Our coats are not custom made to your dogs’ specifications. Chilly Dogs uses your dogs measurments to ensure you have selected the best sized coat from our wide array of sizes.
- Use a soft tape measure or wide rope to take the measurements. Do not use a hard straight ruler or carpenters tape measure.
- When measuring the back length, your dog must be standing straight with his/her head up. If your dog is lying down or sitting, his/her back length will be longer than the actual length.
- Measure from the base of the neck (just in front of the shoulder blades) to the base of tail. Do not measure from where the collar sits.
- The coat length should be the same or longer by 1 to 2 inches as your dogs’ back length.
Start at the base of the neck just in front of the shoulder blades (not from the collar) and go to the base of the tail.
Girth or circumference of the chest at the thickest point.
Horizontal distance across front of the chest.
Girth or circumference at the base of neck.
Distance around the head at the thickest point (just in front of the ears).
Distance from top of head to base of neck.
Girth or circumference of the tuck-up area (just in front of the hind legs).