Torture how? It doesn't look painful for the dog, nearly as much as it would be for any dog or human that the dog attacked/fought with. I can definitely see it being useful against wolf killing flock dogs or any dog that does any kind of protective work. No grabbing it any where around the head without having to worry about having a finger sliced off. As far as the dog goes, I'm sure after a few scratches (I wonder if they have a blunter version on a young puppy until it learns the spikes are there?) the dog learns to be careful when it scratches it's neck and head. I am not sure this is much more of a painful training period than the prong collars and choke collars that many people (myself included) have used to train dogs with.
No spiked collars aren't made to harm dogs, but rather animals that my hurt the dogs. These dogs have important jobs. Their owners would be very protective over the dog's health as the owners may not be able to raise livestock if they were all dead because the dog could not perform its duty as a protector.
okay guys i can shed some light here for you since i own one of these magnigicent dogs. these dogs are livestock protectors. the sheep herders put these collars on the dogs to protect their necks from injury. the dogs are bred to keep the sheep safe from predatory animals such as bear, wolves, coyotes etc. usually just their sheer size is enough to deter the predators. if it isn't and they have to fight the collars are on to protect their necks, thus protecting their lives. it is said that a dog doesn't get to wear a collar such as this until it has made its first kill. kind of like a medal for bravery and success in keeping their flock from being hurt. it in no way is dangerous to the dog wearing it. these dogs are valued very highly in turkey.
like i've said i've got spike collars but use them for show only.i've never heard of the ones that have the spikes inside the collar, thats just cruel and dangerous!!!thats taking it to far.the collars on the website are horribble looking.myself like the ones that have both spikes and studs.
i have never heard of collars with spikes on the inside unless they are referring to the prong collars. i do know of a few people who train in schutzhund that sharpen the prongs in their dogs prong collars. a few people my mom trains with do this. she is not one of them. i see no need for that. it is just cruel.
Why would people do that to a dog? It does look like a torture collar itís sad really. I saw a tiny weenie little Chihuahua (even smaller then my Chihuahua) and it had a really big spiked collar on him. It looked really heavy! Poor dog! I wouldnít want for my dog to wear something like that!! I donít like spiked collars never have never will!
Read the site ppl. I says they are for the dogs safety they watch livestock and if they ever met a wolf they could be in big troble. So that is made to protect there neck and give them a little anvantace. It isn't for fun or looks it is for protection.
Until you have a dog killed by a jugular wound to the throat, you won't understand the needs for collars like this. Until then, I don't suggest you form too many solid opinions on it's actual purpose. It looks intimidating, but you would want protection of some sort out there too. Especially in certain areas.
A few knicks and scratches are a lot better than a dead dog. I think we can both agree on that. Don't be fooled or think that these dogs aren't properly cared for if they need this type of protection. LGD's are often some of the most appreciated animals. They guard people's lives, essentially. Those who live off of their flocks depend on them.
You can use ones with much shorter spikes as well. :)
I have known some sledders to use these on their dogs that they tie out. I choose not to. My dogs stay in pens, and will soon be moved to indoor/outdoor large runs with very thick fencing and tops. But we have a real problem up here with wild animals, though one of thsoe collars would not stop a huge grizzly bear.