How to Fit the Doghouse Dachshund Fleece Jumpers
Welcome to our handy size guide to help you get the right size for your Sausage Dog.
Grab your tape measure and get measuring!
Dachshunds are known for their long bodies and that’s why these fleeces are designed just for them. They’re longer than your average dog fleece but small enough to fit their little bodies into. Plus, we make sure the belly strap is high up enough so that male dogs can’t wee on them!
We advise your dog to be in standing position when measuring them to get the most accurate measurements as their back elongates when they are sat.
TOP TIP: If you don’t have a tape measure, you can use a folded piece of paper and mark it with a pen, then measure that piece of paper with a ruler after. Or ask a neighbour if they've got a tape measure and get that community spirit going!
Please note: This is the size of the garment, not the size of your dog.
BACK MEASUREMENT (A)
Measure from your dog’s withers (in between their shoulder blades) to the base of their tail. These fleeces are designed come up a couple of inches from your dog's tail so bear that in mind when deciding on a size.
Please note: this is the length of the back, not the length of the whole garment. The neck adds another 5cm.
This is measurement A on the diagram below.
NECK MEASUREMENT (B)
Measure around your dog’s neck, generally where their collar would sit.
This is measurement B on the diagram below.
CHEST MEASUREMENT (C)
Measure behind their back legs, underneath their armpits, around the widest part of their chest and back round.
This is measurement C on the diagram below.
WAIST MEASUREMENT (D)
Measure around the slimmest part of their body, at waist height, and back round.
This is measurement D on the diagram below.
Once you've measured your dog, choose the appropriate size from the Size Chart. If you are in between sizes, please size up as it's better to be a little loose than too tight to get on! We've also found some of our customers purchase both sizes if they're not sure, then simply send back the one that doesn't fit for a refund to save you the hassle of having to wait around for the new one.
THINGS TO NOTE:
PLEASE MEASURE YOUR DOG
These jumpers are designed for Miniature Dachshunds. As a Mini Dachshund owner, you will be used to buying a size XS or Small in dog clothing but this may not be the case in these breed specific jumpers. Please check sizing beforehand!
FLEECE COME UP SHORT?
In a lot of cases, these jumpers do not go all the way down to your dog's tailbone, they are designed to sit above that. Please do not be alarmed, this is the way they are designed. The most important thing is that your dog's chest will be kept toasty warm!
WHAT STYLES DO DOGHOUSE OFFER?
We have a wide selection of items for Dachshunds of all sizes including the following:
We have a brilliant sewing workshop in Bradford on Avon where all of these fleeces are lovingly handmade by our team of seamstresses - Anne, Steph, Daisy and the newest member of the team - Jo!
Your love for these fleeces has been overwhelming and we can't thank you enough for your support.