In ancient times, protecting livestock from wild animals was a nightmare for shepherds. There were no bullets and guns to ward off the beasts that would feast on livestock. So, they bred and trained giant dogs to do the job. Though dogs succeeded in protecting the cattle round-the-clock, the wolves kept pestering domesticated animals, even dogs.
Dogs weren’t physically weak compared to wolves and could easily outweigh them in fights. But wolves were not much of paw-to-paw fighters—they’d go for the neck and throat when they attacked. When the throat clamps killed a significant number of dogs, shepherds brainstormed to find a solution. That’s when they hit upon the idea of using spiked dog collars.
Today, the purpose of using such collars is not to protect dogs from wolves but to protect them from other dogs.
To ensure that your dog is protected from any form of vicious attacks, this article lists the 9 best spiked dog collars that are sturdy, resistant to wear-and-tear, and safe for your dog.
Dog Collar Width According to Size
|Dog Size||Weight||Neck Width||Suitable Collar Width|
|Micro and small framed dogs||15-pounds or under||9″ – 12″||1/2,” 5/8,” or 3/4″|
|Smaller and medium-framed dogs||20 to 35-pound||13″ – 15″||3/4″ to 1″|
|Larger framed dogs||40 to 65-pound||16″ – 19″||1.25″ to 1.5″|
|Extra-large frame dogs||70+ pounds||16″ – 19″||1.5″ to 2″|