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Your dog's
neck measures
...

Size  & total collar length

Typical breeds this size may fit 
(as guide only)

6-8ins 
15 - 20.5cms

Size 1/2
 10"/25.5cm

1st hole 6.5"/16.5cm
last hole 8.5"/21.5cm

"Tea-cup" Chihuahua, Yorkie, Pom etc,
8-10ins 
20.5 - 25.5cms

Size 1 
12"/30.5cm
1st hole 8.5"/21.5cm
last hole 10.5"/26.5cm

 Mini Poodle Chihuahua, Yorkie, Papillion, Pom, Maltese
9-12 ins
23 - 30.5cm

Size 2
14"/35.5cm

1st hole 10.5"/26.5cm
last hole 12.5"/32cm

Shih Tzu, Bichon Frize, Jack Russell, Toy Poodle, Mini Dachs

11-13ins
28 - 33cm
Size 3   
16"/40.5cm
1st hole
11.5"/29.5cm
last hole 14.5"/37cm
Jack Russell, Poodle, Cavalier KC, Welsh Corgi, Westie, Border Terrier 
12-14ins
30.5 - 35.5 cm
Size 4   
18"/45.5cm

1st hole 13"/33cm
last hole 16"/41cm
Pug, Cocker Spaniel, Cairn Terrier, Beagle, Border Collie, Scottie, Vizla
13-15ins
33 - 38 cm
Size 5       
20"/51cm

1st hole 15"/38cm
last hole 18"/45.5cm
Collie, Standard Poodle,  Pug, Doberman, Dalmatian, Staffie, Weimeraner
16-18ins
40.5 - 46cm
Size 6       
22"/56cm
1st hole 17"/43cm
last hole 20"/50.5cm
Ridgeback, Labrador, Setters, Airedale, Dalmatian, Shar Pei, English Bulldog
17-19ins
43-48cm
Size 7
24"/61cm
1st hole 18.5"/47cm
last hole 22.5"/54.5
German Shepherd, Golden Retriever, Rottweiler,  Chow, 
20-22ins
51-56cm
Size 8
 26"/66cm
1st hole 21"/53.5cm
last hole 24"/61cm
Great Dane, Old English Sheep Dog, Newfoundland, Rottweiler
22-24ins
56-61cm
Size 9
28"/71cm
1st hole 23"/ 58.5cm
last hole 26"/66cm
Bloodhound, Mastiff, St Bernard, Newfie, Dogue de Bordeausx


24-26ins
61 - 66cm

Size 10
30"/76cm
1st hole 25"/ 63.5cm
last hole 28"/71cm

Bloodhound, Mastiff, St Bernard, Dogue
26-28ins
66-71cm
Size 11
32"/81cm
1st hole 27"/ 68.5cm
last hole 30"/76cm
Bloodhound, Mastiff, St Bernard, Rottweiler

How to check your size . We think the easiest way is to take your dog's most comfortable collar and measure it
a) from the centre of buckle to the very tip
b) from the centre of the buckle to your dogs favourite hole.
Example
Holly's collar = 20ins
Her favourite hole = 16ins
Therefore Holly's collar Size = Size 5


Or you can use a flexible tape measure. Place two fingers on your dog’s neck where the collar would normally sit. Then measure round both the neck and your two fingers. This will give you a measurement for a comfortable fit.

Wider and longer collars can always be custom made to order. Please contact us to discuss or go to Make Me One and let us know what you want.

All measurements are subject to slight variations as our collars are handmade

Once you have your size you are ready to browse through our SHOP and see what’s available.

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Standard Wide or Slim?  
Almost all Holly&Lil designs are available as 'Slims' or as our signature 'Wides' which have the slim element under the chin (for the dog's comfort) and the wide part on the back of the neck with a D-ring fitting for the lead.  Holly and Lily love their Wide collars as they show through their long fur and don't cause matting or breakage of the guard hairs.  


The 'Standard Wide'  shown here is available in Size 3 and up. Our special adaptations of the 'Wide' for tiny/small dogs and traditional Hound Collars are also shown in this section


Size 1 Miniwide or Standard Slim?  
Top: Size 1 ‘Miniwide’ (also available in Size 1/2)
Special lightweight design and fittings  for teacup/mini breeds
Bottom:  Size 1 Slim collar
Full buckle and D ring - ideal for terriers etc


Size 2 Miniwide or Standard Slim?
A great option for the strong smaller dogs such as border terriers and large dachshunds
Top:  Size 2 ‘Miniwide’ . Also available as Size 3 Miniwide
Bottom:  Size 2 Slim collar


Want a Hound collar?
Greyhound/Lurcher collar (bespoke option, available in most collar designs). Widest part sits on throat , with full buckle and D ring lead fitting on back of neck.  We also make a special design for Italian greyhounds.  Contact us for details.


Width Guide for our Standard Sizes

Slim
Size 1 to 2
Size 3 to 5
Sizes 6 to 7
Sizes 8 & above

Wide
Size 1/2 & 1 "miniwide"

Sizes 2  & 3 "miniwide"
Sizes 3 to 5 standard wides
Size 6 & above - cowskins

Size 6 & above - tweeds. tartans, brocades, etc

Greyhound/Lurcher collars

Slim
5/8"
3/4"
1"
1.5" 


Wide                                      1/2" to 5/8"
5/8" to 1"
3/4" to 1.5" 
1"  to   2"

3/4" to 1.5"

Widths to order

Calf Leather Colour Chart - Click on Image and it will grow

Bear in mind the paler the leather the more treatment processeses it has gone through to get there.  So pale pink will not be as super hardy as Chocolate Brown.... but ever so pretty!
The colour chart was shot in natural light to help show the true colours.  However the Italian suppliers do vary skin colours very slightly each time and we cannot keep up; so may not be exact.

Click on images below to go shopping
 

Holly&Lil's Fittings Size Guide

Holly&Lil's "standard fittings"range from the tiny, lightweight 1/2" half buckles, which we use for cats and teacup breed dogs, to the 5/8",  3/4" , 1" & 1.5" (not shown)  buckles for the bigger dogs. The chart below gives you a guide - take your scale from an actual 50p piece, not from the size that the buckles are shown on your screen, as computer images can vary.



If you would like more information do please contact us.