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How to Measure Your Dog for a Collar?

We often get asked "how is the best way to measure a dog's neck prior to purchasing a new collar"?

Whilst every dog collar designer has their own preferred method, try to avoid measuring a currently collar, as this won't give a true indication of size.

All collars are made differently, along with varying sized hardware and hole placement - all which will impact the fit, and comfort of the newly purchased collar. 

We find the easiest way to ensure that you order an accurately sized collar is to measure around your dogs neck with a tape measure where the collar would naturally sit, then insert a couple of your fingers for comfort - you don't want the tape to be too loose or too tight, finally record the measurement in centimeters/inches. 

We know that it's not always possible to measure the dogs neck, be it when purchasing for a gift, or in anticipation of a new arrival. With that in mind, we've created the below chart which shows our collar sizes, as well as an overview to the breeds most likely suited to that particular size based on data we've collected over the years in manufacturing dog collars.

Collar Size Guide

Size To Fit Neck Widths Typical Breeds 
Tiny

20cm-26.5cm 

8-10.5"

14mm

5/8"

Chihuahuas
Mini Daxies
Yorkshire Terriers
Puppies

Small

26.5cm-33cm 

10.5-13"

14mm

5/8"

Mini Daxies
Cavaliers
Maltese
Mini Aussies
Terriers
Toy Poodle
Pug

Medium 

31.5cm-39cm 

12.5-15.5"

18mm 

3/4"

Bichon Frise
Cockapoo
Cocker Spaniels
Mini Schnauzers
Shiba Inu

Medium

Wide

35.5cm-45.5cm

14-18"

24mm

1"

Border Collie
Bulldog
Springer Spaniels
Vizslas

Large

42cm-53cm

17-21"

24mm

1"

Bulldog
Dalmatian
Goldendoodle
Golden Retriever
Labrador
Labradoodle

 

For a more in-depth look at the average neck sizes based on breed, check out this guide we put together.

If you have any questions or need help with a custom order, feel free to get in contact and we'll do all we can to help.


How to Measure Your Dog for a Collar?