How To Measure Your Dog

size chart

When available, we will provide a manufacturer's size chart for your reference. For collars, if there is no size chart then it is reasonable to assume that the size of the item will refer to the length measurement (except for a dog harness, in which case the chest measurement would be the size).

To determine the proper size for your dog, measure your dog's neck, chest and back with a tape-measure (see chart below).

1. Neck girth is taken by measuring the circumference of the neck (where the collar sits). Measure closely around the neck and please be as accurate as possible.

2. Back length is measured from the base of your pet's neck (where the collar sits) to the base of the tail. When measuring the back length it is very important that the pet is standing in normal position.

3. Chest girth is taken from the widest part of the pet's chest, usually behind the front legs. Measure closely all the way around the chest.

Note: If measurements fall between two sizes, please select the larger size.

*** If you don't have a paper tape measure handy but you do have a printer, CLICK HERE! ***


If you are purchasing an item as a gift and do not have access to the dog or would like to anticipate the adult size of your puppy, you may use the chart below as a guide.  Compliments of BNY.