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What collar size for your GSP?

What collar size for your GSP?

19 inches
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46%
21 inches
5
38%
23 inches
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8%
25 inches
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What collar size for your GSP?

Postby GSPaddict » Tue Aug 01, 2006 6:31 am

Hey I was just wondering what to expect for collar size for my GSP. I am doing some online shopping and wanted to buy a double coated nylon collar while getting other stuff. He is 4 months old and I expect him to be smaller than average gsp's. Thanks!
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Postby pear » Tue Aug 01, 2006 7:27 am

None of the above...... 15 inches.
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Postby AHGSP » Tue Aug 01, 2006 8:50 am

pear wrote:None of the above...... 15 inches.


??? Are you sure Pear? That short....

I've been buying 21" w/ a center safety ring and while they are a tad long, I didn't think they were that long..... I do keep mine a bit looser than most (3 fingers), but I don't use it to control them as much as just ID them and make them visible. I use a choker or prong for control, so I may be buying them too long. HMMMM, me thinks me had better double check meself on me collars.......
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Postby pear » Tue Aug 01, 2006 11:03 am

Yes sir 15 to 17 inch. I have contact that supplies them cheap, that is a beagler......"pear"
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Postby ezzy333 » Tue Aug 01, 2006 11:27 am

Bruce,

I think it is a lot safer to have the collar fit reasonably snug. When they are too sloppy it is easier to get them snagged on something.

I buy 14" for my Brits and sometimes have to put a hole in to make them tighter.

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Postby AHGSP » Tue Aug 01, 2006 11:36 am

Do you keep the collar up tight to the back of the head on them? Like where you would want a choker to ride? If you look at Dalin in my Avatar, that is about where I normally let their collars ride. His was a bit looser/lower in this pic, as he was in that growing phase where I seemed to have to adjust every othere day.....
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Postby pear » Tue Aug 01, 2006 11:39 am

Bruce I went back and re-checked and I was right. I don't allow much of a tag-end 1/2 to 3/4 inch maybe. That could be the difference. If I left three plus inches of tag, I'd be at 18 to 21 inches. ..."pear"
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Postby AHGSP » Tue Aug 01, 2006 11:52 am

OK. Like you, I buy collars at a discount and in bulk and if a tag is to long on a mature dog, just cut it back. On the pups, I'll keep the tag to adjust as they grow into them. By buying the 21" collars I can adjust accordingly, but still buy a good "one size fits all" in bulk and save a few dollars. I do ride my collars a bit low to make room for choker,pinch, e-collars up tight to the back of the head.
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Postby Brittguy » Tue Aug 01, 2006 3:17 pm

Remember that some places measure differently. Last place I bought collars ( Wilson Dunn) . They said to measure dogs neck and add 4 inches . I ordered 20'" collars and they fit at middle hole.
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Postby GsPJustin » Sun Aug 20, 2006 2:35 am

I use 21, I have 3 collars for a dog. One that i leave rather lose for casual home wear. A Leather collar that i keep tighter for work, and a blaze orange collar for field.
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Postby Ryan » Sun Aug 20, 2006 12:23 pm

My 8 month old is wearing a 18 inch collar right now. I think once he is full grown he will wear a 21 or 22 inch collar. As you can see the size difference in the GSP is amazing. I would look at the parents and find out what size collar they are wearing and that will probally tell you. You could also make a trip to the pet store and try a few different collars on then find the measurment of the one that fits best and order that size.

I am the same as Justin I have 3 collars for my dogs as well. I have a casual nylon collar that I keep fairly loos (2 or 3 fingers), then I have a hunting collar (coated nylon with a D ring) that I use when hunting, and I have a Choke chain for training obedience.
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Wow..Just Measure the dogs Neck!

Postby ranger1760 » Wed Sep 06, 2006 8:39 am

I have 2 dogs and both wear an 18" collar
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