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Prong collars - how long have they been in use?

Discussion in 'Dog Training and Behaviour' started by Burrowzig, Jun 25, 2009.

  1. Burrowzig

    Burrowzig PetForums VIP

    Feb 18, 2009
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    Last week I got a copy of a book of dog photographs by Elliot Erwitt at a charity stall. I noticed one of the dogs wearing a prong collar in a photo taken in France in 1965, in France in 1970 (worn prongside out) and another in the USA in 1974. I had imagined them to be a more recent invention from America. Does anyone know how far back in history they go, and are they actually from Europe?
  2. Nonnie

    Nonnie PetForums VIP

    Apr 15, 2009
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    I believe they originate from Germany, although not sure about when exactly.

    The choke chain dates back to Egyptian times.
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