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At Pets On Lex we want to ensure that our online customers receive the same expert advice that you would receive were you visiting us personally and conferring with one of pet associates. Please feel free to call us at 212-426-0766 if you require assistance or have any questions that our sizing guide below fails to answer.

In order to obtain the most accurate measurements for your dog, please use a soft tape measure. If you do not have a soft tape measure, you can measure your dog's neck or chest with a string and then measure the string against a flat ruler.

Neck Measurements - Measure around your dog's neck its thickest point. Generally, the thickest point of the neck is right above the shoulder.

Chest Measurements - Measure around your dog's chest at its widest point. Generally, the widest point of the chest is directly behind the front legs.

Length/Back Measurements - Measure from the base of your dog's neck (at the collar) to the base of the tail (Helpful for clothing/apparel sizing).

Please Note: Every collar, harness and clothing/apparel size can vary between different designers. Just because your dog wears a size 14 in one product and brand does not necessarily mean that he/she will be a size 14 for all products and brands. Accurate neck, chest and/or length measurements are vital in determining proper size and fit.

Collar Sizing Tips

Choose a collar where your measurement lies towards the center of the collar's size range to ensure a comfortable and safe fit.

The collar should not be able to slip over your dog's ears but there should be enough room for you to fit two fingers between the collar and the dog's body for a comfortable fit.

If you are sizing a puppy target a size that allows for a current fit at the smaller end of a collar's range with room for some growth. Remember that puppies grow quickly, so it is important to check the tightness of your dog collar often.

If you are satisfied with the fit of your dog's current collar, measure that collar from the center bar of the buckle to the farthest hole.

Inspect and replace a collar as it shows signs of wear.

Harness Sizing Tips

Choose a harness where that measurement lies towards the center of the size range. This ensures a comfortable and safe fit and allows for adjustment as needed.

A rule of thumb is to leave an allowance for two fingers to fit between the harness and the dog for a comfortable fit.

Be sure to measure your dog snug against the fur while the dog is standing.

If you are sizing a puppy target a size that allows for a current fit at the smaller end of a harnesses' range with room for some growth. Remember that puppies grow quickly, so it is important to check the tightness of your harness often.

Apparel Sizing Tips

Be sure to measure your dog snug against the fur while the dog is standing.

It is important to keep garment's fabric in mind when determining a size as some materials can stretch when worn multiple times.

If your measurements fall between two sizes, please select the larger size. Keep your dog's girth and weight in mind when deciding on a size.

When measuring your dog for boots, have your dog stand on a piece of paper with his full weight on the paw. Draw around his paw and measure from the front edge of the front pad to the back edge of the large pad. Measure both the length and width of the paw. Dog boots should fit much like people's shoes: snug but not tight. Too loose and the boots will shift forward or spin on the foot.