Product Comparison: SportDog SportHunter 825 vs Garmin Delta XC

General Specifications
SportHunter 825
Delta XC
About the Product
The rugged, versatile SportHunter® 825 maximizes all of the advanced, industry-leading technology that SportDOG® has ever built into its e-collars. The system provides long-range capability up to 1/2 mile, making it well-suited for long-distance control of retrievers and big-running pointing dogs.
The Delta XC remote dog training system from Garmin, with proven Tri-Tronics® technology, gives serious dog trainers more control with more simplicity. The handheld controller features intuitive, 3-button design with improved false-correction prevention (dog select lock) and easy-to-read LCD display.
Key Specs
880 yards
880 yards
Stimulation Modes
Vibration correction, Tone correction, Static correction
Momentary/continuous correction, Vibration correction, Tone correction, 3 training configurations
Static Stimulation Levels
Neck Sizes
5-22 in.
up to 25 in.
Dog Weight
8 lbs.
What customers say about "Key Specs"
SportDog SportHunter 825 Dog Training Collars
  • Excellent transmit/receive range. (Over 1/2 mile in open country.) Wide stimulation range(s).
  • Кange is amazing further than a mile. Compared to other units I've owned this is by far the best one.
  • The collar has three overall ranges of stimulation: low, medium, and stubborn dog. I use the stubborn range on my super intelligent and overactive german shorthaired pointer.
  • It has 16 levels of stim within each range: 8 levels on the dialer X low and high buttons. Within the stubborn range, I determined, that low 4 is perceived by my dog. I range from low 4 to high 5 depending on the levels of dog's excitement.
  • I've used sport dog before and it has been very sucessful in the field. For some reason, this set does not deliver the same quality. The tone volume is so low that even a dog can't hear it.
  • Bought this to run two rabbit dogs. It works well with two dogs however you lose the option of tone and vibrate with more then one collar . If i would have known this was the case i would have went for the next level.
Garmin Delta XC Dog Training Device
  • It has many different ways to use it as a training tool.
  • Good consistent communication to the dog, easy to use buttons, fair correction, and love how you can adjust the intensity levels on the sides at any time.
  • I really like this collar. It is small, has good range and great battery life.
  • The tone and vibration modes have worked great for us. Using the tone or, if necessary, vibrate coupled with a "no" or "leave it" command followed by "come" gets him away from whatever behavior we want to stop. Love this collar.
  • Very frustrating when it says the collar has a .5 mile range, but in reality it only has about 100 yards.
  • Not very happy with this product. On first use, one of the prongs fell off. I am unable to find where to buy a replacement. Tried contacting the Garmin website and speak with a representative, but was unable to do so. Not very happy customer!
Size & Weight
3.2 in.
5.4 in.
9.4 in.
2.1 in.
6.8 in.
1.1 in.
1.42 oz.
6 oz.
3 dog(s)
3 dog(s)
Transmitter Battery Life
70 hours
80 hours
Battery Type
Receiver Charge Time
2 hours
2 hours
Receiver Battery Life
70 hours
60 hours
Transmitter Charge Time
2 hours
2 hours
DryTek® waterproof and submersible to 25 feet, Expandable to 3 dogs
Intuitive 3-button handheld controller unit with easy-to-read LCD display, 18 levels of momentary and continuous stimulation plus tone and vibration, Changeable/replaceable contact points — long and short, 3 correction configurations for different behavioral issues, Train 1, 2 or 3 dogs, settable on the handheld, Tough, Water-resistant, Long-lasting
What customers say about "Features"
SportDog SportHunter 825 Dog Training Collars
  • Simple user interface. Three buttons and a knob mean there's no need to look at the transmitter when using it. You can keep your eyes on your dogs.
  • Light weight--particularly the collar unit. My dogs have a much thinner summer coat, and a heavy collar unit can chafe.
  • Excellent battery life (I've used it for 3 days straight without charging the reviever).
  • You can add a beeper later that can be controlled from the same remote.
  • The transmitter's overall length is too long to fit in a front (pants) pocket. I like to conceal the transmitter, so the dog doesn't know whether I have it or not.
  • The recessed buttons and symmetrical shape provide less tactile feedback. This makes it very difficult to operate the transmitter through the fabric of a pocket.
  • This trainer worked like a charm initially. We've had it for approx. 7 months and the "warning beep" feature has stopped working.
Garmin Delta XC Dog Training Device
  • I love the vibrating feature and this was very easy to sync and set up.
  • The build quality is outstanding and the device has plenty of features and modes. I use it for all of our training sessions (5-10mins 3-4 times a day) and saw results from the first day of training.
  • Super low stimulation levels make it safe and effective. Long range, water proof. Very happy.
  • Cons are that it is hard to charge, the company is horrible about responding to questions and concerns about their product, the remote has a nice long charge (5-7 days) but the collar receiver has maybe 2 days of moderate use on a full charge.
  • The hand held remote will not hold a charge for more then 18 hrs at a time. Whether in use or not. Very unhappy with this product.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Other Information
204.95 $
169.99 $

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