Classic, low-key collars suit some dogs perfectly. But for pups of the punk-rock persuasion, an edgier accessory is in order.

Looking for the perfect collar for your little Sid (Not So) Vicious? We’ve got you covered. From skulls to sparkles, we found the best spiked dog collars for four-legged rebels.

How to Choose a Dog Collar

In addition to style, there are some important things to consider in terms of collar fit.

Standard flat collars should fit comfortably around your dog’s neck. The general rule of thumb is that you should be able to fit two fingers under the collar, ensuring that it isn’t too tight or too loose.

Some dogs are more comfortable in a harness. While selecting and fitting a harness can be a bit trickier, the same idea applies: a harness should be snug enough that your dog can’t slip out of it, but loose enough that two fingers can fit under every strap.

Whether you are using a collar or a harness, make sure to attach your dog’s ID tags. Should your pup become lost, this is his ticket home!

Spiked Collar Tips

Chihuahua wearing a spiked collar

It’s important to note that when we are talking about spikes on these collars, we’re doing so for fashion’s sake—NOT for training purposes. Any sort of prong collar or spiked training collar that causes pain or discomfort for dogs is not something that we endorse.

Spikes should face outwards and not come in contact with a dog’s skin, and spiked collars may not be the best option for the dog park or playdates where your pup may come into contact with other pups or humans.

You should also keep your dog’s comfort in mind when choosing a spiked collar. Some studs and metal hardware can be heavy for smaller dogs—so consider your dog’s weight and size and pick a collar that is appropriate and easy for your dog to wear.

Our Top Spiked Dog Collars: What We Looked For

Dog wearing a spiked dog collar outside

When selecting the best spiked dog collars, we looked for the perfect balance of doggie fashion and function. (It’s a tough job, but somebody has to do it.)

In addition to being punk-rock ready, our top picks feature durable materials, comfortable designs, and rave reviews.

Best Leather Spiked Dog Collar

Our Pick: Gold Pyramid With Studs Black Leather Dog Collar

Black and gold studded spiked leather dog collar

When it comes to leather spiked dog collars, there are a lot of options to choose from. But if you want something that is buttery soft with mile-high style, this gold-accented one is a fan favorite. We adore the gold pyramid studs placed in between rows of circular studs. It feels current, classy, and cool. Plus, don’t get us started on that gold buckle closure!

The whole collar is made out of high-quality, calf leather for a luxurious feel.

Highlights

  • Available in 6 different sizes.
  • We love the black and gold color combo.
  • Sturdy D-ring for easy leash attachment.

Things to Consider

  • This item is made to order and ships in 4-6 weeks. But we think it’s worth the wait!
  • The price point is on the higher side. But hey—your dog deserves it, right?

Best Small Dog Spiked Collar

Our pick: Omni Pet Leather Studs-and-Spikes Collar

OmniPet Signature Spiked Dog Collar

Available in 7 sizes, this spiked leather collar will fit nearly any dog. However, unlike many designs, the width decreases with the length, meaning toy breeds won’t be overwhelmed by a bulky band. Rock on, petite pups!

This spiked dog collar is also available in a whole range of colors including a traditional black, punchy pink, rock-ready red, electric blue, and many, many more.

Highlights

  • Available in 7 sizes and TONS of colors
  • Premium leather and sturdy double-stitching increase durability

Things to Consider

  • If you’re looking for a bolder look for a big dog, this narrow spiked collar might not fit the bill.

Sample Buyer Review: “My little Lucy looks awesome in her new collar. It fits perfectly and is made of quality material. I would highly recommend this for any princess who thinks she is a tough guy!”

Best Studded Dog Collar

Our pick: Star-Studded Leather Collar

star studded dog collar

Studded dog collars don’t need to be boring or predictable. Change the shape of those studs, and your pup will stand out from the crowd.

If your dog leans towards punk’s poppier side, consider this star-studded dog collar. The cheery red hue and gold stars pair perfectly with Chuck Taylors and catchy choruses.

Highlights

  • Available in 6 sizes
  • Made from durable top-grain leather
  • Matching leash available!

Things to Consider

  • If your pup doesn’t like pink, you might want to skip this one. Not available in other colors.

Best Customizable Spiked Dog Collar

Our pick: Mogoko Personalized Spiked Dog Collar

Customizable dog collar with spikes

This classic spiked collar features a reflective nameplate, which has room to include both your dog’s name and your phone number. Should Travis Barker or Johnny Rabone ever wander off, you’ll be a quick call away!

You can opt for the standard black or go wild with a purple option. We dig the narrow, pointy spikes for a cool, tough guy (or girl) look.

Highlights

  • Available in 2 colors and 4 sizes.
  • Made from vegan leather.

Things to Consider

  • Custom collars are made to order, so factor in extra time for shipping.
  • Double check all spelling and phone numbers when ordering.

Sample Buyer Review: “I love that his name and our phone number is printed on it. I also love that it is reflective, as our dog’s fur is mostly black.”

Best Pink Spiked Dog Collar

Our pick: Spikes-and-Crystals Collar

pink spiked dog collar with crystals

Diva dog, coming through! Studded with flashy crystals, this pink spiked dog collar is perfect for punky pups with a glamorous side. The leather material is luxurious and it has just the right amount of bling with crystal accents. We think it balances tough and sweet all in one go. Perfect for your pink-loving pups!

Highlights

  • Available in 7 sizes
  • Crafted from soft, premium calf leather
  • Handmade in the USA

Things to Consider

  • Each collar is made to order, so factor in extra time for shipping. But who doesn’t love something custom?

Sample Buyer Review: “This collar is so gorgeous! Excellent quality.”

Best Red Spiked Dog Collar

Our Pick: Wellbro Spiked Red Studded Dog Collar

Red dog collar with spikes and studs

The color red is angsty and feels like a fit for our fiery canine friends, so we had to add this spiked red dog collar from Wellbro to our list.

The shimmery rhinestones give this wide collar some class and style, plus the wide width makes it stand out from the crowd. The spikes take up the middle row—which gives this collar the right amount of balance and order to what is definitely a renegade option.

Highlights

  • If red is not your thing, this collar is also available in three other colorways.
  • Made with artificial leather—for our vegan dogs.
  • Offers strong alloy hardware.
  • Available in three adjustable sizes.

Things to Consider

The wide band may overwhelm some small pups, so just measure accordingly.

Best Novelty Spiked Dog Collar

Our pick: Didog Bandana Scarf Collar

spiked dog collar with bandana

If your pup’s style is a little “extra,” look no further than this stylish spiked dog collar. Complete with a punky bandana-style flap, you’ll be sure to turn heads at the dog park.

Highlights

  • Available in 4 sizes and 3 colors
  • Made from vegan leather

Things to Consider

  • Some dogs may not tolerate the “bandana” portion and would do better with a more minimal design.

Sample Buyer Review: “This looks great on my girl and it is very comfortable for her. So far it’s very durable and is holding up with all weather.”

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