A. ______ inches from base of neck to top of tail
B. ______ heartgirth, inches around the widest part of its body
C. ______ girth around narrowest portion of body
D. ______ neck length, inches down the spine, from in front of ears to between shoulder blades
(where you want the top of the snood to be)
E-1. _____circumference of neck at widest point
(just above collarbones)
E-2._____ distance from E-1 (neck at widest point) to just in front of ears – where you want the top
of the snood to be.
E-3._____ circumference of head in front of the ears
(top of the snood)
F. ______measurement of dog from middle of chest (sternum) back to middle of tail – even
distance from the floor* see clarification below!
G.______ hound’s height at withers
H. ______ depth of coat measured from withers down his side to where you want the coat to stop
Please note that the measurement “F” – from the middle of the sternum to the back of the tail is intended to be the length of the coat – not to be tightly measured against the hound’s body. If you want the coat “depth”(from the withers around the girth) to be 14”, take measurement “F” at that 14 “level.
For purposes of comparison, you might want to measure some of the coats you have tried on your hound and then measure the length of those coats so you are comfortable that you’ve measured correctly. While we welcome your trying on coats until you find a good fit, we do ask that you treat them gently.
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