Because a well-fitting harness is essential to ensure the comfort and safety of your dog.
|Size||Neck (A-B)||Chest (A-C)||Body (A-D)||Weight||Rope color|
|Small-long||10||13-14||21-22||45-50||White + Red|
|Medium-long||10.5||14-15||22-23||50-55||Green + Red|
|Large-long||11||15-16||23-24||60-65||Black + Red|
|XL-long||11.5||16-17||25-26||70-75||Blue + Red|
|XXL-long||12||16-18||26-27||85-95||Red + Red|
Your dog doesn't fit in the regular sizes of our harness sizing chart? Give us the 3 measures desbribed below, the weight of your dog and we will see if a custom sized harness is needed.
Feel free to contact us if you don't know what would be the right harness size for your dog.
HOW TO MEASURE
We higly recommend using a flexible measuring tape as shown on the picture. While measuring your dog, make sure he stands up with a straight back.
If your dog have a thick fur put pressure on the measuring tape to avoid overestimated measurements.
STEP 1 - POINT A
All 3 measurements starts from POINT A .
POINT A is at the junction of the dog's neck and shoulder blades.
At this place, there is a hole where the finger fit easily - this is exactly where POINT A is.
STEP 2 - AB MEASUREMENT
The AB MEASUREMENT is for the neck. It starts from POINT A (previously identified) to POINT B.
POINT B is on the sternum bone (pointed bone under the dog's throat).
The AB MEASUREMENT is not the neck circumference but only a half-circle from POINT A to POINT B.
There must be some tension in the tape measure when you take the measurement.
STEP 3 - AC MEASUREMENT
The AC MEASUREMENT is for the chest. It starts from POINT A (previously identified) to POINT C.
POINT C is at the lowest point of the dog's rib cage and just behind the front legs.
STEP 4 - AD MEASUREMENT
The MEASURE AD is the measurement of the body. It starts from POINT A (previously identified) to POINT D.
POINT D is exactly where the dog's tail starts / detaches from his body.
When taking the measurement, the dog must have the back as straight as possible so as not to distort the measurements. The tape measure should be taut and slightly raised above the back (should not follow the curvature of the back).
1. If there is no tension on the harness rope, it's normal that it goes back on the back of your dog depending to its morphology.
Therefore, to ensure that the selected size is good, it is essential to pull on the harness rope to validate the adjustments.
2. If necessary, pull out the hair and the skin of the harness neck.
When pulling the harness rope horizontally, the harness strap must end at POINT D (where the dog's tail begins).
As a result, the harness releases the thigh area (1), flanks (2) and is supported by the rib cage (3).
In addition, the neck should be tight enough to hide the sternum bone (POINT B) and clear the shoulders (4).
In the case of a harness that is too big, the harness strap ends farther than POINT D (where the dog's tail starts).
As a result, the harness passes over the upper thighs (1), enters the flanks (2) and is not well supported by the rib cage (3).
In the case of a neck that is too large, the sternum bone (POINT B) comes from the bottom of the neck.
As a result, when the dog pulls, the strap that passes around his neck departs and creates pressure on his shoulders that can hurt him.
In the case of a harness that is too small, the harness strap ends before POINT D (where the dog's tail begins). Therefore, although the harness releases the thighs (1) and the flanks (2), it passes too high at the chest (3) which exerts pressure at the level thereof.
In addition, the harness will tend to go up in the armpits of the front legs and cause risk of friction.
In the case of a neck that is too small, the neck can create pressure on the trachea when the dog is pulling. This can lead to breathing difficulties or coughing.