HEAVY-DUTY COLLARS

FOR HEAVY-DUTY DOGS

Sizing & Measuring

While the order form lists general sizes to choose from, since every collar is hand-made, your collar can be made in ANY size. Have a dog with an odd sized neck? Not a problem! Collars can be made on the 1/4”, 1/2”, and even 3/4”

IMPORTANT: To get the CORRECT size in a BLOCKY DOGS® Collar, you must measure your DOG and not the collar your dog is currently wearing.

Because each collar is made specifically for your dog, BLOCKY DOGS® regrets that we are unable to take returns. If the collar you order and receive turns out to be the wrong size for your dog, you will be charged to have a new collar made. Following the measuring guidelines below will help ensure that you get the collar you want. All orders will be confirmed via email before we start building it.

A note about puppies: If you are ordering a collar for a growing puppy and need assistance in choosing a size that will allow for growth room, email us first. Include your puppy’s breed, age, and actual neck measurement (without adding the 4 inches) and we will offer some sizing options.

HOW TO MEASURE FOR A BLOCKY DOGS® COLLAR:  
(photos below are 3 different dogs)  

          

While your dog is sitting or standing, without a collar on:  Measure around your dog’s neck then add four inches. 
If you don’t have a tape measure then use a string and measure the string.
DOG'S NECK + 4 inches = SIZE COLLAR TO ORDER


No need for two fingers under the tape. 
This will result in a collar that is too large.

 
Measuring an old or current collar will not give you an accurate measurement.

Save yourself the disappointment and measure your dognot their collar.

Measure in the middle of your dog's neck
- not too high where it tapers by the ears,
- not too low where it widens at the base.
- not too tight, where it's choking
- not too loose where it might be a necklace. 
Just snug enough for a good fit. 

If you have a breed with LOTS of extra skin (Mastiffs, Saints, Neos, etc.) or a dog with very thick fur, make sure you account for the excess by making sure the tape is pulled tight enough to secure a good fit.

There are four hole adjustments on every collar. Measuring correctly should create a good fit on the second hole 
leaving one hole to go smaller and two holes to go larger.

Here are some average sizes (in inches) for collars by breed, so you can see if you are in the ballpark. Your dog may be outside the range, but it should give you a general idea if you've measured correctly. For Puppies or smaller dogs, check out our BABY BLOCKY Collars: (they fit dogs with necks as small as 9 - 10 inches).  
NOTE for cell phones: 
If the chart below doesn't display well on your phone, download the pdfby clicking here.

Breed
Average Collar Size*
Range of general sizes
Female
Male
American Bulldog
22
24
20 - 28
American Pit Bull Terrier (APBT)
22
24
21 - 28
American Staffordshire Terrier
22
24
22 - 28
Boxer
22
22
21 - 24
Bullmastiff
27
28
26 - 30
Cane Corso
24
26
22 - 30
Dougue de Bourdeaux
26
28
26 - 30
English Bulldogge
23
25
22 - 28
English Mastiff
32
34
28 - 38
German Shepherd
22
24

21 - 26

Great Dane
24
26
22 - 26
Malinois
21
23
21 - 25
Rottweiler
24
26
22 - 30

* Average Size for an adult, full-grown dog (not puppies)

Minimum Collar Sizes: 
Due to the width and weight, 
BLOCKY DOGS® collars are not appropriate for all breeds. Even some of the smaller APBTs and Staffies can be overwhelmed by a BLOCKY DOGS® collar. For this reason, we have minimum size requirements (but not maximum, so if you have a baby elephant, or even a full-grown elephant, we can make a collar to fit ;) 
Regular Flat or D-Above-Buckle FLAT: 
will not be made smaller than 20" in length (which is 20", 19", 18", 17" and will fit a dog whose actual neck is 15" or 16"). To fit into a 20" collar, your dog's actual neck must measure at least 15".

BLOCKY DUAL Grips
: Will not be made smaller than 22". 
To fit into a 22" collar, your dog's actual neck must measure at least 17".

Need a smaller, but still heavy-duty, collar for your adult dog?
Check out the BABY BLOCKY collars: they fit dogs with a neck as small as 9-10 inches.

For a selection of "AS IS/Ready-to-Go/Demo" collars that are available now, at a discounted rate, see our FaceBook page.

 

Customize your Collar

We have listed a number of the popular combinations of the many features you have to choose from when designing your BLOCKY DOGS® collars.  But you many want to select every feature yourself.  Don't worry, we've created a MEGA Custom items for every collar width: