Say goodbye to the old stinky collar and hello to more time in the water when you outfit your best mate with Ruffwear Headwater Dog Collar.

  • TPU-coated webbing eliminates water absorption that can lead to bacteria build-up and funky odors
  • Reflective designs help keep the furry friend visible to motorists
  • Silicone tag silencer reduces the typical jingle sound on trails
  • One-inch width suits dogs of all sizes

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5 5

Great Collar!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Bought this collar for our dog since all she had was a crappy one. It's a perfect fit for her and she goes everywhere with it on. Water is no problem and I really like the fact that it's specifically built for that purpose. We've gone camping, hiking, swimming and everything else and it's as good as new.

5 5

Good for water

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

This collar is great for an active dog! At first, I was worried the rubber would rub my dog's neck the wrong way, but after several months of wear I haven't seen anything like that! It's great not having to worry about taking off his collar when he gets wet. PLUS I can keep it on during bath time, which helps things go a little smoother.

5 5

Best Collar

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This is a great collar - I love that it doesn't absorb water so Doc can run through snow, streams, and lakes without worries. It doesn't irritate his neck like a fabric collar does. It also has great attachment points for his necessary Identification.

Really good investment and seems to hold up really well!

Best Collar
4 5

Everyday Collar

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

y favorite thing about this collar is the bright, fun colors! I purchased the green and it's looks so cute on my big black lab. He has had this collar for about 8 months and it's still in great shape, he swims every weekend in the summer months. No stink and I have never really cleaned the collar. It's very easy to adjust. The silicone tag silencer doesn't take away all the noise but totally helps a lot. I got this on a sale price, not sure that I would pay full price. It's a great collar but nothing too special.

5 5

Worth the extra $

We got this for our 60lb Chocolate Lab (size M) and it has outlasted all her other collars. We were tired of replacing them after what seemed like every river trip. Smelly collars are no good, get this and spend the extra money up front. You will save in the long run if your dogs are constantly around water. And if they are not, shame on you!

4 5

Decent collar

Honestly, I bought this collar to match my dogs green eyes. In that case, it looks great!
-Ring specifically to clip the leash, so it's not on the same ring as your tags
-Silicone tag silencer. Doesn't fully eliminate the clanging, but definitely damps it down. Not that I ever hated the sound of tags, but this is a nice little touch
-Design on the collar is reflective
-Goes great with the Knot-A-Lease in green as well

-After a month of being on my dog, it still hasn't fully "rounded-out" and has a pinch or crease mark in the collar still and the shape of a football instead of a basketball

3 5

Good material, not the best design.

Most Ruffwear items seem to have a little to much put into them. I thought this would be a good collar for the river, and the material is great, but the excess "Ruffwear" logo that holds the dog tag loop isn't needed. The collar also is a little stiff, a given with the materials used, but it make sit hard to adjust the fit. Tough trade off. I'm a fan of the Chaco dog collars.

5 5


I quite enjoy this collar. I have a green one for one of my dogs and just ordered another one in orange. The collar does not stay wet, no moisture means no smell. It's my favourite out of about 10 that I have. A little stiff in the beginning, however, it softens up. Thanks!