MBC makes the best cat collars out there - every single one I've bought has been such great quality that you really never have to replace it. But they've got so many cute designs that you can't help buying multiples! The velvet collection is super soft and sturdy, and the sizing is perfect. My cats are on the leaner/longer side, so the adjustable kitten size still fits perfectly. I was able to easily customize the findings to silver to match their name tags. My cats looked adorable with their little bowties on and I love that the bowties are removable, since my cats weren't huge fans of them (but they're perfect for photos). One of my cats likes to bite my other cat's neck, which ruined one of their previous collars that wasn't from MBC, but all of the collars I have from here have lasted with almost no damage - you can't even see his teeth marks. It looks especially cute on tuxedo patterns :)
My kitten Hughie looks very handsome in this bow tie. The bow tie itself is a little bit comically large on him, but he's only five months old and will grow into it in time. The collar fits perfectly, and I really like how easily the bow tie comes off of the collar, since he can't be in his formal wear 24/7.
The numbers listed below represent the shortest & longest adjustable length range for the neck size options we offer. We strongly recommend measuring your pet's neck before ordering, if this is your first time. Tip: A simple piece of string or ribbon (or equivalent flexible household item) can be used to assess the collar length your pet needs -- then measure the amount of string you used, laid out flat alongside a straight ruler. Often, customers may not realize their pet is smaller (or larger) than average prior to measuring!
If your pet is in-between sizes, select the closest size from the dropdown menu, but be sure to provide your pet's exact neck size measurements in the "Special Instructions" message box (on the Cart page before checkout) so that our seamstresses can make any necessary custom sizing adjustments to ensure an optimal fit for your pet. We'll take care of it as long as you give us the measurements!
|Kitten||6-10" (inches)||Fits small cats|
|Adult Cat||8-13" (inches)||Fits average-sized & larger cats|
|XL Cat||12-16" (inches)||Fits extra large, big cats|
|Tiny Dog||6-10" (inches)||Fits very small pups (measure to be sure)|
|Mini Dog||8-13" (inches)||Fits Chihuahuas, Yorkies, toy breeds|
|Small Dog||12-16" (inches)||Fits Beagles, Jack Russell Terriers, Pugs|
A Note About Adding "Slide" Tags to Collars: If ordering a personalized slide tag name plate to be put on your collar, the length of the tag will reduce the maximum length of the collar by 1.5 inches. If your pet's neck size is very close to the maximum of a certain size range and you plan to get a slide tag with the collar - to avoid any fit issues, we recommend ordering the next size up, or adding a note in the "Order Notes" box (located on the Cart page before checkout) to let us know your pet's exact neck size so our studio can make any necessary adjustments as needed.
"Size" refers to the collar's adjustable length (in inches).Note: The standard width of our collars is 1/2", regardless of the size option / length you select. To see a quick demo on how to adjust the size of your pet collar and achieve an optimal fit, watch the video below.
"Buckle Type" refers to the black or white standard plastic side-release clasp shown in all collar product photos in our store. On every collar product page, you will be given the option to select whether you prefer a "Breakaway" or "Non-Breakaway" plastic buckle clasp. Both types look the same as what you see in the photos — the difference has to do with the internal pronged mechanism, which makes them function differently. See the illustration below to compare the visual differences. Please Note: The details regarding the differences shown below will apply whether it's pertaining to a white or black buckle clasp:
The functional differences are as follows:
"Hardware" accent color refers to the various standard metal components that are part of the pet collar— i.e. the collar length adjuster, the round split ring for cat collars (or D-ring for dog collars), and the included removable bell. Note: The hardware color choices do NOT apply to the plastic buckle clasp - the buckle will always be plastic (unless you specifically order a metal buckle upgrade to go with your collar).