Poochie Smoochies

Custom handcrafted designer collars that are made in the USA

How to measure a collar for my dog?

What collar size does my dog need? Our collars are measured by your dog’s neck size not by the collar size.  Measure your dog’s neck by putting a fabric measuring tape around your dog’s neck fitting with no slack or not too tight.

Neck Size by fabric tape measure.

What if I measure by the collar he is currently wearing? You can do this to get is neck size but you must measure from where the material folds over the buckle to the current hole that fits into the buckle when collar is on the dog.  Making sure to lay the collar on a flat surface when measuring. See below picture to get exact measurement:

How to measure neck size by current collar.

How to measure neck size by current collar.

What if I don’t have a fabric tape or current collar? You can use a piece of string, yarn and put it around your dog’s neck, cut and then measure the length with a ruler or metal tape measure.

Can I use a metal tape measure? Do not use a metal tape measure around dog’s neck. It will not lay flat to get a current measurement.

What if my dog is between sizes? Please leave instructions on exact size in notes during checkout process and will make your dogs the collar to that exact size.

How many sizes holes are in the collar and where will my dog’s size hole be? We make 3 holes standard on our collars. The center hole is your dog’s exact size that you measure.  If you want additional holes then let us know how many in the comments section upon checkout.

What if I want more holes for growing or weight gain? Just leave instructions in the notes section during checkout specifying how many holes you would like.

My dog has outgrown collar, can I get more holes added? Yes, simply send us the collar and specify his new size.  mail us at woof@poochiesmoochies.com for details. Only a shipping charge will be required. We add the holes free.

My dog likes a loose fitting collar?  When measuring your dog’s neck slide two fingers flat beside each other under the item you’re measuring with against dog’s neck.

We have a notes selection that you can enter details in during checkout. You can also email us at woof@poochiesmoochies.com