Dog Collar Sizing
It can be confusing deciding what collar size your dog needs, not helped by the fact that every manufacturer measures collars differently. You can guestimate the collar size, however, if you want to get the really right fit than there’s no way round it – its dog measuring time!
So, arm yourself with some dog treats and a soft tape measure (or piece of string and a ruler if no measure available) and off you go.
- Try and get your dog to stand still.
- Measure the length around your dog’s neck – at the baseline – which will be where the collar usually sits.
- Do not throttle the dog or equally hang the tape measure so loosely that it hangs down. Make a measure that is a sensible fit – secure but with a cm or two for flex.
- Refer to our size guide below.
Size Guide - INCHES
|Collar Size||Bar to Middle Hole||Fits dog with neck size:||EG dog breed|
|Extra Small||10 inches||From 9 - 11.5 inches||Chihuahua, Puppies|
|Small||13 inches||From 11.5 - 14 inches||Jack Russell, Terrier|
|Medium||16 inches||From 14.5 - 17 inches||Cockapoo, Springer|
|Large||19.5 inches||From 18 - 20.5 inches||Labrador, Retriever|
|Extra Large||22 inches||From 21 - 23.5 inches||Great Dane|
Bear in mind that all our collars come with 5 holes so it is hard to go too far wrong.
However, if you have a measuring melt down please do call us on 07980 018 302 and we’ll help you through it.
Bertie, a Cockapoo, has a 15" neck and wears a Medium
Ginny, a young Labrador puppy wears an Extra Small (for now!)
Charlie, a Working Cocker Spaniel, has a 12" neck and wears a Small