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How to measure for a Leather Dog Collar

Classic Leather Collars and Sighthound Collars

One of the easiest ways to ensure that you order the right size collar for your dog is to measure an existing collar that fits your dog well.

Take the existing collar and lay it flat. Measure from the centre of the buckle (usually this is also the beginning of the leather - shown below as point 'A') to the centre of the hole that you currently use to fasten the collar on your dog for a comfortable and secure fit (shown below as point 'B'). Take the measurement in inches if possible.

Measuring for a bespoke leather dog collar

Once you have the measurement you need to allow 1” either side of the measurement. For example, if the measurement taken (in line with our instructions above) is 15", you will need a 14-16" collar. If the measurement taken is 9" you will need to order a 8"-10" collar. This means that if your dog puts on a little bit of weight, or loses a little bit of weight, there will be eyelets either side for you to go up or go down when fastening the collar.

Measuring for a bespoke leather sighthound collar

If measuring for a Sighthound Collar please follow the instructions above. In the example shown with the collar in Raspberry Pink, the measurement taken is 13" and therefore the collar would need to be a 12" - 14" collar.

If you don't currently have a collar for your dog, the below video explains the best way to get the correct size:

House Collars / ID Tag Collars

If you are ordering a House Collar (also known as an ID Tag Collar) measure your dog's normal collar as outlined above.

Once you have the measurement we recommend that you add 1” to 2” to calculate the length of the House Collar. Add 1” for smaller breed dogs such as Italian Greyhounds and up to 2” for larger breed dogs such as Labradors and Greyhounds. This will allow the ID Tag Collar to sit slightly lower on your dog’s neck than their regular collar so the two won’t rub when worn together, or if the House Collar is used with a gundog slip lead.