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Dog Collar Sizes and Measurements

What are the sizes for your dog collars?

Traditional Buckle Collars

Our buckle style Rescue Me Dog Collars come in 5 sizes and 3 widths. Every collar is custom made at the time it is ordered. Our medium, large, and extra large dog collars come in a 1 inch (2.5 cm) width. Our medium, small and extra small dog collars come in 3/4 inch (2 cm) width. Our large, and extra large dog collars are also available in 1.5 inch wide webbing. Almost all of our patterns can be made in each width. Occasionally there will be a pattern that does not fit well within the thinner margins of a 3/4 width and we will note that in the collar's description. And we can custom make sizes for you. Need a large collar in a 3/4th inch width? Want a 3/4th inch buckle but a 1 inch wide collar? Just email us @

info@RescueMeCollars.com     

We can usually make most custom orders without any problem, and usually no extra charge.

All of our collars are adjustable and made to fit dogs as they grow and change. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to find a list of breeds and standard neck sizes. If that doesn't work you can measure your dog's neck with a tape measure, or use a string, then measure the string length on a ruler.

Here are the average measurements for our collars:

Extra Small 4-8 inches (10 - 20 cm)

Small 6-12 inches (15-30 cm)

Medium 12 - 18 inches (25 - 46 cm)

Large 16-24 inches (36-60 cm)

Extra Large 22-30 inches (55-76 cm)

Martingale Sizing  

 Our martingale style collars  are also adjustable and are available in two widths, 1 inch (2.5 cm) and 1.5  inches (3.8 cm) They come in 2 sizes medium, and large. They will fit the following neck sizes:

Medium 12-18 inches (30 - 46 cm)

Large16-28 inches (40 - 70 cm)

Dog Collar Sizes, by Breed Chart

Average dog collar sizes

AIRDALE 16-22"; 42-46 LBS

AIRDALE 16-22"; 42-46 LBS

AUSTRALIAN SHEPHERD 16-22"; 35-75 LBS

BASSET HOUND 16-22"; 40-60 LBS

BEAGLE 12-18"; 18-30 LBS

BICHON FRISE 14-18"; 10-14 LBS

BLOODHOUND 22-28"; 88-105 LBS

BORDER COLLIE 14-18"; 30-45 LBS

BOSTON TERRIER 12-18"; 10-25 LBS

BOXER 16-22"; 55-75 LBS

BRITANY SPANIEL 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

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

DALMATION 14-20"; 45-65 LBS

DOBERMAN PINSCHER 18-24"; 66-88 LBS

FOX TERRIER 10-16"; 14-18 LBS

GERMAN SHEPHERD 18-24"; 65-95 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

JACK RUSSELL TERRIER 10-14"; 9-15 LBS

LABRADOR RETRIEVER 18-24"; 55-75 LBS

LHASA APSO 12-16"; 13-15 LBS

MALTESE 10-14"; 6-9 LBS

PAPILLON 8-12"; 9-11 LBS

PEKINGESE 12-16"; 8-10 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

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

SHIH TZU 10-14"; 12-16 LBS

SPRINGER SPANIEL 14-18"; 49-55 LBS

STAFFORDSHIRE BULL TERRIER 14-20"; 50-65 LBS

WEIMARANER 16-22"; 55-85 LBS

WHEATEN TERRIER 18-22"; 32-37 LBS

YORKSHIRE TERRIER 6-12"; 6-9 LBS