Its a question we get asked almost every day…..”How do I measure my dog for the proper fit?”
Good question. Its not as cut and dry as you would think. And, more importantly we want to help you get it right. We know doggie couture isn’t cheap and getting the right fit is worth its weight in gold in our world.
Firstly, NO DESIGNER USES THE SAME SIZING CHART. You will need to take a look at the sizing chart before you choose a size. One designers chart may have your little fury friend at an x-small and another may put your pooch in a medium. Weird, I know, but true.
It all depends on where the clothing is made. Some International designers have smaller charts and dogs in mind when they create their designs. While other designers may be working with larger pets when putting together their sizing guidelines. It also depends on the what the designer is making. For instance…when thinking of funky tees with cool slogans, well you may see the size chart going into the higher range (able to fit your Husky or Great Dane even!) On the other hand, if the designer is thinking black tie fufu affair, then maybe they are gearing it towards the tiny breeds.
That’s why at Bloomingtails Dog Boutique we try and cover your pooch no matter the size!
So you know to look for the sizing chart but how in the world do we measure??
Well, again a lot easier said than done (especially with squirmy legs everywhere)
Let take a look at a sizing chart or two and see exactly what you need to make sure you get it right each and every time! The shirt in the sizing chart above shows a really great example of what you need!
Some will size their clothes according to LENGTH. That measurement consists of the length from the nape of your pals neck (right where their collar sits) to the base of their tail. That’s where that wagging furry thing starts.
Others will need the GIRTH. That one is a bit tougher. ITs the measurement around the thickest or broadest part of the chest, going under their front legs and all the way around. To make a total circle. That fit ensures nothing is too snug or hangs too loose.
Some designers work solely on weight, and that one is pretty easy.
If you find that your pup meets one measurement in a certain size and is into another size with a different measurement, just let us know. We can always help. Its better to go larger so your furry friend doesn’t feel restrained and can move around.
So rest assured we are available for questions. And we have a wonderful policy to make sure you are never stuck with something that just doesn’t fit right! We got you covered!