Do you think all dog collars are created equal? No, they are not. Some dog collars are designed especially for small dogs and some are designed for large dogs. How do you tell the difference if the same collar comes in both sizes. I am here to give you tips on how to do just that.
Let’s say your dog is between 2 & 20 pounds, you know you don’t need a dog collar that is 1 inch wide. Your poor doggy would be dragging their poor little head from the shear weight of the collar. You need a thin dog collar. Depending on the breed I would choose as thin a collar as is suitable. Also consider the material it’s made from. Leather is generally good for long haired small pooches but be advised, leather wears out. You must check it to make sure it is not cracked. Nylon flat collars are good if they are thin enough. Nylon flat collars are not good for very hairy dogs. I prefer themartingale/greyhound collar whenever possible as it works well for all sizes and coats. An added attraction is the dog can not back out of the collar if properly fitted.
The toy and miniature breeds need 1/4″ inch wide. The width would go up as you add poundage for the dog. A 20 pound doggy would likely need a 1/2″ inch wide collar or better. Also, you must take into account what kind of activity your dog displays while on a leash. You don’t want to have to get a collar for house time and another collar for leash time.
If you have a high energy doggy, like a border collie, you would most likely need to choose the wider collar. The very worst thing to happen would be for you to be walking your pet and the collar snap in two because they are pulling to hard. Choose your equipment carefully.