When you shopping for dog clothes, it is important to measure the dog correctly to avoid having to change or return the item. Most often you will find a measuring table that indicates the dimensions of the garment when shopping for dog clothes. At House of Dogs web shop you will find the measuring table is located in the picture gallery of the product. Most garments are longer than the back length to cover well over your thighs. Back length and breast scope are the main targets for setting the size. The red number in the table (usually goal A) indicates the length of your dog’s back. This is measured from the dog’s shoulders and up to the tail fixing. So from where the throat goes to the back and up to where the tail starts.
Further you measure the breast magnitude on the deepest and compare with the numbers in the table. Again, remember that the measurements in the table is the measurements of the dog garment. The blue dimensions of the table are there to give you information about the measurements of the garment so that you can see if it will fit. Breeds with large heads/wide necks should compare if the head comes through the neck opening.
Most often, your dog can use the same size for all clothes. Some garments are slightly small/large in size, so you can find information about the product description. It is not necessary to choose larger size for your dog in the winter/rainy season than in a sweater. It is also not smart to choose one size larger just for “to be sure that the dog is well covered”. The dog clothes are designed to cover the most important areas, and a large size will make the garment not warm enough due to a poor fit, and the rug will also slide under movements. Too small a size will slide up on the dogs butt and curl up on the loin. This is especially what you see during movement. Also notice how the garments sit on the dogs at the pictures in the House of Dogs web shop.
If your dog wears the tail upwards, look for the description as it is specified by each product. Such dog garments usually have a slit for the tail. Some models are specially made for such dogs. At House of Dogs web shop there are an own dog clothes collection “For those with joyous tail». This category you will find under the menu item «collections» there from you will quickly find all the products suitable for the type of dog, but note that the models have different shapes.
There is 5 cm difference in length and chest range between “main sizes” (eg between S2 and S3). On the garments where there are “half sizes” (e.g. S2/S3), these are in the middle of the main sizes. Thus, the S2/S3 2.5 cm is greater than S2 and 2.5 cm less than S3.
Example of the most common sizes that are suitable for which breed:
XS1: Italian female. Small Basenji. JRT Hoe. Chinese crested. Gallardo.
XS2: Major Italian. Medium-sized Basenji.
S1: Great Italian. A Dog. Larger Basenji. Beagle female.
S2: Whippet up to about 13-15 kg
S3: Whippet from approx 13-15 kg
M1: Small Saluki. Little Galgo. Small Sloughi. Pharao females. Lurcher. Female Weimaraner.
M2: Greater Saluki. Less Rhodesian ridgeback female. Pharao male dogs. Male Weimaraner.
L1: Greyhound female. Larger Rhodesian ridgeback female and smaller male dogs.
L2: Greyhound male dog. Large Rhodesian ridgeback males.
XL1: Hoe Irish Wolf Dog.
XL2: Male Wolf Dog.
Measure your dog thoroughly before ordering and make sure your measurements are correct. Good luck with buying dog clothes!