How to Measure Your Dog for Clothing | Chewy

How to Measure Your Dog for Clothing | Chewy

We all love to go shopping for new clothes for ourselves, but you know what’s even more fun? Playing dog dress up! Dogs in clothing are adorable, and getting cute dog clothes for your fur babies is always an exciting way to brighten your day. But when it comes to dog fashion, how do you figure out what will fit your furry friend? After all, they don’t typically teach dog collar sizing at pet parent school. Well is here to help teach you how to measure your dog’s clothing and dog collar sizes. First, make sure your dog is standing. If you’ve got a fluffy fur baby then brush down their hair as flat as possible in order to get the perfect fit. Measure around the bottom of their neck in order to get a snug fit. Now add two inches to that number to make sure they’re comfy, and you’ve got your dog collar size figured out! Next up, measure the broadest part of their chest and add 2 inches to the number. After that measure your dog’s back from the base of their neck to the base of their tail, and then add 2 inches to the outcome in order to figure out the measurement for their dog clothes. Now you can grab some doggie designer clothes! The first essential is always a dog collar. There are different types of dog collars and harnesses that might go well with different hounds. Casual Canine has some great options for collars and also other types of small dog apparel and costumes.

Now that you know your dog’s standard measurements, you can use them with most dog coats and sweater and other items of clothing that have a dog size calculator explaining their sizes on!

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Read about measuring for a dog harness here:

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  1. Are you adding the 2 inches because manufacturers are giving actual clothing dimensions? Or do some manufacturers provide dimensions of the dog that the clothing should fit?

  2. I just got a teacup yorkie who is 8 weeks old. His length (with added 2 inches) is about 8 or 9 but his neck is about 4 1/2 and his chest is about 7 inches. We got him a XXS dog sweater from Walmart and it fits him like a blanket. I can’t find anywhere that has 3X or 4X for him

  3. So is it the same process for a Cat….cause my cat always wants to go out onto the Balcony with us but gets cold real quick

    Ok Why in the world are you telling people to ADD 2 INCHES. THIS IS SO WRONG. CHANGE THIS VIDEO PLS

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