What Size Jacket do I Need for my Dog?

Boucle Dog Jacket
Boucle Dog Jacket

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: 

EXTRA SMALL:

Common Breeds: Maltese, Pomeranian, Yorkshire Terrier, Chihuahua, Toy Poodle

Neck: 5.5″  Back: 7″  Chest: 12″

SMALL:

Common Breeds: French Bulldog, Beagle, Cocker Spaniel

Neck: 6.5″ Back: 9″  Chest: 15″

MEDIUM:

Common Breeds: Pug, Bulldog

Neck: 8″  Back: 13″ | Chest: 19″

LARGE:

Common Breeds: Boxer, German Shepherd

Neck: 10″ | Back: 17″ | Chest: 24″

Boucle Victoria Stoltz Dog Coat
Sunshine boucle Victoria Stoltz Dog Coat

Good luck measuring your dog, and don’t forget to give them a treat when you are finished! XOXO, Kate Stoltz

To check out Victoria Stoltz puppy couture, (the dog clothing line by Kate Stoltz), go to katestoltz.com

Dog Jacket: Victoria Stoltz Sunshine Boucle Dog Jacket

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