I have had the hardest time finding a collar that will hold up to my two rambunctious rescues. They love dirt, water, mud, and anything else they can get into. One of my rescues just turned 10 months old and is close to 100 pounds. I needed something that would hold up to the elements and rough housing. This collar is not only so beautiful, it still looks brand new after a month of use. I ordered a different collar for my smaller rescue from a different brand, and it started "fuzzing" after only a few days. After going through 6 other collars in less than 6 months, I can attest that this collar is by far the best I have purchased. It is so easy to clean, it dries very quickly, it stays at whatever size you set it to (even when my other dog tries to use it as a handle), and it is so beautiful and gets a ton of compliments. If you are on the fence about buying one of these collars, I would 100% advise you to buy it. I would buy it 10 times over because it is absolutely worth it!