How to Measure Your Dog Instructions

Use these instructions to measure your dog. On our website, choose the style of coat, and the length that is closest to your dog, and fill in your dog's Girth and Neck measurement details, and select the lining of your choice.


 * Greyhounds and Whippets need to be measured differently, please go to greyhound / whippet coat to find instructions. Any other breed please follow the below instructions:

  1. Measure your dog from shoulder to tail along the spine, please take notice of the example.
  2. Around the girth,  Measure 5cm behind the last rib around the stomach keeping tape flat and flush with skin.
  3. Around the thickest part of the dogs neck where the coat will do up.(When measuring please take notice of the diagram and exactly where the line is showing to measure.)


When measuring your dog, your tape measure should be flush with the skin to give the correct measurements of your dog. When we make the coat belt, the girth measurement is used to allow for your dog's weight to alter, if necessary.

Use our guide below for an online estimate (based on Tail to Shoulder measurements) as to which dog breeds are best suited to the Fair Dinkum Dog Coats.

20cm Small Chihuahua
25cm Medium Chihuahua
30cm Pugs, Small Maltese
35cm Medium Maltese, Mini Jack Russells
40cm Shih-Tzu, Boston Terriers, Small Cocker Spaniels, Parsons Jack Russell
45cm Medium Cocker Spaniel, English Staffies
50cm Kelpies, American Staffies
55cm Border Collies, Boxers, English Setters
60cm Large Border Collie,Pointers, Golden Retrievers, Labradors
65cm German Shepherd, Rottweiler
70cm Doberman
75cm Burnese Mountain Dog
Click here to print out information sheet