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Offline Tyler007

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What size collar to start off with?
« on: October 14, 2012, 07:42:22 AM »
So yesterday we went on our shopping spree for new puppy stuff and bought a collar and leash set. The collar we bought is a medium 14"-20" this going to be too big? Should we have gone with a smaller size to start?

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Offline dmartin

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Re: What size collar to start off with?
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2012, 08:14:35 AM »
Give your breeder a call.  Puppies range wildly in size and your breeder will have a good idea of what size collar will fit  your puppy when they are ready to go home.  Just know that whatever you *do*  buy, your puppy will probably outgrow in about 4 - 5 months, so don't spend alot of money just yet.  I didn't buy really nice (expensive) collars for my girls until they were at least two.
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Offline miaswarts

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Re: What size collar to start off with?
« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2012, 09:43:28 AM »
For a slip on martingale, you can take a fabric tape measure and measure the largest part of your pup's head and that will be the small end of the size.  For a buckle collar, measure the base of the neck.  You want a few inches to grow into.  Also, the 1" wide collars are good for puppies and the 1.5 or 2" for adults. 
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