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Measuring For A Harness

It is important to have a correctly fitted harness for your dog. Follow the instructions below and complete all of the information on your order form. Measure carefully.

Neck: Measure from the withers at the base of the neck (A) to the top of the breast bone (B). Compress your dogs fur against the body of your dog as you measure. Measure one side only not all the way around. You are measuring exactly how the harness neck will lie on your dog.

Length: For the Yukon, X–Back and Northstar sledding harness, measure from the top of
the breastbone (B) and down the chest, between the front legs as shown by the arrow in the diagram and following the rib cage come out to the dog’s side and up to the base of the tail (C). For the Icelandic Weight Pull and Sierra Drafting harness, measure from the top of the breastbone (B) and down the chest, between the front legs and following the rib cage come out to the dog’s side and straight back to the rear leg (D).

Chest: For the Sierra Drafting harness, please measure around your dog’s chest at its deepest point.

Weight: Don't guess, please weigh your dog.

The following charts are guidelines to measuring. If your measurements do not fall within the following guidelines, first check your measurements. If you still find them to be different than those listed below, your dog probably requires a custom harness. We are happy to make a custom harness but there is an additional charge of $10.00 to $15.00 per harness. Custom harnesses cannot be returned or exchanged.