Puppy collars tend to be cute, you use them for a few weeks but you will soon need adult Lab collar which has to be tough, waterproof with a non-rusting clasp and D ring, preferably rot-proof as well.
It also has to be very comfortable, non-irritating and wide enough not to rub your dog’s neck, and being affordable help.
I’ve tried dozens over the years and the EzyDog Neo Classic Dog Collars are my favourite everyday walking collars, they are super strong, super soft and built to last.
They are also sea-proof, salt water will not rot them as they are made from soft neoprene reinforced with nylon webbing for extra strength and the D-Ring is made from rustproof stainless steel.
The Collar is quick drying and very easy to clean.
The Neo Classic Collar has a hook and loop adjustment for simple resizing, a quick release buckle, separate ID attachment and reflective piping for extra visibility in low light.
It is also non-porous, which drastically reduces any odour retention which can often be an issue with traditionally padded collars.
Mine last for about 3 years before they begin to look tatty enough to change, I’ve never had one break or a buckle come adrift so I do not know what the lifetime expectancy would be.
Available in different colours.