When pulled to its tightest point, the steel rings on either end of the collar should be almost touching. This prevents your dog from being able to back out of the collar whilst remaining comfortable when loose.
As most of our leather martingale collars are non-adjustable, we need a couple of measurements taken with a soft tape measure or piece of string to ensure the perfect fit.
If you have a sighthound, such as a greyhound, whippet or Italian greyhound (other sighthounds also apply!) then you'll need to measure the points detailed in steps 1 & 2. If you have a non sighthound breed, then if you measure the middle of the neck as shown in step 3.
The first measurement we need is the widest part of the head, which is generally over the ears. The martingale collar needs to slip over the head, so will need to be large enough to fit over this part.
See the blue line marked A in the photo below for a rough guide of where to measure this part of the head.
The second part is the narrowest part of the neck, which will be the circumference from under the chin around the top of the neck, just behind the ears. This is marked as line B on the image below.
With these two measurements we'll be able to create a tailor made martingale collar for your sighthound which will fit like a glove.
If your dog is not a sighthound, then you would simply need to measure the circumference of the neck at about the middle point, as shown by line C.
A stylish leather Martingale collar, designed for your dog’s comfort and safety. It’s perfect for dogs with sensitive necks, particularly sighthounds, but we make this collar in a range of sizes so it’s suitable for any breed.
This collar is made by hand from the softest Italian leather. Unlike most Martingale collars, we fold the leather around the rings outwards rather than inwards. This smooths out any rough edges and helps prevent irritation or chaffing around the neck
To get a comfy fit, we’ll need you to measure the widest part of your dog’s neck before placing your order. Take a soft tape measure and, making sure it’s touching your dog’s fur but not tight, measure the circumference from under the chin to around the ears.
If you’re unsure, take a look at our guide (below) or feel free toget in touch with us. We’re always happy to answer questions.
Once you have the right measurements, have some fun choosing your leather colour. This collar comes in a variety of gorgeous leather colours. Just tell us which one you like the best.
How about a new dog lead?
If you need a new leather dog lead, we’ll be happy to make one for you. As with the collars, each lead is made by hand from Italian leather to match your dog’s new collar. They’re 1 metre long and come in 4 different widths.