Many pet products come in size variations for specific ages and breed of dog, so knowing how to measure your dog will come in really handy. Collars, coats, novelty outfits; all come in a number of size options allowing for a good fit. Measuring your dog is simple when you know which measurement to take.
How to Measure Your Dog:
Most items are sized either by collar size or by Topline measurement
Dog Collars: When measuring your dog’s neck, pull the tape snug, but not tight and take the measurement. Allow for about two fingers to fit between the neck and collar.
Dog Clothing: To find your size needed for these items you need to measure your dog’s Topline: measure from the base of the neck to the base of the tail.
Dog Harnesses: Dog harnesses tend to fit around your dog’s girth. To find his size measure around your dog’s chest, just behind his front legs.