Bark Collars by Breed Guide

 

Bark Collars by Dog Breed

If you're asking yourself "What is the best bark collar is best for my dog?" you've come to the right place. With a ride range of bark collars, it can be confusing trying to select the best collar for your dog. It's for this exact reason we've put this chart together. In the table below is a list of the most popular dog breeds in New Zealand and the best bark collar recommendations for each breed. If you don't see your dog's breed, feel free to contact us and we can help you further.

 

Mixed breed dog owners

Mixed breed owners should go by the dominant breed of the mix. Mixed breeds like Labradoodles can come in various sizes so before selecting a product, ensure the bark collar is suitable for your dog's size. You can find this information in the 'suitable breeds' section on each page.

 

Collar recommendations are for healthy adult dogs

Please note: We've based these collar recommendations on healthy adult dogs. If your dog is under 6 months, over 10 years of age, or has any health concerns, please contact us and we can offer suitable collar recommendations for your dog.

We also offer a 30-Day Money Back Guarantee on all bark collars which means if the collar you choose isn't working for your situation, you can contact us for an exchange, upgrade or refund.


If you have any questions feel free to call us on 0800 144 869

 

Bark Collars by Breed Chart

Please note: Products with an asterisk * are sound activated units and are only recommended if you have one barking dog. If you have several barking dogs please select an alternative bark collar that is either vibration activated or dual activated (sound and vibration activated).
 

Dog Breed:Akita
Recommendations:Although the Akita is not (generally) considered a renowned barker, they can be very headstrong dog none the less! We recommend static electric collars for this breed.
Dog Breed:Alaskan Malamute
Recommendations:These dogs can certainly howl! The Malamute is a very dominant breed and we recommend static electric collars.
Dog Breed:Aussie Bulldog
Recommendations:The Aussie Bulldog is a strong and energetic breed. If barking habits are persistent, we recommend a static electric barking collar.
Dog Breed:Aussie Shepherd
Recommendations:The Australian Shepherd is a popular working breed dog with a strong temperament. Their long coat doesn't work well with citronella spray collars which is why we recommend static electric bark collars.
Dog Breed:Beagle
Recommendations:The Beagle is a popular dog breed and they are not shy when it comes to excessive barking. Although the Beagle is a much-loved family pet, they can be very headstrong which is why we recommend static electric bark collars.
Dog Breed:Belgian Malinois
Recommendations:The Belgian Malinois is a very intelligent working breed dog. Citronella spray collars will not bother this breed which is why we only recommend static electric bark collars.
Dog Breed:Bichon Frise
Recommendations: The Bichon Frise is an intelligent and affectionate pet breed that can become a very strong yapper! Citronella spray bark collars may be an effective bark control option. If your dog has a stubborn personality, we recommend using a static electric bark collar.
Dog Breed:Blue Heeler / Aussie Cattle Dog
Recommendations:The iconic Australian working dog. When it comes to this breed, forget about citronella spray collars! Due to their intelligence and strong temperament, we only recommend static electric bark collars.
Dog Breed:Border Collie
Recommendations:Very energetic working dog that often barks while running making spray collars ineffective. We only recommend static electric bark collars for Border Collies.
Dog Breed:Boxer
Recommendations:Highly intelligent dog that can be very boisterous. Spray collars have worked in the past on more timid boxers but we generally recommend manual set static electric bark collars.
Dog Breed:Bull Arab
Recommendations:Headstrong Australian bred pig hunting dog. We only recommend static electric bark collars for this breed.
Dog Breed:Bullmastiff
Recommendations:A headstrong devoted guard and hunting dog. We recommend static electric bark collars.
Dog Breed:Bull Terrier
Recommendations:Not a big barking customer. Although they are very loyal, they can be a very headstrong and stubborn dog. We recommend static electric collars.
Dog Breed:Cairn Terrier
Recommendations:A lively and loveable pet dog that is prone to defensive barking. Citronella collars can be a successful bark control option, however, if your dog is running and barking we recommend a static electric bark collar.
Dog Breed:Cavalier King Charles
Recommendations:Another loveable pet breed dog that responds well to citronella bark collars. If your dog has a stubborn temperament, we recommend a manual set static electric bark collar.
Dog Breed:Chihuahua / Toy Breeds
Recommendations:One of the smallest breeds, but boy can they bark! Due to their size, the number of options is limited. You can go with a citronella spray collar or static electric bark collar for this breed.
Dog Breed:Cocker Spaniel
Recommendations:A moderate barking dog. Citronella spray collars have been successful in the past however we do recommend a manual set static electric bark collar.
Dog Breed:Corgi
Recommendations:Generally a low-level barker. Spray collars can be effective in most cases. If you don't find success with a citronella spray collar, we recommend a manual set static electric bark collar.
Dog Breed:Dachshund
Recommendations:Can be a persistent little barker! Spray collars are effective on this breed however if your dog is running and barking we recommend a manual set static electric bark collar. 
Dog Breed:Dalmatian
Recommendations:Can be a very highly strung and excitable dog without exercise and stimulation. We recommend a static electric bark collar.
Dog Breed:Dobermann
Recommendations:Very loud barking dog that can be excessive to all concerned! We definitely recommend static electric bark collars for this breed.
Dog Breed:Fox Terrier
Recommendations:Very active and sometimes very persistent little barker. Even though they is small in size, a static electric collar is often required,  especially if barking is territorial.
Dog Breed:French Bulldog
Recommendations:Very active and sometimes very persistent little barker. Even though it is small in size a static collar is often required, especially if barking is territorial.
Dog Breed:German Shepherd
Recommendations:Bold, strong and intelligent. Static electric bark collars are the only option we recommend for German Shepherds.
Dog Breed:Golden Retriever / Retrievers
Recommendations:Depending on the individual, we do get some success with spray barking collars however we do recommend static electric bark collars in most situations.
Dog Breed:Great Dane
Recommendations:Gentle giant of the dog world! Despite their size, we have had customers find success in citronella spray collars however we do recommend static electric bark collars in most situations.
Dog Breed:Greyhound
Recommendations:Increasingly popular pet dog and not a big barker generally. Depending on the dog, you may find success with citronella spray collars however we do recommend static electric bark collars as well.
Dog Breed:GSP
Recommendations:Popular hunting dog that is a bit of a barker as well. We only recommend static electric bark collars for this driven breed.
Dog Breed:Hungarian Vizsla
Recommendations:Popular hunting dog that is gentle by nature but can have a big bark. Static electric bark collars are your best solution.
Dog Breed:Huntaway
Recommendations:A New Zealand herding dog trained to herd by barking. If not trained properly, barking can be a big issue! We only recommend static electric bark collars!
Dog Breed:Irish Wolfhound
Recommendations:Gentle large breed dog that is not a big barker generally. Mixed breeds tend to create loud deep barkers. We recommend using a static electric bark collar.
Dog Breed:Jack Russell
Recommendations:Don't be fooled! Despite their size, they are one of our biggest customers. Jack Russells are a small tenacious dog bred for hunting rats and will bark a lot! We only recommend using a static electric bark collar to control nuisance barking.
Dog Breed:Japanese Spitz
Recommendations:An alert, small dog that is known for territorial barking. This can be a problem if living on a busy road! Citronella Collars can be effective however if your dog is stubborn, we recommend using a manual set static electric bark collar.
Dog Breed:Kelpie
Recommendations:Classic Australian working dog breed.  Tough, reliable and can bark. We only recommend using a static electric bark collar if your dog has nuisance barking.
Dog Breed:Labrador
Recommendations:Depending on the individual dog we do get some success with spray barking collars. However static electric bark collars are a more reliable bark control option.
Dog Breed:Lhasa Apso
Recommendations:Intelligent and affectionate, this pet breed dog can become a strong yapper! We recommend both citronella spray bark collars and/or manual set static electric collars. If your dog has a stubborn temperament, we recommend using a static electric bark collar.
Dog Breed:Maltese
Recommendations:Very popular and affectionate pet breed that can become a strong yapper! You'll find success with citronella bark collars and manual set static electric collars. If your dog has a stubborn temperament, we recommend using a static electric bark collar.
Dog Breed:Maremma Sheepdog
Recommendations:Anyone who owns a Maremma Sheepdog knows how stubborn this breed is and how much they bark. We definitely recommend a static electric bark collar…and a good one!
Dog Breed:Neapolitan Mastiff
Recommendations:Very strong minded with protective territorial instincts. A static electric bark collar will be your best option.
Suitable Collars:Dogtra YS600
SportDog SBC-R
Dog Breed:Pomeranian
Recommendations:One of the smallest breeds, but they sure are a yapper! You will find success with spray or static options however due to their size, the number of options is limited.
Dog Breed:Poodle (standard)
Recommendations:Poodles and variances may respond well to citronella spray bark collars. More stubborn dogs may need a manual set static collar.  (For different size Poodles, choose collars that relate to dog size)
Dog Breed:Pug
Recommendations:Another loveable pet dog that can respond to citronella spray bark collars. More stubborn individuals may need a manual set static collar.
Dog Breed:Rhodesian Ridgeback
Recommendations:Big strong looking dog that surprisingly responds well to citronella spray on occasions! We do recommend a manual set static electric bark collar in most situations.
Dog Breed:Rottweiler
Recommendations:A headstrong devoted guard dog with strong territorial tendencies. We recommend static electric bark collars for this breed.
Dog Breed:Samoyed
Recommendations:Friendly breed that is not known as a big barker. Spray bark collars can work (subject to coat length). If you choose to go for a static electric bark collar, we recommend a manual set collar.
Dog Breed:Schnauzer (standard)
Recommendations:Can be a bit of a barker! Spray can be successful in some cases but we recommend a manual set electric collars in most situations.  (For different size Schnauzers, choose a collar that relates to your dog's size)
Dog Breed:Shih Tzu
Recommendations:Very popular and affectionate pet breed that can become a strong yapper! You will find success in both citronella bark collars and manual set static collars.
Dog Breed:Siberian Husky
Recommendations:Not a renowned barker but is known for howling. Although you may find success in a citronella spray collar, we recommend static electric bark collars in most cases.
Dog Breed:Staffordshire Terrier
Recommendations:Can suffer from seperation anxiety when left alone. Static collars are the best option for staffies!
Dog Breed:Weimaraner
Recommendations:Popular hunting dog that is a bit of a barker as well. Static electric bark collars are your best solution.
Dog Breed:Whippet
Recommendations:Sensitive bdog breed that responds well to citronella spray collars. If your dog is stubborn, we recommend a manual set static electric bark collar.


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