How to measure for a collar and other FAQs

DOG COLLARS

How to measure for a dogs collar

Our dog collars are measured by neck size, NOT by overall collar length, so please measure your dogs neck, ideally with a fabric tape measure, as you would like the collar to fit.  Or measure your dogs old collar (if you were happy with its fit) from the buckle to the hole that your dog wears their collar on.  Please also remember that you should be able to comfortably fit two fingers inside the collar when it is on.

Basic Dog Collar Size Guide

Please remember that this is just a guide, a collar that fits one labradoodle may swamp their sibling.  You also want to aim for the collar to fit at the mid point of the measurements, not at one extreme or the other.  You never want your collar to be on the very last hole.

Collar SizeNeck Size inches/cmBreed Guide
Size 19-10.5″ / 23-30cmyorkie/daxie/mini breeds
Size 211-13″ / 25-35cmjack russel/small terriers/pugs/beagles
Size 312-15″ / 31-42cmscotties/spaniels/westies/fox terriers
Size 415 – 18″ / 40 – 51cmdalmatians/labradors/boxers
Size 518 – 21″ / 46 – 56cmmale labs/rhodesian ridgebacks
Size 622 – 26″ / 56 – 66cmgreat danes/bull dogs

LEATHER COLLAR CARE

If you treat your leather collars well they will thank you by growing more beautiful with age.  To clean the leather, rinse the collar in warm water to get any major dirt off, then treat them with Neats Foot Oil for waterproofing or Saddle Soap.  This will keep the leather moist and supple.

Different leathers are best for different purposes: black, tan and chocolate are great collars for rugged use.  The coloured leathers will also age beautifully but the colour in the leather may darken with a lot of swimming and wear – for example the red and green may darken with wear.  The pink patent and white leathers are more for urban wear, for obvious reasons!

Please be careful with the patent collars when putting flea treatments or any other chemical solution on your dog as this may affect the patent finish.  It is best to remove the collar and wait until the area is dry before re-dressing your dog.

STUDS

Our metal studs are individually riveted by hand to ensure they are as strong as possible.  If you should loose a stud, please let us know and we can repair your collar.

We also offer a Creature Clothes Collar Service where we smarten up old yet very loved collars.  This costs £10 + p&p.

FABRIC COLLAR CARE

Our fabric collars and leads all have a webbing core for added strength. They can be machine washed in a regular washing machine, but we recommend covering the metal wear with a sock secured with an elastic band, or washing the collar/lead in a pillowcase to protect the machine.

Our wool collars & leads can be machine washed on a cold wool cycle.

LEADS

Lead Measurements

We grew up in the 80’s when metric took over from imperial, so we’re a bit all over the shop when it comes to a measurement system… apologies!!!

Our leads are 1m long

If you would like a specific length of lead, please let us know and we will see if we can make it for you.

FABRIC LEAD CARE

Our fabric collars and leads all have a webbing core for added strength.  They can be machine washed in a regular washing machine, but we recommend covering the metal wear with a sock, or washing the collar/lead in a pillowcase to protect the machine.

DOG DOZAS & CAT NAPPAS

Sizes

Small  24″ x 26″:  yorkies / cats

Medium 26″ x 34″: spaniels / terriers / curled up bigger breeds who sleep in a ball

Large 34″ x 42″:  labradors / retrievers / dalmatians / grey hounds

If you would like one of our Dog Dozas to fit inside an existing basket, remember that our dog dozas have no hard or solid parts and are very squidgy, so will squish in to the basket.  It is better to go for a slightly larger option than one that is too small.

WASHING

YES!!  You can machine wash our dog beds – cool huh?  All of our beds have a loose zipped cover, filled with 2 separate 15 tog duvets – we use separate specially made quilts so that they fit inside a regular washing machine – no need for expensive trips to the laundrette.  SO… the cover is washable, as are the 2 duvets inside, meaning you can wash the cover on its own or the duvets one at a time so your dog always has a bed, or pop the whole thing in the machine – totally flexible!

SPARE COVERS

Yes! We do make spare covers if you have one of our beds already. To order a new cover, simply select the design and size from our Dog Dozas page and enter the code COVERONLY at check out – the covers are £20 less than the full bed.  

We also make a Box Bed Dog Bed Cover – this fits a single duvet folded in 4 and is available on the DOGS page.

FOGLE & POLE VINTAGE BEDS

Our Fogle & Pole Vintage Welsh Blanket beds are machine washable on a wool wash at a low temperature.

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