How to Measure Your Dog for a Collar

How to Measure Your Dog for a Collar

Sizing is one of the most important factors to consider when choosing the best leather collar for your dog. So how do you find the best leather collar for your dog that looks amazing and fits perfectly properly? Achieving a snug but comfortable fit is easy when you follow these tips:

1. Know the difference between collar size and neck size.

Don’t confuse these two terminologies. Collar size means the length from one end of the leather strap to the opposite end, excluding the buckle. Neck size, on the other hand, refers to the actual fitting size—the size of the neck without ease.

This means that 24” leather dog collars will be too small for dogs with 24” neck sizes. You need something bigger. If your dog’s neck size falls between 17.5” to 22”, then it can wear a 24” collar size.

2. Carefully check the retailer’s sizing chart.

This is very important if you’re buying online. Here at Angel Pet Supplies, we have a comprehensive size guide for dog collars for sale. Check it out here.


Measure the middle of the dog’s neck to determine the correct neck size based on the size chart. For example, if the neck measures 12.5”, the best choice is a 16” leather collar for your dog so that it buckles around the middle while ensuring comfort and room for growth.

3. Consider your dog’s breed.

We also have a breed-specific size chart to help you buy dog collars for sale. Do note that the average breed weights may or may not represent your dog’s actual weight, though. This is why we recommend more than one collar size in many cases, so you can choose the best fit depending on how big your fur baby is. If your dog is on the lighter end of the weight chart, consider a smaller-sized collar for a better fit. If the dog is on the heavier end, it’s best to get larger leather dog collars.

Shop For a Dog Collar Online

Angel Pet Supplies is an established dog collar wholesaler and manufacturer from Toronto, Canada. We offer reasonably priced genuine leather dog collars for sale through the finest pet shops in North America and globally. Use our store locator to find the nearest retailer to you or shop on our website.