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 a collar.

If you’re shopping for a new dog collar, check out our favorite customized option, the Country Brook Personalized Dog Collar.

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 Collie 14-18″27-45 LBS
Border Terrier11-13″11-16 LBS
Boston Terrier12-18″10-25 LBS
Bouvier Des Flanders22-26″60-77 LBS
Boxer 16-22″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″45-70 LBS
Doberman Pinscher18-24″66-88 LBS
Dogo Argentino20-26″77-99 LBS
English Mastahoula26-36″ (guess based on Mastiff size, minus 2" but measure your dog to be sure)80-160 LBS
English Mastiff28-38″120-230 LBS
English Setter18-24″65-80 LBS
Flat-Coated Retriever18-24″60-70 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
Huntaway18-24″55-88 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
Samoyed16-20″45-60 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

Dog Collar And Leash Fit & Sizing Guide

If your breed isn’t listed above, the graphic below can help with a place to start for sizing your dog.

Dog Collar And Leash Size Guide Infographic

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

If your dog’s breed is missing, let us know with a comment below, and we’ll add it to the list. You can also learn more about various types of dogs in our ultimate list of breeds.

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Michelle holds an MBA from Vanderbilt University and has worked in marketing at Bank of America, Mattel and Hanes. Her expert advice and opinions have appeared in many outstanding media outlets, including The New York Times' Wirecutter, Forbes, People, Reader's Digest and Apartment Therapy, among others.

She is the proud co-founder of Canine Journal and a dog lover through and through. Since the day she was born, she has lived in a home full of dogs. Her adult home is no exception where she and her husband live with Lily and Barley, their two adorable rescue pups.

In addition to her love for snuggling with dogs, she also has enjoyed working professionally in the canine field since 1999 when she started her first dog-related job at a dog bakery.

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