Dog Size Guide
DOG MEASURING GUIDE
Measure your dogs neck using a measuring tape where the collar usually sits.
Measure right around the body from behind the front legs, around the deepest part of your dog’s chest.
Measure from the base of the neck (where the collar would sit) to the base of the tail along the dogs back bone
* Tip – If you do not have a measuring tape then try using a piece of string and then measure the string with a ruler.
DOG COLLAR MEASURING GUIDE
The measurements below are a guidline only. Each product and brand varies. Please check the spacific measuremnts which are detaIled in the description part of the product page.
To measure for your dog’s collar please use a tape measure to measure the circumference of your dog’s neck. Alternatively use a piece of string or ribbon if you don’t have a measuring tape. To ensure the collar isn’t too tight, you’ll need to add about one to three inches (depending upon your dog’s size) to this measurement to find the correct length collar.
In addition to the length, the width of your dog’s collar is also important. A collar that is too wide for your dog may rub and cause discomfort, while a collar that is too narrow may not be comfortable when you walk your dog on a leash. Bigger/stronger dogs as well as dogs that tend to pull on the leash will require a wider collar or a harness.
Use the “two finger” rule. Once the dog’s collar is fastened, you should be able to easily slide two fingers under the collar. When you slide the width of your two fingers between the collar and neck, the collar should feel snug, but not tight. You should not be able to slide your dog’s collar off his head, or your dog may end up slipping his collar.
After you have found the correct size collar for your dog, remember to check periodically to ensure your dog’s collar is in good repair and still fits correctly.
DOG HARNESS MEASURING GUIDE
Dog harnesses are measured by chest circumference. This is the widest part of your dog’s chest, usually just behind the front legs.
Some dog harnesses need you to check the neck size. This is the size that will need to be large enough to slip over your pet’s head comfortably. Harnesses sit just below the neck on top of the shoulders – so should be slightly larger than the actual neck size.
Each product and brand varies. Please check the spacific measuremnts which are detaIled in the description part of the product page.
The information featured above is a guideline only. Please do not hesitate to contact firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance in getting the correct measurement for your dog before purchasing your product. SWISH LONDON is always happy to help.