Here are a few suggestions for accurate measurements:
- If you can, find someone to help you; This person can help support the dog in a standing position while you measure.
- Although taking the measurements while standing is preferred, if you can’t find someone to help you, then you can take the measurements with your dog laying down.
- A metal tape measure like the one in the pictures works great for height, length, and width measurements. Use a soft tape for the girth measurements.
- For measurements D and E, a more accurate measurement can be taken if you place two flat items on either side of your dog’s hips and shoulders, and measure the distance straight across.
A. Rear Height (top of hips to floor)
B. Front Height (top of shoulders to floor)
C. Length (behind front leg to center point of thigh)
D. Width Across Hips
E. Width Across Shoulders
F. Circumference Around Chest (behind front legs)
G. Circumference Around Abdomen (in front on rear legs)
H. Circumference Of Upper Rear Thigh
Additional Measurements Needed For Full Support and Front Wheel Wheelchairs:
I. Circumference Of Upper Front Leg
J. Inside Width ( between armpit to armpit)
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