WHAT SIZE DOG COLLAR?

boxer dog wearing a large size green leather dog collarHere is a list of dog breeds and their usual neck measurements. There is often a wide variation in neck size within breed and according to age and gender. So please take our dog breed neck size guide below as a rough one. We advise you to measure your dog before ordering a Hindquarters dog collar or harness. If you have any questions, get in touch.

How to measure your dog's neck? It is best to measure the circumference of your dog’s lower neck, allowing space for a couple of fingers, to ensure a comfy fit. Or measure your dog's existing collar when flat, between the points where it fastens together.

Hindquarters dog collars are available in sizes from XS to Large. Exact measurements for each dog collar are detailed on their product page but broadly speaking our Extra Small dog collars fit necks from 18-30cm or 7-12 inches, Small collars fit 25-40cm (10-16 inches), Medium between 35-50cm, and Large dog collars are 42-66cm. If you'd like an XL dog collar or don’t see quite what you want - email us and we’ll see what we can do for you.

  • Airedale: 41-56cm (16-22 inches) - we would recommend a comfy Hindquarters large size green or brown fabric cotton dog collar. Brighter colours, like a red dog collar, would work well too.
  • Basset Hound: 41-56cm (16-22 inches) - we would recommend a Hindquarters large size brown or khaki soft cotton fabric dog collar.
  • Beagle: 36-46cm (14-18 inches) - we would advise a medium sized dog collar in strong but soft and comfy cotton fabric weave, bright colours like red and purple work well.
  • Bichon Frise: 36-46cm (14-18 inches) - a small size comfy dog collar would probably be best, perhaps red or blue. Or a small size adjustable harness.
  • Border Collie: 40-46cm (16-18 inches) - an adjustable medium size comfy cotton collar would work well, perhaps black or grey.
  • Border Terrier: 26-36cm (10-14 inches) - we advise a small size collar made from strong but soft cotton fabric weave, bright purple would work well or khaki for a muted look.
  • Boston Terrier: 31-42cm (12-18 inches) - a Hindquarters small size comfy collar would work well, perhaps in red or black. Or a medium size collar would fit too, for a chunkier look.
  • Boxer: 42-60cm (16-24 inches) - like lots of other breeds, there can be significant variation according to age and gender and genetics. A strapping Boxer would require a Hindquarters large size dog collar but for a younger slighter Boxer a medium size would work - a comfy khaki collar looks good.
  • Bulldog American: 46-65cm (18-23 inches) - a strong but soft Hindquarters large size collar would work.
  • Bulldog English: 46-65cm (18-23 inches) - a soft cotton fabric collar would be good, most colours work although red and colbalt blue both look great.
  • Bulldog French: 31-40cm (12-16 inches) - either Hindquarters small or medium size collars would work. The medium size cotton dog collar is wider and so probably comfier unless wearing a harness.
  • Bull Terrier: 35-50cm (14-20 inches) - a soft but strong Hindquarters medium size cotton collar would be good.
  • Cairn Terrier: 25-41cm (10-16 inches) - a small size adjustable washable Hindquarters collar would suit, perhaps in green.
  • Chihuahua: 20-36cm (8-14 inches) - a soft XS size dog collar would work.
  • Chinese Crested - 20-28cm (8-11 inches) - a soft and comfy XS size dog collar would suit, perhaps in navy or orange.
  • Chow Chow - 46-60cm (18-24 inches) - a Hindquarters large dog collar would be good, perhaps the mustard colour.
  • Cocker Spaniel - 30-46cm (12-18 inches) - a sodft and washable medium sized Hindquarters collar would work well, red always looks good.
  • Collie - 46-56cm (18-22 inches) - a large size collar would be best, an adjustable dog collar ensures an exact and comfy fit.
  • Corgi - 36-41cm (14-16 inches) - a soft but strong and washable medium sized dog collar works well, khaki and mustard both look good.
  • Dachshund Standard - 40-50cm (16-20 inches) - a medium size Hindquarters collar would work best.
  • Dachshund Mini - 20-43cm (8-17 inches) - there can be significant variation, most likely a Small or even XS dog collar would work best, soft but strong cotton weave with flex and give is good.
  • Dalmatian - 36-51cm (14-20 inches) - an adjustable fabric dog collar in Medium or Large size, red or bright purple would be good.
  • Deerhound - 45-54cm (18-21 inches) - a comfy dog collar, colbalt blue looks good.
  • Doberman - 46-60cm (18-24 inches) - would require a strong large size collar, maybe black
  • English Setter - 46-60cm (18-24 inches) - would require a large size collar.
  • Fox Terrier - 25-41cm (10-16 inches) - a small size green fabric dog collar would be good.
  • German Shepherd - 46-60cm (18-24 inches) - would require a large size soft but strong fabric dog collar.
  • Golden Retriever - 41-60cm (16-24 inches) - a large size dog collar, red is classic.
  • Great Dane - 51-66cm (20-26 inches) - a large size dog collar, soft but strong, black or a bright colour like orange works nicely.
  • Greyhound - 36-46cm (14-18 inches) - we would recommend a wider soft dog collar, khaki always looks good.
  • Greyhound Italian - 20-28cm (8-10 inches) - would require a soft XS collar, blue would suit well.
  • Husky - 41-56cm (16-22 inches) - would require a soft but strong large size collar, maybe black or grey.
  • Irish Setter - 41-56cm (16-22 inches) - would suit a large size dog collar, bright red would be good or perhaps mustard.
  • Irish Terrier - 35-45cm (14 to 18 inches) - a medium sized dog collar would work best, green suits well.
  • Jack Russell - 25-36cm (10-14 inches) - a small size adjustable fabric dog collar would work well, grey or red are good colours.
  • Labrador - 46-60cm (18-24 inches) - a large sized dog collar would probably work best unless you have a small Lab. A black lab suits classic black but also red and orange, brown works well for a yellow lab.
  • Labradoodle - 33-55cm (13-22 inches) - either a medium size or a large size would work, orange looks cute - and is comfy.
  • Maltese - 25-36cm (10-14 inches) - a small size or XS collar would be best.
  • Old English Sheepdog - 41-56cm (16-22 inches) - a large size soft fabric collar would be good, perhaps grey or red.
  • Papillon - 20-30cm (8-12 inches) - an XS fabric dog collar would work well, maybe the red.
  • Pekingese - 31-40cm (12-16 inches) - small dog collar size.
  • Pointer - 46-60cm (18-24 inches) - a strong but soft large dog collar would work, a red dog collar stands out from the crowd.
  • Pomeranian - 25-36cm (10-14 inches) - small or XS sizes.
  • Poodle mini - 25-41cm (10-16 inches) - a small size adjustable fabric dog collar, red always works well.
  • Poodle Standard - 30-40cm (12-16 inches) - a small size fabric adjustable dog collar would be comfy, black or blue would suit most coats.
  • Poodle Toy - 20 to 36cm or 8 to 14 inches - a Small or XS fabric dog collar
  • Pug - 30-40cm (12-16 inches) - a small sized Hindquarters adjustable fabric dog collar for an exact and comfy fit, bright purple looks good.
  • Schnauzer Standard - 36-51cm (14-20 inches) - a comfy adjustable dog collar in medium size, grey looks good.
  • Schnauzer Mini - 25-41cm (10-16 inches) - a small size dog collar would be best, grey looks good and would be comfy.
  • Scottish Terrier - 36-51cm (14-20 inches) - Medium sized dog collar.
  • Shar Pei - 41-51cm (16-20 inches) - large dog collar size.
  • Springer Spaniel - 36-46cm (14-18 inches) - an adjustable and washable Hindquarters dog collar in medium size, perhaps green or red.
  • Staffordshire Bull Terrier - 36-51cm (14-20 inches) - depending on individual size, a medium or large adjustable fabric dog collar would work well.
  • Vizla - 33-45cm (13-18 inches) - a strong but soft medium size collar, green is a colour that suits well.
  • Weimaraner - 41-56cm (16-22 inches) - a soft but strong large size Hindquarters cotton fabric dog collar would work well, both red or bright purple look particularly good and be comfy.
  • West Highland Terrier - 25-35cm (10-14 inches) - a small adjustable fabric dog collar, perhaps in green.
  • Yorkshire Terrier - 15-31cm (6-12 inches) - either a XS Hindquarters comfy dog collar or perhaps a small size.