One question that we get on a daily basis is, “what size does my dog need”? This is the same whether talking about dog coats, boots, collars, harnesses or life jackets. Here we simplify the “how to measure” for all of our sized products to make it easy for you to determine what is going to be the best fit for your canine sidekick. Having the proper fit will ensure the best performance from your Ruffwear gear.
To get this measurement, wrap a soft measuring tape (tailors tape) around the widest point of your dog’s rib-cage/chest area. Once you have that measurement, refer to the sizing chart for each product to determine the proper size needed.
In this video, Ruffwear Greg and Seppi demonstrate how to measure your dog’s girth.
We’ve all tried on shoes or boots that were either too big or too small. When trying on a pair of technical shoes like running, cycling or climbing shoes or hiking boots, if the fit is not right, the performance will be compromised. The same goes for your dog boots. Fit is crucial to performance and comfort.
All of Ruffwear’s boots are sized based on the width of the paw. One important thing to note, your dog’s front and rear paws may be different widths, so be sure to measure both the front and rear paws. If this is the case, you can order different sized boots for the front and rear paws by ordering single boots. See dog boots HERE.
In this video, our all-star cast of Ruffwear Greg and Seppi explain the simple steps to follow to take your dog’s paw width measurement.
Here’s a review of the steps to measuring your dog’s paw width.
1. Have your dog stand on a firm surface.
2. Place a piece of paper under the front paw you wish to measure.
3. Lift your dog’s opposite front paw so that weight is placed firmly onto the paw being measured.
4. Mark both sides of the paw at its widest point on the sheet of paper.
5. Measure the distance and refer to the sizing chart for the boot you are interested in.
Simply measure around your dog’s neck and refer to the sizing chart of the collar you want.
See a full line of collars HERE.
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