Dog Tag Materials | PawrTalk

Dog Tag Materials | PawrTalk

Dog Tag Materials: Finding the Perfect Fit for You and Your Dog

When it comes to dog tags, choosing the right material is essential. Not only do dog tags serve as a means of identification, but they also add style to your dog's collar and reflects you and your dog’s personality and style—as an extension your personal style!

In this blog post, EmTeam from Empawr explores various dog tag materials, their unique characteristics, to help you make an informed decision for selecting the perfect tag for your beloved fur friend.


Metal Dog Tags

Metal tags, such as stainless steel, brass or zinc alloy are one of the most classical and durable options of dog tag material. They are resistant to rust and can withstand wear and tear, making them ideal for pets who love to play in the great outdoors! Metal tags also offer a polished, quality-made look, ensuring your pet stands out from the pack. Empawr's Personality Saying Dog Tags are made of zinc alloy which is polished, classical and durable.


Plastic Dog Tags

Plastic tags are lightweight and more affordable, making them a popular choice for dog owners who see tags as a fashion choice and love to switch around. Like metal dog tags, they come in various colors and designs, allowing you to add a touch of personality to your dog's collar. They are not as durable as metal tags, however, thus may be more suitable for pets with a more relaxed lifestyle.


Wood Dog Tags

Wood tags are a fantastic option for dog parents who like a rustic and natural appeal. Engraved wooden tags add a unique personalized touch to your dog's identification. However, they are also not as durable as metal tags and may be more suitable for dogs with a more relaxed lifestyle and do not play in water.


Silicone Dog Tags

Silicone tags are flexible and lightweight, making them comfortable for your dog to wear. They are also silent, eliminating jingling sounds that metal tags may produce. Silicone tags are waterproof and easy to clean, perfect for pets who love water or have a habit of getting messy.


Leather Dog Tags

Leather tags offer pets a sophisticated look. Like wood tags, they are often customizable and can be engraved with your pet’s information. Leather tags are also durable and if you are someone who likes leather that becomes even more beautiful with age, developing a unique patina over time, than these may be great for you. The only downside is that they may not be waterproof.



Selecting the right dog tag material should be a fun task but also crucial for both fashion and functionality! Consider your dog's lifestyle, activity level and your personal style when choosing the ideal tag.

Whether you opt for a classic metal tag, colorful plastic tag, unique wood tag, prioritizing durability and readability of the engraved information might be what you want to look out for! With a well-chosen dog tag, you can ensure your furry friend remains safe, stylish, and always identifiable ;).


Discover Empawr’s collection of trendy and quality-made Personalized Custom Engraved Dog Tags. Our laser engraving is guaranteed to last.


XOXO, EmTeam




Empawr is a Toronto-based independent dog fashion brand dedicated to providing quality-made dog clothes and accessories for our dog and yours. Our mission: to create pieces that reflect personality and individuality, as an extension of their and your personal style.


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