Best Collars for Puppies – How to Pick One

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How to Pick the Best Collars for Puppies: A Brief Guide

You brought your new puppy home, now what?! Well of course after getting food, the second most important thing is finding your puppy a collar. A puppy collar will make it possible to go on (much needed) walks and hold your new dog’s most important info: its ID tag.

Of course I’m partial, but I LOVE our puppy collars for the fact that their ID info is engraved right on the buckle. This means no hanging tags that can get caught on their crate, that they can chew off their collar and no jingle jangle from that tag — this collar is silent!

The other thing I love about our puppy collars is that they are super lightweight. Getting used to wearing a collar can be tough for puppies. This collar is so light, they will barely notice it cutting down on scratching and annoyance to your dog’s neck.  Small dog collars for new puppies are a must, you don’t want them to have a bulky collar that makes them adverse to collars their whole lives.

We use a 3/8″ metal/ plastic hybrid buckle for that reason, it’s super light and small. This is is perfect for a puppy from birth to about 10lbs. Yes, newborn puppy collars are totally a thing, having the litter in diffrent color collars can help the breeder identify them too!  After 10lbs we suggest upgrading to our 5/8″ or 1″ dog collars. These buckles are bigger and stronger which will suit your puppy as it grows.

Have a puppy that stays tiny? Toy breeds can use our puppy collars for their entire lives as they will never outgrow this tiny buckle.

What is the Best Collar for a Puppy?

Picking a collar can be a challenge since you may have just met your new puppy! We have an assortment of materials we use including velvet, glitter, ribbon and laminate.

Our velvet puppy collars are super soft and come in 32 different colors! Washable + stylish, these velvet collars are made to impress. We have tons of blue + green velvet for boy puppy collars and lots of choices of pink + purple for girl puppy collars!

Glitter puppy collars are great because they have so much bling to them. They are definitely for that dog who likes to stand out in a crowd.

Our ribbon puppy collars  are made of super thick grosgrain ribbon making them durable and washable. These also come in a ton of colors, your pup could wear a different color everyday!


Lastly, my favorite, our laminated puppy collars. These collars are cotton covered in a laminate which makes them super durable, stain resistant and can either be washed in the machine or wiped off with a towel! They are the most durable for the puppy who loves to jump in puddles and roll in mud. And the white parts of the collar stay white, you will be amazed.

Choosing a collar for your puppy may not seem like the most important decision you can make for them, but when you add our engraved buckles to your pup’s collar, this decision could save your dog from being lost from you forever. It can also save your puppy’s life preventing them from getting tradional ID tags stuck on their crates and choking themselves.  At Mimi Green we are all about style but realize that the most important thing about our collars is that they keep your dog safe.