Just like how we express our personalities through the clothes we wear, so do our pups.

Collars come in a plethora of shapes and sizes - much like our pooches. It might seem like a simple, basic purchase but it’s a hugely important one to maintain the safety of our furry friends.

There are a number of things to consider when buying a collar. Firstly: comfort. Seeing as your dog will be wearing it all of the time, you want something that won't irritate its fur or cause harm.

Durability is also essential because a collar that will crumble during its second walk is wasteful, particularly on the bank balance. A collar must also be able to survive the worst of the elements - we’re talking, rain, mud, wind, and even the occasional pond jump.

Walking through the park and seeing three black Labradors with red collars is more common than you think, which means it’s more important than ever to choose a collar or harness that stands out from the crowd and truly represents your pup.

Shop our favourite below.

Barbour Travel And Exercise Harness

Another classic British brand here to make sure your dog stays bang on trend. The classic tartan harness means that you could go matchy-matchy with your pooch while you’re off for a country stroll.

A harness gives you the ability to secure your dog to a car seatbelt and of course clip to the matching lead too - so it’s ideal for both travel and lovely long walks. If your furry friend tends to pull on the collar a lot this is a great option to put less strain on their neck as it has a padded chest area. For night strolls, there’s reflective piping.

Buy now £36.75, John Lewis

Barc London Green Dog Collar

Barc London may just become your dog’s favourite brand. The Green Dog collar has been made from vegan leather, but the label hasn’t compromised on quality at all because it’s made from a super soft yet durable microfibre that will stand the test of time.

The stylish look is completed with silver hardware, which really offsets the lime green. Trust me, your dog will be howling over this.

Buy now £29.70, Debenhams

Prada Nylon Dog Harness

Pamper your pooch with Prada’s nylon pet harness. It comes complete with a detachable pouch to store doggy treats, poo bags or whatever you may need to store. It has the classic black nylon construction and silver hardware detailing that the Italian fashion house is known for - so you and your pup could match. It really is a dog's world.

Buy now £440.00, MyTheresa

Ruffwear Chain Reaction Collar

This is a pretty sleek martingale collar - and it comes complete with a chain. Martingale designs are traditionally used for those dogs who slip out of collars but it also features reflective webbing, a separate ID attachment point, a silicone tag silencer, and strong webbing to hold colour. This is all to say that your dog will stay safe and secure wearing this option.

Buy now £34.94, Amazon

Versace Medusa Studs Pet Harness

Disclaimer, it’s possible that your dog may be better dressed than you when wearing this.

If you’re looking for something elegant and high fashion, look no further than this Versace number. This features the Italian house’s iconic Medusa as studs in gold which looks amazing set against the black leather. Suitable for a very good boy.

Buy now £300.00, Farfetch

Hugo and Hudson Caramel Tweed Collar

This caramel-checked herringbone tweed collar just oozes sophistication. The tweed is double stitched along the seam to provide additional strength, and there’s a side metal buckle, special metal rivets and D rings to provide extra security. Your dog will be pretty as a speckled pup in this gorgeous collar.

Buy now £12.95, Amazon

Storeys and Tails

Handmade in her Devon studio by leather expert and garment technologist Natasha Storey, the collars are chic, durable and vegan. Each piece is hand-stamped with the brand logo and finished with luxury solid brass buckles.

Made with eco-friendly Biothane, they’re waterproof, easy to clean and stink-resistant. Bespoke designs are available, as well as leads, harnesses and the most stylish poop bags you’ve ever seen.

Buy now £28.00, Storeys and Tails

Maxbone Mint Double Panel Harness

Featured in the prettiest of pastel blues, this double-panel harness will keep your pup safe, secure and oh-so-stylish. The top panel disguises the harness for a sleeker look and provides a seamless fit. Meanwhile, the breathable and ultra-soft neoprene lining will ensure your dog remains comfy during walkies.

Buy now £55.00, Maxbone

Miu Miu Embellished Dog Harness

Transform your dog into a disco diva with Miu Miu’s crystal-embellished dog harness. It's equipped with adjustable buckle straps for a secure fit, plus the brand’s iconic logo in delicate silver metallics.

Buy now £490.00, MyTheresa

Aspiga Dog Collar

A luxury dog collar never goes amiss. We tend to stick to the same dog collar throughout our pet’s adult life, so it’s worth investing in a high-quality one. Aspiga’s beautiful glass beaded collar comes in a plethora of colourways, from punchy pinks to kaleidoscopic rainbows.

Buy now £28.00, Aspiga

Christian Louboutin Loubileash Embellished Leather Dog Leash

Dazzle during the daily walk with Christian Louboutin’s red leather leash. Topped with glimmering gold studs and crafted from supple leather, the statement piece will help your pup stand out from the crowd.

Buy now £420.00, MyTheresa

Gucci Medium/Large Pet Choker

Your pet will rock Gucci’s house colours with this accessory. This must-have collar showcases the brand’s iconic green and red striped combination, in addition to punkish studs. A 70 per cent vegetable raw construction made from renewable sources adds an element of sustainability to the ethically-produced piece. 

Buy now £320.00, Gucci

EzyDog Double Up Dog Collar Black X Large

Ensure your dog has a secure, well-fitting collar for their comfort and your control. This XL piece features reflective webbing for nighttime strolls and a study, black construction with two rings for attaching a lead.

Buy now £18.00, Pets At Home

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