When Can You Put Collars On Newborn Puppies

The best way I’ve found to identify them from birth to six weeks (when they’re microchipped) is to use color–coded collars. When pups are born, I crochet daisy chains and tie those on for collars until they’re big enough for a high-quality breakaway collar.


Once your new fur babies are born definitely you will just be in awe with so much blessing whether you are a breeder or just a simple fur parent.

If you have an average of about 6-10 puppies every batch, how do you distinguish one from the other?

Do you find it easy to remember which ones are males from the females?

So this is what my next blog post is about.

I wanted to let you guys know about a safe way to mark your puppies.

Should they be male or female and easily know it (take note that most of the time, some of them would look alike!) without frequently holding them which is what we try to avoid especially if they are still too young.

Factor #2: Size of your Dog Breed

The size of your dog’s breed needs to be considered whether you are buying or doing your own whelping collars.

Of course, the size of your dog will determine the materials that you will need to create the collars.

If you are buying them, then their size will also tell you the best option in terms of durability.

As we all know, big sized dogs would tend to need collars that are more durable and long-lasting.

How do you keep newborn puppies warm?

Place the puppy on a gentle direct heating source.

Use a hot water bottle filled with warm water or a heating pad set to low to warm the puppy. Put a towel or blanket in between the heat source and the puppy to make sure the heating is gentle enough.


Can you put a collar on a week old puppy?

I recommend waiting until they’re 10 weeks old.

But by getting them used to a collar and leash at 10 weeks old, they will be comfortable wearing them by 12 weeks when you can start to walk them outside.

How do you mark newborn puppies?

Although it will be a few weeks before you can walk your puppy outside on a lead (prior to vaccination, you should carry your puppy to avoid the risk of infection), you can get them used to a collar once they’ve had a few days to settle into their new home.

How do you put a whelping collar on?

If all the puppies appear similar, you can identify the puppies using non-toxic, permanent marker pens to mark each one on the abdomen (you can use various colors of permanent markers). You could also tie different colors of ribbon or rick-rack loosely around each puppy’s neck to identify them.