Martingale Dog Collars
Martingale dog collars are the perfect collar for dogs with heads smaller than their necks such as greyhounds, italian greyhounds, salukis and whippets. Martingale dog collars have a gentle tightening action that prevents the dog from backing out of its' collar when pulled. Martingale collars slip on over the dogs' head and are fully adjustable. While Martingale collars are usually worn by sighthounds, they are suitable for almost any breed. Some owners prefer not to leave a martingale collar on their dog while unattended and use one only for walks or outings since a martingale is a type of choke collar.Shop now by browsing the dog collar styles to your left, or read on for more helpful martingale collar information.
Martingale Dog Collar Basics
A common question for sighthound owners is how martingale collars are made and why they are superior to other types of dog collars. Martingale collars are made using 2 strips of webbing sewn into a loop. The smaller of the 2 loops features a d-ring which attaches to your dog's leash and tightens when pulled. The second loop is worn around the neck and adjusts to fit the neck.
Unlike choke chains, martingale collars will not damage your dog's fur or crush the throat. Many owners prefer martingale collars because they are much more gentle for your dog.
Dogma London began as a martingale dog collar company and offers all designs in a martingale collar style. To order, choose your preferred width of martingale from the drop down menu next to the "style" option next to the collar that you would like to order.
How to Adjust Your Martingale Dog Collar
Adjust your martingale collar by moving it up to the narrowest part of the neck. Pull upwards on the loop by holding it just behind the d-ring. The two metal slides should come together but not touch. With the correct size collar there should be a two inch distance between the two slides. This will ensure the collar will continue to tighten if the dog tries to back out of his collar.
Choosing the Perfect Size for your Martingale Dog Collar
To measure your dog for a Martingale Collar, use a soft tape measure and measure three points - around the widest part of the head, behind the ears, and around the neck (where the dog collar will sit). Choose the smallest size dog collar that will still fit all three points. For example, if your dog has a 16" neck, select a medium sized dog collar (adjustable from 13-17") rather than a large, which is adjustable from 16-20 inches. Of course you can always just email us with your three measurements and she can tell you what size of martingale dog collar will fit your pup perfectly!