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Choosing the right size collar for your dog

These dog collars can be ordered with custom sizing to fit your dog's specific neck size. View them now! There are currently no industry standards for dog collar sizes or even standards for how to measure your dogs neck. Therefore, please review these details for how If It Barks handles sizing.

Step 1

Measure your pup

Have your dog sit in front of you. Using a soft tape measure or piece of string* do the following:

Head Size: From the top of the dog’s throat, over the ears to top of head (this is the size of the actual head).

Neck Size: Loosely measure the neck where the collar would normally sit sliding two fingers between the dog's neck and measuring tape. Adding the two fingers should make the collar size about 2" larger than the dog's neck size (maybe closer to 1" on very small dogs.)

Step 2

Choose the right size

For martingale type collars take the neck and head sizes from Step 1. Order a collar that will fall within this range of measurements. If you order a martingale collar with a buckle then only the neck size is important.

For side release buckle type collars take the neck size and see if it fits within one of our standard size ranges.

TIP: If It Barks offers custom sizes in our popular Martingale Collars and standard Side Release Dog Collars to ensure your dog get's the most perfect fit.

Breed Examples

These are some general dog size ranges. Please measure your specific dog before ordering to ensure correct fit.

Extra-Small Dogs

Chihuahua (2-6 lbs)
Italian Greyhound (11 lbs)
Maltese (6-9 lbs)
Miniature Pinscher (8-10 lbs)
Papillon (9-10 lbs)
Pekingese (8-10 lbs)
Pomeranian (11 lbs)
Silky Terrier (9-11 lbs)
Yorkshire Terrier (8 lbs)

Small Dogs

Australian Shephard (27-45 lbs)
Beagle (18-30 lbs)
Bichon Frise (12-15 lbs)
Boston Terrier (15-25 lbs)
Brittany Spaniel (35-40 lbs)
Cairn Terrier (~14 lbs)
Corgi (28-30 lbs)
King Charles Spaniel (13-18 lbs)
Cocker Spaniel (24-28 lbs)
Dachsund (~22 lbs)
French Bulldog (13-26 lbs)
Greyhounds under 50 lbs
Lhasa Apso (13-15 lbs)
Miniature Schnauzer (13-15 lbs)
Pug (14-18 lbs)
Scottish Terrier (19-23 lbs)
Shetland Sheepdog (14-16 lbs)
Shih Tzu (~14 lbs)
Wheaten Terrier (35 lbs)
West Highland White Terrier (15-22 lbs)

Medium Dogs

Basset Hound (40-51 lbs)
Bloodhound (88-105 lbs)
Boxer (51-77 lbs)
Chesapeake Bay Retriever (55-75 lbs)
Colllie (50-75 lbs)
Doberman Pinscher (66-88 lbs)
English Bulldog (49-55 lbs)
English Springer Spaniel (49-53 lbs)
German Shephard (77-85 lbs)
Golden Retriever (60-75 lbs)
Greyhounds over 50 lbs
Labrador Retriever (55-75 lbs)
Siberian Husky (35-60 lbs)
Standard Poodle (~49 lbs)
Vizsla (49-62 lbs)
Weimaraner (70-85 lbs)

Large Dogs

Bull Mastiff (100-130 lbs)
Great Dane (~132 lbs)
Great Pyreness (90-125 lbs)
Mastiff (175-190 lbs)
Newfoundland (120-150 lbs)
Rottweiler (~110 lbs)
Saint Bernard (110-121 lbs)

Step 3

Choose your collar type

Now that you know the size collar you need, choose from our most poplular martingale collars or a standard side release dog collar.

martingale collars

Ultra thin (.04"), lightweight and strong webbing with three layers of ribbon.

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side release collars

Ultra thin (.04"), lightweight and strong webbing with three layers of ribbon.

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