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Mighty Paw Metal Buckle Collar Review

Since writing for, I have come to know—and love—Mighty Paw, so I was excited when Lindsay offered me the chance to review one of their new products, a reflective collar with a metal buckle.

The collar is woven canvas with several rows of reflective stitching, a sturdy metal buckle and two D rings—a plastic one for tags and a metal one for the leash.

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Mighty Paw is giving away a FREE metal buckle collar to two readers of That Mutt. Just leave a comment at the end of the post to enter. *Update: The winners have been chosen.

Mighty Paw Metal Buckle Collar Review

My thoughts on the Mighty Paw metal buckle collar:

With collars, I’m always skeptical about their strength. I feel like plastic can get brittle and buckles can break.

This collar alleviates my concerns because the buckle is metal. The actual mechanism of how it fastens is not one I’ve seen before, but it seems very sturdy when it’s clasped—in fact I had to look at the instructions to figure out how to undo the collar.

The leash attaches to a metal D-ring, so even if you have a heavy puller or your dog is tied out, the collar will hold. Even if he might possibly want to chase the turkey vultures that have landed on the barn!

Mighty Paw metal buckle collar review

The material of the collar itself is a thick canvas—similar to a leash. The canvas isn’t super heavy, and a couple of times I twisted the collar as I put it on Bax.

Despite the sturdy material and the metal, the collar is not heavy.

Cost of the collar

The Mighty Paw metal buckle collar is $14.99 on its website HERE.

That Mutt readers can get 20% off all Mighty Paw products with code MP20Mutt

Mighty Paw metal buckle collar review

What’s unique about the Mighty Paw metal buckle collar?

Obviously the metal buckle is unique. It’s relatively flat and not bulky, so it won’t interfere with any activities your dog might be doing. Plus it gives me extra insurance that my dog is secure.

I love that Mighty Paw includes two separate rings for tags and the leash. I find that this rotates the collar so that the leash carries to the side and has less chance of ending up in Bax’s armpit.

As well, the ring for the tags is plastic and specially designed to minimize jingling.

Pros of the metal buckle collar:

  • The metal buckle is a unique fastener in my experience.
  • From the fabric to the buckle, this collar is sturdy and secure.
  • Mighty Paw’s unique metal alloy blend means that the collar stays lightweight.
  • I like the extra assurance of the reflective stitching on the collar.
  • The collar is adjustable with a flat metal slide. (Bax is wearing a size medium on his 18-inch neck).


  • It took me a minute to figure out how to get the buckle undone. The tabs that you have to press to undo the buckle are pretty small so if you have limited dexterity, it could be challenging for you.
  • The fabric part of the collar is light enough that it may twist when you put it on your dog if you’re not paying attention.
Baxter in his Mighty Paw metal buckle collar

I would recommend this collar for…

I happily recommend all of the Mighty Paw products I’ve tested. In the case of this particular collar, I think it’s a good alternative if you’re nervous about durability of more standard buckles.

The metal buckle collar would also be a good choice if your dog is a heavy puller who exerts a lot of force on collars.

Order a collar HERE and use code MP20Mutt for 20% off.

Mighty Paw metal buckle collar

Giveaway! Win a metal buckle collar for your dog!

*Update: The winners have been chosen. Congrats to Elizabeth H. and Regina!

Mighty Paw is giving away a FREE collar to two readers of That Mutt. Must have a U.S. mailing address to win.

To enter: Just leave a comment below. Are you interested in this collar?

Lindsay will choose two winners at random on Wed Sept. 6.

Baxter in his Mighty Paw metal buckle collar

Julia Thomson is a blogger at Home on 129 Acres where she writes about her adventures of country living and DIY renovating. She and her husband live on a 129-acre farm in Ontario, Canada.

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Sunday 13th of September 2020

I would love to have my dog wear this amazing dog collar..

Lori Hilliard

Wednesday 6th of September 2017

I like not only the look of the Mighty Paws collar, but the flat buckle. When Soldier lays down, he doesn't like a bulky buckle against his neck. I'd love to try this collar out!

Kenneth Smith

Tuesday 5th of September 2017

I have one of Mighty Paws metal buckle collars and I love it ! It's solid, strong, and stands up to stress and salt water. Would love to have another for other dog. Highly recommended !!

John Jaskiewicz

Tuesday 5th of September 2017

Ziggy would enjoy trying this new collar. His current collar jingles and while that helps me know where my gray ghost is, it's not really fun to hear at 2, 3, and 4am. I would enjoy seeing how the side tag minimizes that sound. Thanks for the opportunity!


Tuesday 5th of September 2017

Would love to try this out!