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    AngusFangus is offline Senior Member
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    One of my instructors, who competes in Rally, had a nylon choke on her dog at the show last weekend. I was wondering if there would be any advantage in competing in one of those? Does anyone else use them? What do you use when you compete?

    Hers looked very nice. She had a black one on a black Doberman.

    If you do like these, any tips on where to get them?

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    I love nylon chokes. They are much better at staying up behind the ears where they're supposed to. The dog's hair sticks in the nylon and holds it in place. Most all pet stores carry nylon chokes. Our Petsmart and SuperPetz both do.


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    Because I show in breed, I use a nylon choke there. I use a stainless steel choke in obedience. He really can tell the difference with chokes and what he is expected to do in his work. I do like the nylon chokes but they do sometimes stretch out more than a choke chain. I got my stainless one years ago in Canada (a Deva which are not made anymore).
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    DefaultRe: Nylon choke?

    I will have to look again, but I don't remember seeing the nylon chokes at PetsMart. Hmmm.

    Susan, is your stainless one a show choke? Or a regular chain one?


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    Quote Originally Posted by AngusFangus

    Susan, is your stainless one a show choke? Or a regular chain one?
    It is a regular choke but the Canadian company is out of business. I bought this choke 20 some years ago for my first Lab--was way too big for her but little did I know I would have a couple of yellow boys that it would work great for. I have another friend of mine looking for a stainless choke but no one seems to make them anymore. Was expensive then, almost would hate to see what it would be now.
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    Monnie: Struck out at PetsMart AND Petco! ??? I know none of the other stores in town carry them...I'm so familiar with their inventory I could probably recite it alphabetically.

    I was looking at these...especially the Nylon Snap Choke, if it really does help it stay up behind the ears. Would it, you think?

    http://www.jbpet.com/Shopping/catego...wChokes&page=1


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    I'm not sure if they'll let you show with a snap choke.* A std choke?* Yes, no problem.* A snap choke?* That would be up to the judge.

    One of the benefits of nylon or leather collars over metal collars is that they don't heat up in the sun.* We only show outside here in AZ so that is a concern particularly for sits/downs. If you only show indoors then it probably doesn't matter.* I showed Murray in a leather choke thru Open because of the sits/downs in the sun.* He's in utility now so he got a brand new gold snake chain. *

    It looks like this

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    Lydia, Pretty Pretty!

    I hadn't even thought about chokes heating up in the sun! Wow, that would be awful! But you're right, it's almost all indoors here.

    Thanks for the tip on the snap-choke possibly not being considered "regulation." Maybe I'll go with one of those others...


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    One other question: Should I measure for these at the top of Angus' neck, where I want them to lie? An inch larger? What do you think?


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    I like the snap choke, but Susan right, you can't use them in trials. I measure around the head, if that's bigger than the neck. I like my choke to fit snuggly with just an inch or two of play. I like the snap because I can get a better fit, since they don't have to go over the head. I keep a regular one for trials. You don't have to worry about the size so much in a trial since you can't correct them anyway.


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