How to measure your dog’s neck when buying a new collar.
The Tape Method
Use a measuring tape and place it around your dog’s neck (same position as the collar use to be). Place two fingers between neck and tape then measure the circumference.
The Old Collar Method
If you don’t have a tape, take an old collar, place the collar flat and measure with a ruler (do not include buckle when measuring).
Check Size Guidance below
Compare your measurements with our size chart to find the best size for your sweetheart.
|Size & style||Length (approx)||Typical breeds (more to come)|
|XS Thin||21.5 – 26 cm||Chihuahua, Miniature Dachshund, Podengo, Yorkshire Terrier|
|XS Wide||21.5 – 26 cm||Italian Greyhound, Toy Poodle, Bichon Frise, Chinese Crested|
|S Thin||27 – 31.5 cm||Dachshund, Miniature Pinscher, Griffon, Border Terrier|
|S Wide||27 – 31.5 cm||Small Whippet, Manchester Terrier, Pinscher|
|M Thin||29.5 – 35.5 cm||Cocker Spaniel, Boston Terrier, Schnauzer, Doodle|
|M Wide||29.5 – 35.5 cm||Whippet, Basenji, Pumi, Shiba|
|L||37 – 43 cm||Dalmatian, Labrador, Greyhound, Staffordshire Bullterrier, Samoyed|
|XL||48 – 54 cm||Ridgeback, German Shepard, Bulldog|
The perfect fit for your furry friend!
When buying a new collar for your dog it’s necessary to decide and to find the correct collar size to ensure an optimal fit and comfort for your sweetheart.
Use a flexible tape measure, wrap the tape measure around the widest part of your dog’s neck. Allow enough free space between the collar and your dog by placing two fingers under the tape measure and lay your fingers flat against your dog’s neck.
Write down the measurements and decide the right size for the dog collar based on our sizing chart above.
The measurement of your dog’s neck, including two fingers, comes to 32 cm. Then the collar you choose should have a diameter of 30 – 36 cm, meaning that the first hole of the collar will give you a measurement of 29.5 cm, and the last hole 35.5 cm in diameter. This collar will allow enough space for adjustments to make a perfect fit for your dog.
All our collars are measured without the buckle. This provides you the exact measurement of the collar when worn.
Caring for proper ergonomics
We’re often asked why our collars are that wide and if they only are for sighthounds. The wideness of our dog collars is good for many different breeds not only sighthounds. The width of the collars gives good support and protection on your dog’s neck and windpipe and a wider surface area spreads out the force and helps to prevent injuries.
Also a wider collar gives a more comfortable feeling and less strangulation then a thin collar which in turn means the dog is less stressed and is less likely to pull. Even our “thin” collars are made a little bit wider over the middle part of the collar to ensure better ergonomics, even for smaller dogs with a short neck that can’t wear our “wide” collars.
Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or recommendations regarding sizes, measurements etc. We always have open ears for our customers =)
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