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Measuring the neck size or coat size of your dog


Measuring where?

A: collar

Measure the circumference halfway up the neck at point A. This is where you measure the neck size for classic and padded collars.

B: half check collar

Measure the circumference at the highest point of the neck, just below the head (point B). This is the thinnest part of the neck. This way you prevent the closed half check collar from gliding over the head.

The circumference of the closed half check collar determents the correct size (ring-to-ring).

C: Coatsize together with point D.

Do not measure the dogs neck size this low on the neck. You risk your collar will not fit. Your dogs’ neck is relatively wide at this point (point C).


Measure between point C. (neck base) and D. (root of the tail) for the coat size of your dog. Coat sizes are in inches. (1 inch = 2,5 cm)

How to measure?

With a cloth tape measure

  1. Measure the circumference of the neck at the correct point (see illustration)
  2. Don’t pull the tape measure too tight. Place two fingers between the measure and the neck.

Use your old collar

You can also use an old collar that fits well.

Measure the distance between the buckle and the hole you use (D). This is the neck size.