I've always said that a true Golden is a wash-and-wear dog that looks good in any season or any situation. However, like a gorgeous person, a gorgeous dog needs to accessorize well when it's time to dress up.
So what's the best collar for a formal occasion? What's the absolute best accessory for a good looking dog?
When we go around to family events for the holidays, I like to wash the dogs, clean their ears, trim their nails, and groom them out and then pretend that I haven't done anything special, as if they always smell of oatmeal and vanilla and have incredibly clean coats with no effort on our part.
I'm searching for the perfect collar for these occasions. We use nylon plaid collars we got at Target for day-to-day stuff, since they handle water and mud well and I can just throw them in the washer after a messy walk. For formal events, my instinct is to go with something like a fancy LL Bean leather collar with a brass name plate
. I've had these before, and they're really, really nice. I also feel like the leather collars look really good on a sporting breed dog like a Golden.
But does anybody else have other ideas? What looks best on your dog? Do you think coat color is something to think about when you pick the leather collar or the pattern and color on a cloth collar? Any awesome collar sites I should look at? Any bold choices? No rhinestones, please!
I know my tone is a bit silly here, but I really do enjoy the reception my dogs get for being handsome and polite, especially when we go to big events with my fiancÚ's family, and I want to figure out a picture-perfect collar to have around for special events.