How to Measure for a Dog Collar
How to Measure for a Dog Collar
Take a soft measuring tape and measure the circumference of your pet’s neck, close to the shoulder where the collar will sit. When you take the measurement, the tape measure should be loose enough to fit one or two fingers comfortably underneath. Make sure that the tape can’t slip over the dog’s ears. If you don’t have a soft measuring tape, use a piece of string, mark your dog’s neck measurement, and then measure the string against a ruler.
Alternatively, if your dog has a collar that already fits perfectly, lay it out flat and measure from the buckle to your pet’s preferred buckle hole.
Choosing the Perfect Size
All dog collars are sized in inches from the first to the last hole. For a perfect fit, select a collar size range that your dog’s neck measurement sits in the middle of. For example if your dog’s neck measurement was 14″, then a 12-16″ sized collar will provide a perfect fit. If your dog’s neck measurement was 16″ we would recommend getting the next size up, a 16-18″.
When choosing a collar for a puppy remember to choose one that is fully adjustable and provides lots of growing room to ensure comfort. dog collars have five or more buckle holes so you can find a snug and comfortable fit.
Although it is recommended that you should always measure your pet before purchasing a new collar you may wish to check the size guide for an idea of what size your pet will need.
Still a Perfect Fit?
After wearing a new collar for a short time, check your dog’s neck. If your dog has any redness or hair loss under the collar then adjust the collar to make it bigger. It is especially important to regularly check the fit of a puppy’s collar, as they can out-grow a collar very quickly.
Size Guide for Collars
When measuring please allow an extra 1 to 2 cm to allow for a comfortable and snuggly fit. If purchasing for a puppy, please check the size regularly.
Breeds are only as a guide, each dog is an individual and must be measured accurately.
S/M 8 to 11 Inches – Puppies, Chihuahua, Yorkshire Terriers, Mini Dachshund,
M/L 11 to 14 Inches – Jack Russell Terrier, Mini Poodle, Pug, Shih Tzu, Pekinese, Cocker Spaniel, Lhaso Apso, Westie
L/XL 14 to 18 Inches – Labrador, Springer Spaniel, Dalmation, Border Collie, Corgi, Schnauzer, Greyhound
We aim to process orders within 24 hours (monday to friday), although it may take longer for personalised items or during busy times.
Postage & Packing
FREE STANDARD UK DELIVERY WHEN YOU SPEND £25
Royal Mail Second Class (2-3 days) £1.30* Small items, charms, slim collars
Royal Mail First Class (1-2 days) £1.50* Small items, charms, slim collars
Royal Mail Second Class (2-3 days) £2.65
Royal Mail First Class (1-2 days) £3.00
Royal Mail Second Class Recorded (1-2 days) £3.75
Royal Mail First Class Recorded (1-2 days) £4.10
Priority Courier before 1pm (1-2 days) £9.50 *
Priority Courier before 9am (1-2 days) £22.00 *
*UK Mainland only, excludes Highlands and Islands, Northern Ireland, Channel Islands
Royal Mail AirMail (3-7 days) £3.50 Small packet, charms, slim collars
Royal Mail AirMail Tracked (3-7 days) £8.45 Small packet, charms, slim collars
Royal Mail AirMail Tracked (3 – 7 days) £10.99 Small parcel
Royal Mail AirMail Tracked (3 – 7 days) £16.20 Bulky / heavier orders
REST OF WORLD
Royal Mail AirMail (5-7 days) £4.30 Small packet, charms, slim collars
Royal Mail AirMail Tracked (5-7 days) £9.30 Small packet, charms, slim collars
Royal Mail AirMail Tracked (5 – 7 days) £14.10 Small parcel
Royal Mail AirMail Tracked (5 – 7 days) £24.55 Bulky / heavier orders