Seatbelt buckles have gone to the dogs

Buckle-Down reveals automaker-logo seatbelt buckle collars and seatbelt fabric leashes for dogs.

Suzanne Ashe
Suzanne Ashe has been covering technology, gadgets, video games, and cars for several years. In addition to writing features and reviews for magazines and Web sites, she has contributed to daily newspapers.
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Put your fashion paw forward on a walk around the block or at the dog park, with Buckle-Down logo seatbelt-buckle collars and leashes. Suzanne Ashe/CNET

Dog owners may like to show off their Ford or Chevy pride by giving their pets logo seatbelt-buckle collars and nylon strap leashes from Buckle-Down.

The Ford Mustang and Chevrolet Bowtie logo collars and leashes are made from recycled, or refurbished, sturdy nylon straps. In addition to Ford Mustang and Chevrolet Bowtie logos, Buckle-Down has a half-dozen other designs to choose from.


The collars have a welded D ring so the matching lead can easily be attached. The collar snaps tight with a miniature seatbelt buckle. The buckle locks securely and releases with the push of a button, making it a lot easier to snap on and off than the hard plastic clasp found on most retail dog collars.

The collars come in small (9 to 15 inches) and large (15 to 26 inches). The leashes and collars retail for $20 to $30 and can be found at Petco stores nationwide.

"We combined our love for dogs and some really cool graphics and came up with collars and matching leads that make a statement," said Eric Swope, chief operating officer for Buckle-Down. "Now our customers have the opportunity to take their personal style and interests and have it reflect onto their pet."

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