You may need to measure your dog in order to buy or sew clothes for him. In order to choose a bed or a carrier, to buy a comfortable harness. In many ways, all these dimensions will be similar, but each of them will have its own nuances.
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- Paper and pencil
How to measure a dog to sew or buy clothes for.
To obtain accurate measurements, the dog must be standing. If you have a restless puppy or a very nervous dog, ask someone to help you. Use a tape measure to measure the distance from the withers to the base of the tail. It is better to err on the big side than underestimate the length of your pet's body. Measure the circumference of your dog's chest. You should find the most voluminous part of your four-legged friend's chest, it is most convenient to measure it a couple of centimeters to the side of the tail from the front legs. For the neck, measure the circumference of the neck where the dog usually wears the collar and the length of the neck from the withers to the base of the skull. waist of the dog. In males, this will be the girth of the body, not reaching a little to the reproductive organs. In bitches, you will have to look at the dog from the side. If you want to sew, knit or buy a long sleeved blanket for your dog, measure the length of the dog's legs from armpit to metacarpal bones. Remember to measure the dog's hind legs at the widest part of the thigh.
How to measure a dog in order to buy it a harness The most important figure when choosing a harness is the dog's chest volume. It is measured from a point behind the dog's front leg, through the back, through a point behind the dog's second front leg, under the belly and back to the point from where you started measuring. Measure the dog's neck, but not as for a collar, but from the withers and going through the very the top points of the dog's sternum. Measure from the withers to the point where you measured the circumference of the sternum on the back. When choosing a harness, remember that it should not sit very tightly on the dog. You should be able to get two fingers between the dog and the harness.
How to measure a dog to buy it a bed Since the dog will mostly sleep on its mattress, then you need to measure the sleeping dog. At the same time, take a closer look at how your dog likes to get comfortable to take a nap. Some dogs prefer to curl up, and an oval basket with sides will be more comfortable for them. Others like to stretch out to their full height on their side, so that the legs stick out and they will certainly better fit a mattress. Measure your dog according to its maximum length. This is the distance from the nose to the base of the tail. For a dog that likes to sleep curled up, measure in a standing position from the front legs to the croup.
How to Measure Your Dog for a Comfortable Carrier Measure your dog from the withers to the base of the tail to find out how long it needs to carry. For small to medium sized dogs, add 5 centimeters to the measurements and 15 centimeters for large dogs. Measure from the highest point on your dog's shoulder to the floor to find out the height of the carrier. Add 7.5 centimeters for small to medium breed dogs and 15 centimeters for large breed dogs.