Pet Sweater Sizing
Sizes are measured primarily in length from collar to base of tail, and girth at the widest part of the chest.
Some sweaters, such as Breed Specific, Narrow or Wide Sizing will vary from the Standard Sizes listed.
Custom and Made to Order Sweaters can differ from Standards in many ways. Please see below for Custom Measurement recommendations. Contact us for details and ordering information.
XXS 10.5" long and up to 13" around; Fits <3.5 kg or ~7 lbs; Teacup Chihuahua/yorkie/maltese, Small Cats)
XS 12" long and up to 15.5" around; Fits <7 kg or ~14 lbs (Terrier, Toy Poodle, Havanese, Standard Yorkie, Large Cats)
S 15" Long and up to 18" around; Fits <11 kg or ~23 lbs (Mini Doodles, Mini Aussie, Beagle, Highland Terrier, Cavalier)
M 18" Long and up to 21" around; Fits <15 kg or ~30 lbs (Irish Terrier, Springer Spaniel, Medium Doodle)
L 21" long and up to 24" around; Fits <25 kg or ~50 lbs (Border Collie, Australian Cattle Dog, Standard Doodle)
XL 23" Long and up to 28" around; Fits <35 kg or ~70 lbs (Retriever, Pitt Bull Terrier, German Shepherd).
Standard Size Changes:
Long adds 2" on the length, Ideal for long backed breeds or mixes such as Dachschunds or Corgis.
Wide Adds up to 1.5" to the width (Chest/Shoulder) Ideal for broad dogs such as French/English Bulldogs and Bull Terriers, or well muscled Pitt Bull Terriers/Mastiffs.
Narrow Reduces chest width by 1", ideal for lanky dogs with narrow/deep chests that have less distance between front legs but still have length in the shoulder .
For standard sizing, only Length and Girth measurements are recommended if you want to be certain your choice.
For Custom orders, as many of the recommended measurements as possible is best. Accuracy of measurements will effect the final fit of your pet's garment.
If you live in Vancouver, CA and have difficulty or cannot measure your pet at home, we are happy to do it for you at no charge. Please contact us for information or stop in anytime to The West End Veterinary Clinic.
Measure your pet in either inches or centimeters according to the color coded areas detailed below:
The chest/girth measurement should be all the way around the chest at the widest point.
The measurement for the front of chest should be straight across the bottom of the chest between the front legs. This will ensure the belly flap and front of chest fit comfortably without bunching or pulling.