To work out what size muzzle you need please measure your dog as below
Length using a ruler measure the side of the dogs head from just behind the ear to the tip of the nose.
Pick the muzzle that is the same or shorter length to the length of your dog's head. All have straps to adjust the length.
Danny measures 20 cm
Assessing the depth of the muzzle.
It is easy to underestimate the amount of room needed to allow your dog to pant freely. Signs that a muzzle are too small are that the dog will pant heavier, more often than usual, and that they don't settle with the muzzle on, often trying to pull them off- because they can't breath effectively!
Step 1 To find the circumference measurement, using a soft tape measure around the end of the dog's muzzle ensuring both the top & bottom jaw is captured in the measurement and that the tape sits flush as shown on Danny.
Step 2 Add 6cms panting depth for small dogs, up to 15 cms for bigger dogs to the circumference measurement and this will give you what size of muzzle you need and compare this to the sizes available on your chosen muzzle style..
Step 3 To check that the muzzle is deep enough hold a loop of tape that measures the same as the circumference of the muzzle you have chosen over the end of the dogs nose, If you are doubtful they can fully pant then look at the next size up.
Oscar is sat showing the depth of the muzzle his owner is looking to buy. You can see he will have enough depth to pant.
If you have a sighthound you will now have enough information to get the correct size of muzzle, for a few other breeds particularly those with wider faces such as the labrador, SBT you may find it helpful to measure the width of the dog's muzzle.
The basket of the 114 and the Birdwell are 7cm wide which is relatively narrow for the size of muzzle.
The 11o and 107 are 9cm wide and the basket of these muzzles can be squashed into a wider, rounder shape to accommodate a wider face.
If you are happy with your measurements then click here for a table of the measurements of all the muzzles to select the right size and style.
If you have any concerns at all then please go to the contacts page and complete the form or email with as much information as possible.
We are happy to refund for any muzzle that is purchased in the wrong size, but cannot offer a straight swap for a different size unless we have recommended which size to buy, however you can purchase a selection of styles & sizes and return any unwanted ones for a refund, there is no extra postage charge for more than one muzzle for UK orders, (unlike international orders that are worked out by weight).
To measure the width, hold a ruler across the top of the dog's muzzle, and measure from left to right.
Ronnie measures 6cm wide
This is what we are aiming for, you can see Luna has the depth required to pant fully n the muzzle.
Looking at the photo with her mouth closed you can see how much depth is needed for her to pant efficiently.
It is vitally important that the dog can pant, as this is their mechanism for keeping cool.
The following breeds will not fit any of our muzzles, if you have a cross breed, or a similar
breed please contact us and ask as a small difference can make a big difference in fit!
Where the circumference of the end of the dog's muzzle measures 30cm or more none of our muzzles will be big enough.
English Bull terrier
Dogue de Bordeaux
Our muzzles will not fit any brachycephalic breeds including
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel