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How to Measure Your Dog

Tips for measuring your dog:

There are four measurements designer use in their size charts: length, neck, chest/girth, and weight. Each measurement is important.

Length: Measure from the base of your dog's neck to the back of their tail (their back).

Neck: Measure where a dog collar would be. Make sure to give a little slack so that you don't choke your dog.

Chest/Girth: Measure around the widest part of your dog's chest, normally this is behind the front legs. Again make sure to give a little slack.

Weight: While this measurement is used, it is the hardest to find a size on as a 10lb pug has a completely different body shape and size then a 10lb dachshund. Also, even in the same breed, all dogs, carry weight differently, so the actually measurements are best.

Use all of these measurements together to find your dog's size. If a dog is in between two sizes, go a size up.

IMPORTANT: Every designer/manufacturer has a different size chart. It is important to look at each one as a dog may wear one size in one item and a completely different size in another item.

 

Looking for a size chart?

Go back to the product you are interested in and look in the description tab (you may have to scroll down). There will be a size chart listed there. Sometimes, the sizing is based on your dog's back length, and this will be how you select your size. If this is the case, it will be stated in the description.

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