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If you’re trying to find the best dog collar for a Pug, there are certain traits to consider. There are plenty of options available for this breed. Here we’ll review how to choose the right Pug dog collar for your pet.

Measuring Dog Collars for Pugs

Before you start looking for a Pug dog collar, you should measure the dog’s neck. You can measure the dog’s neck using a flexible measuring tape and wrapping it around the area where you’ll wrap the collar. The ideal length of the dog collar will be about two inches longer than the total neck measurement, as you’ll want it to be snug yet comfortable, with the ability to slip two fingers between the dog’s neck and the collar.

What Size Collar for Pugs?

Pugs are considered to be small dogs with neck sizes that measure about 10 to 14 inches around. You’ll want to get a dog collar that’s a little bigger than that. You should be able to easily fit two fingers underneath the collar when it is attached to the pug. It’s also important to keep in mind if your pug is a puppy, the size of the collar will have to be adjusted regularly as they grow into big puppies.

Pug Temperament

The existence of Pugs were first recorded in China as pet companions for Chinese nobility. Pugs are popular as pets for a reason. Their sociable and gentle nature is full of personality and are known to be charming, affectionate, and mischievous. These pups are very intelligent and clever, so training them can sometimes be a challenge.

What Collar Should You Use on a Pug?

Choosing the right collar for a pug is extremely important. The best type of collar to fit your precious pug are those that are flat with a quick release or break away.

It’s imperative to note that while pugs can wear collars, leashes should NOT be attached to the collars. The reason for this is because pugs are a brachycephalic breed, dogs that have flat faces and short snouts. This can cause difficulty in breathing when a collar with a leash is used on them. It can cause injury to their windpipe if they pull and jerk their head, resulting in a collapsed trachea among other possible injuries. For that reason, we recommend using a harness with a leash.

With that in mind, there are plenty of options available for collars—including leather and nylon.

Leather Collars for Pugs

Calmer and more obedient Pugs will benefit from a leather collar, which can provide a combination of durability and comfort. Also, for Pugs with super sensitive skin, leather collars are the best option.

Nylon Collars for Pugs

Pugs that are calm and have a good temperament will also benefit from a nylon collar. These collars are also great for dogs that don’t pull or are often off-leash.

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Get the Best Collar for Pug Dogs at Mimi Green

If you’re trying to find the best Pug dog collar, we have a wide range of options here at Mimi Green, including harnesses. Regardless of the temperament of your Pug, our selection has what you need to balance control and comfort. Browse through our complete inventory and find what you’re looking for today!