To ensure a correct fit, it is extremely important that you enter your dog`s correct Neck or Harness Belt measurement, Please use a soft tape measure and always double check the measurement taken.
Please take the time to properly measure your Dog or Bitch as all of our Products are individually Handmade in our workshop to your specifications (made to order) unless listed under the Ready Made Items link. Alterations to the size are not always possible once an item has been made.
We will produce your order from the measurements we are given and will allow extra room for growth if your dog is under 2 years old, so please enter the exact measurement that is taken. We sometimes notice that the measurements given seem to be rather Big or Small for the Age and Sex entered in which case we will contact you by email to double check, this however does sometimes hold up the production time while we await confirmation. If your item is not for a Stafford then please state the breed in the customers comments as this helps us to understand the measurements that have being given.
To measure the Neck for a Studded Collar take a soft tape measure and measure around the Centre of the Neck at the point where the collar normally sits, do not pull the tape tight or have it too loose or take your existing Collar and measure from where the leather starts at the buckle to the hole being used. Enter the measurement taken via the neck measurement choice box for the collar you wish to order. Please do not add to the measurement taken or enter a size stamp from another makers collar. We make the measurement entered as the centre hole if your Dog/Bitch is adult (over 2 years old) or allow for growth if under that age.
Our Studded and Plain Collars have 5 holes of adjustment which are spaced at 19mm (3/4") apart and cover a 75mm (3") neck range. If your dog is adult (over 2 years old) we will make the neck measurement that you give as the centre hole on the Collar, which gives a balanced finished result. If your dog is under 12 months of age then the neck measurement entered will be made as the 1st hole to allow more room for growth. If between 12 months to 2 years we will make the neck measurement given as the second hole on the collar.
Half Check Collars (martingale collars) are made for the Leather Section to pull tight to the neck measurement entered, they do not have buckles for adjustment and are put on by slipping over the dog`s head. The Leather Section will encircle the neck tightly in the tightened state (see picture on left) but the Collar will hang loose when not being used as a Check Collar attached to a lead (see picture on right).
To measure for a Check Collar please measure the Smallest Part of the neck (up behind the ears) with a soft tape measure pulled reasonably tight (so it does not strangle your dog but also not too loose) then enter this exact measurement, do not add or subtract anything from it. The Collar Leather Section will then be made to pull tight to the neck measurement given in order for it to act as a check collar. The chain section allows the collar to open up by 133mm (5 1/4") allowing the collar to go over the head and to drop to the base of the neck and hang loose when not being used with a lead, if you would prefer the loose state to be tighter and for the leather section to pull tight to a smaller measurement when used as a check collar than the actual neck size then just deduct a little from the measurement taken. Please note once made they cannot be altered in size.
Harness Belt Measurement..... measure your dog with a soft tape around the rib cage area, just behind the front legs. Our Harnesses have 11 holes of adjustment on the belt strap spaced at 19mm (3/4") apart so there is plenty of room for adjustment. The two front straps which go over the shoulders have 4 holes of adjustment on each which once set you should be able to leave done up. Please enter the exact measurements you have taken, we will allow room for growth if your Dog/Bitch is under 2 years old.