How to Measure Your Dog

When sizing your dog for a new sweater, jacket, collar, or harness, the measurement will be in inches. For collars, simply measure around your dog’s neck, leaving the extra space of 2 fingers under the measuring tape, to allow for a comfortable fit. For harnesses, measure around your dog’s chest, behind the front legs and circle up around the shoulders, also keeping the extra 2 fingers worth of space under the measuring tape. For apparel, the length down the dog’s back is the measurement needed. The measurement from the neck, where the collar normally sits, to the base of the tail will determine the body length. Important to note, that not all apparel will necessarily need to cover the complete length of your dog's back.

 

Breed

Neck Size

Chest Size

Body Length

Afghan Hound

16" - 22"

26" - 28"

 

Airedale Terrier

16" - 22"

22" - 24"

22” - 24”

Akita

20" - 24"

26" - 30"

 

Alaskan Malamute

18" - 24"

 

Australian Shepherd

16" - 22"

 

Basset Hound

16" - 22"

22" - 26"

22” - 26”

Beagle

12" - 18"

14" - 16"

14” – 16”

Bichon Frise

14" - 18"

14" - 18"

14” – 16”

Bloodhound

22" - 28"

 

Border Collie

14" - 18"

16" - 18"

24” - 28”

Boston Terrier

12" - 18"

16" - 18"

16” – 18”

Boxer

16" - 22"

22" - 24"

22” – 24”

Brittany

14" - 16"

20” – 24”

Bulldog American

18" - 24"

16" - 20"

20” - 26”

Bulldog English

18" - 24"

16" - 20"

16” – 18”

Bulldog French

12" - 16"

12” - 16”

Bull Terrier

12" - 18"

 

Cairn Terrier

10" - 16"

14" - 16"

14” - 16”

Chihuahua

8" - 14"

8" - 12"

8” – 12”

Chinese Crested

8" - 11"

 

Chow Chow

18" - 24"

18" - 22"

 

Cocker Spaniel

12" - 18"

16" - 18"

16” – 20”

Collie

18" - 22"

24" - 28"

24” – 28”

Corgi

14" - 16"

16" - 18"

16” – 18”

Dachshund Standard

16" - 20"

16" - 20"

16” – 20”

Dachshund Mini

8" - 16"

10" - 12"

10” – 12”

Dalmatian

14" - 20"

24" - 26"

22” – 26”

Doberman

18" - 24"

24" - 28"

24” – 28”

English Setter

18" - 24"

22" - 26"

 

Fox Terrier

10" - 16"

14" - 18"

14” – 16”

German Shepherd

18" - 24"

26" - 30"

 

German Shorthaired Pointer

20" - 24"

 

Golden Retriever

16" - 24"

24" - 30"

24” – 30”

Great Dane

20" - 26"

28" - 30"

 

Great Pyrenees

24" - 30"

 

Greyhound

14" - 18"

24" - 28"

20” – 26”

Greyhound Italian

8" - 11"

12” – 16”

Irish Setter

16" - 22"

24" - 28"

 

Jack Russell Terrier

10" - 14"

12” – 14”

Keeshond

18" - 24"

 

Labrador

18" - 24"

22" - 26"

22” – 26”

Lhasa Apso

12" - 16"

14" - 18"

14” – 16”

Maltese

10" - 14"

10" - 14"

10” – 14”

Mastiff

25" - 32"

 

Newfoundland

16" - 32"

 

Norwegian Elkhound

18" - 22"

 

Old English Sheepdog

18" - 24"

28" - 30"

 

Papillon

8" - 12"

12” – 16”

Pekingese

12" - 16"

12" - 16"

12” – 14”

Pitbull Terrier

14" - 18"

 

Pointer

18" - 24"

24" - 28"

 

Pomeranian

10" - 14"

10" - 14"

10” – 14”

Poodle Mini

10" - 16"

14" - 16"

14” – 16”

Poodle Standard

12" - 18"

22" - 24"

22” – 24”

Poodle Toy

8" - 14"

8" - 10"

8” – 12”

Pug

12" - 16"

12" - 16"

12” – 16”

Rottweiler

24" - 30"

22" - 26"

22” – 26”

St. Bernard

26" - 32"

28" - 30"

 

Schnauzer Giant

20" - 26"

 

Schnauzer Standard

14" - 20"

20" - 24"

 

Schnauzer Mini

10" - 16"

14" - 18"

14” – 16”

Scottish Terrier

14" - 20"

14" - 18"

14” – 18”

Shar Pei

16" - 20"

20" - 24"

20” – 24”

Shetland Sheepdog

12" - 18"

 

Shih Tzu

10" - 14"

14” – 16”

Siberian Husky

16" - 22"

24" - 26"

 

Springer Spaniel

14" - 18"

24" - 28"

 

Staffordshire Terrier

14" - 20"

 

Weimaraner

16" - 22"

26" - 30"

 

Wheaten Terrier

18" - 22"

18" - 22"

18” – 22”

Yorkshire Terrier

6" - 12"

8" - 12"

6” – 12”