How to measure your dog 

You need up to 8 simple measurements from your dog as shown in the diagram and listed below for your made to measure garment.

Please take measurements as close to the dogs body as possible while your dog is in a standing position, we add our own allowances on top for comfort.

If you have ordered with us before and are happy that your dog(s) do not need remeasuring just type in to the measurements box: 

" use previous measurements"

as we keep previous measurements on our system

1.OVERALL LENGTH. This is the main measurement for pricing for jumpers & full dog suits,taken from the breastbone at the front of the dog in the middle, around and down the side of the dog to level with the base of the tail.

2.NECK. Measure from the front base of the neck all the way around.

3.CHEST. Measure from the back of the front leg up and all the way around.

4.SPINE LENGTH. This is the main measurement for pricing for coats Measure from the base of the neck and along the spine to the base of the tail.

the base of the neck is where the angle changes when your dog is standing in a natural position with their head up.

5.WAIST. Measure from the front of the back leg up and all the way around.

6.FRONT LEG. Measure at the back of the front leg (from armpit)down to the floor.

7.BACK LEG Measure the inside back leg down to the floor. (This measurement is only needed for the Full Dog Suit)

8.THIGH CIRCUMFERENCE. Measure the back leg thigh circumference (All the way around the thigh) at its widest point. (This measurement is only needed for the Full Dog Suit)

Please make sure when taking the dogs legs measurement that the measurement is down to the floor and NOT where you want the suit leg to finish as we take off our own percentage of the measurement to allow clearance for the dogs feet.

You can take the measurements in inches or cm but please state which one you are using when entering your sizes for order.

FOR JUMPERS WITHOUT LEGS, only 5 measurements needed you will only need measurements  1,2,3,4,5, with number 1 being the measurement for pricing

FOR JUMPERS WITH LEGS, only 6 measurements needed you will need measurements  1,2,3,4,5,6, with number 1 being the measurement for pricing

FOR COATS, only 3 measurements needed you will only need measurements 2,3,4, with 4 being the measurement for pricing.

PLEASE NOTE: For breeds such as Greyhounds, whippets,Sighthound type breeds etc... it helps if you also add the number measurement for the coats to get the correct shape.

FOR FULL DOG SUITS. all 8 measurements needed you will need all 8 measurements, 

with number 1 being the measurement for pricing.


Please make sure your dog is comfortable wearing a jumper or Full dog suit with leg coverings before ordering,if not please order a legless jumper.

Please Note: Please take all measurements as close as possible to the dogs body, we add our own allowance on top of your measurements for seam allowance and comfortability for the dog, Please only measure to where the diagram tells you and do Not add any allowance on to your sizes as we take this in to consideration in our allowance when making the item.

Please be sure of your measurements before ordering as once the item is made it is non returnable or refundable for sizing issues as stated on our t&cs.


NOTE FOR OWNERS OF DOGS WITH SPECIFIC SHAPES: I.e Greyhound, Whippet, Lurcher, Sighthound type breeds.

please use the made to measure option when ordering coats for these type of breeds and also please provide the waist measurement as ordering a standard size coat without providing measurements will not have the required shape or back seam for the correct shape in the coat, and these breeds need the shape in the coat to make the coat fit properly, and please let us know the breed as this helps us when we receive these type of measurements.

If your Dog is a Dachshund please let us know this when ordering as we do not put in as much shape on the bottom of the coats for this breed so the fit is better, if you do not let us know then coat will be made with the regular shaping to it. 


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