Dog Coat Sizing Tips

Note: The coat size is the back measurement of the dog coat. These are genuine Foggy Mountain Dog Coats with the even number size tag inside the neck opening. We have added 1/2" to sizes on the ordering pages to reflect the actual back measurement of these dog coats. For example, size 12 actually measures 12.5", which is the same for all dog coat sizes. 


Follow these tips to help you find the right dog coat size for your dog.

  • Your dog must be standing straight for proper measurement 
  • Find the base of your dog's neck by running your fingers down the back of your dog's neck until you feel where the shoulder blades start
  • With your dog standing straight with its head up, measure from the base of its neck (including shoulder blades) to the base of its tail without letting its rear drop
  • It's easier said than done, so having two people can be helpful
  • Check the breed chart below with the following in mind: Dogs, like people, come in all shapes in sizes, so ask yourself whether your dog is smaller or larger than is considered average for its breed
  • Is your dog between sizes? Consider these tips:
    • Tail up: Round down in size except if your dog is muscular and/or chunky like a Pit Bull or Bull Terrier
    • Tail down: Round up except if your dog is small-boned, slender, or petite
    • Large, muscular, or chunky dogs: Round up
    • Small-boned, slender, or petite dogs: Round down
    • Short legged dogs: If your dog has short legs and a rectangular body type (instead of a more square body type), you may want to look at the Dachshund cut dog coats, which have shorter side depth (girth) and smaller neck openings. Examples include Shih Tzu, Lhasa Apso, Maltese, Yorkie, Dachshund, and very thin dogs
  • If you find your dog's coat size much larger or smaller than the recommended sizes below, you may want to double-check its back measurement  


Approximate Coat Size (from base of neck to base of tail)

Breed
Size
Special Cut/Comments
Airedale Terrier
22-24

American Staffordshire Terrier
20-22

Australian Shepherd
20-24

Australian Cattle Dog (Blue Heeler)
20

Australian Terrier
14

Basenji
13-16

Basset Hound
20-22
Basset Cut
Beagle
14-18
18 is a really large beagle
Bedlington
18
Sometimes a Whippet Cut
Bichon
12-14
Sometimes a Dachshund cut
Bloodhound
26-28

Border Collie
20-22

Border Terrier 
12-14

Boston Terrier
12-14
If big & round, a French Bulldog Cut
Bouvier 
26-28

Boxer
20-24

Briard
26-28

Brittany
18-20

Brussels Griffon
12, 13

Bull Terrier 
18-20
If muscular, round up
Bull Terrier (mini)
16

Bulldog 
17, 19
Bulldog Cut
Bulldog (American)
24

Cairn Terrier 
12-14

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
12-14

Ches Bay Ret
24, 26

Chihuahua 
10-13
Dachshund Cut if tiny
Chinese Crested
12-14

Cocker Spaniel
14-18

Corgi (Cardigan Welsh) 
18-22
If in doubt, round down
Corgi (Pembroke Welsh) 
16-18

Dachshund (mini)
10-14
Dachshund Cut
Dachshund (standard)
16-18
Dachshund Cut (18 is super long)
Dalmation 
22-26
Round down
Scottish Deerhound
28-34
32-34 available in Great Dane Cut
Doberman
22-26

Fox Terrier
14, 16

Fox Terrier (toy)  
10, 11, 12

Foxhound
24-26

French Bulldog
12-16
French Bulldog Cut unless very thin
German Pinscher    
14, 16

German Shepherd
26, 28

German Shorthair Pointer
20-24

Giant Schnauzer
24, 26

Mini Schnauzer 
12, 14

Golden Retriever 
 24-28

Gordon Setter
26

Great Dane
30, 32, 34
32, 34 Great Dane Cut or 28, 30 Regular Cut
Great Pyrenees 
32

Greyhound
26, 28
Greyhound Cut
Havenese
14, 16
Dachshund Cut if long and thing
Ibizan
22, 24

Irish Setter
26, 28

Irish Wolfhound
32, 34
Great Dane Cut
Italian Greyhound
13, 14, 16
Dachshund Cut
Jack Russell Terrier
12, 13, 14

Japanese Chin  
12, 13, 14

Labrador Retriever
22-26

Lhasa Apso 
12, 13, 14
If skinny, Dachshund Cut
Maltese 
12, 13, 14
If skinny, Dachshund Cut
Manchester Terrier
12, 13, 14

Bullmastiff 
26, 28

English Mastiff
32, 34
Great Dane Cut
Min Pin
10, 12, 13

Newfoundland
32
Great Dane Cut
Norfolk Terrier 
12, 13

Norwich Terrier     
12, 13

Otter Hound
26, 28

Papillon 
12, 13  
If skinny/short see Dachshund Cut
Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen
20, 22
Basset Cut
Pekingese
12, 13, 14
If skinny/short see Dachshund Cut
Pharoah Hound
24

Pit Bull
20, 22, 24
If big & muscular, round up
Pomeranian
10, 12, 13
Tail up: Round down if between sizes
Poodle (mini)
12, 13, 14
Tail up: Round down if between sizes
Poodle (standard)
 22, 24
Tail up: Round down if between sizes
Poodle (toy)
10, 11
Tail up: Round down if between sizes
Pug
12, 13, 14
If round/big neck, French Bulldog Cut
Rat Terrier
10, 11, 12, 13, 14

Rhodesian Ridgeback
24, 26, 28

Rottweiler 
24, 26, 28

Saluki
24

Schipperke
12
Schnauzer (giant)
24, 26

Schnauzer (mini)
12
Schnauzer (standard)
18
Scottish Terrier
12, 13, 14

English Setter24
Gordon Setter24, 26
Irish Setter24, 26
Shetland Sheepdog13, 14, 16, 18

Shih Tzu
12, 13, 14
If long/thin, Dachshund Cut
Silky Terrier 
12, 13, 14, 16
If short/thin, Dachshund Cut
English Springer Spaniel20, 22
Staffordshire Bull Terrier
16, 18
Sussex Spaniel 
18, 20, 22

Vizsla 
18, 20
Weimaraner
24, 26
West Highland White Terrier12, 13, 14

Wheaton Terrier  
18, 20, 22

Irish Wolfhound
 32, 34
Great Dane Cut
Yorkshire Terrier10, 11, 12, 13, 14
If small, petite, or long-bodied, Dachshund Cut