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 Harnesses - Extra Small - 12 mm wide collar and girth straps - adjustable girth from 30cm to 40cm
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. Many people prefer to walk such small dogs on a harness, as it spreads any strain broadly across the body, instead of localised on the neck.
May be used as a restraint in a car, but unable to be used with Black Dog's Seat Belt Strap, because the D Rings are too small - you can't put big, heavy D Rings on such small dogs, it would slow them down too much.