscientious dog. You can rest assured that these stylish hemp collars will not be clogging up a landfill somewhere for the next hundred thousand years.

Hemp collars are all natural and hypoallergenic They're manufactured without harsh chemicals, and the fiber itself is grown without pesticides or herbicides. If your dog is prone to allergies or itchy skin this is just the ticket. Choose one of the collars that has a felt lining and your dog will feel especially pampered. These collars get softer and more flexible with age, so you're looking at years of comfort and durability.

The Best Hemp Dog Collars On The Market

  • The Good Dog Company makes a whole slew of hemp based pet products, but their collars are among the best. These collars have heavy duty hardware, and they're odor absorbent, anti-bacterial, sustainable and biodegradable. Choose from three sizes and a nice variety of colors and patterns.
  • Planet Dog makes a fine product too. These collars are the most comfy with a soft fleece lining. The dyes are all natural, and Planet Dog claims this is "the collar you would wear if you were a dog."
  • Earthdog Hemp Collars are martingale collars. Martingale collars were designed originally for sight hounds who have a penchant for slipping out of their collars, but martingales are a good alternative to choke collars for any breed of dog.

All three companies make collars in the standard sizes: small, medium, and large. The range of colors and styles is amazing. Your dog will find a collar for every occasion.

The best thing about these collars is that your purchase will support one of three very environmentally and socially conscious companies. Planet Dog's motto is "think globally, act doggedly", and all three of these companies walk the walk. This is values based design and production, something we don't find often enough in our modern society. So maybe you should get 2 collars for Fido. He deserves it right?

Oh, and if you're worried that hemp might have some illicit use, don't be. Think of it as the plant equivalent of non-alcoholic beer.


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      watergeek 5 years ago from Pasadena CA

      Thanks very much for introducing the practicality of using hemp products. Like you, I am passionate about the environment, including the legalization of industrial hemp. We miss out on so much by not growing it ourselves!

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      JoieG 8 years ago from Charleston, SC

      Thanks Naomi, I appreciate it.

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      Naomi R. Cox 8 years ago from Elberton, Georgia

      This is a very informative, with useful ideas. I like the thought of a collar lasting for years and then,if they break, they are biodegradable. Thank you for this with us. Keep up the good work!