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The Headwater Collar is our go-to collar for wet and dirty environments. The coated webbing is waterproof, stink-proof, and easy to clean – solving the wet, smelly odor problem. The all-metal Crux Buckle™ is our take on the classic equine Conway buckle, offering durability and security in an efficient design.

Packed full of Ruffwear’s essential collar features: separate ID tag attachment point with tag silencer, strong and comfortable coated webbing, and aluminum D-ring. Bright colors and integrated reflectivity keeps dogs visible in low-light conditions.

Try our matching Headwater™ Leash for the complete set up.

Select Size

Use this fit guide to select the appropriate size for your dog. Measurement is around the neck.

28-36 cm; 3/4 in (20 mm) width
36-43 cm; 1 in (25 mm) width
43-51 cm; 1 in (25 mm) width
51-58 cm; 1 in (25 mm) width
58-66 cm; 1 in (25 mm) width

Key Features

Additional Features

  • Separate ID attachment point
  • Easily add or remove tags with Quick Ring™
  • Silicone tag silencer
  • Made in Vietnam

Care Instructions

  • Hand wash
  • Mild detergent
  • Air dry

Trail Tested Promise

All of our products are rigorously field tested and we proudly guarantee against defects in materials and craftsmanship.

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  • Newfoundlands
  • collar
  • headwater collar
  • water
  • collars
  • odor
Matthew W.
United States

Headwater collar is the best

The headwater collar has been an excellent choice. It cleans easily, doesn’t hold odor and is easy to adjust.

Amy C.
United States

Love this collar !

This is truly the best collar I’ve ever bought. I have Newfoundlands who are always in the water and these collars don’t get gross and smelly. Very well made, nice looking and durable.

Amy C. verified customer review of Headwater™ Collar
Jenda K.
United States

Worth the money!

Extremely durable, easy to clean. Everything you would want in an everyday dog collar, and exactly the quality you would expect from ruffwear!

Bianca H.
United States

best collar we have bought yet!

we live on a lake and have gone through a couple different bands of stink and water proof collars, but this collar has been the best by far. no smells and is a comfortable fit for our pup.

Corrine I.
United States

Headwater Collar

To say our two lab puppies LOVE the water would be the understatement of the century!! The Headwater Collar has made their adventures in and out of the river and ocean even more enjoyable as they dry quickly and they don’t stink over time! Easily wipable and they stay in place perfectly. (The Headwater leash is a tad stiff at first, but it breaks in over time, and is just as awesome!) Everyone who sees them asks what gear they’re wearing and I always highly recommend Ruffwear and the Headwater line.

Corrine I. verified customer review of Headwater™ Collar
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