How to Measure Your Dog for Clothes | PawrTalk

How to Measure Your Dog for Clothes | PawrTalk

How To Measure Your Dog for Clothes?

Hey there, fellow dog lovers! Have you ever wanted to dress up your furry best friend in a fashionable or functional outfit, but weren't sure how to measure them for clothes? Well, fear not, because here are some simple and easy tips on how to do just that!

First off, let's talk about why you might want to dress up your dog. Maybe you have a special occasion coming up, like a doggy birthday party or a Halloween costume contest. Or maybe you just think your pup would look extra stylish in a sweater or jacket. Whatever the reason, it's important to make sure that the clothes you choose fit your dog comfortably and don't restrict their movement.

So, without further ado, let's get measuring!


Step by Step: How To Measure Your Dog for Clothes

1. Find a Flexible Measuring Tape

The first thing you'll need is a flexible measuring tape. You can find these at most craft stores or online. Make sure the tape is soft and pliable, so that it won't cause any discomfort to your pup while you're measuring them.


2. Measure the Neck

Start by measuring your dog's neck. This is where the collar of their shirt or sweater will sit, so it's important to get an accurate measurement. Wrap the measuring tape around the base of your dog's neck, where their collar usually sits. Make sure to leave a little bit of room for comfort - you don't want the clothes to be too tight!


3. Measure the Chest

Next, measure your dog's chest. This is the widest part of their body, and where the clothes will be the most snug. Wrap the measuring tape around the widest part of their chest, just behind their front legs. Again, make sure to leave a little bit of room for comfort.


4. Measure the Back (Length)

Finally, measure your dog's length. This is the distance from the base of their neck to the base of their tail. This measurement will help you determine how long the clothes should be. Make sure your dog is standing up straight, and then place the end of the measuring tape at the base of their neck. Run the tape down their back, all the way to the base of their tail.


5. Check the Sizing Chart

Once you have all three measurements, you can use them to determine the right size of clothes for your dog. Most pet stores will have a sizing chart that you can use to match your dog's measurements to the appropriate size. Make sure to double-check the chart, as sizes can vary between different brands and styles.


See Empawr’s dog size guide for the perfect fit for our fashionable dog clothes! Discover Empawr’s lineup of Fashionable Dog Clothes today at


And there you have it - now you're ready to dress up your pup in style! Just remember to choose clothes that are comfortable and allow your dog to move around freely. Happy measuring, and happy dress up!


Thanks for reading! :)








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