How do you measure a dog?

Ensuring the perfect fit for your pooch is crucial. You want them to be comfy, and you want them to be safe and secure.

As we offer products from a variety of brands, we have included a size guide within the description for each wearable product - please be sure to double check this before you place your order. 

If you dog is between sizes (or close to the top of the size bracket), we recommend you opt for the larger size.

All you need is a tape measure. If you don’t have a tape measure, you can use a piece of string or a small scarf or existing collar - anything really, as long as it’s soft and flexible - then measure this against a ruler.

The measurements you will see:

Back Length

To ensure the perfect fit on dog harnesses and apparel, please measure your dog's back, from the base of their neck to the base of their tail.

Neck Circumference

To ensure the perfect fit on dog collars, bandanas and apparel, please measure all the way around around your dog's neck, in the place the collar usually sits. Please allow sufficient room to slip two fingers between the product and your pup's neck, which will ensure they’re comfy as well as secure.

Chest Circumference

For a comfortable, secure fit, measuring the chest is the most accurate way of determining the perfect size for your dog’s new harness or item of clothing. Again, using the tape measure method, wrap all the way around from directly behind your dog’s front legs (or the widest part of their torso) and check the measurement at the top.

Then what?

Once you have these, it’s as simple as checking your measurements against the size chart within the product description and adding to your shopping bag!

When in doubt, size up - but if you’re still not sure, you’re very welcome to get in touch with us to discuss further.

And if you do happen to purchase the wrong size - no problem, these things happen. Just get in touch and we’ll be happy to arrange an exchange.

 

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