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Dog Sizing Guide

Dog Sizing Guide

We have put a helpful dog sizing guide together to help you measure your dog. Here at Pearly Pets we sell a range of clothing and accessories to suit any pooch. Whether it be a Great Dane or a Chihuahua! When choosing a size, you need to consider both for the breeds and your dogs unique measurements.

To help we have put together a handy dog sizing guide below to help you choose the most suitable size for your dog to give the most comfort!

Please also refer to the individual product pages as sizes tend to vary between brands. If you require any assistance please contact us at info@pearlypets.com. We are paw-fectly happy to help you!

If you are struggling using a tape measure to measure your dog, use a piece of string to mark the measurements on. Place this against a tape measure to then get accurate results!

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Dog Sizing Guide

How to measure your dog for clothing

Combat Dog Hoodie

Are you still struggling to determine what size clothing you should order for your dog? Send us a message along with your dogs measurements and we will be happy to help you select a size.

Clothing sizes are based on your dogs weight, length and height. Don’t assume you know your dogs size. Each manufacturer size may be different and it’s important to check the individual size guide on the product page. The two measurements you need are the length of your dogs backbone and your dogs girth. (Measure your pet when they are standing up)

  1. How long am I?

Measure your dog from the base of the neck to the start of the tail. (Start the neck measurement where the collar would naturally sit on the neck)

2. How big is my chest?

Measure the chest about ½ and inch back from the front legs. (Around the body, also known as the girth). This is very important to get right, as usually if a dog freezes when you put clothing on it, it is usually because you have chosen the wrong size and restricted their movement.

3. How big is my neck?

Determine the neck size to ensure your dog is comfortable and the clothing won’t restrict breathing.

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How to measure your dog for a collar

Choc Croc Dog Lead

If your dog is super fluffy or broad, go for the next size up to ensure maximum comfort!

 

These measurements are based on your dogs neck. Please refer to the individual product pages for the manufactures individual measurements as sizes may vary.

  1. How big is my neck

Measure your dogs collar size by measure the neck. You can also measure a previous collar but bear in mind different manufacturer sizes vary. It is important to have the correct size collar to ensure your dogs maximum comfort.

Make sure you will be able to fit two fingers in between your dogs collar and its neck. Remember leather will stretch a little over time.

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How to measure your dog for a harness

Hailey & Oscar Wool Harness

Most harnesses are adjustable so select the size that is closest to your dogs measurements

 

Please refer to the individual harness product pages for the manufacturer’s measurements to ensure an accurate fit.

  1. How big is my chest?

Measure around the ribcage (snugly) just behind the front legs. Allow another 10% for comfort. The harness should be supported by the ribcage, not the belly.

Are you still struggling to determine what size you should order for your dog? Send us a message along with your dogs measurements and we will be happy to help you select a size.

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