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Help with Sizes

Basic information

Our collars come in 4 widths (1/2", 3/4", 1" and 2") and 7 sizes one for cats and six for dogs. We can also make custom collars for your pet. For instance, if you want a size Medium collar in the 1" width, just let us know. We will be glad to accomodate your special requests (when possible)! Please note that the XXL size collar is 2" wide. This is very wide and meant for giant breed dogs. If you want an XXL collar in the 1" width, we will be glad to make it for you.

Size chart

Size Width* Adjustable Collar Fits Breeds**
Cat 1/2" 7" to 11" Most cats
XS 1/2" 7" to 11" Chinese Crested, Yorkie,
Teacup, smallest Toys
S 3/4" 10" to 14 1/2" Chihuahua, Pomeranian,
Shih Tzu, Toy Poodle
M 3/4" 13" to 18 1/2" Beagle, Boston Terrier, Pug,
Dachshund, Mini Schnauzer
L 1" 17" to 23" Airedale, Basset Hound, Boxer,
Dalmatian, Retriever
XL 1" 21" to 27" Akita, Bulldog, Lab,
German Shepherd, Rottweiler
XXL 2" 25" to 33" Fila Brasileiro, Mastiff,
St. Bernard
Custom If you need something special, just let us know!

* If width is different for a specific collar, it will be noted on the product page.
** Breeds shown as a guideline only. Individual dogs vary so please measure your pet!

What size collar does my pet need?

All of our collars are adjustable. The measurements shown with the collar sizes are the collar measurements, not neck measurements. For the best fit, you should measure an old, well-fitting collar or measure your pet's neck and add 1/2" to 2" (depending on the size of your pet, if they have a smooth or long coat, how loose you'd like the collar to be, etc.).

What if my pet's measurement falls in more than one size?

Your pet may fit into more than one of our sizes. For instance, if you dog needs a 17 1/2" collar, this would be close to the top end of a size Medium and the small end of a size Large. If this occurs, you may want to choose based on the width of the collar. If you have a medium-sized dog, you may want the smaller width (3/4") of the M collar. If you have a large or extra-strong dog, you should probably choose the 1-inch-wide size L collar.

Still have questions?

If you have any questions about our sizes, please contact us. We'd be glad to help!


About Our Products

Our Collars

Stylish & Sturdy: We strive to make collars that are stylish AND sturdy at the same time. We use high-quality nylon webbing to make all of our products. Our own dogs have personally tested Crafty Collars in many situations. If you have a very strong dog or you just want a stronger collar, please choose one of our metal buckles (nickel or brass).

Hardware: Most of our collars are available with plastic or metal buckles and matching hardware (Cat and XS sizes are only available with black plastic buckles at this time). All of our buckles are very sturdy. If you have a large or very strong dog, you may want the extra strength of a metal buckle. Please note that metal buckles are significantly heavier than plastic buckles. Use your best judgement to decide what's best for your dog.

Cat Collars: Crafty Collars cat collars are made with breakaway buckles. These buckles are made to come apart if your cat becomes tangled or gets caught on something. These buckles cannot be used with leashes. If you want to use a cat collar with a leash, please let us know and we will make your collar with a non-breakaway buckle and a metal D-ring (instead of plastic D-ring). This type of collar (with non-breakaway buckle) should not be left on an outdoor cat. Our cat collars also come with bells, which can be easily removed.

Tie-out Use: Crafty Collars with plastic side-release buckles are not suitable for tie-out use. Collars with metal side-release buckles may be suitable for tie-out use. Please use your best judgement when using our collars with tie-outs and please supervise your pet AT ALL TIMES when tethered.

Our Leashes

The Basics: Leashes are created with decorative ribbon on both sides.

Length: Crafty Collars leashes are available in the length of your choice 4, 5 or 6 feet. Custom lengths are also available. Just ask!

Width: Our leashes are available in 3 different widths (1/2", 3/4" and 1"). If you order an XXL collar with matching leash, we will make the leash 1" wide. With all other sizes, we will match the width of the leash to the width of the collar. If you are ordering a leash without a collar, please let us know which width you would like.

Consumer is responsible for determining the suitability of Crafty Collars products for their pet and assumes all responsibility and liability by purchasing our products.

Consumer is responsible for determining the suitability of Crafty Collars products for their pet and assumes all responsibility and liability by purchasing our products.

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