What size jacket do I need for my dog? It’s a common question asked by people shopping for dog jackets for their furry friends. Taking the time to measure your dog and getting the proper size jacket is an important part of preparing your dog’s wardrobe for the winter. A well fitting jacket makes it easier for your dog to adjust to the feeling of wearing clothing, and is an important step to getting them to appreciate wearing a coat.
To measure your dog, use a tailor’s measuring tape. If you don’t have one, you can use a piece of ribbon, and measure the length with a ruler. Don’t pull it too tight while measuring, it should be comfortable.
To measure your dog’s neck, measure around the neck where a collar would typically go.
To measure your dog’s back, measure from the bottom of the neck to beginning of the tail.
To measure your dog’s chest, measure around the body right behind the front legs, wherever the chest is the largest.
A size chart for dogs:
Common Breeds: Maltese, Pomeranian, Yorkshire Terrier, Chihuahua, Toy Poodle
Neck: 5.5″ Back: 7″ Chest: 12″
Common Breeds: French Bulldog, Beagle, Cocker Spaniel
Neck: 6.5″ Back: 9″ Chest: 15″
Common Breeds: Pug, Bulldog
Neck: 8″ Back: 13″ | Chest: 19″
Common Breeds: Boxer, German Shepherd
Neck: 10″ | Back: 17″ | Chest: 24″
Good luck measuring your dog, and don’t forget to give them a treat when you are finished! XOXO, Kate Stoltz
Dog Jacket: Victoria Stoltz Sunshine Boucle Dog Jacket