Measuring For A Costume For A Dog

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How do I measure my dog for a costume?

Measuring For A Costume For A Dog

If you're getting Fido a costume for Halloween or any other event, it's best you measure him to make sure he's not walking around in ill-fitting wares. A costume for a dog should be a fun addition for your pooch, but should not be binding, restrictive, or uncomfortable in any way. Always check the manufacturer's specifications for weight, collar size, and length requirements when buying a costume for a dog.

  • When measuring your dog's collar size, take a soft tape measure and wrap it loosely around your dog's neck. You should have enough slack to fit two fingers underneath.
  • If you don't have a soft tape measure, a length of string will do. After placing the string around your dog's neck, you can place it against a yardstick or ruler to judge your dog's collar size.
  • To get the length of your dog, measure a horizontal distance from the base of the neck to the base of the tail.



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