If you are looking for the best collar for your medium sized dog then you’ve come to the right place. There are a number of factors to take into account which we’ll cover here to help you make the decision on the best collars for medium sized dogs.
What is a medium sized dog?
Technically the definition of a “medium dog” means breeds which weigh from 20lbs to 60lbs (approx. 9kg to 27kg). This weigh bracket crosses over with the biggest small breeds at the lower end and with the smallest big breeds at the upper end.
Examples of medium sized breeds include:
Afghan Hound, Airedale Terrier, Australian Shepherd, Basset Hound, Border Collie, Boxer, Bulldog, Chinese Shar-Pei, Chow Chow, Cocker Spaniel, Collie, Dalmatian, English Foxhound, English Springer Spaniel, German Shorthaired Pointer, Golden Retriever, Labrador Retriever, Poodle, Portuguese Water Dog, Samoyed, Shetland Sheepdog, Siberian Husky, Standard, Schnauzer, Vizsla, Welsh Springer Spaniel, Whippet. (There are many other breeds that should be included here but we’ve just given some examples. If you have a specific breed you’d like to know more about look here.)
These breeds can have neck sizes from approx. 10” / 25cm up to approx. 24” / 61cm depending on the build. That is why it is very important to measure your dogs neck before buying a collar. Check out here how to measure your dogs neck.
What to consider in best collars for medium sized dogs?
If you are looking for collars for medium dogs you will want to consider comfort and quality as well as practicality and durability. From an environmental and ethical point of view, you may also want to consider what materials are being used. Medium sized dogs, like any dogs, may relish rolling in fox poo or playing in mud, so it may be a consideration to have a machine washable collar that can go straight in the machine after a muddy walk. Medium dogs may still pull on the lead so you will want a strong collar. All our collars have a webbing interior, stitched with strong nylon bonded thread. Ultimately, you want your dog to be comfortable in his collar. A lovely soft fabric that won’t dig into his neck or matt his fur will help with this. And it may be important to you that their collar has been made here in the UK to the highest standard by highly skilled craftsmen and craftswomen. We can help with that too!
What features to look for?
Clip or Buckle?
If you have ever purchased a dog collar, you will have had to decide between a clip (usually plastic) and a buckle. On one side of the fence are those who swear by buckles only and will use nothing else (especially if they have ever experienced a clip fail). For other people it’s the other way round. Some people like the security of the buckle. Some owners who remove their dog’s collar frequently prefer the speediness of a plastic clip.
Leather or Fabric?
Some owners feel they can’t use leather for ethical reasons and others love the fact it is hard wearing (although difficult to clean). There are many fabric choices available nowadays – some hand wash only and perhaps for “special occasions” and other choices are machine washable so extremely practical for messy pups! You can also find collars made from wipeable, waterproof materials that make the collar cleaning post walk a quick and easy run under the tap!
Do dogs need to wear collars?
The simple answer to this is yes, dogs need to wear collars. Check out our blog on this here.
Where can I get durable, practical, comfortable collars for my medium dog?
Here at Oscar & Hooch we have a wide range of collars and leads for medium dogs. Our soft and comfortable signature range comes in a wide selection of colours. Like our striped and neon ranges, it is hard wearing and machine washable. Our daisy range is also hard wearing and also offers waterproof and wipeable qualities. Regardless which range you choose, you know choosing Oscar & Hooch you’ll look good on the catwalk or in the countryside!