If you are looking for the best collar for your medium-sized dog, then you’ve come to the right place. We’ll discuss the factors you need to take into consideration, in order to help you make the decision on which medium-sized dog collar to get.

What is a medium sized dog?

Technically, the definition of a “medium dog” means breeds which weigh between 20lbs to 60lbs (approx. 9 kg to 27 kg). This weight 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 could also be included, so if you have a specific breed in mind, you may like to visit this list of breeds and characteristics to see how large your chosen breed can get.

These breeds can have neck sizes from approx. 10” / 25 cm up to approx. 24” / 61 cm depending on the build. That is why it is very important to measure your dog's neck before buying a collar. Luckily, we've put together a comprehensive guide on how to measure your dog's neck and pick the appropriate collar size for them.

What to consider when purchasing a medium sized dog collar

If you are looking for medium-sized dog collars, 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 think about 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 their collar. A lovely soft fabric that won’t dig into their neck or matt their 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!

Features to look for in medium sized dog collars

Clip or Buckle?

If you have ever purchased a dog collar, you’ll know that you will have to decide between a clip (usually plastic) and a buckle. Some people prefer buckles, as they like the security that a buckle provides. However, for owners who remove their dog’s collar more frequently, they might find the speediness of a plastic clip more preferable.

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!

Durable, practical and comfortable medium sized dog collars at Oscar and Hooch 

Here at Oscar & Hooch, we have a wide range of collars and leads for medium dogs. Our soft and comfortable signature range and neon range come in a wide selection of colours. The collars are durable, as well as machine-washable. Regardless which range you decide, you know choosing Oscar & Hooch will ensure your pet will look good on the catwalk or in the countryside!

Medium Sized Dog Collars FAQs

Do all dogs need to wear collars? 

The simple answer to this is, yes. According to current UK laws, dogs do need to wear collars.

How do I know my dog’s collar size?

You can measure the centre of your dog's neck with a tape measure or piece of string. Pull the tape or string snug, but not tightly, around their neck allowing space to insert two fingers. If you used a piece of string, you can measure it with a ruler afterwards.

Should dogs wear collars at night?

Collars are not designed to be worn 24/7, and can be taken off at night as long as your dog is in the house. Non-stop wear can cause irritation, so it's a good idea to remove it for your dog's comfort.