Guard Dog Tools
We’ve had livestock guard dogs since 1980—crosses of Pyrenees, Anatolian, Maremma, Tatra, Spanish Mastiff and Shar.
As most know, livestock guard dogs as they mature present challenges whose solutions often involve collars, chains, drags and related hardware. Because a guard dog’s size and strength are unusual, finding “hardware that works” in a farmstore is difficult.
So we asked what changes were needed and then asked our suppliers to provide better hardware.
Stronger, Wider Collars
- Twice as wide (2" vs 1"). Less risk of the collar chafing the hair and skin from pulling drags and chains.
- Extra-large D loop to take the strain of large strong dogs pulling a drag on it 24/7 without wearing out the loop.
- Extra-large, strong, secure buckles to reduce the risk of failure.
- Bright red color for maximum visibility to strangers & hunters.
- Made of a soft but tough nylon material that’s kind to both dog and dog owners.
Hardware—all chosen and priced to:
- Work with each other.
- Take the strain of strong dogs without breaking or wearing out prematurely.
- Cost less than those from farmstores. We know that prices this much lower suggest the item must be inferior. Please trust us that they aren’t. In fact they’re equal to or better than any and all farmstore alternatives.