Hilltop is a small, family owned business located in Kentucky that has some of the best customer service I've ever encountered. Not only are they prompt, helpful and accommodating, if you have an issue they will not hesitate to fix it. The engraving on my second collar had started to fade after a few days of wearing, and Hilltop immediately fixed it, and even covered shipping, both to and from my house. It's perfect since!
I picked royal blue with silver hardware for Pike's collar. It has his registered name as well as his call name on the nameplate, although you could put a number or perhaps even an address (don't quote me on that!) if you wished. We're just photographed a lot, and it's a pain for Mom to have to blur out numbers and addresses all the time.
It's 1/2" wide, which I admittedly wasn't expecting. I was anticipating, and hoping, for a wider width, but no matter. I do wish that the width of the collar was included in the sizing when you ordered.
|I'm modeling it, since you can't see anything on Mr. FluffyButt|
|I usually wear 1 1/4" wide collars, so this looks weird on me!|
|This was several weeks ago. He sure doesn't look like that anymore!|
|This is what he looks like now. And no, his eyes are not touched up! They're really that blue.|
|Both in our Hilltop collars!|
Hilltop made it so Pike has plenty of growing room, and he's already moved up a hole in sizing since getting it. BoyPuppy is 4.5 months old today! The only issue we've had with this collar is that it is next to impossible to work the buckle off the hole. DM: I put the collar on Pike and then tried to take it off to tighten it down. It took A LOT of force to get it off, and I do yoga so I'm no weakling! Meanwhile, while I'm yanking and swear, Pike is flipping around trying to get away from the tugging I was having to do on his neck. It was easier to adjust once it'd been worn some and softened up, and I imagine it'll be easier whenever I condition it, but what a work out.
I was a little worried at first that the blue color may come off on Pike's white trim, but that hasn't been the case, even when The Merle Moron stood outside in the rain.
Overall, we're very happy with this! It's cute, sturdy, durable and the service is great.
Kisses and Tail Wags,