Choose the right size
Have you decided to buy a product from our exclusive collection of dog baskets, dog cushions, dog beds, dog collars or other dog accessories? Then you know for sure that you have a product with a beautiful design and of excellent and durable quality. Of course, it would be regrettable if the size of the product is not right, and your dog has far more or too little space than needed. The right size is therefore essential, especially with dog collars (not too large, but also not too small) and dog baskets should not be too low.
If the size is incorrect, you can always return the product, but to avoid disappointment we always recommend you to measure your dog before ordering. The measurements S, M, L and XL sometimes create confusion. Therefore pay special attention to the size in centimetres. At The Pet Empire, we have indicated these sizes almost everywhere to make it as easy as possible for you.
Choose the right size
Because every dog is different, the standard size chart is not always accurate with dog breeds. Also, your dog's age plays a crucial role. The most reliable way to determine the right size for your dog is to measure with measuring tape. We distinguish two different sizes that are often needed. The length of your dog is essential when you buy a dog basket, dog pillow or bed. That way, your dog can stretch out in the basket. Also, many dogs like to lie with their heads comfortably on edge, so consider height and material, which may not be too high for a little dog. Do you want to buy a dog collar in the right size? Then always accurately measure your dog's neck circumference.
Measure your dog's neck circumference before purchasing
Before buying a dog collar, measure the neck size of your dog by using a flexible measuring tape starting at the widest point of the dog's neck. Usually, that is where the neck begins, near the shoulders. A dog collar must be reasonably tight, but still, be comfortable. You find the right size by putting two fingers between the measuring tape and the neck of your dog. Then check how many centimetres you have. The size of a dog collar is measured from the first to the last hole. When buying a dog collar at The Pet Empire, look for the many different sizes available, so there is a suitable specimen for every dog. The neck size always consists of two numbers: the smallest possible neck circumference to the largest neck circumference. If your measured neck circumference is within the range of these two numbers, then you have chosen the right size.
Buy the right size dog basket, dog pillow or dog bed
Your dog wants to sleep in or lie on something, and therefore you need different sizes. To determine the right size for a dog basket, pillow, bed or dog sofa, measure your dog from the nose to where the tail starts. For example, is your dog's height 75 centimetres? Choose a dog basket, bed or cushion of at least 80 centimetres in length or width.
This way, your dog always has enough space to be able to lie comfortably. Consider a size up if you have any doubts if your purchase is too big or small. Also take into account the height of the raised edges, which can sometimes be on the high side for smaller dogs to still be comfortable.
With dog cushions, the following sizes generally give the most comfort:
55 x 80 centimeters = small to medium-sized dogs up to 10 kilos
70 x 100 centimeters = medium to large dogs of 10 to 20 kilos
90 x 125 centimeters = larger dogs of 20 to 40 kilos
The dog that extends completely when he is sleeping.
Give them space! A dog bed or dog pillow is desirable for this type of sleeper. If you choose a dog bed with a raised edge, choose a size that fits your dog thoroughly with the head straight.
The dog that likes to sleep curled up
These dogs love safety and cosiness. A raised edge can help them to lie comfortably against it. This can be a dog bed or basket.
The dog that partial sleep with his body on a pillow
They exist! He enjoys ample sleeping space, so give him that and do not limit him by a raised edge. He must always be able to put his head outside the bed or his pillow.
The Pet Empire: unique handmade products
Have you determined the right size? Well, done! To be sure, we would like to inform you that almost all products sold at The Pet Empire are handmade, which makes each product unique and gives it charm and exclusivity, but sometimes it also means that the dimensions of some individual products may have a slight deviation.
Have you got any questions about the right size? Contact us, and we will be happy to help you further. Ask a question or leave a callback request: [email protected]