How to Measure Your Dog

We highly recommend you precisely measure your pet to ensure an accurate fit. It's not reliable to specify a size based on your pet's weight alone.

Taking Measurements

When measuring your pet, it must not be too tight nor too loose. Please do not make allowances, instead take exact measurements. Please note that these measurments represent the size of the dog and do not reflect the actual measurements of the garment. Make sure your pet will fit within the chest size for a proper fit. Using a tape measure, measure the following in inches:

Neck - Measure the circumference of the neck at its widest point.

Girth - Measure the circumference of the mid section. This is in between the chest and the belly. Measure the belly at it's smallest point, which is typically right before the rear legs. Measure the belly instead of the girth for belly bands.

Body Length - Measure the length along the dog's backbone from the base of the head to the base of the tail. This is from the base where the collar rests to where the tail is attached.

Leg Length - Measure the length by starting from the center back (right at the base of the tail) and let the measuring tape fall to the side of the back leg. Leave 1 inch allowance from the floor as this will prevent your dog from stepping onto the pants. Measure the back leg length for pants and jumpers.

Vest Length - Measure the length along the dog's backbone from the base of the head to the belly. This is from the base where the collar rests to where you want the bottom of the vest to end up.

Taking Weight

Using a weighing scale, measure the weight of your pet in pounds. Although your pet's weight is not a reliable basis for sizing, it will help in determining correct sizing when used together with the above measurements.