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.

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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
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

Popular Dog Breeds Average Neck Size Graphic

Here’s a visual summary of the neck sizes of the most popular AKC dog breeds.

Popular Dog Breeds Average Neck Size

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Jenny
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″.
Patricia
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
Hi! I make dog collars and refer to this site no less then 10X a day! THANK YOU for this listing and for the updates below in comments! Super appreciate you! Carrie, Diva and Dudes
Kimberly Alt (Admin)
Thank you for the referrals to our site!
Halla
What’s the neck size for a standard bernedoodle? Please and thank you!
Kimberly Alt (Admin)
Sorry, I couldn’t find the neck size online.
Nadine
What is neck size for teacup & toy Schnauzer?
Kimberly Alt (Admin)
Sorry, I couldn’t find those neck sizes online.
alison young
no st. bernard on your list i have a male saint with a neck of 31”
if you wanted to add it to your list
Kimberly Alt (Admin)
Thanks Alison, we actually have St. Bernard at the top of the “S’s”
ST. BERNARD 26-32″; 130-230 LBS

Glad to see our listing is in line with your dog!

Jen
Olde english bulldogge puppy
Kimberly Alt (Admin)
Sorry, we couldn’t find the neck size for that breed.
Ron Culwell
3 month old wirehaired pointing griffon
Kimberly Alt (Admin)
Sorry we couldn’t find those specifics online.
Tony Pita
Whats the average neck size for a male German Pinscher. Thanks in advance for your help!
Kimberly Alt (Admin)
Sorry, we can’t find the average neck size for German Pinschers.
Brad Graves
What is the average neck size for a female English Setter?
Kimberly Alt (Admin)
18-24 inches
Robyn Schmieding
I did not find the average neck size for a female Boykin Spaniel. Thanks in advance for your help!
Kimberly Alt (Admin)
We found this on an online forum:
14″ for a 30lb and 15″ for a 50lb
Jana Sells
English Pointer
Kimberly Alt (Admin)
I’m sorry, we couldn’t find the average neck size for an English Pointer.
Randy Dwyer
Did not find the Pumi breed. Looking for average neck size for male.
Kimberly Alt (Admin)
Sorry we couldn’t find the neck size for a Pumi.
Royanna Carle
Boykin Spaniel
Kimberly Alt (Admin)
We found this on an online forum:
14″ for a 30lb and 15″ for a 50lb
Laurel
Westie
Kimberly Alt (Admin)
Are you referencing West Highland White Terrier? If so, you’ll find it above (14-16″; 15-22 LBS).
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!