Pet Clothing Measuring Guide


There are three measurements that need to be taken when sizing for dog clothes:

The Body Length
Measure from the base of your pet’s head (where the collar normally sits) along the backbone to the base of the tail (the point where the tail begins).  



The Chest Measurement 
Using a tape measure or string, measure the chest at its broadest point, (this is usually directly behind the front legs.)




The Neck Circumference 
Measure the circumference of your pet’s neck as you would for a collar. Ensure that this is not tight, (you should be able to get two fingers behind the measuring tape) before noting the measurement.  



Leg Length (optional)
Measure from the point where the collar usually sits at the shoulder, straight down to the paws. (Although this measurement is not as important as the others, it will give an indication of how far down garments, such as hoodies, will fall on the legs.)



Because every pet is different with a unique body shape, it is important to ensure that new pet clothes fit properly. Check that you can fit two fingers under the neck, that the chest is not too tight or restrictive, and that the garment is not too long near the tail as it will get dirty when they sit down.



Although, it is recommended that pets are measured before choosing new designer pet clothes, we know that this isn't always possible when buying gifts or for new puppies. The size chart below is a guide only, as all pets are unique and therefore may not fit into their breed's 'standard' size. Within breeds, there will be some size variation between the genders with females being smaller (sometimes one or two sizes smaller than males of the same breed.)

Neck Measurement
Chest Measurement Body Length Breed (Guide Only)
13 to 15cm
23 to 25cm 15 to 17cm Cat, Teacup breeds, Toy and Miniature breeds
Small-breed puppies, Miniature Yorkshire, Chihauhau pup
17 to 19cm 27 to 29cm 19 to 21cm Cat, Chihauhau, Maltese, Miniature Poodle,Chinese Crested, Pappillion
Toy Poodle, Pomeranian, Yorkshire Terrier, Miniature Pinscher
21 to 23cm 31 to 33cm 23 to 25cm Yorkshire Terrier, Chihauhau, Maltese Pomeranian
Cavalier King Charles, Miniature Poodle, Westie, Maltese, American Cocker (girl), Miniature Schnauzer
  Small 25 to 27cm 35 to 37cm 27 to 29cm Shih Tzu, Pekingnese, Poodle Miniature Shnauzer

28 to 30cm 43 to 45cm 31 to 33cm Shih Tzu Pekingnese Mini Schnauzer, Pug

31 to 33cm 47 to 49cm 35 to 37cm Fox Terrier, American Cocker

34 to 36cm 51 to 53cm 39 to 41cm

Standard Pug, Westie, Beagle, Scottish/Cairn/Irish/Border Terrier,Shih-Tzu, Mini Poodle, English Cocker, Patterdale, Fox Terrier

XX-Large 37 to 39cm 55 to 57cm 43 to 45cm Shar Pei, Ridgeback, small Labrador (girl) Weirmaraner (girl)
Afghan Hound, Airedale, Setters, Retriever
40 to 42cm 59 to 61cm 47 to 49cm



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