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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

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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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

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