What Is Your Dog Breed’s Average Neck Size And Weight?

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Bulldog with tape measure around neckEver wonder what the neck size of your pup was and how it compares to other dogs? Or maybe you got a new dog and need to know what size collar to get for them?

Search our table by breed to find the right size collar for your adult pup. To be certain, we recommend that you measure your dog’s neck before you buy a collar.

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BreedAverage Neck SizeAverage Weight
Afghan Hound16-22″58-64 LBS
Airdale Terrier16-22″42-46 LBS
Akita20-24″70-130 LBS
Alaskan Malamute15-22″71-95 LBS
American Eskimo16-20″18-35 LBS
American Eskimo Miniature13-16”15-25 LBS
American Indian Dog16-22″30-60 LBS
American Pit Bull Terrier14-18”30-65 LBS
Australian Cattle Dog22-28″31-35 LBS
Australian Kelpie15-21″25-45 LBS
Australian Shepherd16-22″35-75 LBS
Australian Shepherd Miniature10-14”15-35 LBS
Basenji10-14″20-26 LBS
Basset Hound16-22″40-60 LBS
Beagle12-18″18-30 LBS
Bedlington Terrier14-18″17-23 LBS
Belgian Malinois16-20″55-75 LBS
Bernese Mountain Dog20-26″75-100 LBS
Bichon Frise14-18″10-14 LBS
Black And Tan Coonhound19-23″70-85 LBS
Bloodhound22-28″88-105 LBS
Blue Heeler22-28″30-35 LBS
Border Collie14-18″27-45 LBS
Border Terrier11-13″11-16 LBS
Boston Terrier12-18″10-25 LBS
Bouvier Des Flanders22-26″60-77 LBS
Boxer16-22″55-75 LBS
Britany14-16″30-40 LBS
Bulldog (American)18-24″60-120 LBS
Bulldog (English)18-24″49-55 LBS
Bulldog (French)12-16″18-28 LBS
Bullmastiff26-28″99-130 LBS
Bull Terrier12-18″50-60 LBS
Bull Terrier Miniature12-18″25-40 LBS
Cairn Terrier10-16″12-16 LBS
Cane Corso22-30″88-110 LBS
Caucasian Shepherd22-26″100-200 LBS
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel10-16″13-18 LBS
Chihuahua8-14″2-6 LBS
Chinese Crested8-11″5-10 LBS
Chow18-24″45-65 LBS
Cocker Spaniel12-18″26-35 LBS
Collie18-22″50-75 LBS
Dachshund Standard16-20″16-32 LBS
Dachshund Miniature8-12″9-15 LBS
Dalmatian14-20″45-65 LBS
Doberman Pinscher18-24″66-88 LBS
Dogo Argentino20-26″77-99 LBS
English Mastiff28-38″120-230 LBS
English Setter18-24″65-80 LBS
Flat-Coated Retriever18-24″60-70 LBS
Fox Terrier10-16″14-18 LBS
German Shepherd18-24″50-90 LBS
German Shorthair Pointer15-17″40-65 LBS
Goldendoodle Miniature14-16″30-45 LBS
Goldendoodle Standard16-22"40-50 LBS
Golden Retriever16-24″55-75 LBS
Great Dane20-26″99-200 LBS
Great Pyrenees24-30″90-125 LBS
Greyhound14-18″55-80 LBS
Greyhound Italian8-11″7-14 LBS
Havanese8-14″7-13 LBS
Irish Terrier16-20″25-27 LBS
Irish Setter16-22″53-70 LBS
Irish Wolfhound20- 27″105-180 LBS
Jack Russell Terrier10-14″14-18 LBS
King Charles Cavalier10-16″12-18 LBS
Labrador Retriever18-24″55-80 LBS
Labradoodle14-20″50-65 LBS
Labradoodle Miniature12-16″30-50 LBS
Leonberger20-26"85-140 LBS
Lhasa Apso12-16″13-15 LBS
Louisiana Catahoula Leopard16-21″50-95 LBS
Lurcher13-20″35-100 LBS
Maltese10-14″6-9 LBS
Newfoundland26-32″110-152 LBS
Old English Sheepdog18-24″60-65 LBS
Papillon8-12″9-11 LBS
Pekingese12-16″8-10 LBS
Pembroke Welsh Corgi14-16″25-38 LBS
Pinscher Miniature8-11″8-10 LBS
Pit Bull14-18″30-70 LBS
Pomeranian10-14″9-13 LBS
Pharoah Hound10-14"40-60 LBS
Poodle (Standard)12-18″45-70 LBS
Poodle (Miniature)10-16″15-17 LBS
Poodle (Toy)8-14″6-9 LBS
Portuguese Water Dog15-20″60-95 LBS
Pug12-16″14-18 LBS
Puggle12-18″15-30 LBS
Rat Terrier13-16″11-14 LBS
Rhodesian Ridgeback20-23″64-90 LBS
Rottweiler24-30″77-130 LBS
St. Bernard26-32″140-260 LBS
Saluki13-18″40-60 LBS
Schipperke10-14″14-45 LBS
Schnauzer Giant20-26″70-80 LBS
Schnauzer Standard14-20″30-35 LBS
Schnauzer Miniature10-16″13-15 LBS
Scottish Terrier14-20″19-23 LBS
Shar Pei16-20″35-55 LBS
Shetland Sheep Dog “Sheltie”11-18″11-24 LBS
Shiba Inu14-17″17-23 LBS
Shichon10-18″12-14 LBS
Shih Tzu10-14″12-16 LBS
Siberian Husky16-22″40-55 LBS
Silky Terrier10-14″8-10 LBS
Springer Spaniel14-18″49-55 LBS
Staffordshire Terrier14-20″50-65 LBS
Vizsla15-22″49-62 LBS
Weimaraner16-22″55-85 LBS
West Highland Terrier14-16″15-22 LBS
Wheaten Terrier18-22″32-37 LBS
Whippet13-15″30-35 LBS
Yorkshire Terrier6-12″4-7 LBS
Yorkshire Terrier (Teacup)4-8"2-3 LBS

Dog Collar And Leash Fit & Sizing Guide

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Will you add the average neck size for a Plott Hound?

Apiffany Gaither Billings (Admin)

I believe 14-18″ is the average neck size for a Plott Hound.

Cindy Lee

Male American cocker spaniel

Apiffany Gaither Billings (Admin)

According to our chart, on average a cocker spaniel’s neck is between 12-18 inches and a weight of 23-36lbs.


Do you think you could add average dog breed girth sizes to this article? It would be nice to have all of the sizing info I need in one place – plus, there aren’t many reliable breed girth size websites. If you can’t, that is fine too. Thank you! 😉


Could you please add the neck size for a Flat-Coated Retriever? Thank you!

Nehal Jacob

Please help me with measurement for my 8 weeks American Bulldog Male

Apiffany Gaither Billings (Admin)

Hi, we recommend using a piece of string or shoelace to measure loosely around your pups neck, mark it, and measure it on a flat surface. Hope that helps!


What size collar do we choose if our dog fits into two categories? My dog is a baby scottish terrier but it falls into the small group because of its weight but also the medium size because of its neck length.


I would go with neck length, it would probably fit better and then the weight limit will be larger for when your pupper grows. Hope this helps!


Is it reliable to have a Leonberger on a slip lead without a collar? For example, around the house, are Leonbergers prone to escape? If they did, are they likely to recall? (My question is, is it all right to not have a Leonberger wear a collar, just a slip lead on walks? Would it be safe around the house to have an uncollared dog with no identification if it gets out?) Thank you.

Apiffany Gaither Billings (Admin)

I would recommend that your dog have a collar with identification on in case of escape for his/her protection. Training is beneficial to help any breed with basic obedience skills such as escaping, recalling, and walking on a leash.


Neck size for an 8-week-old Leonberger puppy?

Jeremy Puckett

6 month Bloodhound neck size female

Apiffany Gaither Billings (Admin)

Hello, how much does your bloodhound weigh?


cane corso 5 months old 65lbs, what size collar?

Kimberly Alt (Admin)

A full grown Cane Corso averages 22-30″ (88-110 LBS), which is typically an XL or XXL size collar. For a dog half that size, I’d probably try a medium or large collar. If you have a piece of string or a shoelace, place it around the dog’s neck and mark with your finger where it connects. Then place it flat on a surface and measure the length with a ruler or tape measure. Hope that helps!


Why is there not a dog neck size fir a pit bull staffordshire?

Kimberly Alt (Admin)

Excuse me for not knowing this, but I haven’t heard Pit Bull Staffordshire used to characterize a breed before. Could you be meaning American Staffordshire Terrier or Staffordshire Bull Terrier?

Brandi Riley

German shepherd/catahoula mix puppy? 8 weeks?

Kimberly Alt (Admin)

Sorry, we couldn’t find that online.


My dog is currently 3 month old, South African male boerboel. I’m gonna him his collar for when hes big (1yo) do you advise L or XL?

Kimberly Alt (Admin)

Sorry, I’m unsure what size your dog will be at 1 year old. On average, male Boerboels can be 110 to 180 pounds and can be 25 to 28 inches tall. The average lifespan is 10 to 12 years. So at 1 year old he will still be considered a pup, which means he’ll probably be doing a good amount of growing from 1 to 2 years old still. However, they do grow quickly and it’s not uncommon for them to reach 50 pounds by 4 months old. Each dog is different, so it’s really hard to say what your dog’s size will be.

I would assume he will eventually be in an XL size, so I may opt to purchase that and if you find out a 1yo he isn’t quite big enough for it you may want to purchase a large instead. Sorry I don’t have exact specifics for you, but I hope this still helps.

Timothy Tuel

My dog is a rottweiler he is about 130lbs what size your think his neck would be?

Kimberly Alt (Admin)

Our table says 24 to 30 inches for a Rottweiler weighing 77 to 130 pounds. He would probably need a collar closer to 30 inches.

Michael Guillotte

Amstaff neck size, particularly female

Kimberly Alt (Admin)

14-20″ for a dog weighing 50-65 LBS

Michelle Ploof

8 week old Newfoundland?

Kimberly Alt (Admin)

Each puppy varies in size but a 13” to 16” collar will fit most at 8 weeks old.


Greater Swiss Mountain Dog

Kimberly Alt (Admin)

I couldn’t find an example online, but since this breed can easily weigh more than 75 pounds, you should probably consider an x-large collar. The neck size is probably around 24 to 30″.


Hello I’m pretty sure the category of my breed would be 18in to 24in I was looking for more pacific though. We’re looking for American bully pocket. Thank you for you time!

Kimberly Alt (Admin)

I think 18-24 inches would be a good place to start, but I’m not able to find anything specifically for the American Bully Pocket. Everything I’m seeing is for bully breeds in general. Sorry I can’t be more helpful.


What’s the neck size of a jack chi

Kimberly Alt (Admin)

We couldn’t find the neck size for a Jack Chi. However, a Jack Russell averages 10-14″ and a Chihuahua averages 8-14″.


What is the neck size for a standard goldendoodle?

Kimberly Alt (Admin)

The average Standard Goldendoodle weighs 40 to 50 pounds and has a neck size of 16 to 22 inches.

A Dog Person

What is the neck size for a Tervuren? (Also called a Belgian Shepherd Tervuren)

Kimberly Alt (Admin)

I’m sorry, I couldn’t find the neck size for a Tervuren.

A Dog Person

What is the neck size for a Leonberger?

Kimberly Alt (Admin)

The neck is 20″ to 26″ on average.

A Dog Person

Thank you so much 🙂 That’s very helpful!

Victoria White

What’s the neck size for a Kuvasz? Please and thank you!

Kimberly Alt (Admin)

Sorry, I couldn’t find the neck size for Kuvasz.

Elaine Murray

Poodles are for me. They do not shed and are adorable!

Carrie orton

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Kimberly Alt (Admin)

Thank you for the referrals to our site!