French Bulldogs are one of the most adorable breeds of dog out there. And did you know: They are one of ST ARGO's most popular purchasers! Well, their owners are... These small, compact dogs are known for their rough and tumble personalities and affectionate nature. However, they have unique physical features that make them different from other dogs, and finding the right collar and harness for them can be a challenge. In this blog post, we will discuss why ST ARGO are the best dog collars and leads for French Bulldogs and some factors that you need to consider before purchasing accessories for your Frenchie.
French Bulldog Collar Size and Fit
The first thing to consider when buying a collar for your French Bulldog is the size and material of it. Frenchies have short, thick necks, so you need to ensure that the collar is comfortable and made of high-quality materials. Nylon and leather materials are the most popular options because they are durable and adjustable.
ST ARGO offers a range of vegan leather collars and harnesses for dogs. Vegan leather is much more durable than nylon, as it does not fray over time. This is perfect for a French bulldog, as they are generally quite a playful breed and will likely roll, play in the grass and wrestle with other dogs at the park.
The collar should fit snugly around your Frenchie's neck, but not be too tight. You should be able to fit two fingers between the collar and your dog's neck. Head to our size guide for the sizing of our collars to check measurements before purchasing. Remember, ST ARGO offers easy and fast exchange options if you accidentally order the incorrect size!
Baxter the Frenchie shows off his new Sage Green ST ARGO collar. The perfect fit for this little guy!
Our dog collar sizing is perfect for French Bulldogs. A French Bulldog puppy will be a size small when he or she arrives home. After a few months, your furry friend will grow into a medium collar . The medium collar is the perfect width for your Frenchie's neck. It sits comfortably enough to support your dog on a lead, whilst being adjustable to fit with growth, weight gain or weight loss as your Frenchie will fluctuate over the years.
The ST ARGO dog harness is also an excellent fit for a Frenchie. The chest girth is perfect for a small or larger French Bulldog.
French Bulldog Collar Comfort and Fit
Next, you need to find a collar that is comfortable for your French Bulldog. Choose a collar that is not too tight nor too loose to avoid causing discomfort or choking. The ideal collar should fit snugly on their neck while also allowing enough space for two fingers to fit between the collar and their skin (as per our size guide). It is essential to measure your dog's neck accurately to ensure that you get the correct size.
The ST ARGO dog harness sits comfortably at the nape of your Frenchie's neck. This is a special feature, that has been specifically designed with safety of the dog in mind. Unlike other dog harnesses, the ST ARGO harness sits at the base of your dog's neck. This means that the strain is transferred into your dog's shoulders and chest, rather than their delicate neck. The shoulders and chest is much sturdier than your dog's neck.
ST ARGO Frenchie Collar Safety Features
Frenchies are prone to respiratory issues due to their unique facial structures. So it's vital to invest in a collar that does not put pressure on their neck, which can cause potential health problems. You can find collars that have safety features such as reflective strips, breakaway clasps, and padded neoprene to provide extra comfort.
Frenchie's like to rough and tumble - ensure you select a dog collar that will not come loose. The ST ARGO dog collar is perfect for a French Bulldog, because it features a traditional buckle closure that will not break open with rough play.
Baby Frenchie is sound asleep on mum's lap in the ST ARGO medium Taupe collar. See how comfortable the width fit is on this little one?
ST ARGO Collar Design
The design of the collar is also something to consider when selecting the best one for your French Bulldog. There are endless options for stylish collars that you can choose from, including colorful patterns, fancy stitching, and cute charms. Frenchie owners are known for their fashionable style, so you'll want to select a collar that complements your (and your pup's) personality. Lucky for you, we offer a range of nine superb colourways (and more coming) to choose from!
ST ARGO Dog Collar Material
Choose a collar made from a comfortable and durable material. Leather and nylon are popular choices. Avoid collars made of rough materials or those that may irritate your dog's skin. The ST ARGO collar is made of buttery-soft but durable vegan leather. This is a non-animal alternative to traditional animal-hide leather.
Did you know: ST ARGO was the first Australian pet brand to manufacture a cruelty-free alternative to leather dog accessories?
Not only does the vegan leather look beautiful, it is also extremely sturdy. Our special PU blend has been treated with an oil coating that protects it from corrosive substance such as mud and salt water. Although not waterproof, it is far superior to regular PU leather dog accessories, due to this special treatment that has been formulated over the years.
Further, the ST ARGO vegan leather collars have been formulated with a mesh lining. The mesh works at knitting together the collar when there is excessive strain – it basically is an additional reinforcement for the collar and ensures longevity even with prolonged pulling/strain.
Mochi the cream Frenchie wears our size large taupe collar with light gold hardware.
How pretty does she look?!
Selecting a Collar Based on Brand Reputation:
Lastly, you need to consider the reputation of the brand you are purchasing from. Look for brands that specialise in making high-quality, durable dog collars, and have positive reviews from other customers. You can do your research online, ask for recommendations from friends or family, or seek advice from your vet.
Check out our 1000's of 5 star reviews across our website, Google and Facebook! Our collars and harnesses are vet endorsed, we are even stocked with Bondi Vet!
Overall, choosing the best dog collar for your French Bulldog requires careful consideration of their unique physical features and personality. The perfect collar should provide comfort, safety, durability, and style, while also fitting snugly around their neck. Keep these factors in mind the next time you're shopping for a dog collar, and you'll find the perfect one for your furry friend.