How to Measure My Dog For a Collar, Coat or Harness

A soft measuring tape works well as it's flexible.

a. Back: Length of body from nape of neck to base of the tail (so exclude the tail when you are measuring). Try to make sure your pet is standing straight and not wiggling around too much so your measurement is as accurate as possible. 

b. Neck: Circumference around the neck below the jawline. Make sure the tape is snug but not tight to be sure of a correct measurement. A perfect fitting collar should sit comfortably around your dog's neck, flat against the coat, and allow one or two fingers between the collar and their coat. For safety you don't want the collar to be too loose or too tight.

c. Chest: The chest girth is taken from behind the front legs, around the widest part of your dog's chest. 

 Petsnooze dog collars, coats and harnesses are marked as extra small, small, medium, large, extra large or extra extra large so when you have your measurements together you can then check against the sizing chart for the product you are looking at. Sizes vary for each collar coat and harness so just because your dog is classed as a medium sized breed it doesn't always mean that's the size to opt for.

Most of our collars, harnesses are adjustable so check the minimum and maximum size on the sizing guide for the product you are looking at.

If your dog measures in-between sizes especially for coats it would be advisable to pick the larger option, this will keep your dog comfy and you can also fit a harness underneath if needed. 

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