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Choosing a dog collar based on breed

A collar is likely the only accessory your pooch will wear every day. You should put a lot of thought into picking one that looks just perfect. With so many options available, it’s hard to know which collar to choose for your pup, so let us help you out!

Your dog must wear a collar both outdoors and indoors. A properly fitted collar poses a very minimal risk for causing injuries.

Dog collars come in multiple sizes that start from small sizes for toy breeds and pups and go to large sizes for large and giant breeds. You must measure your dog’s neck and size before you buy a collar for him. A collar that is too large can slip off, and a collar that is too small can choke your dog or damage his skin.


Length: 20-28cm

Width: 13mm

Weight category: under 5 kgs

Recommended breeds:

● Puppy

● Chihuahua

● Toy Poodle

● Mini Maltese

● Pomeranian

● Pomapoo

● Yorkshire Terrier


Length: 26-38cm

Width: 19mm

Weight category: under 5-10 kgs

Recommended breeds:

● Havanese

● Bichon Frise

● Cavalier King Charles

● Cavapoo

● Cocker spaniel

● Dachshund

● Jack Russell

● Maltese

● Mini Poodle

● Mini Schnauzer

● Pug

● Shih Tzu

● Scottish Terrier

● West Highland Terrier


Length: 35-50cm

Width: 25mm

Weight category: under 10-20 kgs

Recommended breeds:● Beagle

● English Staffordshire

● French Bulldog

● Whippet

● Border Collie

● Boston Terrier

● English Bulldog


Length: 38-63cm

Width: 25mm to 38mm

Weight category: over 20 KG

Recommended breeds:● Australian Cattle Dog

● American Staffordshire

● Boxer

● Dalmatian

● Golden Retriever

● Labrador Retriever

● German Shepard

● Weimaraner

● Great Dane

● Greyhound

● Doberman Pinscher

● Groodle

● Rottweiler

● Labradoodle

● Standard Poodle

● Vizsla

● Bernese Mountain Dog

Every dog is individual. Keep in mind that there is often a wide variation in neck size within a dog breed based on genetics, age, and gender. If your dog is a mixed breed, or if there is any uncertainty about your dogs size, we strongly recommend measuring your dogs neck with a tape rule.

Measuring your dog's neck

Here's how you can measure your dog's neck size:

● For a proper fit, measure the dog's neck circumference with a cloth tape measure.

● Take a measurement a few centimeters down from their head.

● Dog collar should be snug enough to fit two fingers between the dog's neck and their collar.

Once the dog's collars are fastened, you should be able to slide two fingers between the collar and the dog's neck. This will give your dog the space needed so that the dog collar is snug, but not tight.

Does collar width matter?

When looking at dog collars, there are not only different size lengths but different collar widths as well. Wider and thicker collars will provide more support, making them ideal for large and strong dogs. Wide collars are also more comfortable because they will reduce the pressure on your dog's neck. Keep in mind that wider collars will weigh more, making them less suitable for small dog breeds.

Why get a dog collar

A collar comes with multiple benefits for you and your furry pal. Here is why using a collar is good for your dog.

● A dog collar is the simplest way to identify that a dog has an owner. The attached ID tags can also help your dog get safely returned to you.

● Dog collars are easy to put on and take off. They are more convenient and can be left on at all times.

● Collars may give you better control and require less physical strength from you as you’re walking your dog than harnesses.

● A dog collar is great for controlling aggressive dogs, puppies, or dogs who are in training.

● Dog collars are less restrictive on movement. This is good for working dogs who are running around all day.

Tips for using dog collars

Here are some tips on buying a dog collar for your fur buddy:

● Make sure the collar fits your dog properly to ensure its effectiveness. Improper fit can hurt your dog.

● Puppies grow quickly, especially large dog breeds. Check your growing puppy's collar often!

● Do not leave the collar on your pet for more than a few hours a day.

● Choose a collar that prevents a negative experience for both you and your dog.

● When using a collar, your dog must be always wearing ID tags.

Should you leave a dog's collar on all the time?

When using a dog collar, it’s vital that your pet is always wearing ID tags. A dog collar with an ID tag is the fastest and easiest way for your lost dog to get home.

A collar with an ID tag also identifies that the lost dog has a family that is missing it. Accidents can happen anytime, which is why it's better to keep your dog's collar on whenever possible, especially when outdoors.

Final Thoughts

If you take your furry friend out on a walk, the Pet Time dog collars will work for you. These collars are constructed using original BioThane, and stainless steel hardware. They are perfectly comfy and safer for your dog's body.

Pet Time dog collars come in different different colors to perfectly match the personality and style of your pet. Depending on your dog's size and age, pick the right one for your needs. After all, your dog deserves only the best!

If you have any comments, please do let us know. We would be happy to hear from you.