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 DogNeck Size Range InchesNeck Size
Range Cms
Average
Neck Size
Afghan16-22″40-55cm47.5cm
Airedale16-22″40-55cm47.5cm
Australian Shepherd16-22″40-55cm47.5cm
Basset Hound16-22″40-55cm47.5cm
Beagle12-18″30-45cm37.5cm
Bichon Frise14-18″35-45cm40cm
Bloodhound22-28″55-70cm62.5cm
Border Collie14-18″35-45cm40cm
Boston Terrier12-1830-45cm37.5cm
Boxer16-22″40-55cm47.5cm
Britany14-16″35-40cm37.5cm
American Bulldog18-24″45-60cm52.5cm
English Bulldog18-24″45-60cm52.5cm
French Bulldog12-16″30-40cm35cm
Bull Terrier12-18″30-45cm37.5cm
Cairn Terrier10-16″25-40cm32.5cm
Chihuahua8-14″20-35cm27.5cm
Chinese Crested8-11″20-27.5cm23.75cm
Chow18-24″45-60cm52.5cm
Cocker Spaniel12-18″30-45cm37.5cm
Collie18-22″45-55cm50cm
Corgi14-16″35-40cm37.5cm
Dachshund16-20″40-50cm45cm
Mini Dachshund8-12″20-30cm25cm
Dalmatian14-20″35-50cm42.5cm
Doberman18-24″45-60cm52.5cm
Fox Terrier10-16″25-40cm32.5cm
German Shepherd18-24″45-60cm52.5cm
Golden Retriever16-24″40-60cm50cm
Great Dane20-26″50-65cm57.5cm
Great Pyreness24-30″60-75cm67.5cm
Greyhound14-18″35-45cm40cm
Italian Greyhound8-11″20-27.5cm23.75cm
Jack Russell Terrier10-14″25-35cm30cm
Labrador18-24″45-60cm52.5cm
Lhasa Apso12-16″30-40cm35cm
Maltese10-14″25-35cm30cm
Papillon8-12″20-30cm25cm
Pekingese12-16″30-40cm35cm
Pit Bull14-18″35-45cm40cm
Pomeranian10-14″25-35cm30cm
Poodle Mini10-16″25-40cm32.5cm
Poodle Standard12-18″30-45cm37.5cm
Poodle Toy8-14″20-35cm27.5cm
Pug12-16″30-40cm35cm
Rottweiler24-30″60-75cm67.5cm
St. Bernard26-32″66-80cm72.5cm
Giant Schnauzer20-26″50-65cm57.5cm
Schnauzer14-20″35-50cm42.5cm
Mini Schnauzer10-1625-40cm32.5cm
Scottish Terrier14-20″35-50cm42.5cm
Shar Pei16-20″40-50cm45cm
Shih Tzu10-14″25-35cm30cm
Springer Spaniel14-18″35-45cm40cm
Staffordshire Bull Terrier14-20″35-50cm42.5cm
Weimaraner16-22″40-55cm47.5cm
Wheaten Terrier18-22″45-55cm50cm
Yorkshire Terrier6-12″15-30cm22.5cm