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Mrs. Bones Collar Styles
Standard Side-Release Collars
Standard side-release collars with a plastic clip come in all lengths, and widths of 5/8-inch, 3/4-inch, 1-inch, 1.5-inch.
Also called Martingale Collars, are available in all lengths, and widths of 5/8-inch, 3/4-inch, 1-inch, 1.5-inch, and 2-inch. The safest and most commonly used collar for all Sighthounds is the "double-loop" safety collar, known in some parts of the USA as the "martingale" or "humane safety choke" collar. Quite simply, it is two loops – the larger loop adjustable to the size of the dog's neck; the smaller loop, often referred to as the handle, has a D-ring attached to it. When a leash is attached to the D-ring, the larger loop tightens around the dog's neck and prevents the dog sliding backward out of the collar. The restraint is firm and secure, but never pinches or gags the dog.
The Single Loop
Mrs. Bones created the Single Loop specifically to bypass the need for a plastic closure collars for tiny or very large dogs. This collar does not open in the traditional manner, but expands and contracts by using the brass slider. The collar is extended the full way, slipped over the dog's head, and then adjusted to fit the dog's neck comfortably. This style is especially useful for tiny dogs – Italian Greyhounds, Chihuahuas, Chinese Crested Dogs, Maltese, Miniature Doberman, Pekingese, Shih Tzu and Yorkies.
On the other end of the size scale, Poodles, Airedales, Goldens, Vizsla, Doberman, and other large dogs with long necks have been able to wear 2-inch wide collars by using this style, which bypasses the 2-inch plastic closure. The 2-inch plastic closure is very bulky and uncomfortable.
5/8-inch Wide: Trims for dogs whose neck measures 5-11 inches (Toy size) such as Toy Poodles, Maltese, Yorkies, Silky Terriers, Italian Greyhounds, Chinese Cresteds, and Chihuahas.
3/4-inch Wide: Trims for dogs whose neck measures 11-15 inches (Small size) such as Boston Terriers, Dachshunds, Jack Russell Terriers, Shih-tzu, Miniature Schnauzers, and Miniature Poodles.
1-inch Wide: Trims for dogs whose neck measures 15-19 inches (Medium size) such as Dalmatians, Irish Setters, Weimaraner, Boxers, Corgis, Whippets and Labradors (who usually have short necks).
1.5-inch Wide: Trims for dogs whose neck measures 19-23 inches (Large size) such as Golden Retrievers, Rottweilers, Doberman, Bassett Hounds, and Medium, Large and Extra Large Sighthounds.
2-inch Wide: Trims appropriate only for larger Sighthounds, Mastiffs, Great Danes, Giant Schnauzers.
View a Sizing Chart for Mrs. Bones collars.