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Brass on collar

Postby ghipes » Fri Jan 13, 2017 11:07 am

Both my Draht pup and my old lab seem to have skin issues with the brass name plates. Both develop a mange like symptom where the support rods sit on the next. The skin looses all hair, forms a puss like crust, an stinks. Its only where the brass pins touch the skin. The collar is loose, at least one finger cant fit between the collar and neck. Does anyone else have this issue and what, other than brass can be used? I've seen stainless steel. Thanks.
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Re: Brass on collar

Postby randomnut » Fri Jan 13, 2017 11:26 am

Never had that problem. Possible the "rods" you're talking about are just rubbing the skin?
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Re: Brass on collar

Postby hicntry » Fri Jan 13, 2017 11:27 am

Wet nylon collars is the culprit, not the brass. Causes infections and is pretty stinky. I went to the plastic coated nylon They were pretty cheap at Bill Boatman's when purchased 36 at a time. Boatman died and everyone else is pretty pricey. Why do you think getting one finger under a collar is loose? It is not. Three fingers is the general rule of "thumb."
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Re: Brass on collar

Postby hicntry » Fri Jan 13, 2017 11:27 am

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Re: Brass on collar

Postby GONEHUNTIN' » Fri Jan 13, 2017 1:19 pm

Agree, the brass is not the problem. Both nylon and leather collars STINK. I get the plastic coated ones from Lion Country and a collar lasts forever. And doesn't smell.
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Re: Brass on collar

Postby 3drahthaars » Fri Jan 13, 2017 2:13 pm

Rolled, leather kennel collar at home.

Either a reflective e-collar or reflective GPS collar in the field (LCS).

My dog actually seems to have a Rx with the e-collar contacts, no matter how snug the collar fit.

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Re: Brass on collar

Postby ghipes » Fri Jan 13, 2017 2:30 pm

Thanks for the feedback. I'll definitely loosen the collar more and checkout a plastic coated collar.
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Re: Brass on collar

Postby Jared77 » Fri Jan 13, 2017 3:38 pm

Take a look at the Leather feel collars by Lion Country Supply.

Put it on my retriever 8 years ago and its held up very well. Has beem n him through HRCH & MH as well as countless hours hunting both waterfowl and grouse.

I won't buy any other brand of collar.
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Re: Brass on collar

Postby TarHeel » Fri Jan 13, 2017 11:18 pm

3drahthaars wrote:Rolled, leather kennel collar at home.

Either a reflective e-collar or reflective GPS collar in the field (LCS).

My dog actually seems to have a Rx with the e-collar contacts, no matter how snug the collar fit.

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Thanks and hope all is well. I will have my DD pup in one week. :D :D

You referring to this one?

http://www.ecollar.com/e-collar/dog-tra ... ars-detail
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Re: Brass on collar

Postby 3drahthaars » Sat Jan 14, 2017 11:48 am

TarHeel wrote:
3drahthaars wrote:Rolled, leather kennel collar at home.

Either a reflective e-collar or reflective GPS collar in the field (LCS).

My dog actually seems to have a Rx with the e-collar contacts, no matter how snug the collar fit.

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Thanks and hope all is well. I will have my DD pup in one week. :D :D

You referring to this one?

http://www.ecollar.com/e-collar/dog-tra ... ars-detail


I get most of my stuff from Lion Country Supply... decent prices, EXCELLENT customer service.

If you're inclined to getting a pigeon remote launcher, they bought out INNOTEK. Their transmitters are relatively inexpensive (almost disposable). And, they carry an inventory of spare parts to keep the launchers going forever. I've rebuilt a couple for friends.

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Re: Brass on collar

Postby JASmith » Sat Jan 14, 2017 4:55 pm

I've had good luck with the Biopetcollars place that posts on here now and then. Just ordered a larger size. All 3 of my dogs have them on and they haven't bothered any of their very different skins and coats at all. They are basically the plastic coated nylon others have mentioned here many times. I can't see why they wouldn't last a dogs entire life, unless it never stops growing.
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Re: Brass on collar

Postby TobyTx » Sat Jan 14, 2017 9:52 pm

Mine from dogs unlimited have never given my dogs problems.
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Re: Brass on collar

Postby TarHeel » Sun Jan 15, 2017 12:12 am

3drahthaars wrote:
TarHeel wrote:
3drahthaars wrote:Rolled, leather kennel collar at home.

Either a reflective e-collar or reflective GPS collar in the field (LCS).

My dog actually seems to have a Rx with the e-collar contacts, no matter how snug the collar fit.

3ds


Thanks and hope all is well. I will have my DD pup in one week. :D :D

You referring to this one?

http://www.ecollar.com/e-collar/dog-tra ... ars-detail


I get most of my stuff from Lion Country Supply... decent prices, EXCELLENT customer service.

If you're inclined to getting a pigeon remote launcher, they bought out INNOTEK. Their transmitters are relatively inexpensive (almost disposable). And, they carry an inventory of spare parts to keep the launchers going forever. I've rebuilt a couple for friends.
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Wow thanks. No clue how I have missed that website. Ordering their puppy collar and looking at all the other stuff.
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Re: Brass on collar

Postby Spy Car » Fri Feb 03, 2017 12:56 pm

ghipes wrote:Both my Draht pup and my old lab seem to have skin issues with the brass name plates. Both develop a mange like symptom where the support rods sit on the next. The skin looses all hair, forms a puss like crust, an stinks. Its only where the brass pins touch the skin. The collar is loose, at least one finger cant fit between the collar and neck. Does anyone else have this issue and what, other than brass can be used? I've seen stainless steel. Thanks.


Some dogs definitely suffer from contact dermatitis due to specific metals. My Vizsla had bad reactions (purple welts) as a pup from any contact areas from Nickle-plating (the most common finish on gun-dog collars).

I now purchase collars with either brass (no issue here) or stainless steel. Stainless steel hardware is becoming very hard to find (perhaps someone knows a source?) so I bought several blaze-orange biothane collars from GDS before they disappeared.

One option you could try is to simply cover the posts with an appropriate material to prevent direct skin contact with the posts. If it is contact dermatitis that should solve the problem.

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