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

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

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Tyler
Tyler

Black and Tan Coonhound is missing

Kimberly Alt
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Kimberly Alt

For a black and tan coonhound weighing 70 – 85 pounds the neck size averages 19″ to 23″.

Herby Phanord
Herby Phanord

Dogo Argentino’s neck size?

Kimberly Alt
Admin
Kimberly Alt

If your dog weighs between 77-99 pounds the neck size is probably 20-26″.

Adrian Ramos
Adrian Ramos

How about a chiweenie?

Kimberly Alt
Admin
Kimberly Alt

Sorry we couldn’t find information online about the chiweenie’s neck size.

Mark
Mark

Need Belgian Malinois adult neck size. Preferably just below the ears

Kimberly Alt
Admin
Kimberly Alt

I’m sorry Mark, we can’t find any information online about the Belgian Malinois neck size.

DeeDee
DeeDee

Bedlington Terrier

Kimberly Alt
Admin
Kimberly Alt

According to what we found online, if your dog weighs between 17 and 23 pounds the collar size should be between 14 and 18 inches.

Leslie Millane
Leslie Millane

Teddy Bear Puppy

Mike
Mike

Italian Mastiff, Cane Corso…

Melissa
Melissa

French mastiff

Kimberly Alt
Admin
Kimberly Alt

Sorry we didn’t find any details online on the french mastiff’s neck size.

John
John

What size collar for a Redbone Coonhound weighing about 62 Lbs.

Kimberly Alt
Admin
Kimberly Alt

Sorry I couldn’t find anything online. If it helps at all, my dog is a coonhound mix and weighs about 50 pounds. Her collar is 14″- 22″.

mike
mike

what about a german shephard / pitbull mix neck size?

Kimberly Alt
Kimberly Alt

We aren’t sure about a german shephard/pitbull mix. Do you know how much your dog weighs? If so, you could look at the other breeds on this page and look for one in the same weight range and go by that collar size. Sorry we couldn’t be more help.

Breshayia Kelly
Breshayia Kelly

Samoyed

Larry
Larry

Bouvier de Flanders?

Kimberly Alt
Kimberly Alt

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

Christopher Carr
Christopher Carr

60-77? Male Bouviers are more like 85 to 120 pounds.

Shaun Barney
Shaun Barney

Looking for a Walker, Bluetick, Plott hound.

Brooke
Brooke

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

Kimberly Alt
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
Monty Kahn

Thanks a lot..

Alexa
Alexa

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

Kimberly Alt
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
Alexa

Rhodesian Ridgeback isn’t on the list

Kimberly Alt
Kimberly Alt

The neck size is approximately 20-23″.

Romio
Romio

Didn’t find the Belgium malinois??

Kimberly Alt
Kimberly Alt

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

Sanita
Sanita

Missing Irish Terrier 🙁

Kimberly Alt
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
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
daswunderkind

How about the Border Terrier?

Kimberly Alt
Kimberly Alt

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

Stacee Severino
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

No Yorkie poo minie on there.

Michael
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

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

Bert Flanagan
Bert Flanagan

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

Bert

flyoverstate
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
Luna benzer

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

Kimberly Alt
Kimberly Alt

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

Christopher Carr
Christopher Carr

It’s a very very runty APBT that has a 14″ neck.

Melissa Leanza
Melissa Leanza

No mention of the Schipperke

Katelyn Northup
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
Kimberly Alt

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

Captain Quackers
Captain Quackers

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
The Enquirer

What about the Kooikerhondje?

Audrey
Audrey

Hello, what about the Bernese Mountain Dog?

Niamh Stott
Niamh Stott

What neck size is a Lurcher?

Cecily Steele
Cecily Steele

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

Vanessa rubio
Vanessa rubio

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

Sadie Cornelius
Admin
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
Denisse

Miniature American Eskimo?

Cathy
Cathy

Australian Kelpie?

Shiba Mama
Shiba Mama

Shiba Inu? (:

Dyllan
Dyllan

Akita!!!

PT_Night
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

What about a Mastiff?

hannahhagan
hannahhagan

this is helpful! thanks!

Carol
Carol

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

Yasmine
Yasmine

What about the caucasian ovcharka ? Thanks

Sadie Cornelius
Admin
Sadie Cornelius

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

AC

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?

Guest
Guest

Mini Labradoodle?

Guest
Guest

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

Kayley
Kayley

May you add Miniature Australian Shepherd? Thanks!

Mykala913
Mykala913

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

Mykala913
Mykala913

And an Old English Sheepdog Puppy? Thanks!

Mykala913
Mykala913

Old English Sheepdog?

Mykala913
Mykala913

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

Mykala913
Mykala913

Silky Terrier, Please?

Robert Kelly
Robert Kelly

please add Old English Sheepdog puppy

Robert Kelly
Robert Kelly

please add Old English Sheepdog puppy

Mykala0913
Mykala0913

Labradoodle please?

Mykala0913
Mykala0913

Labradoodle please?

Samantha
Samantha

Havanese, please!

Samantha
Samantha

Havanese, please!

Jade H
Jade H

You’re missing Rat Terriers.

Maddie
Maddie

What about Miniature Bull Terriers?

Steve
Steve

My pure bred Blue Heeler is only 18″ (female)

Eve

Princess Bella is quarter corgi and part terrier mix:-), so what size Collar would she need?

DANTE GA
DANTE GA

Just a quick question, these measurements are for full grown breeds?

Jeff Butler
Admin
Jeff Butler

Yes these measurements are for full grown breeds.

LeadOnDogs
LeadOnDogs

Hi, Could you please include King Charles Cavalier Spaniel?

Sadie Cornelius
Admin
Sadie Cornelius

We added it to the list! My mom has a Cav they are the sweetest dogs ever in my opinion! Such great companions. Thanks for the comment!

Lori
Lori

I didn’t see French Mastiff on the list. 🙂

COONIE
COONIE

I don’t see the Black and Tan Coonhound on here. Or the Bluetick or Treeing Walker. Could you add?

Michael
Michael

Don’t forget the Schipperkes! Although the ruff gets in the way a bit for the males, and there is a definite size difference in sexes.

justin
justin

I do not see a blue heeler/ Australian cattle dog – which ever you prefer to call it. it’s more popularly called a blue heeler in the states.

Chad
Chad

My blue heeler is 9 months he is wearing a 16″ collar if that helps at all does anyone know how large his neck will get if any larger at all?

lorraine
lorraine

Your list is very helpful. I have a collar which I convinced myself wasn’t the right size but it appears to be ok for my new arrival. Thank you for stopping me going into puppy meltdown!

Donna C
Donna C

I have an Australian Kelpie (possibly a mix, but she looks exactly to a T like a Kelpie). She averages 35 pounds and has a 15″ neck. Hope this is helpful! 🙂

riannon walsh
riannon walsh

Bullmastiff Is Missing From Your List. My Bullmastiffs typically need a 26-28 inch collar when full grown.

Melinda
Melinda

Hello, My sister recently got a Great Pyrenees X Newfoundland puppy. I want to surprise them with a collar for when he’s full grown but I’m not sure what size he will need. His dad is a 160 pound dog. Do you know about what size he’ll need full grown? Thanks so much, Melinda

Sue Finn
Sue Finn

I have a mixed King Charles Spaniel and he only weighs in at about 14 lbs. They are smaller than a Cocker Spaniel.

A

I don't see measurements for neck size of Vizslas?

Sara Logan Wilson
Admin
Sara Logan Wilson

Thanks! We've added Vizsla to the list.

Allison
Allison

Do you know about the miniature Australian Shepherd, also known as the miniature American Shepherd? I'm specifically wondering about a dog that will grow up to be around 14" and weigh 25lbs.

Rosa
Rosa

I can't see the Westie on here what size collar would it need please?

Sara Logan Wilson
Admin
Sara Logan Wilson

Hi Rosa, as a puppy, a Westie will likely wear a collar around 6-9". As a 15-22 lb. adult, a 14-16" collar should be the right fit. Thanks for your comment!

Brittany
Brittany

Hi. I saw that the Newfoundland dog breed is missing.

Sara Logan Wilson
Admin
Sara Logan Wilson

Hi Brittany. We've added the Newfoundland to the list. Thanks for your comment!

Brittany
Brittany

Looking for a neck size for a Havanese puppy and full size dog.

Karin
Karin
Hi, I'm picking up my new Labrador puppy in a few weeks and would very much like to have a collar with me for when I finally meet the little guy.  I have found some really cute ones online and if I spend the money, I would prefer he not outgrow it in a month, but could maybe last a couple of months.  He will be approximately 15 to 16 pounds when I pick him up (will grow to approximately 85 pounds full grown). He's an English Lab which tend to be stockier, more square than the American version. Most Small (S)… Read more »
Cynthia
Cynthia

A week ago we got an eight week old English lab puppy. She weighed 19 lbs. We originally got a medium size collar, but it was too big. Her neck size now at nine weeks is about 12". We got a small that fits better. I recommend getting the small. 11-14 inches gives room to grow.  

Rob

Hi there, I am due to get a golden Cocker Spaniel pup who will be nine weeks when we pick him up and looking to start his walks on leads etc. when he reaches 14 weeks old. Do you know an approximate waist size for a cocker spaniel at this age so I can buy a dog harness in preparation? Many thanks.
 

Sara Logan Wilson
Admin
Sara Logan Wilson

Hi Rob, we don't really know an approximate waist size for a Cocker Spaniel at 14 weeks, but would imagine that, in light of the collar size for a full grown Cocker (below), you'd want to go with a small harness (based on this chart: http://pets.petsmart.com/help/pet-sizing-guides/dog-harness/). It ​might be a bit large at first, but your pup should quickly fill it out. Hope this helps.

COCKER SPANIEL 12-18"; 24-60 LBS

John W-W.
John W-W.

Wire-haired Fox Terrier?

Sara Logan Wilson
Admin
Sara Logan Wilson

Hi John, a wire-haired Fox Terrier would be around 14-18 lbs. and in a 10-16" collar. 

Nicola C.
Nicola C.

Hi there,
I am picking up my Rottie pup soon and we have always had a smaller partial chain collar initially until they are big enough for a ROGZ collar (we have armed response). However we are thinking of going straight to collar but the armed response is 17-29" long and 1" webbing width.
Is this a bit big? They do a medium one at 10-16" and 3/8" wide.
Many thanks.

Sara Logan Wilson
Admin
Sara Logan Wilson

Hi Nicola, depending on how old your pup is and the size of his/her neck currently, the 17-29" could be a bit big, however a full-size Rottweiler can easily wear a 24-30" collar so, eventually, this collar would be the appropriate size. Hope this helps.

Amber
Amber

Would you be able so figure up the size for a Saluki? I have a 10-week-old pup, and have found several beautiful collars on sale. Unfortunately I have no idea how big around his neck will be.

Sara Logan Wilson
Admin
Sara Logan Wilson

Hi Amber. We would suggest you go by the size listed for a Greyhound, which would be 14-18" collar for a full-grown Saluki. Thanks for your comment!

Tina E.
Tina E.

Hi there, I have eight Border Collie puppies by a medium-sized dog breed, but not sure which (only saw him in the dark). I want to get some collars for them to put on at 4-5 weeks of age to tell them apart. I am looking at buying 8-14 inch in size; do you think that will be too big? Thanks heaps.

Sara Logan Wilson
Admin
Sara Logan Wilson

Hi Tina. While that size sounds about right to us, we would suggest measuring your puppies to find their current size; use a piece of cloth or string to measure their necks and add two inches to give you their current perfect fit. This way, you'll know if the 8-14' range is the best before you buy. Thanks!

Tina E.
Tina E.

Thanks for your quick reply. We think it is a Border Collie/Rottweiler mix. Rottweilers grow quickly and are much wider around the neck. I measured one of the puppies yesterday; they are one week old and measure seven inches (roughly) around the neck. Does that mean they can already use a seven-inch collar? If that's the case an 8-14 will be outgrown very quickly 🙂

Sara Logan Wilson
Admin
Sara Logan Wilson

Hi Tina. This is a great instance of why we encourage people to measure before buying, despite the above specs. Yes, if his neck is already around 7", that is likely a great size for him now, but he will grow out of it fairly quickly. A full-size Rottweiler can easily use a collar that's in the 24-30" range.

Arlene
Arlene

I am picking up my 10-week-old Boston Terrier puppy next week but I don't know what size harness to buy for the trip home. He is 4 pounds, 8 ounces if that helps any. I would appreciate an answer as soon as you can. Thank you.

Sara Logan Wilson
Admin
Sara Logan Wilson

Hi Arlene. Without measuring your puppy, it will be difficult to give you an exact size. (Most harnesses are fitted by girth, not weight.) However, based on his age and size, we'd likely say an XS or an XXS if you can find it. Hope this helps!

Tracy
Tracy

I have a South African Boerboel. He is 13 weeks and very strong. He is 35 pounds.

Tanya
Tanya

I am getting a Cairn terrier in a couple of days. He is only 12 weeks old. I was wondering what size collar I need for a puppy. I got one but I think it is going to be more for him as an adult the more I think about it. Thank you for the help.

Sara Logan Wilson
Admin
Sara Logan Wilson

Hi Tanya. The average size collar for an adult Cairn terrier is 25.4 – 40.6cm (10-16 inches), though this could fluctuate depending on the age and sex of your dog. We would suggest measuring your puppy to find his current size; using a piece of cloth or a shoestring to measure his neck size and adding two inches should give you the perfect fit.

Tanya
Tanya

Thank you for replying. I was asking because we are picking him up this weekend and I wanted to be able to put a collar on him for the traveling to his new home with us. I wanted to be able to get him a collar when we pick him up.

Sara Logan Wilson
Admin
Sara Logan Wilson

We would recommend an X-SM collar, or something around 8-10" for your new puppy, as he may weigh around 8-10 pounds at his current age. It's hard to know without exact weight/measurements what his size is, however. Good luck!

Wayne
Wayne

What about the difference between male and female neck sizes? Specifically German Shepherds.

Sara Logan Wilson
Admin
Sara Logan Wilson

Hi Wayne. Of course your dog's neck size can fluctuate based on their being male or female, with male's typically being slightly larger. An adult German shepherd is usually around 18-24' for a 65-95 pound dog. Based on these averages, we recommend going up (or down) a size depending on where your dog falls. Hope this helps. 

Melissa K.
Melissa K.

I'm adopting a Rhodesian ridgeback/ lab mix in about a week. I'm getting him from a shelter four hours away so I don't know what size collar he needs. I'm wondering if y'all could give me a size estimate as to what size y'all think will fit him? Online he shows two years old but I talked to the actual foster parent and they said he is probably only a year old. Any ideas?

Liz

Please add Shetland sheep dog or "Sheltie" to your list of collar sizes and weight.

Casey
Casey

On average what is a male, three-month old Great Danes neck size (for a collar)?

Sara Logan Wilson
Admin
Sara Logan Wilson

Hi Casey. Per my research, at three months, a great dane should be: 25-45 lbs and measure 17-23 inches in height. So, they are about 1/4 of the way to their final weight yet already halfway to their final height! So, I would recommend a large collar (1" thick collar that is 16" to 23" in length) for them to grow into over the coming months but eventually (probably in the not too distant future) they will likely need an extra large (24"-30" long). 

Daniel
Daniel

I am collecting my blue staffy pup on the 7th of August and not sure what size collar to get him. He will be eight weeks when we pick him up, but he is three weeks now and is already 1.5 kilos and is twice as big as his siblings, so he is going to be a big staffy. So not sure how to judge his size.

seema
seema

Hi, I am getting a lab puppy, 7.5 weeks old and I was wondering what collar size will best fit her? Thanks

Katie
Katie

I am getting a red nose pitbull/ American bulldog puppy that is about 3-4 months old and I didn't know what collar and leash were recommended and also what size to get I was thinking about 16-18 inch that extends but wanted to make sure.

Canine Journal
Admin
Canine Journal

Hi Katie, Thanks for your question. Most collars extend up to about 6" so if you get one that starts around 14-16" as the smallest length, then you should be good as the dog grows. As for the leash, most places will not let you be on premise with a dog unless the leash is 6 feet or less so I would recommend 4-6 feet. Best wishes and congrats on the new pup! 

Katie
Katie

Hi, I am getting a 3 month old female pug and I was wondering what sort of size collar I should be getting her? I guessed maybe 10" or so but that is just a complete guess. Would be great if anyone had any suggestions. Thanks.

Canine Journal
Admin
Canine Journal

We recommend that you get a collar that is adjustable from 10-15" if possible to be sure it can grow with your Pug puppy! Puppies grow very quickly, so don't forget to check the fit of the collar regularly to ensure it is not too tight. Happy puppy time!!

Whippet2
Whippet2

Please add the Whippet to your breed list for neck (collar) size. Thank you.

Canine Journal
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Thank you for your suggestion. Whippets have been added to our list of standard neck and collar sizes for dogs. Thanks!

a clever canine
a clever canine

I am getting a 9 week old Staffordshire / Rottweiler puppy and wonder if a collar or harness would be better and what size I should get. I want to have him trained in the near future so that he can be certified at some point as a service dog. Thank you Elizabeth

Anonymous
Anonymous
It seems to me that these days many dog owners are very interested in developing some kind of unique clothes and collars for their pets. While I have never been overly concerned about putting my little one in sweaters and other types of people clothes, I could see how this list would be valuable to those who are. Being able to scan such a list and see that your little Jack Russell Terrier has an average collar size of between 8 and 14 inches would indeed be a huge help for those interested in buying a new collar, or creating… Read more »
Anonymous
Anonymous
I came in here because I was trying to get an idea of what size collar to get for my dog. He is not full grown yet, so I wanted to get him a collar that he could grow into. Not that I won't buy him a new one if he needs it, but my daughter gets very sentimental about things like that and I can just imagine her getting upset because the dog has to get a new collar or something. I was just trying to avoid the hassle. But then I started wondering about the paw size. My… Read more »
a clever canine
a clever canine

What size collar would you need for a cocker spaniel puppy? She will be about 10 weeks old when we bring her home. Will she need a puppy collar or an adjustable adult collar? 

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Your puppy's neck will likely be about 12" when you first get her so if you get an adjustable collar that ranges from 12-18" you should be all set for most of her life if she is a standard size. Hope this helps and best wishes for a happy life with your new furry friend!

Anonymous
Anonymous
This post is essentially a list of some basic information. However, I think it can still provide a lot of value to both dog owners and those who are considering getting a dog. The list provides information about not only the average neck (or collar) size of almost every breed you could imagine, but also the average weight range of each breed. This could certainly be helpful to someone who was thinking about getting a smaller (or larger) breed due to the available space they may have. How could this list be helpful in other ways? Possibly an owner was… Read more »
Anonymous
Anonymous
The most striking aspect of this post is that it lists information for a wide variety of different dog breeds. It seems to be put together for someone who is interested in buying a collar or maybe some time of shirt for their pet dog. But on the other hand, I can certainly see how this list might be useful in a number of other ways. For example, a weight range is given for each breed as well. Taken together with the average neck or collar size, it is very possible to have a pretty accurate image of what each… Read more »
Anonymous
Anonymous
As a dog training aficionado, I see all different types of questions regarding dogs and their training habits, issues or problems. Sometimes people will ask some pretty interesting questions. A lot of people may be curious to know what the average collar or neck size is of their particular breed of dog. Fortunately, the author of this post has compiled a fairly extensive list of the different types of breeds and their collar or neck sizes. This would certainly be useful to almost anyone who needed a collar, was thinking about what type of breed to get, or just simply… Read more »
Anonymous
Anonymous
I have a large dog breed. He is a mutt and I am not sure what all the breeds are in him. I really can't even tell by looking at him because I am not that well versed in dog breeds. I just know he is big and he is strong. He pretty much stays by me when we walk outside around the yard, but I don't really take him anywhere other than our own home. I am too worried about him getting some kind of disease of virus because Parvo is so rampant this year. But I have been… Read more »
Anonymous
Anonymous
My son and I were just talking about getting a new collar for his dog. We want one that matches who he is, but I haven't seriously started shopping for one yet. But, in coming here I thought I would browse the breeds to see what I had to look forward to. Boy was I in for a surprise. Our pup is less than 6 months old. He is a mixed breed of lab/shepherd. He is an awesome dog, but I keep looking at his paws and thinking that he is going to be enormous. According to the information here,… Read more »
Anonymous
Anonymous
Is it not absolutely crazy that dogs can be so different in size and still be considered the same species?  It really is wild to think that all of these animals came from the same genetic strain thousands and thousands of years ago. I watched a really interesting documentary some time ago about dogs and their roles in the lives of men and vice versa.  Human beings and dogs have been living together in domesticity for as long as almost any other animal and in breeding these dogs, certain traits were found to be desirable and thus dogs exhibiting those… Read more »
Anonymous
Anonymous
Collars have become a hot topic lately in our house. My son wants a collar that matches his dog's personality. Since the dog is really just a pup, I want a collar that makes training easy to do. Okay, maybe not easy, but a bit easier at least.  I don't want to hurt our pup though. I just want to find some way to train him a bit better. Over all, he is a pretty good puppy. The only shoes he chews are my sandals and he did chew up some of the floor tile, but he doesn't bother with… Read more »
Anonymous
Anonymous
I think this is great information to have.  I have seen a lot of dogs that simply do not have the right size collar on and either the poor animal is getting literally strangled by its own collar, or it is so loose that it could slip off at any moment. When I am at home, I do like to take my dog’s collar off so she can run free in the yard (which is fenced-in) and I do not have to worry about her getting it caught on something or destroying it.  I have had dogs before that were… Read more »
Anonymous
Anonymous
I love that there is this option for me to decorate my dog!  I love my dog, a lot, and I always want people to know that I care a lot about her just by looking at her.  I keep my dog very clean, well groomed, and even though I would never dress my dog up in some silly costume or something like that, I do like to have a unique collar that shows a little bit of my style and a little bit of my dog’s style as well. Obviously, getting the size correct is important, but I would… Read more »
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