Measuring instructions for harnesses

Please follow the instructions as closely as possible. Only then can we choose the best size for your darling or offer an optimal custom-made product.

Danger! Please only measure your dog while standing. If the dog lies or sits, the measurements will be distorted!

>> (1) Head circumference

For harnesses with a fixed head entry/neckline, it is necessary to measure your dog's (1) head circumference . The (1) head circumference is measured at the thickest part of the head, including the ears.
Tip: To check, form a loop with the measuring tape and pull it over your dog's head.

>> (3) Neck circumference below

The (3) neck circumference at the bottom must be measured because the neck strap on a dog harness is lower than on a collar. To do this, place the measuring tape around the lower neck. You should make sure that it rests at the top of the shoulder blades and at the bottom in front of the forelegs on the breastbone.

>> (4) Chest circumference

To measure your dog's (4) chest circumference , place the measuring tape about three to four finger widths (for large dogs about one hand width) behind the front legs and measure once around your dog's chest circumference.

>> (5) Waist circumference

Measure the (5) abdominal circumference shortly before the end of the ribcage. Make sure that the abdominal belt lies maximally on the last pair of ribs and cannot press into the soft tissues.
Important! For male dogs, the abdominal circumference is always measured in front of the genitals!

>> (6) Back bridge

Measure the (6) back bar at the top from the middle of the shoulder blades to the (5) waist circumference (just before the end of your dog's last costal arch).

>> (7) Chest bar

Measure the (7) chest bar at the front from the breastbone (usually easy to feel) between the forelegs to approx. 3 - 4 finger-widths (for large dogs approx. a hand-breadth) behind the forelegs (where you measured the chest circumference). ).

General information: If the measured value is between two sizes, we recommend that you choose the larger version. The chest strap should fit so that it does not rub the dog's armpits. At the front, the harness should not press on the dog's breastbone or larynx or constrict the dog there. Furthermore, the movement of the shoulders should not be impaired when wearing the harness.