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How to Size Your Dog for the Right Harness Size

There exist some rules of sizing your dog to pick up the right harness size. First of all, before measure to your dog for the harness you have to make your dog stand still and steady. It is a very important point, because only in such a way you will get the correct measurements and we will send the right harness for your pet. If you can't measure your dog alone, ask somebody, who knows your dog to help you.

The Main Rules of Sizing a Dog for the Right Harness:

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Chest Circumference

See How to Measure Chest Circumference for Dog Harness

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Neck Circumference

See How to Measure Neck Circumference for Dog Harness

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Chest Strap

See How to Measure Length of Chest Strap for Dog Harness

Please note: despite a wide choice of dog harnesses, all of them are divided into 3 types: classic dog harnesses, dog pulling harnesses and dog vest harnesses (dog coat). There are also 3 types of sizing the dog for the right harness size respectfully. Let's see all of them.

Classic Dog Harness (Leather, Nylon)

There is a wide range of classic dog harnesses of leather and nylon for various dog activities: walking, training, exercising, sports, dog shows, professional dog training, K9, police, service work. All of them have a standard construction and it depends on the material how to measure your dog for leather or nylon harness. See the detailed instructions below:

How to Size Your Dog for a Harness of Nylon

1. Chest circumference (girth) is measured behind the front legs in the widest part of dog chest. This line is marked red color on the picture.

How to Measure Dog for Nylon Harness
 

How to Size Your Dog for a Harness of Leather

How to Measure Dog for Leather Harness

1. Chest circumference (girth) is measured behind the front legs in the widest part of dog chest. This line is marked red color on the picture.

2. Neck circumference is measured in the widest part of dog neck. It is marked green color on the picture.

Pulling Harness - Harness with a Chest Strap - H5, H13

How to Measure Dog for Harness H5

1. Chest circumference (girth) is measured behind the front legs in the widest part of dog chest. This line is marked red color on the picture.

2. Neck circumference is measured in the widest part of dog neck. It is marked green color on the picture.

3. Chest strap length is measured from the line of chest circumference behind the front legs to the same point on the opposite side. It`s marked blue color on the picture.

Dog Coat, Weight Pulling, Vest Harness - H13, H14, H19

How to Measure Dog for Vest Harness

1. Chest circumference (girth) is measured behind the front legs in the widest part of dog chest.

2. Length of the body is measured from dog's neck to tail.

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