HOW TO MEASURE YOUR DOG FOR A COLLAR
First think about the width of collar you need. See our Size Guide, below, to get an idea of whether your four-legged friend is a smaller breed and needs a 3/4inch (20cm) width collar or a larger, stronger breed of dog that requires a 1inch (2.5cm) width collar.
Measure the base of your dog’s neck, where the collar will rest, with a tape measure. Ensure that you can fit a couple of your fingers comfortably under the tape measure, too. Record the measurement. Now choose the collar where the neck size of your dog reads somewhere between the two measurements on our size guide. It’s not a precise science, but there are 5 holes on each collar to allow for a bit of wiggle room.
The saddlery trade traditionally works in imperial measurements. We’ve given you a rough guide to the metric equivalent, too.
3/4 inch (2cm) wide collar. Generally suits small to medium breeds such as Schnauzers, Dachshunds, Smaller Terriers and Spaniels.
SMALL to fit 12-13inch neck (30-33cm)
MEDIUM to fit 14-15 inch neck (35-38cm)
1 inch wide collar (2.5cm). Generally suits medium to large breeds such as Labradors, Labrador Retrievers, Pointers, Larger Terriers and Spaniels.
LARGE to fit 16-17 inch neck (40-43cm)
EXTRA LARGE to fit 18-19 inch neck (45-48cm)
DOUBLE EXTRA LARGE to fit 20-21 inch neck (50-53cm)
Our suggested size ranges allow for a bit of adjustment. If you’re dog’s neck size falls between the ranges or if you are unsure as to the right size collar for your dog, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to advise. If you require a collar made to a specific size we can do that, too – please get in touch.