Dog Apparel Guide
Determining the Right Size of Clothing for Your Dog
What size should I buy for my dog?
How to Measure Your Dog for Clothing?
There are three main measurements to select the right sizeof dog apparel.
A soft tailor’s tape can come in handy.Ensure your dog is standing up. Each dog apparelhas a size chart.If your dog is between sizes, we usually recommend the larger size for more coverage.
This diagram below should provide a helpful guide for you to figure out where you need to put the measuring tape in order to determine a good fit for your dog.
Length= Measure from where the collar sits to the base of the tail
Girth= Measure the widest part around the chest
Neck= Measure around the neck, where a collar would normally sit
Determining the Right Size of Boots for Your Dog
A snug fit is always the best size option and here are two ways to measure:
Measuring the Paw by Width
To get a paw measurement have the dog stand with their paw on a blank paper. Ensuring the dog’s weight is on the paw, draw a line to the left and right of the widest part of the paw. Now you can easily measure the distance between the two lines to get paw width measurement.Match your measurement to the specific dog boots manufacturer sizing chart. Measure both the front and rear paws as your dog’s rear paws may be smaller. If your dog is right on the line between sizes, opt for the larger size.Tips:To ensure paw being measured is bearing weight, lift the dog’s other front paw.
Measuring the Paw by Length
Place front paw on a blank paper, with the dog standing with full weight. Make one mark at the “heel” by aligning your pen straight down the back of the leg and one mark at the longest toenail. Measure the distance between the two markings.Match your measurement to the specific dog boots manufacturer sizing chart. Measure between the two lines. Measure both the front and rear paws as your dog’s rear paws may be smaller. If your dog is right on the line between sizes, opt for the larger size.Tips: To ensure paw being measured is bearing weight, lift the other front paw.
Finding a Perfect Fitting Collar
How to Measure for a Clip Collar
Let your dog sit or stand in front of you. Use a soft measuring tape. This measurement is taken from the circumference of the neck where the collar will sit. Loosely measure the neck where the collar would normally sit sliding two fingers between the dog’s neck and measuring tape. Adding the two fingers should make the collar size about 2″ larger than the dog’s neck size (maybe closer to 1″ on very small dogs.) The collar should not be loose enough to slip over your dog’s head. Collars should also not be so tight as to obstruct breathing or cause coughing.