Dog sweaters are the protecting garments for your lovable dogs during a cold winter. It is one of the best winter dog clothes which your breeds need against the cold weather. The sweater should be well-fitting for your dog so that its movements are not hindered and also it can stay outside longer in chill weather. There are differences in measurements in dog sweaters from one manufacturer to another and also differences with the other dog clothes. The measurements of little dog sweaters vary from big dog sweaters as the dog’s sizes vary according to different breeds.
It is very important to concentrate on the size of the sweaters because if the sweaters are too loose for them it can easily slip down of their body and if it is too tight it may affect your dog’s comfort and will make it feel trapped wearing the sweater. Since the sweater material tends to expand by nature the sweater measurements vary from normal cloth measuring.
While considering the sizing for your dog’s sweater it is more vital to take care of a few things in order to make it a perfect for the dog.
- The dog’s girth should be kept in mind.
- The pet’s size should be measured first before measuring for the sweater.
- Take care of the circumference areas of the dog while measuring.
- Consider your dog’s breed while measuring for the sweater.
- Remember the material of the sweater when taking measurements.
- During the measurement if your dog’s size measures between two sizes let the larger size be its size.
- Dog’s weight has nothing to do with sweater’s sizes.
The reason you are instructed to go with the exact sizes for the sweater is that a wrongly stitched sweater may be an unfit wear for your dog and it may cause distracted movements in them and it can lead to injuries while they walk. A little tighter sweater will hinder their breathing, lowers their blood circulation while a little looser clothing will make their dresses failing to cover their whole body.
6 different sizes of dog sweaters
Let the measurements be accurate in order to make sure your dog’s sweater is in the right size and fit. While measuring your dog measure the length between the back of its neck up to its tail base. Next measure its exact girth and also the widest parts around your dog’s neck. Finally measure the width of its chest part in between its front legs. A dog sweater size varies according to the breed and size of the dog and accordingly dog sweaters has 6 different sizes.
Extra-Small (XS) – The extra-small size sweater is the little dog size apparel and comes with the measurements of 5 to 8 inches. It is more suitable for your Terriers, Poodles, Maltese and Chihuahuas. Irish knit sweaters, Maple leaf sweaters, Pumpkin sweaters are easily available in this size.
Small (S) – Small size sweaters have the measurements of 8” to 12”. Your Terriers and Pugs looks cute with this sweater. Diva dog sweaters and Skull dog sweaters are the types of sweaters easily available in this size.
Medium (M) – Medium sweaters has the measurements of 12 to 16 inches. This sweater makes the Beagles and Spaniels look pretty. Sailor sweaters and Classic cable knit sweaters are some of the easily available sweaters in the market.
Large (L) – There are two varied large sizes available with the measurements of 16” to 20” and 20” to 22” respectively. Collie, Spaniels and Bulldogs look stylish with large size sweaters. Argyle sweaters, Isle sweaters and Stripe dog sweaters are the easily available sweater types.
Extra-Large (XL) – Extra-Large sweaters are with the measurements of 22 to 24 inches. Make your Pinchers, Retrievers, Rottweilers and Shepherds look cool and elegant with extra-large sweaters. Hoodie sweaters, Anchor dog sweaters and Fleece sweaters come along with extra-large size sweaters. XXL dog sweaters and the other XXL dog costumes also come under the XL sizes.
Apart from these there are also plus size dog apparel available for giant terriers and giant pinchers.
Pros and cons of exact measurements on little dog sweaters and big dog sweaters
Pros – It comforts your dog with ease in use, keeps them warm against cold weather, and makes your pet understand your love and care against them.
Cons – If your dogs growing stage is too fast the exact sizes may be unfit for them to use it in a long run and Sweaters have expandable capacity so that the exact sizes tend the sweaters to go unusable.
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