How To Measure Your Dog for a Cape and Harness

Measuring your dog for a Cape

Your dog MUST BE STANDING in the neutral position with their head held naturally.

No sitting whilst measuring (this lengthens their backs).

You may need a second pair of hands to ensure you measure correctly especially if your dog is a wriggler.

If you don’t have a soft tape measure you can use a piece of string and then place it against a ruler to get the measurements.

Please ensure you follow the how to measure guide at all times to ensure you get the perfect fit for your dog’s cape.

Please note it is a customer’s responsibility to ensure that their dog’s measurements are given correctly. We do not offer an alteration or adjustment service or refund once coats are made and dispatched if wrong measurements were submitted.

If you have submitted the correct measurements and we get it wrong (we are human) then we will replace your cape for free on return of the original cape unworn with labels attached within 14 days.

Once your Cape is returned, we will re-measure it against your measurements submitted to see where we went wrong and if we got it wrong will either make you a new one with no charge to the customer subject to fabric availability or offer a full refund.

Measuring your dog for a Harness

Ensure your dog is standing UPRIGHT in the neutral position.

Simply wrap a tape measure around the mid-torso region away from the front legs and measure. DO NOTplace the tape measure directly behind the front legs where the chest is deepest.  Our harnesses are designed to ensure that front leg gait is not interfered with.  Not sure? Follow the diagram below.

If you don't have a tape measure a piece of string can be used and then placed against a ruler for a measurement. 

 Our harnesses are set sizing as follows:

  • SMALL – FITS 34 – 40cm (approx weight 2.8kg - 5kg)
  • MEDIUM – FITS 40 – 45cm (approx weight 5kg - 7.3kg)
  • LARGE – FITS 46 – 50cm (approx weight 7.3kg - 10.5kg)
  • XL  - FITS 51 – 56cm (approx weight 10.5 kg and greater)

Please note weights are approximate however measurement is most important as dogs can vary in size and weight.

If you are ordering an underbelly buckle please let us know your dogs measurement when ordering to ensure we add the underbelly buckle to fit securely. 

PLEASE NOTE AT TIME OF ORDERING THAT HARNESSES ARE PRE-CUT TO SIZING AND MADE UP ONCE AN ORDER IS PLACED.  PLEASE ALLOW FOR MAKING TIME.

SOME VARIATIONS IN SOME PATTERNS MAY ALSO OCCUR DUE TO THE NATURE OF THE PRINT AND THAT THEY ARE ALL INDIVIDUALLY HANDMADE. 

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