One of the first products you purchase for your pet is a collar, so you want to make sure you’re buying the best collar for a Dachshund. It is easy to get caught up in the aesthetics of a collar, rather than the practicality, however it is so important that you buy a collar that fits your dachshund perfectly. If you purchase a collar that is too large and fits loosely, first you risk the collar falling off and secondly the collar could become caught on something and cause strangulation. Conversely making the collar too tight will be uncomfortable for your pet and cause irritation.
What is the perfect fit for a collar?
Firstly, I would use a soft tape measure and measure around your Dachshunds neck and use the two finger rule: ‘You should be able to comfortably slide two fingers side by side between the collar and the neck. Allowing the collar to fit snugly, but not tight.’ Use this measurement to fit size guides on collar websites. This will help when buying the best collar for a Dachshund.
Ordering an extra small.
I made the mistake of just ordering an extra small, adjustable collar before my miniature dachshund puppy came home and now at 4 months old, the collar is still too large. So it is worth waiting until your puppy is here to get an accurate measurement of their neck.
My best collar for a dachshund recommendation
After having my miniature dachshund, Scooby, in a cat collar for months we finally came across the most perfect collar, plus we fell in love with the brand instantly. The collar is by Buddy & Bone, a new pet accessory company that make a beautiful vegan collar and lead set in a funky array of colours for every size of dog. Their brand is all about ethics and sustainability, so I was even more impressed when my order arrived in a compostable post bag, with a 100% recycled cardboard box and tags.
Scooby’s neck measured 23cm, using the two finger rule, by following the size guide on buddy and bones website, this indicated Scooby would be an extra small, no surprise there. The XS collar fits from a tiny 20.5 cm circumference and is the only collar I have found that fits my miniature dachshunds neck. The size guide is great as it tells you the difference in length from the first and last hole, so you also know how much adjustment you will get. The width of the collar also changes based on what size you buy, so at 1.5 cm in width it looks perfect on a dachshunds neck.
They make their collars and leads from a high quality vegan leather, so no cows were harmed in the making of your pet accessories. The vegan leather is easily wiped down with a damp cloth after those mucky adventures and has a life span of three to five years based on everyday use. The buckle and clip is made from zinc alloy metal which is rust and stain resistant.
Take a look at Buddy & Bones full range, plus if you use SCOOBY15 you will receive 15% off your order.
Getting to know Buddy & Bone
We spoke to Buddy & Bone to ask them a few getting to know you questions:
Why did you set up Buddy & Bone?
A new direction in my career – I have worked for Luxury Brands for 15 years – From Property to Hotels and really wanted to start my own. I’ve always had a love for our four legged friends and noticed a gap in the market for Vegan Leather for dogs – & Buddy & Bone was born!
Do you have a four-legged friend helping you with the orders?
We do! His name is Ollie a 5 month old Black Labrador and he is the best – Although he doesn’t help much, he has been known to eat our tissue paper – it’s non-toxic and bio-degradable so he should be ok!
What is the best part of running Buddy & Bone?
The amazing interactions from our customers on social media and our ambassadors – We love nothing more than a picture of their buddys wearing a B+B Collar & Lead once they have received their order.
Do you ship internationally?
We do indeed – And also at a heavily reduced rate, we do have plans in the future to open a distribution centre in the USA eventually.
With your sizing, is this the best collar for a Dachshund?
Dachshunds are a different kind of breed because there are so many ranges. We have customers from XS-M so it is vital to measure your pups neck before ordering.
Is the vegan collar and lead waterproof?
It is – The Shelf life of our leather is anywhere from 2-5 years depending on usage in the elements.
Are you in any pet shops?
We are currently in Dog & Groom in Wandsworth Common which is a beautiful luxury pet boutique/Groomer, we are planning to be in a pet café in London in the next couple of weeks and are also in talks with some larger luxury retailers in London.
Thank you Buddy & Bone for answering our questions, head over to their website to check their full range of vegan collar and lead sets and see for yourself why we have voted this the best collar for a Dachshund. Remember to use SCOOBY15 for 15% off.