How to Choose the Right Size Harness for Your Dog?

Once you’ve decided to get a harness, the next thing to figure out is how to get the right size for your dog.

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To start, there are a few different measurements you should get:

Chest: Measure around the body of the dog with a flexible cloth tape measure. You should be starting at the bottom of the rib cage and going up and over the back and then back down to where you started.

Neck: Wrap the tape around the thickest part of your dog’s neck and take that measurement. The part right on top of his shoulders, not where he would normally wear his collar which is narrower.

Weight: While chest and neck measurements are the most accurate ways to fit a dog, many harness companies use weight to guide sizing. If you’re having trouble getting your furry friend on the scale, weigh yourself first, then pick up your pooch and weigh the two of you together. The difference will be the weight of your dog.
We have created a handy How to Measure Your Dog Infographic and How to Measure Your Dog Video to help you with these measurements.

Once you have your measurements, you are ready to shop online or head to the store.
On the back of the box for nearly any harness or in the online product description, you’ll find the suggested sizing. In most cases, the sizing ranges will overlap. For example, the neck size of a medium harness might be 16-25" while the large is 18"-30". If your dog falls within the range for both sizes on both the neck and chest, we suggest you go to the larger size.