Style and Size Descriptions

All Collars

Choosing the best width

These collars come in a variety of widths, but not all dogs can wear all the different widths. Your width selection depends on what kind of coat and what size neck your dog has. Longer coats will do better with smaller widths. Short coats do well with larger widths. Long necks can wear a larger width. Short necks should wear a smaller width. Remember, you can exchange the collar if the width doesn’t work for your dog.

Here are some breeds and the suggested widths:

¾" Width

Miniature Poodle, Miniature Schnauzer, Bichon Frise

1" Width

Labrador, Golden Retriever, Australian Shepherd, Bulldog

1½" Width

Staffordshire Terrier, Greyhound, Boxer, Weimaraner

2" Width

Greyhound, Mastiff, Deerhound, Great Dane

Martingale Collars

How do they work?

The Martingale collar is also known as the “humane choke collar.” It is designed to tighten as your dog applies pressure and to loosen as the pressure lessens. The design is ideal for preventing dogs from backing out of their collar. The collar has no buckle and is made to slip over your dog’s head. Many dog agility instructors recommend this type of collar.

Choosing the correct length

Because martingale collars have no buckle opening, they must slip over your dog’s head. To choose the adequate length, measure around the largest part of the head and around the neck where the collar will naturally sit, and use the sizing chart to select the correct length for your dog. Don’t worry, if you select a length that doesn’t fit, it is easy to exchange it.

Side-release Collars

Choosing the correct length

To choose the appropriate length for a side-release collar, measure your dog's neck where the collar will sit naturally.