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.
Our leather martingale collar can be made in a range of widths and sizes to fit any size or breed of dog and is available in any shade of our luxurious Italian calf leather.
We're big on functionality at Petiquette, and the comfort of your dog is the most important thing to us, that and making sure that they're the most stylish pooch in the park obviously! That's why our leather martingale collar has the leather parts around the rings of the collar folding outwards rather than inwards as is seen on most martingale collars on the market. This minimises the risk of any rubbing or chafing on the necks of the dogs. This is ideal for dogs with very sensitive necks such as the Chinese Crested, Italian Greyhounds, Whippets and any other sighthound for that matter.
Obviously the martingale isn't limited to just dogs with sensitive necks, and we've a range of sizes so that it can be worn by absolutely any breed.
To make sure that you receive a collar that will provide your dog the best fit, we'll need you to measure the widest part of your dog's head, as the collar will need to be wide enough to slide over.
This is typically done by measuring the circumference with a soft tape measure from under the chin to around the ears. Make sure that the tape measure is touching the fur but is not tight.
If you're unsure or have any questions about sizing, please don't hesitate to get in touch before placing your order.
All of our leather dog collars are hand made to order and typically take around 14 days for dispatch. UK delivery then normally takes 2-3 working days.
International delivery will vary depending on the destination, but as an estimate delivery is normally within 5-10 working days after dispatch.
If there is anything that you are not sure about before ordering a leather dog collar from us at Petiquette Collars, we are more than happy to help you with any questions you may have.
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So far, great! Brilliant design, looks great and had tons of good comments. Very happy with our purchase and looking forward to receiving the matching lead!
We have been very happy with the martingale collar since getting it for our Italian greyhound. We have found many other collars rub our IGs neck or don’t provide enough support. This collar is lovely and soft while providing support
My collar was far too small for my dog, I had messed up when putting the order in. I was offered a replacement but as I had made other arrangements I was given a refund including postage. Excellent customer services and a shame it didn’t fit!
Fantastic product, accurately described, beautifully made. Geoff was greattocdeal with in responding to inquiries promply to enable an accurate fit for our little IG.
Very, very happy.
Will be back to order more in near future.
This is the best Martingale collar I have ever purchased. So soft it doesn’t rub my whippets neck and looks fabulous. Excellent service