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Knot-a-Collar™
reflective, low-profile, adjustablemit reflektoren, flach, individuell einstellbarréfléchissant, discret, ajustable
The Ruffwear Knot-a-Collar™ is a unique approach to dog collars. The low-profile design provides a clean and elegant climbing-inspired solution for an everyday collar. The all-metal hardware keeps dogs secure. Reflective rope keeps dogs visible in low-light conditions. Round profile settles comfortably in short or long fur and reduces matting.
  
  
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5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Baloo

Date of Review: 5/3/2016

We kick up our paws in: Vermont and Florida

My canine companion(s): Pit bull

Stylish, not overdone, practical collar

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

Love this collar! Baloo is such an awesome dog he doesn't need a collar. This collar is light enough that it doesn't bother him, but strong enough for use if necessary. Love the silicone to silence the tags.

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Miles and Delray

Date of Review: 4/30/2016

We kick up our paws in: Middle Tennessee

My canine companion(s): Redbone Coonhounds

Love!

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

We have been purchasing these collars since 2013. They sit nicely on the dogs coat and do not leave impressions in their fur. We have received tons of compliments on how nice they look. Our dogs are very active- we take them hiking, camping, to the dog park and they've always withstood our lifestyle.

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Miles and Delray

Date of Review: 4/30/2016

We kick up our paws in: Middle Tennessee

My canine companion(s): Redbone Coonhounds

Love!

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

We have been purchasing these collars since 2013. They sit nicely on the dogs coat and do not leave impressions in their fur. We have received tons of compliments on how nice they look. Our dogs are very active- we take them hiking, camping, to the dog park and they've always withstood our lifestyle.

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Nino

Date of Review: 3/23/2016

We kick up our paws in: Minnesota

My canine companion(s): Boxer/Bulldog Mix

Great!

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

I love this collar. I love how adjustable it for fitting, my dog has an awkward sized neck to where other collars are either too big or too small. I use other collars or gentle leads for walking so this is perfect for tags and all the outdoor activities that we do.

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Taz

Date of Review: 3/14/2016

We kick up our paws in: Texas

My canine companion(s): Border Collie

Favorite Collar!

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

We generally walk with our harnesses (also Ruffwear!) but I always make sure to have a collar on as well. This one is perfect because its super lightweight, but still functional if needed!

4 out of 5

Dog's Name: Hershey

Date of Review: 3/5/2016

We kick up our paws in: Boulder, CO

My canine companion(s): Vizsla

Love it!

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

Just got the collar in the mail today and love it so far. Because I live in Boulder my dog has four tags to wear so I had to use a bigger key chain ring and not the one provided. My dog seems to love how lightweight it is and I'm sure it will be great for our runs together.

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Davidson

Date of Review: 3/1/2016

We kick up our paws in: Forrest Manitoba Canada

My canine companion(s): Aussie/Lab

Great ID collar

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

I originally bought this collar as a thin collar to wear around the house just to have something to grab if it was ever necessary. I soon discovered that this is an amazing ID collar to wear everywhere! No more struggling or worrying about having to move tags around, as a sport dog she has many collars and goes through many wardrobe changes. Being able to leave this collar on, and still wear her other collars and not worry about tags, is amazing! Love it! It also does a great job of holding her activity tracker and not having to move it around to different collars!

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Lakota

Date of Review: 2/3/2016

We kick up our paws in: Port Angeles, WA

My canine companion(s): Australian Shepherd/Blue Heeler

Great low profile outdoor collar

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

I love this collar for hikes when I don't want to have my dogs fancy $80 collar on her, that is also a heavier and thicker collar. This collar gives a more natural "naked"look while still ensuring your dog has its ID tags. Only draw back is they loosen when walking on a leash if the dog pulls, I usually use a harness if walking though, so not a problem for me. Loved it so much I got one for my best friends new puppy and he looks stylish in his blue collar!

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Oliver

Date of Review: 2/1/2016

We kick up our paws in: Denver, CO

My canine companion(s): Flat coated reteiver

Great

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

It is comfortable, adjustable and durable

3 out of 5

Dog's Name: Tarni

Date of Review: 12/8/2015

We kick up our paws in: Perth, Australia

My canine companion(s): Boxer

Stylish and easy to use

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

I loved this collar the moment I saw it, and as Tarni is a very petite boxer, the thin rope wasn't intrusive on her neck like others have been. What I find weird compared to most other comments is that I find the knots are very stiff and difficult to loosen. My other concern is that due to this im not convinced of how safe it is. The other day at the park a staffy was playing with her and got lock jaw on her collar and she was being pulled down as we couldn't get it off quickly.

3 out of 5

Dog's Name: Tuck & Blur

Date of Review: 12/5/2015

We kick up our paws in: Southern Utah

My canine companion(s): Border Collies

Ok, but for rough playing dogs maybe not.

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

I LOVE this collar. I have had two of them. They are great for every day, but my borders slip out of it. They are puppies and rough house and grab each others neck and drag one another by the collar which loosens the collar enough that they escape or get lost often. I love these, but for my wild guys, it is not safe enough. Though I am hopeful one day they will behave and they will be perfect!

2 out of 5

Dog's Name: Zero

Date of Review: 12/4/2015

We kick up our paws in: Massachusetts

My canine companion(s): Siberian Husky

Looks good

Would you recommend this product?.: No

Although I love the color and low profile of this collar, the slip knots make it too easy for our pup to pull out of and run away!

2 out of 5

Dog's Name: Zero

Date of Review: 12/4/2015

We kick up our paws in: Massachusetts

My canine companion(s): Siberian Husky

Looks good

Would you recommend this product?.: No

Although I love the color and low profile of this collar, the slip knots make it too easy for our pup to pull out of and run away!

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Trout

Date of Review: 12/4/2015

We kick up our paws in: Alberta

My canine companion(s): Husky x Aussie Cattle Dog

Awesome

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

We do a lot of different sports with our dogs (skijor, dock diving, etc.). Each sport uses a different collar. It's really hard to make sure that the dogs have their appropriate ID on each one. We tried little clips on the tags and moving them from collar to collar, but we lost lots of dog tags and sometimes forgot them all together. The Knot-a-Collar is a perfect solution to this-- it's low profile and doesn't get in the way of other gear. My pups where theirs all the time, even with frequent wardrobe changes. I also like to leave it a bit loose, so I don't have to worry about them getting hung up on fences or anything when I am away from home. We've had our collars for over 5 years now and they are still holding strong (no fray on the material at all). They stink a bit, but I guess that's expected. The knots do slip, so we don't use them to walk our dogs on. It is just to keep their IDs on them at all times. Great reliable collar and perfect for what we were looking for.

2 out of 5

Dog's Name: Ajax

Date of Review: 11/29/2015

We kick up our paws in: Charlottesville

My canine companion(s): Boxer Mix

Disappointed

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

Love the look, feel, and lightweight factor. However the knots slip far too easily, so we are constantly adjusting the tightness. Sad that it doesn't work--it looks so handsome on our little man!

4 out of 5

Dog's Name: Lucy

Date of Review: 11/18/2015

We kick up our paws in: Wisconsin

My canine companion(s): Black lab

LOVE IT!

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

I love this collar so much! I get so many comments on how nice it looks on my Lucy. I had the lady at the pet store asking where she could get one. Although the knots do slip a little but (not much) the fact that it doesn't leave a dent in her fur is awesome!

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Illidan Stormrage

Date of Review: 11/11/2015

We kick up our paws in: North Carolina

My canine companion(s): Pit Bull

Perfect tag collar!

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

I bought this collar after my pit bull had some hair loss and redness under is neck from where his collar was rubbing. After only a week of wearing it the hair began to grow back and we haven't had an issue since. We use this mainly as a tag collar because I keep it decently loose but for casual walks I also walk him on it. If we are going to an area I know he might be more likely to pull, I use a slip leash. I love that the tags are easy to put on, and that it comes with a tag silencer. Also since the leash attaches on the opposite end of the tags you don't have any tag noise when walking your dog, which I prefer. An added benefit is the reflective thread in the collar, definitely helps to keep us visible on nightly walks. I've had this product for a few years now and other than the color being a little washed out from all of our beach/water trips, you wouldn't be able to tell how rough we are on it. Thank you Ruffwear for such an amazing and reliable collar!

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Nymeria

Date of Review: 11/1/2015

We kick up our paws in: San Diego

My canine companion(s): German Shephered / Kelpie mix

Awesome!!

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

People ask me where I got this collar all the time. It's light weight, great working, and great looking.

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Haka

Date of Review: 10/29/2015

We kick up our paws in: Chicago

My canine companion(s): Bernese Mountain Dog

Awesome, but small

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

We love this! I would say the only downside to it is we were expecting it to be the width of an actual climbing rope... it's much thinner in diameter. But still looks awesome!

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Ez, Crickster, Darque

Date of Review: 10/14/2015

We kick up our paws in: Portland Maine

My canine companion(s): chiwawa mix, bull terrier mix, lab mix southerners

great collars

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

we have worn the vintage version of this collar for years, and we mean years ! and decided to upgrade to the new and improved(?) version---love them both, but a little disappointed that they don't come in smaller size for chiwawa necks, but we just double up the rope, and voila, still a great look ! we think the knots hold great,and certainly better than the vintage, but we don't use them as a "real" collar, as they are called "knot-a-oollar", we assumed it's "not-a-collar", and our motto is "we wear Ruffwear, or NOTHING at all......"

4 out of 5

Dog's Name: Jessy & Quinn

Date of Review: 9/22/2015

We kick up our paws in: Scotia, NY

My canine companion(s): Australian shepherds

Love these collars

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

I have been using knot-a-collars for a few years for my Australian shepherds and like them because they disappear into the long fur. I also love the way the leash loop is always at the top of their neck so I never have to grope for it. I have had a problem with the collar loosening on one of my dogs, so she has slipped the collar. Also, the metal plate that sits at the dog's throat tends to gray the white fur around it. Overall, I do like the collars and hope they continue to be available.

4 out of 5

Dog's Name: Theo and Sam

Date of Review: 8/10/2015

We kick up our paws in: CT

My canine companion(s): Goldendoodles

Good

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

We ordered M due to a neck measurement of 18". It fits fully expanded so we have no issue with the knots slipping, but the rope seems thin for a large size dog, 75 pounds. Wish it was thicker, ie, matched the thickness of the leash. We like the concept, it slips on and off and is a good collar for short trips, wouldn't use this for heavy duty outings due to the thinness of the rope.

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Tioga

Date of Review: 8/8/2015

We kick up our paws in: Bay Area, Ca

My canine companion(s): Chow/Retriever mix

Well made, sleek

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

As a climber, I love the look of this collar. It nestles under my pup's coat amazingly well, allowing her to avoid the "lion's mane" type look that a flat webbing collar generates with her straight, fluffy fur.

2 out of 5

Dog's Name: Molly

Date of Review: 8/3/2015

We kick up our paws in: North Dakota

My canine companion(s): Chocolate Labrador Retriever

Disappointed

Would you recommend this product?.: No

We have owned the Top Rope Collar previously and we loved it. It had great durability. We loved the look of this collar and loved the aqua color that it came in. It is durable, but the knots slip and she gets out of it. Unfortunately, we are looking for a new collar.

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Kato

Date of Review: 7/31/2015

We kick up our paws in: Illinois

My canine companion(s): Mystery Mutt

Great!

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

Bought this collar several years ago and still use it. I like the slim collars. Makes my dog look more natural. This collar has been great. The V-Ring stays towards the back of his neck, so when I need to leash him, I know where the connection point is. When it gets too dirty, I'd toss it in the wash, and it'd come out looking brand new. Never had any issues with the knots slipping. My only gripe is that Ruffwear no longer makes them in the green color. I don't care for the colors they are in currently. I considered buying a new one since the current collar is starting to look quite used, but it looks like I'm sticking with the old for now, which is fine because it's holding up great despite being worn 24/7 by my dog who I hike with off leash regularly. And he swims in creeks, rolls in mud, plays with other dogs, bathes in the sun....and the collar is still solid.

3 out of 5

Dog's Name: Rory

Date of Review: 7/29/2015

We kick up our paws in: Houston Tx

My canine companion(s): Mutts

Love the look but knots do slip

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

I agree with the other reviews that the color looks great and I love the purple which RuffWear doesn't seem to have in many styles. That being said the knots did slip, not when I was walking with her but she plays hard with my other dog and I noticed that its always really loose after they play. I decided to keep a standard collar on her most of the time and I use this one on walks. My only other issue is that Rory has long hair and I have to be careful not to get it caught up in the knots when I tighten them.

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Bruin

Date of Review: 7/26/2015

We kick up our paws in: Colonie N.Y.

My canine companion(s): Anatolian Sheperd

Awesome collar

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

This collar looks great on our big dog and the piece to add the tags is heavy duty

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Madison

Date of Review: 7/13/2015

We kick up our paws in: Hoboken, NJ

My canine companion(s): Pitbul/lab mix & hound/boxer mix. (both adopted)

Awesome!

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

I have been trying for months to find a collar that not only looks great but can also survive my dog's active life style which includes a lot of hiking and water activities. This collar has surpassed my expectations and the reflective materials are a nice touch.

4 out of 5

Dog's Name: Albert

Date of Review: 6/16/2015

We kick up our paws in: Montréal, Québec

My canine companion(s):

Great look, ok functionnality

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

I like the look, the clip on the back, the visible band. I found out that the collar loose itself and Albert can remove it. I walk him with a harness, so it's not a problem, but it's good to know.

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Hudson and Jester

Date of Review: 5/17/2015

We kick up our paws in: Penngrove, California

My canine companion(s): Beagle fox terrier

Love it

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

Perfect for what I need. I always use harness and never walk them using collar. No issues . It's lift and minimal.

4 out of 5

Dog's Name: Boone & Jax

Date of Review: 5/8/2015

We kick up our paws in: Bozeman, MT

My canine companion(s): Flat Coat Retriever, Border Collie Mix

Simple and Terrific

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

We added two of these collars to both our dogs about 2 months ago. With both dogs, due to the coat you cannot even see the collar so really there isn't much "stylishness", loss of 1 star. But for practicality it is lightweight, and doesn't matt their hair down. I don't believe it is the best collar for hooking on for walks. But we do use a harness for that anyways so it wasn't an issue for our family. We have never seen any knot slippage. The way the metal self regulates and doesn't roll is very sweet. I would put on a costco hair net and sell this on Saturdays, its great.

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: River

Date of Review: 5/7/2015

We kick up our paws in: California

My canine companion(s): Border Collie

So Unique!

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

River gets compliments on this collar ALL the time, She is a smaller border collie and the medium fits perfect. I especially love that due to the weight distribution of the collar the leash attachment ring sits at the back of her neck so it is always easy to clip the leash on with one hand even when she is laying down. She pulls hard occasionally and generally there is light tension in the leash and we've had no issues with it loosening. I got the blue one and I like it so much I am thinking of getting her the purple one as well.

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Holly

Date of Review: 4/29/2015

We kick up our paws in: Skagway ak

My canine companion(s): Goldendoodle

Love it!

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

My girl has a thin neck and it's hard to find something that fits properly and looks good. She had a neck injury due to an attack and can't have something to bulky. It's great for hiking and light enough that it doesn't bother her. She isn't a puller so I haven't had an issue with her pulling the knots loose.

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Remy

Date of Review: 4/16/2015

We kick up our paws in: Beautiful BC

My canine companion(s): GSD mix

Love it for my bush dog!

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

I love this collar! It's reflective and low profile, looks very comfortable for her. I work in forestry so my dog is off lease 95% of the time so I don't have any issues with it loosening. Wish it came in orange!

3 out of 5

Dog's Name: Winona

Date of Review: 4/12/2015

We kick up our paws in: North Dakota

My canine companion(s): 1 yr red heeler, 3 yr labrador, 11 yr miniature dachshund

Love the look, needs improvement

Would you recommend this product?.: No

This collar looks awesome on our heeler pup, and we love that it's adjustable enough that we did not have to buy another as she grew. The issue, as others have stated, is that the knots do slip, causing the collar to loosen. We have noticed that this is less of a problem as the product has "aged" (gotten wet and dried over the past few months), but I still wouldn't trust this collar to hold in an emergency situation. If the product could be improved with less slip at the knots, we would definitely purchase another for our labrador, as we love the look of the collar and have gotten many compliments! Also wish you would bring back the green color that this collar used to come in.

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Mollie & Murry

Date of Review: 4/11/2015

We kick up our paws in: Connecticut

My canine companion(s): golden retrievers

Perfect!

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

Love the look, love the collars, they are very sturdy. We are at the beach often all year round and the best part is that even after all the salt water swimming . . . . NO RUST! For all you people that wrote you don't like it because your dog broke the knot, or slipped out . . . . it's not the collar it's you . . . . .train your dogs! For an outdoors guy with his dogs, Ruff Wear makes the best products hands down!!

3 out of 5

Dog's Name: Rossi

Date of Review: 3/29/2015

We kick up our paws in: Citrus Heights

My canine companion(s): Borgi

Great looking collar

Would you recommend this product?.: No

The sliding knots slip horribly on their own, to the point where the collar will come over my dog's head. The collar looks great and doesn't mat the neck hair. But it's an expensive tag holder in the end.

1 out of 5

Dog's Name: Holly

Date of Review: 3/15/2015

We kick up our paws in: Portland OR

My canine companion(s): Lab-pointer mix

Stylish looking, not functional for leash walking

Would you recommend this product?.: No

I bought this because I so love the Knot-a-leash for it's lightness and reflective material, it is the perfect running leash. The collar looks smart on her and appears sturdy but the knots loosen with even mild pulling, and she has slipped out to visit friends on our walks/runs. The Quick Ring tends to snag on fabrics and I have come home to find her dragging a blanket around the house, attached to her collar. She was not happy, the blanket has a large hole, and I worry about the danger of a dog getting stuck on something (yesterday she got it caught on the side of an upholstered chair) and being injured or worse in the attempt to free itself.

4 out of 5

Dog's Name: Bruno

Date of Review: 3/9/2015

We kick up our paws in: New York, NY

My canine companion(s): Blue Heeler/Boston Terrier Mix

Very nice design

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

Love the low-pro design. Keeps hair matting to a minimum. Sturdy metal for my energetic young male who is very active. Giving it 4 stars because even though the knots are tight, the collar will loosen a bit when pulled.

1 out of 5

Dog's Name: Riley

Date of Review: 2/18/2015

We kick up our paws in: connecticut

My canine companion(s): Rottweiler and a Pitt bull

Not so great

Would you recommend this product?.: No

I really wanted to love this collar. My Rottweiler has a history of breaking collar buckles when she gets worked up over a squirrel or a leaf floating by. I thought this collar would work well since it doesn't have a plastic release buckle and it does look great and doesn't get caught in her fur. However, it loosens up on its own the second she tugs on it and has come dangerously close to just slipping off her head if she turns too fast. The knots do not stay in place once adjusted. While I like the minimal styling and ruggedness of this product I would not recommend it for any dog who is even the least bit rambunctious and certainly not for a large and powerful dog like Riley.

5 out of 5

Dog's Name: Izzy

Date of Review: 2/11/2015

We kick up our paws in: fort worth tx

My canine companion(s): samoyed chow mix

Top Notch!!

Would you recommend this product?.: Yes!

After countless collars, and hours of brushing the resulting tangles around Izzy's neck area, we found this one. Its low profile allows it to do its job without trapping a lot of fur under it. Also love the included tag silencer.no more hearing her walk around at night when I'm trying to sleep. All in all it may be one of my most used and loved Ruffwear products! Recommend to everyone.