HOW TO TAKE YOUR DOG’S MEASUREMENTS
How do you know which size is right for your dog? One of things that make our dogs unique is that just like us, they come in all shapes and sizes. So when it comes to accessorising, how do we know which size to buy?
Obviously, a 12kg French Bulldog is going to be a very different size and shape from, say, a 12 kg Boxer puppy. Weight is not the best factor for choosing a size, especially for harnesses & collars. The best way to understand the right size for your dog is to take her measurements.
WHAT SUPPLIES DO I NEED TO TAKE MY DOG’S MEASUREMENTS?
You don’t need much to measure your dog, besides a good bit of patience! You’ll need something to do the actual measuring: Either a soft measuring tape (the kind tailors use) or a standard phone charging cable.
OKAY, I’VE GOT MY SUPPLIES… NOW HOW DO I MEASURE MY DOG?
Start with a deep breath and some treats. Some dogs will be happy to enjoy this new cuddle time, while others might get a little stressed out by the measuring tape. Just be patient, offer encouragement in quiet words, and provide plenty of treats as a reward for sitting still.
To take your dog’s measurements,wrap the charging cable or measuring tape around your dog’s neck/chest. Make sure your pup is sitting still enough to get an accurate reading. Follow the “two finger rule” for snugness: Your measurement should be tight enough that the measuring tape or charging cable does not fall off, but roomy enough to put two fingers between your dog’s fur and the measuring tape.
If you used the cable method, take a photo like the one here and send it to us for sizing. And that’s it! Don’t forget to write down the measurements if using a tape.
WHAT MEASUREMENTS SHOULD I TAKE?
There are two main measurements to consider when measuring your dog :
Chest: This is the widest part of your dog’s body. Put the measuring tape around this wide part, right behind his front legs and back to the top.
Neck: The neck measurement is important to know how the head opening of a harness will fit. To take the neck measurement, measure the part of your dog’s neck where their collar normally sits.
WHICH SIZE SHOULD I GET FOR FURRY PRODUCTS?
We have a few different sizing recommendations for our different products. Our strap harnesses are adjustable, making them easier to adjust when it comes to sizing. For reversible harnesses and collars, check out our size guides below. And remember — if you think your pup is between sizes, always go with the larger size.
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