Dog Collar Size Chart (Measuring & Choosing The Right Size)

Dog collars are an important part of keeping your dog safe. Not only do they provide crucial identification information if your dog runs away, but, when properly fit, collars also help keep your dog secure on its leash during walks.

How To Size a Dog Collar & Use Our Sizing Chart

  1. Wrap measuring tape around your dog’s neck and get a snug measurement. Or, use any household item, mark it with a pen, and compare the distance covered with a ruler.
  2. Collars tend to lie at the bottom of the neck, so measuring there will give you the most accurate measurement.
  3. Add about two inches to your measurements for the right collar size.
  4. Choose your Mimi Green dog collar based on your pup’s neck size.

Pro Tip: Remember, a too big of a collar is better than too small of a collar. It can always be adjusted to be smaller, but it is impossible to adjust a collar to be longer.

Mimi Green Dog Collar Sizes

Rather than being advertised as specific inch measurements, most collars are labeled as “Small,” “Medium,” and “Large” sizes. And while these sizes can vary based on the brand, Mimi Green’s dog collar sizing goes as follows:

 

Dog Collar Sizing by Breed

Pro Tip: If you’re on a computer, use Cntrl + F and search for your breed to jump to their suggested size.

DOG BREED NECK SIZE (IN.) WEIGHT (LBS.) Suggested Size Adjustable Length
Akita 20 – 24 70 – 130 Large – Extra Large 18” – 25”
Afghan Hound 16 – 22 58 – 64 Medium Long – Large 15” – 22”
Airdale Terrier 16 – 22 42 – 46 Medium Long – Large 15” – 22”
Alaskan Malamute 15 – 22 71 – 95 Medium Long – Large 15” – 22”
American Eskimo 16 – 20 18 – 35 Medium Long – Large 15” – 22”
Alaskan Malamute 15 – 22 71 – 95 Medium Long – Large 15” – 22”
American Eskimo 16 – 20 18 – 35 Medium Long – Large 15” – 22”
American Eskimo Miniature 13 – 16 15 – 25 Medium – Medium Long – Large 12” – 22”
American Indian Dog 16 – 22 30 – 60 Medium Long – Large 15” – 22”
American Pit Bull Terrier 14 – 18 30 – 65 Medium – Medium Long 12” – 18”
Australian Kelpie 15 – 21 25 – 45 Medium Long – Large 15” – 22”
Australian Shepherd 16 – 22 35 – 75 Medium Long – Large 15” – 22”
Australian Shepherd Miniature 10 – 14 15 – 35 Small – Medium 9” – 15”
Basenji 10 – 14 20 – 26 Small – Medium 9” – 15”
Basset Hound 16 – 22 40 – 60 Medium Long – Large 15” – 22”
Beagle 12 – 18 18 – 30 Medium Long – Large 15” – 22”
Bedlington Terrier 14 – 18 17 – 23 Medium – Medium Long 12” – 18”
Belgian Malinois 16 – 20 55 – 75 Medium Long – Large 15” – 22”
Bichon Frise 14 – 18 10 – 14 Medium – Medium Long 12” – 18”
Black And Tan Coonhound 19 – 23 70 – 85 Large – Extra Large 18” – 25”
Border Collie 14 – 18 27 – 45 Medium – Medium Long 12” – 18”
Border Terrier 11 – 13 11 – 16 Small – Medium 9” – 15”
Boston Terrier 12 – 18 10 – 25 Medium Long – Large 15” – 22”
Boxer 16 – 22 55 – 75 Medium Long – Large 15” – 22”
Britany 14 – 16 30 – 40 Medium – Medium Long 12” – 18”
Bull Terrier 12 – 18 50 – 60 Medium – Medium Long 12” – 18”
Bull Terrier Miniature 12 – 18 25 – 40 Medium – Medium Long 12” – 18”
Bulldog (American) 18 – 24 60 – 120 Large – Extra Large 18” – 25”
Bulldog (English) 18 – 24 49 – 55 Large – Extra Large 18” – 25”
Bulldog (French) 12 – 16 18 – 28 Medium – Medium Long 12” – 18”
Cairn Terrier 10 – 16 12 – 16 Small – Medium Long 9” – 18”
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel 10 – 16 13 – 18 Small – Medium Long 9” – 18”
Chihuahua 8 – 14 2 – 6 Extra Small – Medium 6.5” – 15”
Chinese Crested 8 – 11 5 – 10 Extra Small – Small 6.5” – 12”
Chow 18 – 24 45 – 65 Large – Extra Large 18” – 25”
Cocker Spaniel 12 – 16 26 – 35 Medium – Medium Long 12” – 18”
Collie 18 – 22 50 – 75 Large 18” – 22”
Dachshund Miniature 8 – 12 9 – 15 Extra Small – Small 6.5” – 12”
Dachshund Standard 16 – 20 16 – 32 Medium Long – Large 15” – 22”
Dalmatian 14 – 20 45 – 65 Medium Long – Large 15” – 22”
Doberman Pinscher 18 – 24 66 – 88 Large – Extra Large 18” – 25”
English Setter 18 – 24 65 – 80 Large – Extra Large 18” – 25”
Fox Terrier 10 – 16 14 – 18 Extra Small – Medium 6.5” – 15”
German Shepherd 18 – 24 50 – 90 Large – Extra Large 18” – 25”
German Shorthair Pointer 15 – 17 40 – 65 Medium Long 15” – 18”
Golden Retriever 16 – 24 55 – 75 Medium Long – Extra Large 15” – 25”
Goldendoodle (Miniature) 14 – 16 30 – 45 Medium – Medium Long 12” – 18”
Goldendoodle (Standard) 16 – 22 40 – 50 Medium Long – Large 15” – 22”
Greyhound 14 – 18 55 – 80 Medium – Medium Long 12” – 18”
Greyhound Italian 8 – 11 7 – 14 Extra Small – Small 6.5” – 12”
Havanese 8 – 14 7 – 13 Extra Small – Medium 6.5” – 15”
Irish Setter 16 – 22 53 – 70 Medium Long – Large 15” – 22”
Irish Terrier 16 – 20 25 – 27 Medium Long – Large 15” – 22”
Jack Russell Terrier 10 – 14 14 – 18 Small – Medium 9” – 15”
King Charles Cavalier 10 – 16 12 – 18 Small – Medium Long 9” – 18”
Labradoodle 14 – 20 50 – 65 Medium – Large 12” – 22”
Labradoodle Miniature 12 – 16 30 – 50 Medium – Medium Long 12” – 18”
Labrador Retriever 18 – 24 55 – 80 Large – Extra Large 18” – 25”
Lhasa Apso 12 – 16 13 – 15 Medium – Medium Long 12” – 18”
Louisiana Catahoula Leopard 16 – 21 50 – 95 Medium Long – Large 15” – 22”
Lurcher 13 – 20 35 – 100 Medium – Large 12” – 22”
Maltese 10 – 14 6 – 9 Small – Medium 9” – 15”
Old English Sheepdog 18 – 24 60 – 65 Large – Extra Large 18” – 25”
Papillon 8 – 12 9 – 11 Extra Small – Small 6.5” – 12”
Pekingese 12 – 16 8 – 10 Medium – Medium Long 12” – 18”
Pembroke Welsh Corgi 14 – 16 25 – 38 Medium – Medium Long 12” – 18”
Pharoah Hound 10 – 14 40 – 60 Small – Medium 9” – 15”
Pinscher Miniature 8 – 11 8 – 10 Extra Small – Small 6.5” – 12”
Pit Bull 14 – 18 30 – 70 Medium – Medium Long 12” – 18”
Pomeranian 10 – 14 9 – 13 Small – Medium 9” – 15”
Poodle (Miniature) 10 – 16 15 – 17 Small – Medium Long 9” – 18”
Poodle (Standard) 12 – 18 45 – 70 Medium – Medium Long 12” – 18”
Poodle (Toy) 8 – 14 6 – 9 Small – Medium 9” – 15”
Portuguese Water Dog 15 – 20 60 – 95 Medium Long – Large 15” – 22”
Pug 12 – 16 14 – 18 Medium – Medium Long 12” – 18”
Puggle 12 – 18 15 – 30 Medium – Medium Long 12” – 18”
Rat Terrier 13 – 16 11 – 14 Medium – Medium Long 12” – 18”
Rottweiler 24 – 30 77 – 130 Extra Large 22” – 25”
Saluki 13 – 18 40 – 60 Medium – Medium Long 12” – 18”
Schipperke 10 – 14 14 – 45 Small – Medium 9” – 15”
Schnauzer Miniature 10 – 16 13 – 15 Small – Medium Long 9” – 18”
Schnauzer Standard 14 – 20 30 – 35 Medium – Large 12” – 22”
Scottish Terrier 14 – 20 19 – 23 Medium – Large 12” – 22”
Shar Pei 16 – 20 35 – 55 Medium Long – Large 15” – 22”
Shetland Sheep Dog “Sheltie” 11 – 18 11 – 24 Small – Medium Long 9” – 18”
Shiba Inu 14 – 17 17 – 23 Medium – Medium Long 12” – 18”
Shichon 10 – 18 12 – 14 Small – Medium Long 9” – 18”
Shih Tzu 10 – 14 12 – 16 Small – Medium 9” – 15”
Siberian Husky 16 – 22 40 – 55 Medium Long – Large 15” – 22”
Silky Terrier 10 – 14 8 – 10 Small – Medium 9” – 15”
Springer Spaniel 14 – 18 49 – 55 Medium – Medium Long 12” – 18”
Staffordshire Terrier 14 – 20 50 – 65 Medium – Large 12” – 22”
Vizsla 15 – 22 49 – 62 Medium Long – Large 15” – 22”
Weimaraner 16 – 22 55 – 85 Medium Long – Large 15” – 22”
West Highland Terrier 14 – 16 15 – 22 Medium – Medium Long 12” – 18”
Wheaten Terrier 18 – 22 32 – 37 Large 18” – 22”
Whippet 13 – 15 30 – 35 Medium 12” – 15”
Yorkshire Terrier 6 – 12 4 – 7 Extra Small – Small 6.5” – 12”
Yorkshire Terrier (Teacup) 4 – 8 2 – 3 XX Small – Extra Small 4” – 9”
Rhodesian Ridgeback 20 – 23 64 – 90 Large – Extra Large 18” – 25”

Dog Collar Sizing by Weight

Weight will give you a basic idea of where to start when looking for the correct collar sizing for your dog. Below will offer you a starting point of what sized collar to buy based on your dog’s weight:

  • Dogs up to 10 pounds will likely need a collar with a length of 12” or less
  • Dogs between 11-25 pounds will likely need a collar with a length of 11”-15”
  • Dogs between 26-55 pounds will likely need a collar with a length of 13”-18”
  • Dogs between 56-80 pounds will likely need a collar with a length of 16”-24”

While sizing by weight is a good starting point, it’s not guaranteed 100% accurate. True measurements can vary based on neck size and weight distribution. Therefore, if possible, measuring your dog’s neck using cloth measuring tape is best.

Sizing a Dog Collar: The Two-Finger Test

Place two fingers between the collar and your dog’s neck. The collar fits correctly if it’s snug. If you have to force your fingers underneath the collar, the collar is too tight. It is too loose if there is a lot of extra room between the dog’s neck and collar.

You can also test whether the collar cannot slip over your pup’s head. If the collar can be slipped past your dog’s ears, it is too loose and should be tightened accordingly.

Shop Personalized Collars at Mimi Green

While many dog owners don’t give it a second thought, collars play a crucial role in keeping your furry friend safe. Shop for a collar that not only fits well and keeps your pet secure, but that matches your dog’s personality as well. Mimi Green offers a wide range of patterns, colors and designs for our dog collars and leashes.