We’ve been fielding requests for a summer-weight popover for years and we’ve finally found the right fabric – a lightweight stretch jersey with a UPF50 rating that blocks 98% of the sun’s UV rays. Super comfortable indoors and out and perfect for all sorts of applications beyond sun protection too: skin conditions, wound care, topical medications, and as an anti-anxiety calming aid that can be worn all day. This year we have new colors and we added an anti-bacterial finish!
1. MEASURE YOUR DOG
Length Start with your dog standing up, this is very important as dogs get several inches longer when they sit and lay down. Measure your standing dog from the base of its neck to base of its tail. Do not measure all the way up the collar, we’re aiming for the point where the shoulders and neck meet. Voila! The length measurement.
Girth with your dog still standing and using a soft flexible measuring tape (or the string method – described below) measure around your dog’s rib cage, just behind the front legs.
The String Method for girth
Wrap a length of string (or anything flexible really, a belt, yarn, ribbon, fishing line, etc) around the dog, marking the meeting point and then measure the string with a flat measuring tape or ruler.
2. CHOOSE A SIZE
Looking at the charts below find where your dog’s measurements fall. It’s not uncommon for a dog the have different sizes correspond to the length and the girth. It’s usually best to choose based on the closest girth measurement, i.e. aim to have your dog in the middle of the girth range. Very wide dogs should size up for anything except the stretch fleece, and narrow dogs should size down, especially with the stretch fleece.
HOW TO MEASURE