Hound Collar - Acrylic Templates

These templates have designed by J.H.Leather using our favourite techniques to create a smooth flowing taper from the point to the widest section of the collar.

Our templates have been sized from measurements taken from 8 years of orders to create a range of sizes that will cover most dogs. Each length is available in 2 different widths and all are tapered to 3/4" / 19mm at the point and buckle ends.

These templates can be used for both padded and non padded collars and come with a mini guide and a link to our be the maker video on how to create these beautiful collars.

The following measurements can be used as a guide to what neck size these collars will fit, when using a buckle that measures 1"/25mm long. (measurements are internal done up size, and measured as per our measuring guide for collars)

We also offer a custom hound collar templating service where you can choose every aspect of your collar!

Padded: 11" - 14" / 28cm - 35.5cm
Plain: 12" - 15" / 30cm - 38cm

Padded: 12.5" - 15.5" / 32cm - 40cm
Plain: 13.5" - 16.5" / 34cm - 42cm

Padded: 14.5" - 17.5" / 37cm - 44.5cm
Plain: 15.5" - 18.5" / 40cm - 47cm

Size Guide
Measuring Guide

Ordering a bespoke dog collar or belt? Please read the measuring guide to ensure you order the correct size.

Dog Collars

When measuring for your new dog collar, the best option is to measure the internal length of a current collar adjusted to how you like it fitted. To do this, remove the collar from your dog and do it up at the desired fitting, then with a flexible tape measure measure around the inside of the collar. This length will be where the middle hole will fit on your new collar.

How to measure your dog collar
You can also measure around your dogs neck. Place the tape measure around your dogs neck where the collar will sit and to a tightness that you like.

We will use the measurements provided as the internal measurement and add 2 larger and 2 smaller holes for adjustment. 


The best way is to measure your current belt from the inside of the buckle to the hole that is used most. You can also use a tape measure and measure around your waist where your belt will sit.

We will add 3 larger and 3 smaller holes for adjustment.

Belt Measuring Guide

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