Dog Neck Size by Breed

We appreciate it’s not always possible to measure the neck of the dog, particularly when you’re buying a dog bandana as a gift.  Here are some approximate neck size measurements for the majority of dog breeds.  Please use these measurements as a guide only and take into consideration that every dog is different.  Sizes may vary within a breed and may not necessarily comply with the neck size ranges and average neck sizes you see here.  Wherever possible it’s always best to measure the dog’s neck.

Our bandanas come in three sizes, Extra Small, Small/Medium and Medium/Large.  If in doubt we recommend you buy a larger size as you can always adjust the bandana to make it smaller by rolling it over a few times before tying.  You can see full details, dimensions and diagrams for each of our bandana sizes by visiting our Dog Bandana Size Guide however we have included the approximate measurement of the longest length for each size here as a quick reference.  This measurement represents the edge that encircles the dog’s neck.  All bandanas are tie on bandanas and therefore you need to allow a minimum of 10cms with which to tie the bandana around the dog’s neck.

Extra Small 45cm
Small/Medium 52cm
Medium/Large 74cm

Please take time to read our notes on Safety.

Breed of Dog Neck Size Range Inches Neck Size
Range Cms
Average
Neck Size
Afghan 16-22″ 40-55cm 47.5cm
Airedale 16-22″ 40-55cm 47.5cm
Australian Shepherd 16-22″ 40-55cm 47.5cm
Basset Hound 16-22″ 40-55cm 47.5cm
Beagle 12-18″ 30-45cm 37.5cm
Bichon Frise 14-18″ 35-45cm 40cm
Bloodhound 22-28″ 55-70cm 62.5cm
Border Collie 14-18″ 35-45cm 40cm
Boston Terrier 12-18 30-45cm 37.5cm
Boxer 16-22″ 40-55cm 47.5cm
Britany 14-16″ 35-40cm 37.5cm
American Bulldog 18-24″ 45-60cm 52.5cm
English Bulldog 18-24″ 45-60cm 52.5cm
French Bulldog 12-16″ 30-40cm 35cm
Bull Terrier 12-18″ 30-45cm 37.5cm
Cairn Terrier 10-16″ 25-40cm 32.5cm
Chihuahua 8-14″ 20-35cm 27.5cm
Chinese Crested 8-11″ 20-27.5cm 23.75cm
Chow 18-24″ 45-60cm 52.5cm
Cocker Spaniel 12-18″ 30-45cm 37.5cm
Collie 18-22″ 45-55cm 50cm
Corgi 14-16″ 35-40cm 37.5cm
Dachshund 16-20″ 40-50cm 45cm
Mini Dachshund 8-12″ 20-30cm 25cm
Dalmatian 14-20″ 35-50cm 42.5cm
Doberman 18-24″ 45-60cm 52.5cm
Fox Terrier 10-16″ 25-40cm 32.5cm
German Shepherd 18-24″ 45-60cm 52.5cm
Golden Retriever 16-24″ 40-60cm 50cm
Great Dane 20-26″ 50-65cm 57.5cm
Great Pyreness 24-30″ 60-75cm 67.5cm
Greyhound 14-18″ 35-45cm 40cm
Italian Greyhound 8-11″ 20-27.5cm 23.75cm
Jack Russell Terrier 10-14″ 25-35cm 30cm
Labrador 18-24″ 45-60cm 52.5cm
Lhasa Apso 12-16″ 30-40cm 35cm
Maltese 10-14″ 25-35cm 30cm
Papillon 8-12″ 20-30cm 25cm
Pekingese 12-16″ 30-40cm 35cm
Pit Bull 14-18″ 35-45cm 40cm
Pomeranian 10-14″ 25-35cm 30cm
Poodle Mini 10-16″ 25-40cm 32.5cm
Poodle Standard 12-18″ 30-45cm 37.5cm
Poodle Toy 8-14″ 20-35cm 27.5cm
Pug 12-16″ 30-40cm 35cm
Rottweiler 24-30″ 60-75cm 67.5cm
St. Bernard 26-32″ 66-80cm 72.5cm
Giant Schnauzer 20-26″ 50-65cm 57.5cm
Schnauzer 14-20″ 35-50cm 42.5cm
Mini Schnauzer 10-16 25-40cm 32.5cm
Scottish Terrier 14-20″ 35-50cm 42.5cm
Shar Pei 16-20″ 40-50cm 45cm
Shih Tzu 10-14″ 25-35cm 30cm
Springer Spaniel 14-18″ 35-45cm 40cm
Staffordshire Bull Terrier 14-20″ 35-50cm 42.5cm
Weimaraner 16-22″ 40-55cm 47.5cm
Wheaten Terrier 18-22″ 45-55cm 50cm
Yorkshire Terrier 6-12″ 15-30cm 22.5cm