What To Use For Whelping Collars

How to Make Your Own Whelping Collars?

Although there are many whelping collars that can be found online.

You can save some money and be crazy creative by making your own whelping collars.

Remember that these are whelping collars and not their permanent ones.

Once the collars were worn out, you can keep these and reuse them when needed for new ones.

Some breeders and puppy owners even got too creative and emotional.

They even made these collars as their bracelets once their puppies have been sold or either have grown up!

ID Bands & Collars are great for accurately identifying puppies in a litter. ID Bands are usually used from birth, and made from soft velcro. In contrast, ID Collars are similar to a regular collar, and have a safety clip. One will usually need more than one set over the rearing period, because of rapid growth. In addition, puppy ID Bands and Collars become quite firthy. However, all our Bands and Collars can be washed. ID Bands and Collars help identify individual puppies at a glance, which is important for daily weighing, feeding, worming and monitoring. ID Bands and Collars are also great for prospective puppy-owners, enabling them to identify their puppy in pictures and video snippets.

Cathy Lewandowski, SoftMaple Curly Coated Retrievers

I use little Velcro collars on my puppies when they are newborn. They come in all sorts of colors, and if I must repeat a color, I put dots on the white and light color ones with a Sharpie marker.

After they get a little bigger, I go to larger Velcro collars or small cat collars.

What To Use For Whelping Collars

Vizsla puppies, unless they have some white markings on their chest or feet, all come out golden–rust colored with piles of wrinkles. The best way I’ve found to identify them from birth to six weeks (when they’re microchipped) is to use color–coded collars.

When pups are born, I crochet daisy chains and tie those on for collars until they’re big enough for a high-quality breakaway collar. I prefer the daisy chains over rick rack or breakaway collars for baby puppies because they have a good amount of flex, and I can replace a collar in a couple of minutes as needed if they get dirty. But no matter what, they’re replaced every week because they outgrow them so fast.

I’ve tried nail polish or using a permanent marker as some breeders do, but my dams are too fastidious in their cleaning, and those marks last only a day.

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When can you put collars on new born puppies?

➣ ALWAYS CHECK THE COLLARS REGULARLY – We Advise you Wait Until the Newborns are at least 5 Days old before putting any collars on and to always ensure the Collars are put on Loosely and frequently checked (daily) as the newborns will be growing fast.

What can I use to mark puppies?

If all the puppies appear similar, you can identify the puppies using non-toxic, permanent marker pens to mark each one on the abdomen (you can use various colors of permanent markers). You could also tie different colors of ribbon or rick-rack loosely around each puppy’s neck to identify them.

What can I use for newborn puppy collar?

On new-born puppies, I use wool thread in different colors. As they grow up, I change to Velcro bands and later I use cats’ collars with a safe lock.