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Since we are getting a second puppy & I have heard of too many deaths or close calls when one dogs teeth get caught in another collar choking them, I am looking for a breakaway collar.
I saw 2 brands, one keepsafe & the other playsafe. Playsafe releases quickly by pulling velcro straps but doesn't release on its own. The Keepsafe releases on it's own but may also release when you don't want it to. (Walking is OK because there are double D rings to attach to.) I am leaning toward that one so if I didn't hear a problem it would still release.
Anyone use either type or another style they recommend? Recently I just took the collar off when she was playing with another puppy, but I hate to do that in case one does run off & wouldn't have it's tags. Kadence is microchipped but the average person doesn't have a scanner.
 

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My Max wears a collar with a plastic buckle - not a break away type - and I've never had any issues. I think if that's a concern, either would work for you. Just please also but a halter / harness to connect your leash to when you take them outside.
 

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I have the breakaway collars for my dogs but don't usually use them, mainly because they "breakaway" when I least expect it and I am left standing there with an empty collar in my hand.

A member of this forum (3 Sweet Goldens) had an incident with 2 of her dogs. Brody and Lexi were playing/wrestling and Brody's teeth got caught in Lexi's collar. Luckily she had other people there with her because it was very difficult to cut Lexi's collar off and she was being choked to death. So scary!!

Edited to add: I just looked at the Playsafe collar and think that I like it better. It enables you to quickly release it, from both sides of the collar, but still enables you to hold the collar of the dog without it breaking apart.
Here is the link: http://www.dbdogshop.com/PlaySafe-Daycare-Safety-Collar-p/prm-psc.htm
 

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I use the Chinook collars on my dogs. You can custom order the colors too. In the past with Lucy and Sally.......Lucy got her teeth wrapped up in Sallys collar........Lucy was choking Sally and I am surprised Lucy did not break her jaw. Im just lucky I was with them when it happened or I would have had 2 dead dogs.....it was so hard to get the collar off and I tell you it scared the crap out of me.
 

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WE had one of those nasty collar incidents in July - so scary. We now use the keepsafe breakaway collars... trust me, you learn very quickly where to grab the collar so it does not break away when you have to grab them.
 

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We use the break away collars as well. We had an incident 5 years ago with a jaw getting caught in a collar. It took 4 adults to hold the dogs, cut the collar off and save the two dogs. It is THE most horrifying experience. Neither dog understood what was happening and they were both in distress. The female expressed her anal sacs and peed. Sadly she was in the prime of a fear impact period and she has not wrestled with the other dog since. Our dogs do not wear collars when in the house, we were on vacation and they needed them. We love the break away collars and ours have name plates on them, no dangling tags which can lead to other dangerous freak accidents as well.
 

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Thanks for the feedback. I think it was someone on here that I read about the dogs jaw getting caught & almost choking the other. I thought then if I get a second dog I would look into them. I think I will go with the Keepsake. That way they release even if someone isn't around close.
I also had a friend almost lose her dog when it jumpped & got caught on the kennel fence. Lucky they were home.
 
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