All Ruffwear , and are sized based on the dog’s girth measurement. The girth is the widest part around the rib cage.
Please understand that we offer merchandise manufactured by many different designers and sizes will vary from designer to designer. We suggest that you measure your pet carefully and buy our clothing and collars according to your dog’s measurements rather than size.
Body Length: A. Measure length of pet’s back from the base of the neck to the base of the tail. Also if dog has a stout build, a deep chest, or is overweight, we recommend going up a minimum of one size for proper fit. If dog is long-backed, like a Dachshund, a smaller size is recommended.
I own an English bulldog @ 42lbs. What size jacket would fit best?
So, you ask: how do you determine the proper size for a dog house?
A = Measure from the shoulders to the beginning of the tail. This is the length of the dog jacket. I.E. If the dog is 12″ long, 12 is the size of jacket to order.You may be surprised, but there is a lot that you can know about how an adult dog will be based on its size. While size may not be as good an indicator as breed, size does contribute to certain things like level of energy, living conditions, exercise needs and health related issues.SIZING TIP: If you’re unsure about what size to order, measure the girth of your dog and include that measurement in the comments section of your order, along with the breed of your dog. If it’s a mixed breed let us know what type of dog it most closely resembles, i.e. husky, hound, terrier, lab, etc. Most times we can take it from there.If you do not see your specific breed in the list, estimate the expected adult size of the dog and go to one of the size pages using the links above.** Please measure in inches. The length of the back, from base of neck to base of tail (measurement #1) is usually the dogs coat size. Be sure to give all measurements, unless you are certain of your dogs size from previous orders. For exact sizing, please use our "Custom Order Sizing". You will choose size by Length and then enter Your own Neck & Girth Sizes. Note* Custom sizing is not included in the price shown. Please call in all custom size orders for your dog clothing.