Sizing & Fit – Martingale Collars

When measuring for our Martingale collars we require two measurements:

  1. Head thickness (B)
  2. Neck thickness (A)

 

The thickness of head is necessary as we make the collar a close fit to the head so that when relaxed the collar cannot slip of easily. Martingales always have a risk of coming loose when slack, however this second measurements reduces the chance of it coming off completely.

Measuring guidance for collars (Neck):

  1. Find the part of the neck you want to collar to sit when walking your hound. 
  2. Take a flexible tape and measure the neck circumference.
  3. Do this three times, making sure you remove the tape between measurements.
  4. It is your choice but we would recommend the largest measurement of three.

Measuring guidance for collars (Head):

  1. Find the thickest part of the head
  2. Take a flexible tape and measure the head circumference.
  3. Do this three times, making sure you remove the tape between measurements.
  4. It is your choice but we would recommend the largest measurement of three.

Fit for Martingale:

  • The collar should not ‘choke’ your hound when at full tension.
  • There should be less than half a finger spacing between the collar and your hounds neck when at full tension.