In order to determine what size to choose you will need to measure your dog’s chest, neck, back length, and weight and choose a size by these criteria in the following order:
1. Chest Size
This is measured by giving your pet a hug, during which you measure the entire size (all the way around) at the widest point of your pet’s chest. This is typically right behind the front legs.
2. Neck Size
First, plenty of kisses. Then, measure the neck’s size (the distance around it) at the point where the collar sits.
Weigh is not most important thing but it can help you to adjust and get the best size for your dog so its worth measuring it.
4. Back Size
Measure from the base of the tail (where it connects to the hindquarters) up to where the collar typically sits at the base of the neck, then follow up with a generous back scratch.
After you have precisely measured the chest size, neck size and so on, you will need to add some leeway so the dog will be able to move around easily.
If product is made of knit fabric (Hoodie, T-Shirt, Tank Top):
- Small dog (3S-M, DS, DM): Add to chest size 2-3 cm, neck size about 2 cm
- Medium dog (L-3L, FB): Add to chest size 4-5 cm, neck size 2-3 cm
- Large dog (4L-8L): Add to chest size 7-8 cm, neck size 3-4 cm
If product is made of regular fabric (Down jacket, Raincoat, Shirt),
- Small dog: Add to chest size 4-5 cm, neck size 2-3 cm
- Medium dog: Add to chest size 6-7 cm, neck size 3-4 cm
- Large dog: Add to chest size 8-10 cm, neck size 5-6 cm
The reason the neck size is small is because dogs have no shoulders, so the dog wear will slip down if the neck is too big. Measuring the neck size precisely should be just about right.
Regular fabric does not stretch, it needs more leeway than knit fabric. On “Additional information” tab on product page you can find weather product is made of knit or regular fabric.
Example: Choosing a hoodie for a dog with a chest size of 43 cm and a neck size of 26 cm
Since this is a small dog, choose a chest size of 45 cm and a neck size of 28 cm, medium size (chest 47 cm, neck 29 cm).
After getting the right sizes, compare them to a sizes from the list and find out what is the best size for your dog.
|Size||Back Length (A)||Chest (B)||Neck (C)||Front Length (D)||Rough standard weight|