Sizing

SIZING FOR COLLARS AND CLOTHING

COLLARS: (not all collars are sized equally)

Please buy our collars according to your dog's neck size, not the collar size.

Each collar is sized with a range of the smallest possible size to the largest possible size for that collar. In some cases the designer specifies a size for a collar, in these cases we label the size of the collar given by the designer, and also the actual size that the collar will fit behind it.

For instance, a collar which has been labeled a "14" by it's designer, and is 1/2 inches thick and has notches at 12.5 inches, 13 inches, and 13.5 inches would be labeled as Size14 by 1/2in fits 12.5in - 13.5in.

To determine the proper collar size for your dog, measure around your dogs neck with a tape-measure (see chart below). Find the exact measurement of your dogs neck with just enough room added as you feel is necessary for them to be comfortable. The collar that you purchase should fall into that size range.

Note: Because collars may vary so much, please do NOT buy our collars according to other pet store sizing charts, or collar sizes.

GIFTS FOR OTHER DOGS

Buying gifts for other people’s pets can be a tricky subject. HIP POOCH highly recommends that you give us a call and let us help you pick out the right size for your gift. If at all possible, please try to find out what breed the dog is, and whether the dog is small, normal, or large for that particular breed.

CLOTHING (not all dog clothing is created equally)

Please buy our clothing according to your dog's measurements, not the clothing size.

HIP POOCH carries clothing lines from many different designers that often have very different sizing scales. We highly suggest that you read all sizing information for each piece of clothing VERY carefully to insure you get the best fit for your pooch, and avoid any costly return shipping fees. If you ever have any questions, please give us a call at 1-204-284-6964, and we will be more than happy to help you pick out the perfect size.

In order to find the right size of clothing for your dog, please complete the following measurements with a measuring tape:

  • "CHEST". Size of your dog's chest, all the way around, directly behind the front legs and around the back. It is our opinion that this is normally the most important measurement for clothing. If it is too small, it will not fit, if it is too big, your little one will get caught in it and not walk comfortably.
  • "BACK". Length from the base of the neck to the base of the tail. This is the most common measurement for clothing. How ever the back length will not matter if the chest measurement is not appropriate, use this more as a guide.
  • "NECK". A comfortable distance around your dog's neck. The size should always be measured when sizing for a collar.

If a clothing chart exists on the same page as your item, please refer to that chart. If measurements fall between two sizes, please select the larger size.

Still not sure about which size is the best for your dog? Here are some tips that we've included for you.

I Have a small dog. Shouldn't I be buying clothing in small?

Most of our clothing is specifically made for small dogs, so some of our larges are the size of the "small" dog clothing you would usually see at a retail store. Generally a small in many of our collections could be worn by a tiny dog weighing only 4 pounds!

Can I call you and have you help me pick out the right size?

YES! we encourage you to give us a call and let us walk you through finding the perfect size!

Can I figure out my dog's size by its weight?

There are so many different kinds of dog breeds that it is hard to determine what size your dog would be with only their weight. Weight charts are provided for some of our clothing lines, but these are to be used loosely only as a general guide.