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When purchasing dog clothing and accessories from us, we highly recommend that you first refer to the illustration below. This will help you determine how to measure your dog, especially if you are a mommy or daddy, new to pampering your pooch.

This illustration will show you how to accurately measure for a back length, neck and girth measurement. Because every dog is different, in term of its size and weight, even though they may be the same breed, so, it is not recommended to determine size based entirely on your dog's breed, weight or previous purchases you may have made. In addition to that, many designers cut and design their clothing and accessories on an individual basis. So it is best to base your purchasing decision on actual measurement of your dog.

As a general rule of thumb for selecting dog clothing sizes, the most important measurement is the back length. Just keep in mind that when selecting a dress, outfit, coat, etc... This length is usually designed to be close to the base of your dog's tail. Shirts, sweaters, tees, etc... are usually designed to be 5cm to 10cm above the tail, but please refer to any additional information that is contained in the product description to help you determine the best size for your dog. If length and weight measurements are both given, please take into account the length measurement first.

If your dog's measurements fall in between two sizes, we suggest ordering the next larger size. In most descriptions, these lengths represent the size of the dog and do not reflect the actual length of the garment.

Note: Most of our clothing will fit most breeds under 11 kg, however, if you are the owner of a dachshund, corgi, or any other breed that is generally longer in length, you may want contact us for additional assistance in sizing.






Neck
Measure around the neck as you would for a collar. Allow some room for a comfortable fit.

Girth (Chest)
Measure the chest at its widest point, all the way around, which is typically right behind the front legs. If the dog has a large girth, going up a size is recommended.

Back Length
Measure along the dog's backbone from the base of the neck to the base of the tail. This is where the collar rests to where the tail meets the back/rear-end.

TIP: Use a fabric or cloth measuring tape when determining your dog's measurements. (These can be purchased at your local craft or hobby store.) Should you not have one, use a piece of yarn or string and measure it up against a ruler.

Should you need additional assistance with sizing, please contact us at
retail@dogslife.co.za or call us directly at (011) 312 9982.