Yorkie dog collars can come with a variety of features. A good Yorkie collar will fit correctly, be lightweight, durable, and able to hold ID tags. Keep reading to learn about which collar is right for your pup.

Yorkies are a complicated breed. One minute they’re snuggling on your lap, and the next they’re off on an adventure or hunting for prey. This big personality combined with their tiny frame can make them excellent escape artists.

It’s wise to have your Yorkie wear a collar with ID tags in the unfortunate situation where they run off and get lost. Your Yorkie will need a collar that is lightweight, small enough to fit correctly, and durable enough to withstand their escapades.

In this review, we’ll show you a few of our favorite dog collars made for this petite yet adventurous breed.

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Top Yorkie collars: At a glance

Blueberry Pet Essentials 22 Colors Classic Dog Collar, Turquoise, X-Small, Neck 8"-11", Nylon Collars for Dogs
Best GPS collar
Whistle Go Explore/The Ultimate Health + Location Tracker for Pets/Green
Viosi Leather Dog Collar for Large Medium Small Dogs Best Padded Buffalo Hide 2 Solid Brass Rings for Leash and Dog Tag, Metal D-Buckle
GoTags Personalized Dog Collar, Custom Embroidered Pet ID Dog Collar with Pet Name and Phone Number, Adjustable with Quick Release Snap Buckle - Red, Large
Best training collar
GoodBoy Mini No Shock Remote Collar for Dogs with Beep and Vibration Modes for Pet Behaviour Training - Waterproof & 1000 Feet Range - Suitable for Extra Small to Medium Dogs (5-15 lbs)
Mile High Life Night Reflective Double Bands Nylon Dog Collar (Blue, X-Small Neck 9"-13" -20 lb)
Blueberry Pet Dog Collar
Whistle GO Explore Health & Location Tracker
Viosi Leather Dog Collar
GoTag Pet ID Collar
GoodBoy Mini Training Collar
Mile High Life Reflective Collar
Good for everyday use
Best GPS collar
Best leather collar
Best tagless collar
Best training collar
Best reflective collar
Blueberry Pet Essentials 22 Colors Classic Dog Collar, Turquoise, X-Small, Neck 8"-11", Nylon Collars for Dogs
Blueberry Pet Dog Collar
Good for everyday use
Best GPS collar
Whistle Go Explore/The Ultimate Health + Location Tracker for Pets/Green
Whistle GO Explore Health & Location Tracker
Best GPS collar
Viosi Leather Dog Collar for Large Medium Small Dogs Best Padded Buffalo Hide 2 Solid Brass Rings for Leash and Dog Tag, Metal D-Buckle
Viosi Leather Dog Collar
Best leather collar
GoTags Personalized Dog Collar, Custom Embroidered Pet ID Dog Collar with Pet Name and Phone Number, Adjustable with Quick Release Snap Buckle - Red, Large
GoTag Pet ID Collar
Best tagless collar
Best training collar
GoodBoy Mini No Shock Remote Collar for Dogs with Beep and Vibration Modes for Pet Behaviour Training - Waterproof & 1000 Feet Range - Suitable for Extra Small to Medium Dogs (5-15 lbs)
GoodBoy Mini Training Collar
Best training collar
Mile High Life Night Reflective Double Bands Nylon Dog Collar (Blue, X-Small Neck 9"-13" -20 lb)
Mile High Life Reflective Collar
Best reflective collar

Best Yorkie dog collars

Best for everyday use

Blueberry Pet Dog Collar
21,271 Reviews
Blueberry Pet Dog Collar

  • Fun, creative collar designs and coordinating leashes to match each personality
  • Created with nylon fabric and high-density webbing for durability
  • Size XS: ⅜-inch-wide band fits neck girth of 8 in.–11 in.

What we like

Blueberry’s everyday collars balance the need for utility and fun. You and your Yorkie can express your playful personalities with a variety of patterns and styles, including vintage, holiday, floral, geometric, reflective, or a traditional solid. You can also create a personalized collar just for your pup. Some of the Blueberry collars have padding for an extra comfy feel. Blueberry also creates leashes and harnesses that coordinate with the collars. 

The X-small dog collar is small enough to fit most teacup Yorkies. It has one D-ring for attaching tags, while other Blueberry products have extra hardware for additional tags and leashes. The fastening buckle is made from eco-friendly plastic. 

What we’d change

The fun fabric selection is geared toward medium to larger breeds, leaving the selection for toy breeds a bit scant.

Best GPS collar

Whistle GO Explore Health & Location Tracker
6,228 Reviews
Whistle GO Explore Health & Location Tracker

  • Alerts you when your pet leaves a designated safety area
  • Real-time location tracking to track down lost pets
  • Provides activity level and health tracking to monitor fitness

What we like

The Whistle GO Explore uses AT&T’s wireless network and Google Maps to alert you when your Yorkie leaves their designated safe space, and then provides live location tracking so you can find them. The tracker also monitors your dog’s activity levels and sends you weekly health reports on behaviors such as sleeping, scratching, and licking.

The battery life can last from five to 20 days depending on your pet’s activity level. The waterproof (IPX8) tracker will survive through just about any outdoor adventure your pup encounters. Just attach the tracker to any dog collar (up to 1″ wide), customize your settings on the app, and get going.

For a limited time, the subscription includes unlimited access to veterinary professionals through the Whistle app.

If the GO Explore is too much tech—or if you need something more affordable—you can also consider the simpler Whistle Go tracker by following the same link above.

What we’d change

The Whistle GO Explore requires a monthly subscription plan, and if AT&T cellular coverage is spotty where you live, the tracker may have trouble providing accurate information. Also, this model is designed for pets over 8 lbs., so it may be too big for the smallest Yorkies.

Best leather dog collar

Viosi Leather Dog Collar
407 Reviews
Viosi Leather Dog Collar

  • Genuine full-grain leather exterior and soft padded interior 
  • Small: neck sizes 8.5 in.–12 in.; collar is about ⅝-in. wide
  • Two brass D-rings for dog tags and leash attachment; belt buckle style closure.
 

What we like

We love the timeless look of this leather dog collar. The outer full-grain leather layer is stitched to a soft padded interior layer for a comfortable fit.

The brass buckle and D-rings add to this stylish look. The D-rings are located in the front and back so that the tags and leash can be attached separately.

The small size fits necks from 8.5″ to 12″ and is about ⅝” wide. It comes in black and brown leather with a tan interior and various stitching options.

Personally, I love the idea of a long-lasting, timeless leather collar, but to keep it looking its best, you should clean it occasionally with a soft cloth and leather cleaner. Then, a good leather cream or conditioner should be applied a couple of times a year. These products help restore and waterproof the collar for future adventures.

What we’d change

Sometimes when leather gets wet, it can stretch, stain or become misshapen. This is a possibility if your Yorkie spends a lot of time around water.

Best tagless collar

GoTag Pet ID Collar
328 Reviews
GoTag Pet ID Collar

  • Tagless, noise-free ID collar
  • ID information is embroidered into a durable nylon webbing 
  • Size XS: ⅜-in.-wide band and fits neck girth of 8 in.–12 in.

What we like

The GoTags Pet ID collar is a personalized collar made specifically for your pup. There are no noisy metal tags that can get scratched or fade. Instead, the name and phone number are stitched into the fabric itself, making it long-lasting and lightweight. It’s a perfect collar for a Yorkie puppy, and for owners who don’t like the constant jingling of dog tags.

This collar is made of durable nylon that is adjustable for a custom fit. It has a D-ring for any extras you’d like to attach, and closes with a plastic snap closure. With 5 colors and 15 thread color options, you can make it one-of-a-kind. 

What we’d change

There’s a possibility that if the adjustable slider needs to be made extremely small, it could cover the embroidered ID information, but anybody would still be able to read the information by loosening the collar.

Best remote-controlled training collar

GoodBoy Mini Training Collar

  • The remote control has a simple, straightforward design with no excessive buttons or settings
  • Optional one warning beep and nine levels of vibration
  • Crafted for small dog breeds: 5 lbs.–15 lbs.

What we like

This training collar goes beyond a normal bark collar. It can be used for correcting a number of troublesome behaviors like barking, jumping up on people or furniture, or running away. The clear, straightforward controller buttons make it easy to give your Yorkie a warning beep, or—if the behavior continues—nine levels of increasing vibration. (It never shocks.) 

This lightweight, waterproof dog collar is ideal for tiny breeds, with the receiver measuring 2″ x 1.3″. It comes with two different prong sizes in case your pup has long hair.

The collar does well outside with a range of 1,000 feet. Additionally, the remote control can pair with a second collar in case you’re training two dogs at once.

A lithium battery keeps the receiver going for about a week before needing a recharge. And to save on battery power, the receiver goes into standby mode after five minutes of no activity.

Although this is our favorite training collar, we also discuss other options in our guide to Yorkie bark collars, including a citronella spray collar, an automatic no-bark collar, and an extra-small bark collar, ideal for teacup Yorkies.

What we’d change

This would be an all-in-one nuisance stopper if it also had an automatic anti-bark mode that could also be used without the remote control. However, being able to choose when to correct your pup gives you better control over their training.

Best reflective collar for nighttime walks

Mile High Life Reflective Collar
3,793 Reviews
Mile High Life Reflective Collar

  • Nylon webbing with 3M reflective material
  • Lightweight durable buckle and strong gunmetal D-ring
  • Size XS: fits 9 in.–13 in. neck girth with a ⅝-in. band

What we like

The Mile High Life reflective dog collar is highly visible in dim conditions, making it safer to walk when the sun’s not shining.

Several rows of reflective material are woven into the fabric, making it more reflective than a lot of other brands. The fact that the reflective material is woven into the fabric eliminates the problem of the reflective material being scratched off, as it often is when it is simply glued to the surface of a collar. You can choose between seven different colors, which look great in daylight. 

The XS size adjusts from 9″ to 13″, so you can get the best fit. This collar secures with a plastic buckle. Tags can be attached to the carbon-plated D-ring.

One of the best parts of this collar is its affordability. It’s reasonably priced and yet has thousands of positive reviews to back up its quality.

What we’d change

The collar can loosen somewhat, especially if you are using it to attach a leash. However, we never recommend attaching a leash directly to a collar for such a tiny breed. Harnesses are best for attaching a leash.

Best harness

Think Pet Dog Harness
8,377 Reviews
Think Pet Dog Harness

  • Extended sizes to fit even 3–5 lb Yorkies; XXS-XL
  • Lightweight, breathable, soft mesh with reflective trim
  • Two adjustable straps at neck and chest

What we like

There are so many good things about the Think Pet harness. For starters, this harness comes in very small, hard-to-find sizes, like XXS, which are perfect for a teacup Yorkie or Yorkie puppy. 

A well-engineered harness is a great way to walk a Yorkie as it avoids putting potentially harmful pressure on your dog’s delicate neck. This adjustable 2-point harness stays secure on the dog’s shoulders and chest area and the D-ring is attached to the center of the harness, so it doesn’t put unnecessary pressure on the dog’s neck. 

The Think Pet harness has soft, breathable mesh fabric with nylon straps and reflective piping to help your pet be more visible in low light conditions. Sizes XXS and XS have a single layer of fabric, while the S to XL sizes have a double layer for extra support and to withstand pulling. It comes in nine colors.

If you’d like to compare other options, including cold-weather or car-safe harnesses, check out our guide to the best Yorkie harnesses.

What we’d change

This harness needs to be put over the dog’s head and then properly adjusted each time. My Yorkie, Max, doesn’t like things pulled over his head, and I think it’d be easier to wrap it around his chest and buckle. To remove the harness, the neck strap needs to be loosened each time to comfortably pull it over the Yorkie’s head.

What to look for when buying a Yorkie collar

Collar size / Neck size

To get the best fit, use a soft tape measure and gently wrap it around your Yorkie’s neck. Allow room for two fingers to fit comfortably under the tape when measuring or add 1″ to your dog’s neck girth measurement. You don’t want the collar to be tight on the Yorkie’s neck. Similarly, if it is too loose, it may catch easily on objects with the potential for choking.

Yorkies can vary greatly in size, but for perspective, our petite pup, Max, is a 5 lb. Yorkie with a neck girth of 9″ and a chest girth of 13″. 

If your Yorkie measures between sizes, go up a size and adjust to fit. If the collar or harness seems too big at the smallest adjustment, you may need to try a different brand to get the right fit.

When you’re looking for a collar for your Yorkie puppy, look for one that will fit them now, rather than one that is slightly big that they’ll grow into. You do not want to have the collar too loose, and since collars are relatively cheap, it shouldn’t be a big deal to invest in a bigger replacement down the road.

>> Read more: Yorkie Growth Chart: How Big Will My Yorkie Get?

Materials Used

While they may not look like it, the Yorkie dog breed is quite curious and adventurous. They love to squirm into tight places and chase down small prey. Your Yorkie will need a collar that can keep up with their adventures.

Woven materials like nylon and leather are durable. Leather tends to be tougher, but if it’s not flexible, it could be uncomfortable.

Also, the hardware should be as tough as the rest of the collar. Look for metal and rust-resistant D-rings. If the collar has a plastic snap closure, make sure it’s not flimsy. You don’t want it to pop off during one of your Yorkie’s escapades.

Function

Many collars are made for the simple purpose of holding dog ID tags. These flat collars are readily available, inexpensive, and get the job done. 

However, there are a few other types that may be helpful. 

GPS collars can track your dog if it’s lost. Training collars give a negative stimulus to your dog to stop unwanted behaviors. Reflective collars help you and your dog stay safe during dark walks. Smart collars interact with your smartphone, recording information such as activity and health information. Lastly, harnesses, not a collar per se, are great for walking as they take all pressure off the neck.

There are a few types of collars available that we wouldn’t recommend for the Yorkie breed. These include shock collars, martingale collars, prong collars, and choke collars.

Can you put a collar on a Yorkie safely?

Yes, Yorkies can wear a collar safely, and they are important for identification in the unfortunate situation that your pup gets lost. 

Just make sure it is not too heavy or wide for their size. A collar with a width of around a ½-inch is ideal for this small breed. Also, be sure that the collar is neither too tight nor too loose. It should fit comfortably with a space of about two fingers between the dog’s neck and the collar.

However, for Yorkies, collars should not be used to connect a leash. Instead, use a harness when connecting a leash. This will keep the pressure off of the Yorkie’s delicate neck and reduce the chance of incurring collapsed trachea, a common health issue for Yorkies.

Does my Yorkie need a collar if they’re microchipped?

While microchipping is a great idea, it takes specialized equipment to read them. Most likely, the neighbor down the road won’t have the equipment, nor will they know if your pup is microchipped. You’ll be relying on their kindness to take the dog to a shelter to read the chip. 

Identification tags are more accessible and will likely help you get your Yorkie back sooner. In fact, in an ASPCA survey of pet owners, only 6% of dogs were returned to their owner at a shelter. Many more were recovered by having ID tags on their collar.

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