What Is Your Dog Breed’s Average Neck Size?

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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 him?

Search for your dog breed to find the right size collar for your pup. If your dog’s breed is missing, let us know with a comment below, and we’ll add it to the list. Thanks!

  • AFGHAN 16-22″; 58-64 LBS
  • AIRDALE 16-22″; 42-46 LBS
  • AKITA  20-24″; 70-130 LBS
  • ALASKAN MALAMUTE 15-22″; 40-120 LBS
  • AMERICAN ESKIMO 16-20″; 18-35 LBS
  • AMERICAN INDIAN DOG 16-22″; 30-60 LBS
  • AMERICAN PIT BULL TERRIER 14”- 18”; 35-55 LBS
  • AUSTRALIAN CATTLE DOG 22-28″; 31-35 LBS
  • AUSTRALIAN KELPIE 15-21″; 25-45 LBS
  • AUSTRALIAN SHEPHERD 16-22″; 35-75 LBS
  • BASENJI 10-14″; 20-26 LBS
  • BASSET HOUND 16-22″; 40-60 LBS
  • BEAGLE 12-18″; 18-30 LBS
  • BEDLINGTON TERRIER 14-18″; 17-23 LBS
  • BELGIAN MALINOIS 16-20″; 55-75 LBS
  • BERNESE MOUNTAIN DOG 20-26″; 75-100 LBS
  • BICHON FRISE 14-18″; 10-14 LBS
  • BLACK AND TAN COONHOUND 19-23″; 70-85 LBS
  • BLOODHOUND 22-28″; 88-105 LBS
  • BLUE HEELER 22-28″; 30-35 LBS
  • BORDER COLLIE 14-18″; 30-45 LBS
  • BORDER TERRIER 11-13″
  • BOSTON TERRIER 12-18″; 10-25 LBS
  • BOUVIER DES FLANDERS 22-26″; 60-77 LBS
  • BOXER 16-22″; 55-75 LBS
  • BRITANY 14-16″; 30-40 LBS
  • BULLDOG AMERICAN 18-24″; 60-120 LBS
  • BULLDOG ENGLISH 18-24″; 40-55 LBS
  • BULLDOG FRENCH 12-16″; 18-28 LBS
  • BULLMASTIFF 26-28″
  • BULL TERRIER 12-18″; 50-60 LBS
  • CAIRN TERRIER 10-16″; 12-16 LBS
  • CANE CORSO 22-30″
  • CAUCASIAN SHEPHERD 22-26″, 100-200 LBS
  • CAVALIER KING CHARLES SPANIEL 10-14″
  • CHIHUAHUA 8-14″; 2-6 LBS
  • CHINESE CRESTED 8-11″; 5-10 LBS
  • CHOW 18-24″; 45-65 LBS
  • COCKER SPANIEL 12-18″; 24-60 LBS
  • COLLIE 18-22″; 50-75 LBS
  • CORGI 14-16″; 25-38 LBS
  • DACHSHUND STANDARD 16-20″; 16-32 LBS
  • DACHSHUND MINI 8-18″; 9-15 LBS
  • DALMATIAN 14-20″; 45-65 LBS
  • DOBERMAN 18-24″; 66-88 LBS
  • DOGO ARGENTINO 20-26″; 77-99 LBS
  • ENGLISH MASTIFF 28-38″; 120-250 LBS
  • FOX TERRIER 10-16″; 14-18 LBS
  • GERMAN SHEPHERD 18-24″; 65-95 LBS
  • GERMAN SHORTHAIR POINTER 20-26″; 45-70 LBS
  • GOLDEN RETRIEVER 16-24″; 55-75 LBS
  • GREAT DANE 20-26″; 125-135 LBS
  • GREAT PYRENEES 24-30″; 90-125 LBS
  • GREYHOUND 14-18″; 55-80 LBS
  • GREYHOUND ITALIAN 8-11″; 7-12 LBS
  • HAVANESE 8-14″; 7-13 LBS
  • IRISH TERRIER 16-20″; 25-27 LBS
  • IRISH SETTER 16-22″; 53-70 LBS
  • IRISH WOLFHOUND 20″- 27″; 115-120 LBS
  • JACK RUSSELL TERRIER 10-14″; 9-15 LBS
  • KING CHARLES CAVALIER 10-14″; 12-18 LBS
  • LAB 18-24″; 55-75 LBS
  • LABRADOODLE 14-20″; 50-65 LBS
  • LHASA APSO 12-16″; 13-15 LBS
  • LOUISIANA CATAHOULA LEOPARD 18 1/2″; 80 LBS
  • LURCHER 13-20″; 35-100 LBS (depends on whether it is Whippet-bred (smaller) or Greyhound (larger))
  • MALTESE 10-14″; 6-9 LBS
  • MINIATURE AMERICAN ESKIMO 13-16”; 15-25 LBS
  • MINIATURE AUSTRALIAN SHEPHERD 10”-14”; 15-35 LBS
  • MINIATURE BULL TERRIER 14-18″; 25-40 LBS
  • MINIATURE GOLDENDOODLE 14-16″; 30-45 LBS
  • MINIATURE LABRADOODLE 12-16″; 30-50 LBS
  • MINIATURE PINSCHER 8-11″; 8-10 LBS
  • NEWFOUNDLAND 26-32″; 110-152 LBS
  • OLD ENGLISH SHEEPDOG 18-24″ 60-65 LBS
  • PAPILLON 8-12″; 9-11 LBS
  • PEKINGESE 12-16″; 8-10 LBS
  • PIT BULL 14-18″; 30-70 LBS
  • POMERANIAN 10-14″; 9-13 LBS
  • POODLE MINI 10-16″; 24-28 LBS
  • POODLE STANDARD 12-18″; 45-70 LBS
  • POODLE TOY 8-14″; 12-17 LBS
  • PORTUGUESE WATER DOG 15-20″; 60-95 LBS
  • PUG 12-16″; 14-18 LBS
  • PUGGLE 12-18″; 15-30 LBS
  • RAT TERRIER 13-16″; 11-14 LBS
  • RHODESIAN RIDGEBACK 20-23″
  • ROTTWEILER 24-30″; 100-120 LBS
  • ST. BERNARD 26-32″; 130-230 LBS
  • SALUKI 13-18″
  • SCHIPPERKE 10-14″; 14-45 LBS
  • SCHNAUZER GIANT 20-26″; 70-80 LBS
  • SCHNAUZER STANDARD 14-20″; 30-35 LBS
  • SCHNAUZER MINI 10-16″; 13-15 LBS
  • SCOTTISH TERRIER 14-20″; 19-23 LBS
  • SHAR PEI 16-20″; 35-55 LBS
  • SHETLAND SHEEP DOG “SHELTIE” 11-18″; 11-24 LBS
  • SHIBA INU 14-17″; 17-23 LBS
  • SHICHON 10-18″; 7-25 LBS
  • SHIH TZU 10-14″; 12-16 LBS
  • SIBERIAN HUSKY 16-22″; 40-55 LBS
  • SILKY TERRIER 10-14″ 8-10 LBS
  • SPRINGER SPANIEL 14-18″; 49-55 LBS
  • STAFFORDSHIRE TERRIER 14-20″; 50-65 LBS
  • VIZSLA 15-22″; 49-62 LBS
  • WEIMARANER 16-22″; 55-85 LBS
  • WEST HIGHLAND TERRIER 14-16″; 15-22 LBS
  • WHEATEN TERRIER 18-22″; 32-37 LBS
  • WHIPPET 13-15″; 30-35 LBS
  • YORKSHIRE TERRIER 6-12″; 6-9 LBS

Since the day she was born, Michelle has lived in a home full of dogs and dog lovers. Her home is no exception with two adorable rescue pups of her own, Bella and Lily. Their unconditional love and never ending tail wags make every day brighter.

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LORRIE WELSH
dog’s neck is 16 1/2 inches. What size collar?
Kimberly Alt (Admin)
You will probably need a large, but each brand can be different. See if the collar states what sizes it fits minimum and maximum.
Chelle
German Pinscher
Kimberly Alt (Admin)
Sorry, we can’t find the average neck size for German Pinschers.
Laura
Can you add the Cavapoo please?

Thank you =)

Kimberly Alt (Admin)
Sorry, we can’t find the average neck size for cavapoo.
Carrie Dueck
Portugese water dog 14-18
Jeremiah
Hi I don’t know if this would help but I have a pit bull his neck size is 20 inches. He is 65 pounds.. So you have a list for chest sizes?
Kimberly Alt (Admin)
Sorry, we do not have chest sizes.
lois
In regards to the australian cattle dog; Is this the puppy size? because it’s similair to the adult sizing i’ve found on other websites?
Kimberly Alt (Admin)
The sizing is for the weight next to the breed. So for a 31 to 35 pound Australian cattle dog, the neck size is 22″ to 28″.
Stephanie Cullen
I love you for this SO incredibly much. I know every individual dog is different, but when you’re trying to future plan and buy stuff for a soon-to-be-puppy/dog, it’s nice to have somewhere to work from and then adjust from that instead of blindly guessing and getting frustrated.
So, I write to show my deep since of gratitude for this lovely chart you’ve put together~~
Kimberly Alt (Admin)
So glad you find it helpful, Stephanie!
Autum
Neck size for Olde English Bulldogge?
Kimberly Alt (Admin)
Sorry Autum, we couldn’t find the neck size for that breed.
Stephanie Cullen
Really? I checked up English Bulldog (you know how things get shorten like it’s going out of style). I found this from ifitbarks.com:

English Bulldog (49-55 lbs): 15″-22″

Kimberly Alt (Admin)
English Bulldogs and Olde English Bulldogges are not the same. English Bulldogs are smaller, weighing around 40-50 pounds. Olde English Bulldogges weigh around 60-80 pounds. Unfortunately, we couldn’t find information regarding Olde English Bulldogge neck size.
Kylene
Pomsky?
Kimberly Alt (Admin)
We couldn’t find a specific neck size, but you’ll most likely need a small or medium size collar if your Pomsky is 18-45 pounds.
Olusanya
What of boerbel
Kimberly Alt (Admin)
Sorry, I could not find the average neck size for boerboels.
Ashley Fiorello
Miniature goldendoodle
Kimberly Alt (Admin)
Neck size: 14-16″
Weight: 30-45 lbs
Kelli Anderson
What about when they are a puppy? What size do you recommend for a mini golden doodle puppy?
Kimberly Alt (Admin)
For a puppy you’ll probably want a small collar, but depends on the size of the dog.
herlan
basenji ?
Patty
I have a 8 month Shichon 11 lbs. What would the collar size be?
Michelle
Bulgarian Shepherd
Kimberly Alt (Admin)
Sorry, I couldn’t find the average neck size for a bulgarian shepherd.
Michele
Schipperke puppy?
Kimberly Alt (Admin)
Hi Michele, we found the average collar length to be 10 to 14″ for a 14 to 45 pound Schipperke.
Brian
Australians Cattle Dogs?
Kimberly Alt (Admin)
We found 22-28″ for dogs weighing 31-35 lbs.
Etan
Missing Canaan breed (45 pounds)
Kimberly Alt (Admin)
According to this source, neck size is 14″ to 18″ for dogs weighing 25 to 40 pounds.
charles grant
what about the neck size of an English Pointer?
Kimberly Alt (Admin)
I’m sorry, we couldn’t find the average neck size for an English Pointer.
Kat
Australian Terrier
Kimberly Alt (Admin)
Sorry, we couldn’t find the neck size for Australian Terrier.
Jonnathan Castillo
Shiloh shepherd or Alaskan Malamute?
Kimberly Alt (Admin)
I couldn’t find anything for shiloh shepherd, but for Alaskan Malamute I found this: 15″- 22″ for a dog 40-120 lbs.
Carla
Can you give me the average neck size of a wire fox terrier?
Kimberly Alt (Admin)
You’ll notice fox terrier is in the list above: FOX TERRIER 10-16″; 14-18 LBS.
Lavender
Hi

Are the neck size more for full grown dogs or does the neck size include puppies as well?

Kimberly Alt (Admin)
The neck size is for the weight of dog listed next to it in pounds. Let me know if you have any other questions!
ASpell
Mini Benedoddle?
Kimberly Alt (Admin)
Sorry, we couldn’t find anything online about the neck size for a mini bernedoodle.
Mymi
Hungarian Puli, male 40 pounds
5/8” wide, medium size works well for my Django!
Araceli Mata
I have a Maltipoo 🙂 about 10-15 lbs