|Material||Metal, Stainless Steel||Metal, Stainless Steel||Metal, Coated Metal||—|
|Breed Size||Medium Breeds, Large Breeds||Medium Breeds, Large Breeds||Medium Breeds, Large Breeds||Medium Breeds|
|Leash & Collar Feature||Training||Training||Training||Training|
|Closure Type||Slip On||Buckle||Quick Release||Slip On|
|Collar Type||Prong & Pinch||Prong & Pinch||Prong & Pinch||Prong & Pinch|
I bought this collar to replace a 5 year old Stainless Steel Herm Sprenger collar that was just starting to rust. So far I love this collar. The color makes it so much less noticeable and it seems like the black coating will protect it from rusting. These collars work great for my German Pinscher who can be hard to control at times and I have never had any issues with them breaking. I highly recommend this collar if you have dog that is hard to control on walks.
We purchased this collar to replace an identical one that had been lost/misplaced. It is an invaluable tool that has greatly helped training our dog and the color blends into her coat color.
I went through a few of these collars (chrome version) and they kept breaking at the fist link. It would widen where it would just pop open. These links can't be replaced since they are different than those used to add length. So, I figured I would upgrade to this version. This makes Herm Sprenger collar #3. The same issues occur and honestly the quality feels no different than the lesser expensive version. When I compare them side to side, really the only difference is the color. I know that I am fitting the collar correctly as well as using it as it is designed to be used. I have a seasoned trainer who has taught me the proper use. I cannot recommend this collar, which is a shame because the training tool itself works wonders on pulling puppies and larger dogs.
Very well made and the perfect tool to refine all of his leash and obedience skills. My Cane Corso had used a slip collar for the first 9 months and then I introduced this collar. It has helped fine tune all of his training and was a great purchase. He gets so happy when I bring it out because he knows it's training time.
Purchased this herm sprenger for the look but found that the link at the end (the only non replaceable one) is able to pop out of the next link with the right kind of wiggling. The correction with this collar is also ligther for the same amout of leash pressure as it would otherwise be on a stainless steel. I'll be switching back to the OG collar type
My dog was able to back out of this collar! I own 2 dogs and 2 different prong collars (both much cheaper), but I always wanted to try a Sprenger so I splurged. Well, never again. My dog backed right out of it, and wasn't even trying. He started to slow down at the end of the walk, so he wasn't even pulling at the time. He stopped to sniff when I turned and watched in horror as the collar slipped right off his head. It happened in a split second, but it seemed like slow motion because there was nothing I could do to stop it. It spooked him and he ran, in the dark, on a somewhat busy street. I was never so scared. He's a rescue with a little ptsd and doesn't have the best listening skills when he's in fight or flight mode. Thankfully, I had a pocket full of treats so I was able to lure him back. I would recommend anyone thinking of purchasing one of these collars to be very knowledgeable about their use, no matter how much experience you have. I've owned dogs for 25 years and this has never happened. (p.s. if you buy it, realize that it's also very heavy...I'm sure because of the quality of the material, but I felt bad for my dog)
This is an excellent prong collar. We bought 12 inch and added extra links, as advised by the trainer who is training our Dutch Shepherd. So you can make it tighter or looser as you see fit. The quality is great (made in Germany). It is easy to add/remove links. The black color also blends well with the brindle coat of our dog. I would definitely recommend this item.
High-end quality. I recommend speaking to a dog trainer or watching videos on how to properly use collar. Also it’s very important that the dog is wearing the collar properly. My collar WAS marked made in Germany.
I'm in the process of exchanging the collar I received for the next size down. Chewy has excellent customer service and is handling the return quickly and efficiently, as they always do. Our 75 lb. German Shepard has an 18" neck so I had ordered the 20"/4.0 mm size which is too big, even after taking out 2 of the links. Once I receive the replacement I'll be able to write a review on its' fit and functionality. Almost every video I've seen on YouTube about the product confirms that it is a great tool when sized and used properly. In the meantime, I wanted to mention that the collar I received seems to have all the characteristics of the genuine "Herm Sprenger" brand. I'm including pictures so you can see for yourself. It has SPRENGER stamped on all the connectors and it DOES HAVE the "red dot" that apparently proves authenticity. Not sure why the pictures on the website don't show the "red dot" but this seems like a high quality product and I have no doubt it is a real Herm Sprenger.
I have two German Shepherds. Both collars have broke or come undone repeatedly and usually on walks around other dogs. These are the most delicate unsafe collars I have ever seen. Requesting a refund.