Measuring your dog’s neck is a simple process, and you can do it easily with a flexible measuring tape. Here’s a step-by-step guide:


What you need?

  1. Flexible measuring tape
  2. Your dog


  1. Get the Measuring Tape:
    • Use a flexible measuring tape. This type of tape is best as it can easily conform to the shape of your dog’s neck.
  2. Find the Base of the Neck:
    • Locate the base of your dog’s neck, which is generally where the neck meets the shoulders. This is where you’ll want to place the measuring tape.
  3. Wrap the Tape Around:
    • Gently wrap the measuring tape around your dog’s neck, ensuring it sits comfortably without being too tight or too loose.
    • Make sure you can fit two fingers snugly between the tape and your dog’s neck to ensure a proper fit.
  4. Take the Measurement:
    • Read the measurement where the end of the tape meets the rest of the tape around your dog’s neck.
    • Ensure that the tape is level and not twisted to get an accurate measurement.
  5. Record the Measurement:
    • Note down the measurement in inches or centimeters. It’s always a good idea to measure in both units, especially if you plan to shop for collars or accessories that use different measurement systems.
  6. Double-Check:
    • For accuracy, repeat the process once or twice to confirm the measurement. If there are any significant differences, take the average of the measurements.
  7. Choose the Right Size:
    • When buying a collar or any accessory that requires neck measurement, refer to our sizing chart provided on the product page to select the appropriate size for your dog.

Remember, it’s essential to measure your dog’s neck periodically, especially if they are still growing or if there are changes in weight. This ensures that their collar or accessories continue to fit comfortably and securely.

The following chart lists the average neck sizes of popular dog breeds, as well as our recommendations for the best collar size for each breed.

Important: It is highly recommended to manually measure your dog’s neck for a properly fitted collar.

Breed of Dog Adult dog neck size (cm) Adult dog neck size (inches)
Afghan Hound 41-51cm 16-20"
AiredaleTerrier 48-55cm 19-22"
Alaskan Malamute 46-56cm 18-22″
Australian Shepherd 41-56cm 16-22″
Australian Shepherd Miniature 25-36cm 10-14"
Basset Hound 42-51cm 17-20″
Beagle 41-46cm 16-18″
Bearded Collie 41-48cm 16-19"
Bedlington Terrier 35-45cm 14-18″
Bernese Mountain Dog 51-56cm 20-22"
Bichon Frise 35-46cm 14-18″
Bloodhound 59-71cm 22-28"
Border Collie 41-46cm 16-18"
Border Terrier 28-33cm 11-13″
Borzoi 46-56cm 18-22"
Boston Terrier 30-45cm 12-18″
Boxer 41-56cm 16-22″
British Bulldog 46cm-61cm 18-24"
Bullmastiff 66-71cm 26-28"
Cairn Terrier 37-42cm 14-16″
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel 25-36cm 10-14″
Cavachon 25-36cm 10-14"
Cavapoo 25-41cm 10-16"
Chihuahua 20-32cm 8-13"
Chinese Crested 20-28cm 8-11″
Chow Chow 50-65cm 20-26″
Cockapoo 25-41cm 10-16"
Cocker Spaniel 30-46cm 12-18″
Collie 46-56cm 18-22"
Corgi 36-41cm 14-16"
Dachshund (Standard) 30-41cm 12-16″
Dalmatian 41-50cm 16-20″
Doberman Pinscher 46-61cm 18-24″
English Bulldog 45-62cm 18-24″
English Bull Terrier 30-46cm 12-18"
English Setter 46-61cm 18-24″
Flat Coated Retriever 46-61cm 18-24
French Bulldog 30-41cm 12-16″
Fox Terrier 41-45cm 16-18"
German Shepherd 46-60cm 18-24"
German Short Haired Pointer 38-43cm 15-17″
Golden Retriever 45-53cm 18-21"
Goldendoodle 41-56cm 16-22"
Gordon Setter 46-61cm 18-24"
Great Dane 51-66cm 20-26″
Greyhound 46-50cm 18-20"
Havanese 20-30cm 8-12″
Irish Setter 41-45cm 16-18"
Irish Terrier 35-45cm 14-18"
Irish Wolfhound 55-65cm 22-26"
Italian Greyhound 20-28cm 8-11″
Jack Russell 25-36cm 10-14″
Japanese Akita 51-61cm 20-24"
Labradoodle 41-50cm 16-20"
Labradoodle Miniature 30-41cm 12-16″
Labrador 46-60cm 18-24"
Leonberger 51-66cm 20-26"
Lhasa Apso 35-45cm 14-18"
Lurcher 35-42cm 14-17"
Maltese Terrier 25-36cm 10-14″
Miniature Dachshund 20-34cm 8-13″
Miniature Goldendoodle 35-41cm 14-16″
Miniature Pinscher 20-28cm 8-11″
Miniature Poodle 25-41cm 10-16″
Miniature Schnauzer 25-41cm 10-16″
Newfoundland 66-81cm 26-32"
Old English Sheepdog 46-61cm 18-24"
Pomeranian 35-41cm 14-16"
Poodle 30-45cm 12-18″
Poodle (Toy) 20-36cm 8-14″
Pug 30-41cm 12-16″
Puggle (Pug/Beagle) 30-46cm 12-18"
Rhodesian Ridgeback 51-58cm 20-23"
Rottweiler 61-76cm 24-30"
Saluki 33-46cm 13-18"
Samoyed 41-51cm 16-20"
Schipperke 25-36cm 10-14"
Schnauzer (Standard) 36-51cm 14-20″
Scottish Terrier 35-45cm 14-18"
Shiba Inu 35-41cm 14-16"
Shih Tzu 35-42cm 14-16.5"
Shetland Sheepdog 28-46cm 11-18"
Siberian Husky 46-50cm 18-20"
Springer Spaniel 36-46cm 14-18″
Staffordshire Bull Terrier 45-60cm 18-24"
St Bernard 66-81cm 26-32"
Hungarian Vizsla 38-66cm 15-18"
Weimaraner 41-56cm 16-22″
Welsh Cardigan Corgi 35-40cm 14-16"
Welsh Pembroke Corgi 35-40cm 14-16"
West Highland Terrier 35-41cm 13-15″
Whippet 33-38cm 13-15″
Yorkshire Terrier 25-30cm 10-12"