If you’re the type of dog owner who enjoys dressing their Boston Terrier up in fun clothing items such as sweaters, t-shirts and onesies, you’ve come to the right place! Simply continue reading in order to discover a handy guide on how to accurately measure your Boston Terrier for a wide variety of clothing styles.
How to Measure Your Boston Terrier for Clothing:
Aquire a soft tape measure:
Always measure your dog using a soft tape measure, as opposed to a metal tape measure which could harm your dog.
Ensure that your dog is standing up before you start taking measurements:
Many dog owners make the common mistake of measuring their dog when they are lying dog or sitting down. However, in order to take accurate measurements which will allow you to correctly measure your Boston Terrier for clothing, it’s important to measure your dog when they’re standing up. If you have difficulty getting your dog to stand still to take their measurements you may want to calm them down and coax them with your voice while a friend or family member quickly takes all of their measurements.
Measure under your dog’s chest:
You’ll need to measure under your dog’s chest, in order to purchase a sweater, onesie or t-shirt for your dog. Ideally you should measure from your dog’s front legs to the end of their rib cage.
Measure your dog’s chest carefully:
One of the most important measurements which you’ll take is the girth of your dog’s chest. To measure your dog’s girth, simply measure the widest part of your dog’s chest. Which is usually right between your dog’s front legs. For more information, click here.
Record your dog’s length:
Another easy measurement to take is your dog’s length. To get started measure from the your dog’s shoulder blades to the end of their tail. If you’ve never measured your dog for clothes before, you may want to start off with measuring your dog’s length.
Record your dog’s neck measurement:
Many clothing items such as sweaters and t-shirts require a neck measurement, to ensure that they fit properly. So it’s crucial to record your dog’s neck measurement. If you’re unsure of how to measure your dog’s neck, simply measure your dog’s neck where it’s collar normally sits. For an accurate, useful measurement.
Take your dog’s weight into account:
It’s also a wise idea to weigh your dog as many dog clothing breeds use weight as well as measurements to guide you to purchase clothing for your dog. If you don’t have scales at your home, just make sure to weigh your Boston Terrier at your local pet store or vet. As both locations should offer free electronic scales for you to use to accurately weigh your dog.
Don’t measure your dog too tightly:
To ensure that the clothes which you sew or purchase fit, make sure to avoid measuring your dog too tightly.
So if you’re interested in purchasing adorable clothing items and outfits for your dog and want to ensure that you select the right sizes, refer back to this handy guide when its time to measure your dog for its clothes. To read more on topics like this, check out the blog category.