Wicked Hounds Recurve Sports Collar is the world's first ergonomic collar.
Designed by a vet and top agility competitor in Australia, specifically for
performance dogs, it features contoured sides to allow more freedom of movement
through the shoulder and avoids pressure points on the neck.
- Two-point adjustment system
allowing for a better fit
- Fastens with high-quality plastic
- Tested in the harshest condition
of northern Australia to ensure durability
- Military grade cordura
- Cored with thermal shaping
- Highly resistant to fading
- Curved arch for unrestricted
front shoulder movement
- Low neckline for added comfort
pockets keep the strap ends tidy
- Quick to slide off, if necessary
- When off dog, the collar rotates
naturally and sits like a bandana
- Available in three sizes
- Broad range of colours and
- Used by top international
handlers including Susan Garrett, Silvia Trkman and Justine Davenport
Why did you agree to review this product?
Having sports dogs myself, I know how important it is to keep our
best friends as fit as possible which means providing them with plenty of
exercise. Most of us will have to lead walk our dog / dogs to an area where they can
exercise. A lot of dogs can pull with excitement, applying pressure on
the throat which can lead to both choking and coarse breathing. For me, It's
really important that my dogs have a comfortable supportive collar to minimise
the pressure on their necks - and it must look good, too!
What did you like about this product?
When I saw these collars, what first caught my eye was the extremely funky and
wide range of designs. They even have some agility designs!
Then I began to read into the science behind the design
and became intrigued. There are a lot of collars on the market that don't do
what they say on the tin! How could I know this was going to be in a different
league? I continued to read up on the design and why the collar was made and
shaped in the way that it is, then I began to research the designers. Still
fascinated, I tried the collar out.
The collar was very easy to adjust to stop it tightening,
making me 100% happy again!
You can also undo the collar fully to attach a flat ID disc,
which is another great advantage.
I put the collar on my Border Collie and he pulled forward, there was absolutely
no coughing or even coarse breathing. This is a collar that is actually
comfortable and gives the dynamic support needed. I found that the contoured
sides allow a free range of leg movement and there was no rubbing as the
shoulder moved. I honestly can't believe the difference it makes in comparison
to the majority of collars on the market.
What do you think could
The collar can be used as a martingale which is the only thing I
wasn't completely keen on. However, don't let this dampen your view. The collar
can be easily adjusted to be a flt collar - the best of both worlds.
What did you think of the design of the
Available in more than
20 eye catching and funky looking designs. When not on a lead, the collar sits
like a fashionable bandanna, making it very comfortable for the dog to wear
whilst giving more protection than the 'normal' fabric / thin collar.
Where the instructions clear?
When the collar arrived, I adjusted it using the 'how to fit'
guide which was very easy to follow.
£19.99. Free UK mainland
Value for Money:
I'm very happy with the product and highly recommend it to people
with sporting dogs or pet owners.
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About the reviewer...
has been doing agility for 12 years and has competed at international level with
her, now retired, Ag.Ch. Benbombastic Mr Fantastic.
Her top results with
winners in Individual Agility 2010
Team GB for three consecutive years
competes with Stig, a Large Working Sheepdog who has been a very challenging,
mentally sensitive dog, but they have worked hard and are now working in
Championship classes. Hers Klein German Spitz Fling has only been competing for
a year, but has already represented Great Britain at the EOs 2015 in Germany and
will be at the FCI World Agility Championships in Italy in October.
Lucy is a full-time
teacher and seminar instructor. Her students have reached the top levels in all
height categories. Her bubbly, energetic personality and ability to adapt and
train the dog 'in front of her' have led to her being much in demand both within
the UK and British Isles as well as internationally.
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