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I have already bought a medium and large size collar for her to grow into but I’m not sure if I should purchase a small as well? What do you think?
 

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Getting one that is adjustable is your best option. Get the largest one that fits now, so that you can let it out as she grows. Then, once she is an adult, you can get some non-adjustable ones if you want.
 

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Getting one that is adjustable is your best option. Get the largest one that fits now, so that you can let it out as she grows. Then, once she is an adult, you can get some non-adjustable ones if you want.
Yes, all of mine are adjustable. I have a medium and large adjustable. Do you think the medium adjustable will work for her at 12 weeks?
 

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I'm assuming she's not with you yet? If so you can always measure her neck. "Medium" and "large" don't mean much because every company has a different idea of what those mean. If she's coming from a breeder, ask them what size they typically find works for their young pups!
 

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Yes, I don’t have her yet. She was only born a week ago but I’m just so excited I want to buy everything already 😂
I'm assuming she's not with you yet? If so you can always measure her neck. "Medium" and "large" don't mean much because every company has a different idea of what those mean. If she's coming from a breeder, ask them what size they typically find works for their young pups!
 

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Now that we're down to one dog, I just took a bag-full of leashes, collars and harnesses to our local shelter.

For me, buying a new collar and/or leash is like buying new school supplies (when my kids were school-age.) It signifies a transition and I find it somehow satisfying.

Our rescue dogs all came with collars and leashes. I don't know if a breeder will provide a "starter" collar, but I kinda think they should - along with some of the food the pup has been eating.
 

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I get it! But your breeder should absolutely be able to tell you what size collars the puppies are using by the time they go home. They may even send you home with one - ours gave us a lightweight collar/lead combo that she'd already started teaching them about leash skills with.
 

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I get it! But your breeder should absolutely be able to tell you what size collars the puppies are using by the time they go home. They may even send you home with one - ours gave us a lightweight collar/lead combo that she'd already started teaching them about leash skills with.
Yeah I’m sure they will. It’s just so early right now. I’ll have to ask them. I’m just getting ahead of myself haha.
 
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