Measuring for a Dog Harness
We size Dog Harnesses by the Girth Measurement of a dog.
Don't just try to guess by breed type - there's lots of variation in sizes of individual dogs, so a Girth Measurement will get the right size harness first time.
Check the picture below to see where the "Girth Measurement" should be taken.
Use a soft tape measure.
Place the tape measure around your dog's body, just behind the front legs.
Pull it to be a tight, snug fit and read off the measurement.
Now check the chart below, to select the correct size.
|Dog Harness Size||Min (cm)||Max (cm)|
|Small||39 (cm)||53 (cm)|
|Medium||51 (cm)||73 (cm)|
|Large||70 (cm)||100 (cm)|
|Dog Harness Size||Min (inches)||Max (inches)|
|Small||15½ (Inches)||21 (Inches)|
|Medium||20 (Inches)||29 (Inches)|
|Large||27½ (Inches)||39½ (Inches)|
Dog Harnesses - Small - 12 mm (collar), 20mm (girth) webbing straps - adjustable for a girth from 39cm to 53cm
The "Step-In" style harness is extremely easy to fit, fully adjustable, comfortable and strong.
Can be used for walking - particularly useful for dogs with neck, or throat issues.
Can be used in a car to restrict a dog moving around and becomming a distraction to the driver.
When combined with Black Dog's Car Strap (sold separately), the Dog Harness will hold a dog steady even under emergency braking from a high speed, but it is NOT INTENDED as a dog's "safety belt", as most harnesses will fail under the extreme forces generated in a car crash.
The Harness clips together with just one small buckle, yet is extremely secure when clipped to a Lead for walking, or in a car with the Car Strap.