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What is Your Dog Breed’s Average Neck Size?

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Ever 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
  • 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 KELPIE 15-21″; 25-45 LBS
  • AUSTRALIAN SHEPHERD 16-22″; 35-75 LBS
  • BASSET HOUND 16-22″; 40-60 LBS
  • BEAGLE 12-18″; 18-30 LBS
  • BERNESE MOUNTAIN DOG 20-26″; 75-100 LBS
  • BICHON FRISE 14-18″; 10-14 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
  • BULL TERRIER 12-18″; 50-60 LBS
  • CAIRN TERRIER 10-16″; 12-16 LBS
  • CAUCASIAN SHEPHERD 22-26″, 100-200 LBS
  • 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
  • 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 LABRADOODLE 12-16″; 30-50 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
  • PUG 12-16″; 14-18 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
  • 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
  • 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


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164 Comments on "What is Your Dog Breed’s Average Neck Size?"

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Larry
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Larry

Bouvier de Flanders?

Kimberly Alt
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We found online the average weight is 60-77 pounds and the average neck size is 22″-26″.

Shaun Barney
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Shaun Barney

Looking for a Walker, Bluetick, Plott hound.

Brooke
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Brooke

No mention of a Pomeranian-poodle mix. Very small dogs; 2-4 pounds.

Kimberly Alt
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Kimberly Alt

We aren’t sure about the neck size of a Pomeranian-poodle mix. If you have this breed, use a fabric tape measure and measure around the neck. To give you an idea, a Yorkshire terrier is 6-12 inches with a weight of 6-9 pounds. So if a Pomeranian-poodle is 2-4 pounds it’s probably smaller than 6-12 inches.

Monty Kahn
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Monty Kahn

Thanks a lot..

Alexa
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Alexa

Also, do you know the size of the Rhodesian Ridgeback’s head at it’s widest point?

Kimberly Alt
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Kimberly Alt

No we do not, sorry. Good luck finding it and feel free to share your findings here with us. I’m sure our readers will appreciate it!

Alexa
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Alexa

Rhodesian Ridgeback isn’t on the list

Kimberly Alt
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Kimberly Alt

The neck size is approximately 20-23″.

Romio
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Romio

Didn’t find the Belgium malinois??

Kimberly Alt
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Kimberly Alt

We are sorry, we could not find information about the average neck size of this breed.

Sanita
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Sanita

Missing Irish Terrier 🙁

Kimberly Alt
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Kimberly Alt

Looks like an Irish Terrier is 25-27 lbs and 16″ – 22″ neck size. We’ll be sure to add it to our article to help future Irish Terrier owners! Thanks!

Bill Jones
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Bill Jones

We just got a male European harlequin Great Dane. I want to get him a nice leather custom collar but not sure what size to get him. 20-26 is a very big range.

daswunderkind
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daswunderkind

How about the Border Terrier?

Kimberly Alt
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Kimberly Alt

Resources we found state an 11-13″ neck size. Thanks for mentioning this breed to us!

Stacee Severino
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Stacee Severino

I was wondering if anyone would know the average neck size of a newborn, 8 week Bernese Mountain Dog puppy? I would love to order some Thanksgiving themed collars for my new litter expected around November 17th.

Pay
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No Yorkie poo minie on there.

Michael
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Michael

Standard Whoodle (Standard poodle + wheaten terrier) ours weighs about 42lbs fully grown. Current collar, which easily allows 3 fingers beneath, is adjusted to 15″ while the total collar length is about 19″ when laid out flat.

rms
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What a brilliant site – ya’ll just saved me about 5 minutes. Cheers!

Bert Flanagan
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Bert Flanagan

How big is mini yorkie? It weighs 3.9 pounds, but neck size I cannot find.

Bert

flyoverstate
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flyoverstate

My neighbor behind me has two. Her male and female both wear cat collars or her bracelets. The female looks like it’s not real. She’s maybe 3 lbs and beautiful! Big personality for such a little nugget!

Luna benzer
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Luna benzer

What about a American Pit Bull Terrier? I have 2 and I need a harness.

Kimberly Alt
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Kimberly Alt

The American Pit Bull Terrier’s average neck size is 14”- 18”.

Melissa Leanza
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Melissa Leanza

No mention of the Schipperke

Katelyn Northup
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Katelyn Northup

Love this list but I wanted to say that pit bulls is a wide variety. And each breed that people consider “pitbull” all have different weights and sizes 🙂 maybe look into adding each “pitbull” breed and their sizes?

Kimberly Alt
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Kimberly Alt

That’s a great suggestion Katelyn! We will look into doing that in our next update! 🙂

Captain Quackers
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What would the neck size of a Bird Dog be? I make dog collars out of 550 Paracord, so this chart will come in handy!

The Enquirer
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The Enquirer

What about the Kooikerhondje?

Michelle Schenker
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Michelle Schenker

Thanks for the question! I have searched high and low for the answer but I cannot find the neck size for this dog. If I had to guess, I would say 14-20″ but that is just a guess based on its size relative to similar dogs. Since you asked, perhaps you know more about this dog and can let us know so we can update our list for the Kooikerhondje? Thanks!

The Enquirer
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The Enquirer

Sorry, I don’t know. I’m only intending to get one. You can contact Golden Gate Kooikerhondjes or someone else.

Audrey
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Audrey

Hello, what about the Bernese Mountain Dog?

Michelle Schenker
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Michelle Schenker

Thanks Audrey. Bernese have been added to our chart!

Niamh Stott
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Niamh Stott

What neck size is a Lurcher?

Michelle Schenker
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Michelle Schenker

Hi Niamh,
Thank you for your question. What a gorgeous dog the Lurcher is!! The answer is a little more complex than the standard dog breed though because our research indicates that this dog can be bred from Greyhounds or Whippets. Depending on the size of the sighthound with which it is genetically linked, the size may vary. So, Lurcher has been added to this list with this caveat. Take care!

Niamh Stott
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Niamh Stott

Thank you so much. 🙂

Cecily Steele
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Cecily Steele

Could you please add German Shorthair Pointer? I have a 6 year old female, who’s so lovable and loving.
Thank you.

Michelle Schenker
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Michelle Schenker

Thanks Cecily. We have added German Shorthair Pointer’s to our list. Give yours a big hug from us!

Vanessa rubio
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Vanessa rubio

What size harness should a get for an 2 month old German Shepard pup?

Sadie Cornelius
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Sadie Cornelius

Vanessa, it depends on the weight of your dog but since it’s a puppy you might want to consider not getting anything too expensive and/or a collar that your dog can grow into. Hope that helps!

Denisse
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Denisse

Miniature American Eskimo?

Michelle Schenker
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Michelle Schenker

Hi Denisse, I do not know. I’ve done some research and can only find neck measurements for standard American Eskimo dogs. If you have this information for the minis, can you please share so I can add it to our article? Thanks!

Denisse
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Denisse

14 1/2 – 15″

Michelle Schenker
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Michelle Schenker

Thanks Denisse! This breed has been added to this page! 🙂

Cathy
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Cathy

Australian Kelpie?

Michelle Schenker
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Michelle Schenker

Hi Cathy,
I added this breed based on some indirect details but I am not familiar with this breed and cannot find much about neck size in my research. Do you know much about this dog? If so, can you advise whether you think this makes sense? 15-21″ neck size and 25-45 pounds. Thanks!

Shiba Mama
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Shiba Mama

Shiba Inu? (:

Michelle Schenker
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Michelle Schenker

Added. Thanks Shiba Mama!

Dyllan
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Dyllan

Akita!!!

Michelle Schenker
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Michelle Schenker

Added! Thanks Dyllan.

PT_Night
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PT_Night

Groenendael Belgian Shepherd isn’t up there. I’m planning for the future and trying to find the right collar size since it’s a large dog breed, weighing around 80 pounds.

TJ
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What about a Mastiff?

Michelle Schenker
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Michelle Schenker

Thank you, TJ. English Mastiff has been added to this article.

hannahhagan
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hannahhagan

this is helpful! thanks!

Carol
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Carol

We are getting a 3 year old English Labrador. This breed is more stocky than a regular Labrador. Please add to list. Thanks.

Michelle Schenker
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Michelle Schenker

Hi Carol,
Do you have the dimensions on-hand? If so, please send them along. I’d love to have the details from a true expert! Thanks!

Yasmine
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Yasmine

What about the caucasian ovcharka ? Thanks

Sadie Cornelius
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Sadie Cornelius

Yasmine, we added Caucasian Shepherd to the list, thank you!

AC
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How are you measuring your dogs neck? I have 2 pure bread Border Collies and they are both full grown adults (4 years old), a female and male. They have 14cm necks or 5.5 inch necks. Are you measuring something I am not?

Michelle Schenker
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Michelle Schenker

Hi AC,
We do not have Border Collies but have received information over the years from vets, pet owners and other websites. I just did a quick search to make sure there was not a mistake for Border Collies and found our size recommendation was consistent with all other resources we reviewed. So perhaps your dogs have smaller necks than the average? Lucky you as smaller dogs tend to eat less than bigger dogs! 😉 Much love to your pups!

Guest
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Guest

Mini Labradoodle?

Guest
Guest
Guest

Care to add the Louisiana Catahoula Leopard Cur, or even the American Leopard Hound? Thanks.

Michelle Schenker
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Michelle Schenker

I have actually never heard of these two breeds so if you have the measurements that we could add, please let me know. Thanks!

George Edward Mosley
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George Edward Mosley

I have Louisiana Catahoula Leopard dogs…first real American breed dog! Mine are about 80 lbs and their neck is 18 1/2 inches. They are used to herd and hunt wild boar, are very smart and beautiful!

Kimberly Alt
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Kimberly Alt

Thank you George! We will be sure to add this to our article.

Kayley
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Kayley

May you add Miniature Australian Shepherd? Thanks!

Michelle Schenker
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Michelle Schenker

Hi Kayley, I added the miniature Aussie Shepherd this morning. Thank you!!

Mykala913
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Mykala913

Can you please add an Irish Setter Puppy? Thank You!!! (And Adult)

Michelle Schenker
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Michelle Schenker

Irish Setter has been added to our list. We only include adult sizes currently in our list. If you measure your puppy’s neck and have a size, please let us know and also whether it is male or female. Thanks!

Mykala913
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Mykala913

And an Old English Sheepdog Puppy? Thanks!

Mykala913
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Mykala913

Old English Sheepdog?

Mykala913
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Mykala913

Can you please add a Native American Indian Dog? And what would be the average puppy size? Thanks!!!

Mykala913
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Mykala913

Silky Terrier, Please?

Robert Kelly
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Robert Kelly

please add Old English Sheepdog puppy

Michelle Schenker
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Michelle Schenker

Hi Robert, Thanks for your inquiry. To keep our list a bit cleaner, we tend to not cover the puppy sizes but please note that we added the average neck size and weight for an adult Old English Sheepdog. Take care!

Robert Kelly
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Robert Kelly

please add Old English Sheepdog puppy

Mykala0913
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Mykala0913

Labradoodle please?

Mykala0913
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Mykala0913

Labradoodle please?

Michelle Schenker
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Michelle Schenker

Added. Thanks Mykala!

Samantha
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Samantha

Havanese, please!

Samantha
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Samantha

Havanese, please!

Michelle Schenker
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Michelle Schenker

Hi Samantha,
Havanese has been added. Thank you for letting me know it was missing so we could make this update!

Michelle Schenker
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Michelle Schenker

Hi Samantha,
Havanese has been added. Thank you for letting me know it was missing so we could make this update!

Jade H
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Jade H

You’re missing Rat Terriers.

Michelle Schenker
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Michelle Schenker

Hi Jade,
No problem. I added the Rat Terrier today to our list. Thanks so much for your comment and support! Have a great week!

Michelle Schenker
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Michelle Schenker

Hi Jade,
No problem. I added the Rat Terrier today to our list. Thanks so much for your comment and support! Have a great week!

Maddie
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Maddie

What about Miniature Bull Terriers?

Michelle Schenker
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Michelle Schenker

Hi Maddie and thanks for your question! I have added Miniature Bull Terriers to this list with a neck size of 14-18″ and weighing in between 25-40 pounds. Thanks!

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