Brass Dog Tags vs. Plastic: What’s Best for Your Furry Friend?

Brass Dog Tags vs. Plastic: What’s Best for Your Furry Friend?

Our dogs are more than just pets. They're beloved members of our families. That's why keeping them safe is a top priority. One crucial safety tool is the humble dog tag. Carrying vital information to ensure a quick reunion, the simple dog tag is small but mighty. When it comes to dog tags, there are two main options: brass or plastic. Both have different qualities, so, how do you make a decision?

This article delves deeper into the two materials, so that you can make the best choice for you and your pooch.

The Essence of Brass Dog Tags

There’s nothing quite like a brand new, shiny brass tag. Brass dog tags exude a timeless charm and unparalleled sturdiness, making them ideal for adventurous pups. Renowned for their resilience, they brave the elements, from splashes of water to muddy trails. No matter where your dog's explorations take them, their identification remains clear and intact.

At Engraving Studios, all of our tags are deep mill engraved. This ensures deep, sharp and long lasting lettering, meaning your tag is set to last. No matter what your dog has in store!

The Vibrant World of Plastic Dog Tags

Considering brightening up your dog's collar with some colour? A plastic tag could be just what you need! They come in a variety of colours, letting you match your playful pup's spirit or express your own unique style.

Plastic tags are also lightweight and silent, making them ideal for noise-sensitive pets (and their owners!) who might find the clacking of metal tags bothersome.


The main factor to consider when choosing a tag is what sort of activities you and your dog will take part in. More adventurous pursuits or beach exploration? Looking for a statement piece when heading to the park? You may opt for a bold plastic tag. Or, why not choose one of each and switch it up, depending on what you and your pup have planned. 

One thing we’d always recommend is choosing an engraved tag over laser etched. If you’d like more information on why we say this, read our blog

At Engraving Studios, our commitment to quality and craftsmanship shines through in every tag we create, regardless of the material.

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Your furry friend's next adventure awaits, and with it, the peace of mind knowing they wear a tag crafted with care and expertise.