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House Collars for Greyhounds

Getting a greyhound can be a big learning curve, but one of the things you might not have imagined having to consider is collars! Specifically, the different types you may need and the pros and cons of each.

What are the best collars for greyhounds?

Greyhounds are usually walked on harnesses or martingale collars and if you adopted your greyhound from Gumtree Greys, they would have come with their own martingale. Martingales are useful walking tools as they tighten just enough to not slip over narrow sighthound heads, but no further. These collars are usually taken off in home environments both for your dog’s comfort and their safety, as there is a risk of martingale collars catching on things while you’re not home. 

Still, making sure your dog always has your contact number on them is an important safety measure so that you can be reunited if they accidentally escape from home. So what’s a hound parent to do to make sure they have their ID (and council registration) on them at all times, but you don’t want them to wear a martingale around the house? 

Enter the house collar, also known as a tag collar. 

What is a house collar?

These are small, thin, lightweight collars that ID and council registration can be attached to. Given their low profile and minimal hardware, they’re more comfortable for your dog to wear 24/7 and much less likely to get caught on things. 

House collars come in a range of designs and materials. The most popular styles are made from leather, biothane (vegan leather), rope or fabric and just slip over your dog’s head without buckles or clasps. You can just have one or multiple different ones that you can mix and match with your dog’s other accessories to keep them looking and feeling fresh and fashionable. 

The best part is, if you buy a house collar from Gumtree Greys, all of the profit goes to rescuing more greyhounds. Plus, word on the street is that there is a ‘secret’ menu where you can order a tag collar in any martingale collar fabric.

Ready to try one out (or add another to the collection)? Check out the Gumtree Greys Etsy store.

Last modified: February 28, 2024