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How To Measure For Your Dog's Collar

Collar sizing


Breeds are to be used as a guide only.

Small 10 to 14 inches:

Jack Russell Terrier, Maltese, Pomeranian, Shih Tzu, Silky Terrier, Border Terrier.


Medium 14 to 20 inches:

West Highland Terrier, Bedlington Terrier, Bichon Frise, Border Collie, Springer Spaniel,  Schnauzer Standard, Scottish Terrier,  Dachshund Standard


Large 20 to 26 inches:

Rhodesian Ridgeback, Akita, Newfoundland, Leonberger

If you think your dog is likely to be in-between sizing, please contact us for bespoke sizing: 


For sighthounds, eg, Whippets, Greyhounds, Lurchers etc, I recommend a Sighthound collar. Sighthound collars have a variable width being wider in the middle narrowing down at both ends to accommodate the buckle or martingale chain. 

A martingale collar, also referred to as a limited-slip or no-slip collar is a type of collar which suits a dog that has a head narrower than its neck. They’re popular among owners of Whippets, Greyhounds, Salukis, and other sighthound breeds.


Please email me for pricing for a martingale collar should you require one.


Collar Widths 

When deciding on a collar, the breed will determine the width of the collar that you choose. A 16mm collar would benefit small breeds as well as thick necked breeds. Those breeds with shorter necks such as pugs or bulldogs will benefit from a 16mm collar, larger breeds such as a German shepherd would benefit from a 25mm collar. Collars that are too thick or too thin for your dog may cause chafing, choking and therefore be uncomfortable.


Please feel free to contact us for any advice on which collar sizing would be best for your dog. 

Measuring for a Collar: Welcome
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